U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Fort Myers - Cape Coral area
Fort Myers - Cape Coral area Lee County
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 09-28-2008, 05:37 PM
Location: The Conterminous United States
22,564 posts, read 48,458,439 times
Reputation: 13435


I wonder if anyone saw this. This audio slide show is particularly heartbreaking. My husband lived here 25 years.

I also did street view on Google maps to see Cape Coral. And that was last year! I haven't had a chance to check anywhere else. It looks very sad.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 10-01-2008, 06:54 AM
Status: "In my anti Corona hidey hole......." (set 13 days ago)
Location: North Central Florida
5,414 posts, read 6,451,151 times
Reputation: 3225
Interesting, the local angle on the national meltdown. I do believe the local situation is exacerbated by some of the bonehead moves by the local governments, city, and county in SW FL.
A friend sent me an article a couple weeks back, about how the business of "securing" foreclosed, and otherwise vacant houses was becoming big business these days. A few days after that another friend sent me an article regarding the theft of plywood, from, you guessed it...boarded up houses. Even so far as some of the stolen plywood found, being used to board up another house a couple of blocks away.....Seems thieves are an imaginative bunch, eh?
Seems scavenging the bones of our country is becoming the new pastime, sad indeed, when we start destroying our own, in the name of "staying alive".
Here in SW Florida, I'm not aware of any organized effort to "secure" vacant properties. I dont get around Ft Myers much, but a News-Press article a couple days ago highlighted ONE city of FM employee, charged with securing, and basic maintenance, of vacant houses. I can honestly say, I have seen many, obviously vacant houses in Cape Coral, but not a single one that is "boarded up".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-02-2008, 06:47 PM
Location: Cape Coral, FL
66 posts, read 195,609 times
Reputation: 27
Very sad. In Ohio we had similar issues with empty, forclosed homes too, just not on the same scale. At least the article nows says we are 6th. This area went from country to city very quickly, and the city planners must not have controlled the growth well. There are some buildings here started and never finished. It was sheer market speculation and now everyone else pays the price. I know there are a few vacant around me, but I have not seen any boarded up either.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Fort Myers - Cape Coral area
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top