In a city with more canals than Venice, there are waterfront homes and condos for virtually any budget or lifestyle option. Topping the charts of gulf access living are properties located directly on Cape Coral’s Spreader Canals.
Forming Cape Coral’s western boarder, the North and South Spreader Canals were developed in the 1970s as a means of diverting freshwater run-off from Cape Coral through mangroves rather than releasing it directly out to the Gulf. The stands of mangroves, which are nearly 1/2 mile wide in some places along the spreader canals filter sheet flow runoff water and also provide peaceful and serene views for homes along the eastern banks of the spreader canals.
At 200 feet wide in some points, the Spreader Canals are among the widest waterways in Cape Coral. The North Spreader Canal starts at Pine Island Road and runs seven miles northward to its termination just south of Caloosa Parkway. The South Spreader Canal runs over six miles from just south of Miracle Parkway southward to the Caloosahatchee River near Tarpon Point. There is a boat lift near Cape Harbour on the South Spreader and currently no lift on the North Spreader.
Real estate along the Spreader Canals is highly sought after and among the most desirable in Cape Coral. Here are resources to view available South Spreader Canal and North Spreader Canal real estate listings.