City of Cape Coral
1015 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 574-0401


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Fun Facts

  • Land Development of Cape Coral Starts - November 4, 1957     
  • Name of Original Developers - Leonard and Jack Rosen  
  • First Family Moves to Cape Coral - June 14, 1958
  • Del Prado Expressway Dedicated - January 17, 1960  
  • Yacht Club Built - 1962
    First Miss Cape Coral - Roberta (Bobbi) Blackwell - 1962  
  • Famous Visitors to Cape Coral - Connie Mack Sr., Hugh Downs, Bob Hope  
  • First Airfield in Cape Coral - Del Prado North of Everest, south of SE 21st St.  
  • In 1960 - First State in Number of Residents in Cape Coral - New York, second - Pennsylvania  
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. visits Four Freedoms Park - 1964
  • First Professional Golf Pro at the Country Club - Ed Caldwell
  • Cape Coral Votes to Incorporate - August 18, 1970  
  • First Mayor - Paul Fickinger  
  • First City Council Meeting - December 3, 1970  
  • City Motto - "City of Superlatives"  
  • First Business - The Nautilus Inn  
  • First Real Estate Agent - Wonderland Realty  
  • First Motel - Ranch House Motel  
  • First Privately Owned Restaurant - Leonard's Clock Restaurant  
  • First School - Cape Coral Elementary (on Vincennes)  
  • First High School - Cape Coral High School (1979)  
  • Cape Coral Bridge Opens - March 14, 1964  
  • First Movie Filmed Entirely in Cape Coral - The Fat Spy (1966)
  • Stars of the Fat Spy - Jackie Leonard, Phyllis Diller, Jayne Mansfield and Brian Dunlevy  
  • Route 66 Cast & Crew Filmed an episode in Cape Coral - 1963
  • Stars of Route 66 - Marty Milner and George Maharis  
  • "Santiva" - Cape Coral's Mail Boat from 1958 to 1963  
  • The Cape Coral Bank - Cape Coral's First Bank Opened February 1964
  • Former President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn visited Cape Coral - 2004
  • Cape Coral Fire Department established in March of 1962