Cape Coral Makes 24/7 Wall St. List of Top 50 Cities to Live in in the United States. In a report from 24/7 Wall St. Cape coral has come in at #27. To determine America's best cities to live in 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on the 550 U.S. cities with populations of 65,000 or more. Variable included, crime rates, employment growth, access to restaurants, and attractions , educational attainment, and HOUSING AFFORDABILITY. Our economic expansion is one of our biggest draws. Cape Coral's violent crime rate is also half that of the national average.