The area east of Santa Barbara Blvd and north of Hancock Bridge Parkway is the NE section of Cape Coral. This section also extends northward to the area commonly referred to as "The Gator Circle" named after the road that is a complete circle. The area is populated mostly with homes constructed during the boom years and there are still more vacant lots than homes in this area. Commercial enterprise is expanding and retail outlets have opened in later years, one important addition is the Publix shopping plaza on the NE corner of Kismet Parkway and Del Prado Blvd. Having this major supermarket anchor saves homeowners from having to travel down to the Pine Island corridor.