Sanibel Island Real Estate
J ust crossing the Causeway from Ft. Myers to Sanibel Island draws your breath in anticipation as to what awaits you. Beautiful blue water, brilliant sunlight, palm trees and fabulous white sandy beaches that will arouse your senses. Stop for a moment on the Causeway and watch wind-surfers, sun worshippers and fisherman alike enjoying the beautiful surroundings. As you look left and right, boats of all shapes and sizes will dot the horizon. And, before you know it, you'll be on Sanibel proper where it feels like you have imagined "a lush tropical island paradise".
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Only 12 miles long and 5 miles wide Sanibel is the only barrier island off the coast of Southwest Florida with an East-West point of reference in the Gulf of Mexico. Imagine seventeen miles of pristine soft white sand beaches to dig your toes in and then spend the afternoon searching for the perfect shell. Shelling is the number one passion of visitors from around the world on Sanibel Island. Because of the island's unique orientation, the Gulf scoops up all manners and types of shells leaving them there for your collecting pleasure.
You will immediately notice Sanibel's residents' reluctance for allowing too many intrusions of the modern world. Old Town Sanibel is the city's center and lives up to its name. The Islanders are well known for preserving Sanibel's natural habitat with over 60% of the island being designated a National Wildlife Preserve. Beaches, waterways, mangroves and wetlands are teeming with abundant wildlife around the island. It's probably one of the best places in Florida to see an alligator sunning itself on a golf course or an Osprey in search of its prey! There is no place better to experience the island's natural wonders than at the 6,400 acre J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge where over 750,000 visitors flock each year.
Although Sanibel Island is home to approximately 5,600 residents during "Season" the population can easily top 20,000 while young and old alike escape from cold Northern winter. A haven of natural beauty, very romantic, and a place of solitude Sanibel Island does possess modern attractions. Culturally speaking, the surrounding area offers everything from Broadway shows to quirky and quaint salons, where local artists display their creations. Shopping, dining, and nightlife choices are numerous – you might select a bistro at Periwinkle Place for lunch and a candle light dining experience on the Gulf at night.
The Sanibel Island real estate market offers home choices that are terrific; seaside condominiums, Gulf front mansions, old restored Florida cottages. Essentially, almost any type of property you can imagine. And once you find just the right place, you'll quickly come to understand, a Sanibel Island home is a destination, a refuge, and a way of life here in Southwest Florida.
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Sanibel Island Real Estate for Sale
If you're not familiar with the Sanibel Island area, you can begin your search by visiting our Sanibel Island homes and condos for sale page below. It provides you with a sampling of the types of homes and condos that are available in Sanibel Island. And, if you're not sure about the types of property available, you can visit our Florida property description page for more information.
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