Pine Island is located just a few miles away from Boca Grande, Fort Myers and Sanibel. Its secluded charm, pastoral setting and friendly neighbors deliver a small-town ambiance evocative of old-style Florida. Since Pine Island is home to three aquatic preserves, it has a variety of wildlife, including manatees, heron, osprey and bald eagles. Flowering plants, mangroves and other lush greenery enhance the island's tropical appeal.
Pine Island offers an idyllic, peaceful island lifestyle. Linger in a swaying hammock among the mangroves while enjoying the gentle Gulf breeze. Since there are no traffic lights, no big developments nor any high rises on the island, you won't have any outside disturbances. When you’ve had your fill of doing nothing, you can enjoy many leisurely activities, including sailing, golfing, boating, fishing and tennis.
Pine Island has just less than 20 subdivisions, spread out over four communities: Bokeelia, Matlacha, Pineland and St. James City. Each has its own fire department, shops and marinas. Zoning restrictions ensure that the island will continue to maintain its residential allure without the intrusion of high-rises.
Things to Do
At Pine Island Sound, you can go angling for trout, snook, cobia, tarpon and redfish. The sound is also ideal for bird-watching. For more fishing options, check out the Gulf waters for grouper, snapper and kingfish. The Pine Island Aquatic Preserve and the Matlacha Pass have waterways that make ideal canoeing and kayaking destinations.
The island is part of the Lee County district. It is home to Pine Island Elementary and Pine Island Middle school, both of which are located in Bokeelia. Pine Island is also served by North Nicholas High. This public educational facility offers a non-conventional learning environment for students between the ages of 16 to 21.
Real Estate Overview
While the area doesn’t suffer from over-development, you can still get an amazing variety of updated housing. Select from single-family residences, condominiums, waterfront properties, vacant land and acreage. Even waterfront properties with deep boat docks can cost less than $200,000, so the island lifestyle is in reach for anyone. Move-in ready homes start in the low $100,000 range. Prices per square foot range from around $120 to over $250.