Pine Island Real Estate
Although Pine Island is only 30 minutes from Ft. Myers, Florida, its secluded, waterfront charm makes it one of the West Coast’s hidden gems. The friendly residents and rural setting provide a “small town” atmosphere reminiscent of old-style Florida. The Island is home to four communities – Bokeelia, St. James City, Matlacha, and Pineland – all with their own fire department, marinas, shops, and distinctive appeal.
Fringed with mangroves and three aquatic preserves, Pine Island boasts a variety of wildlife including bald eagles, manatees, osprey and heron. Flowering plants and lush greenery add to the tropical feel.
With easy access to the Gulf of Mexico, Pine Island is well known to fishing and boating enthusiasts. Affordable waterfront homes with deep boat dockage enable anyone to take advantage of the Island lifestyle. Despite the waterfront setting, Pine Island has largely escaped the concrete and skyscrapers dominant in other more touristy areas of the Coast. Zoning restrictions protect the Island from high-rise developments, assuring the Island’s allure for generations to come.