Sanibel Island Homes & Real Estate

Search the newest Sanibel Island, FL homes for sale & real estate below! Sanibel Island, located in Florida in the Gulf of Mexico, is an island and city set within Lee County. The estimated population as of 2018 was about 7,400 residents, and most of the city proper is at the east end of the island—though the entire island is about 33 square miles. For more information about Sanibel Island properties for sale, including previous pricing history, property disclosures, and more, or to arrange a home showing, contact your LOCAL real estate experts today. Read more about Sanibel Island real estate.

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Sanibel Island Real Estate Market

Real estate on Sanibel Island has a variety of residences to offer. Many people choose to buy a home to live year-round, but many others may want to buy property here as a vacation home or home rental. The average property age is 38 years, and home prices can differ significantly depending on the type of property purchased.

Home prices on Sanibel Island can range from $800,000 to above $8 million, though this will depend based on square-footage and proximity to the beach. Types of homes to buy in Sanibel Island include condos, detached houses, new construction homes, and townhomes.

Sanibel Island has many to choose from for those who may prefer to live in a neighborhood that is a subdivision community. Some popular communities include Dunes Sanibel, East Rocks, Ferry Landing, Gulf Pines, Sanibel Estates, Shell Harbor, and Gumbo Limbo. Some of these communities have great perks and amenities such as a fishing pier, heated pool, tennis courts, deeded private beach, and waterfront properties.

Sanibel Island Community Amenities

There are many fun things to do on Sanibel Island for visitors and residents alike! There are many hotels and resorts, as well as vacation rentals to stay at. People enjoy outdoor activities such as tennis, pickleball, golf, bike riding, shelling, fishing, kayaking, boating, jet skiing, and much more.

For those who love learning or are interested in the arts, there are other great options to enjoy! Some museums on the island include the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, and the Sanibel Lighthouse. For nature lovers, there is also the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation.

There are many great seafood restaurants to enjoy on the island, such as Sanibel Fish House Inc., The Clam Shack, George & Wendy's Sanibel Seafood Grille, and Doc Ford's Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille. Additionally, residents and tourists can enjoy the many popular local shops on Sanibel Island.

Sanibel Island Local Highlights

  • Shelling capital of the world, with white sand beaches like Bowman's Beach, Tarpon Bay Beach, and Blind Pass Beach
  • Less than 30 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport
  • Easily accessible from the Florida mainland by the Sanibel Causeway
  • Beautiful, protected conservation land and wildlife refuges are a great place to see wildlife in its natural habitat
  • All the amenities residents need on-island, including banks, grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants, shops, and more

Sanibel Island School Information

Sanibel Island is a part of The School District of Lee County. Schools that are located on-island include The Sanibel School, Sanibel Elementary School, and Sanibel Sea School. Nearby schools include Cypress Lake Middle School, Cypress Lake High School, Fort Myers High School, and South Fort Myers High School.

For anyone who wants to live as if they are on vacation year-round, Sanibel Island may be just the place to buy a home! Whether it is for living year-round or to have a home away from home, this island community is a popular location for those who love being close to the beach and on the waterfront. Purchasing a home in Sanibel Island can be a great choice for anyone looking to get real estate in Florida along the Gulf of Mexico.

Sanibel Island, FL Real Estate Agents

Want to buy or sell a home in Sanibel Island? Let our Sanibel Island, Florida real estate experts help you through the purchase of your new Sanibel Island property or expertly negotiate the sale of your current residence. As local real estate agents, we're experts on the dynamics unique to Sanibel Island, Florida, real estate.

Connect with Palm Paradise Real Estate to learn more about buyer or seller representation. If you're selling your Sanibel Island home, review our market analysis page to discover the possible resale value of your property!

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