Paradise Coast SW FL Living in Bokeelia, Pine Island Center, Pineland, St. James City, Matlacha
Welcome to Pine Island, Florida – the largest island in the state of Florida. Although fiercely independent Pine Island is part of Lee County and is located in the Gulf of Mexico about 22 miles from downtown Fort Myers. Pine Island is primarily a fishing community with many recreational and commercial fishing, seafood restaurants, and protected parks.
Pine Island is home to four unincorporated towns. Pine Island Center, St. James City (located on the southern tip of Pine Island) Bokeelia (located on the northern tip of Pine Island), and Pineland. Matlacha (pronounced: Mat-luh-chay ) is often considered part of Pine Island which is actually on its own island on the east side of Pine Island between Pine Island and the mainland. The Matlacha Draw Bridge is nicknamed “The Fishingest bridge in the world”. The town of Matlachet was originally called “Harrisville” – like named after
Pine Island visitors enjoy the rural, natural character of the island. Pine Island is completely surrounded by mangroves and aquatic preserves. Nature is everywhere. Pine Island is a popular birdwatching and fishing destination. Originally the island was covered with large pine trees – hence the name “Pine Island”. Most of the pine trees are gone now. Many Palm tree growing plantations are now present on Pine Island. The Matlacha Pass National Wildlife Refuge protects island wildlife like Osprey, herons, egrets, ibises, and roseate spoonbills which are often seen on the island as well as many songbirds and birds of prey like owls, hawks, and bald eagles.
HISTORY OF PINE ISLAND
A Calusa Indian Village was located on this site and the remains of the village are now part of the Randell Research Center located near the center of Pine Island between Pine Island Center and Bokeelia. The center offers walking trails and is dedicated to teaching the archaeology, history, and ecology of Southwest Florida and the life of the Calusa people.
PINE ISLAND REAL ESTATE
Waterfront homes on Pine Island are available for sale with a price range of $500,000 dollars and higher. Lots and smaller homes on Pine Island begin at around $150,000 depending upon the location. The professional SW Florida Realtors can assist you in finding a Pine Island Real Estate or homes in Bokeelia, Matlacha, or Pineland.
ReMax Affinity Plus Rentals, 317 No. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145 | 239-394-7653
ReMax Affinity Plus is your trusted source or Real Estate sales and Rentals. Find the ideal Marco Island home or vacation rental. From people searching for a condominium that allows them to live right on the beach, to families looking for a stabilizing home, we can help you find just what you need. Attention, vacationers! Find the perfect rental property for your special getaway.
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Becky Irwin Realtor® | 954-249-0374
Becky Irwin has been Florida resident for more than 30 years. Her family moved full time to Marco Island in 1980 and then to Fort Lauderdale in 1983. Becky is intimately familiar with both the east-coast (Broward) and west-coast (Collier) communities of Florida. A graduate of both St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Florida State University, she has deep roots and connections across South Florida. Becky is a licensed Florida Broker Associate, a member of the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors, Naples Area Board of Realtors and the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale.
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Marco Expert - Patrick J. Wilkins Realtor® | 239-260-3550
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. When you are ready to buy or sell on Marco Island contact the Wilkins Team. Personally sold Over $950 Million. Member RE/MAX Affinity Plus. #1 RE/MAX Agent Worldwide 2004. Browse our website for Marco Island real estate market research, covering all the surrounding areas as well.
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The Miano Group Realty LLC, 4119 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34112 | 239-734-3681
From Property Management, Vacation rentals, and southwest Florida Real Estate Sales you can always count on the experienced team at Miano Group Realty. At Miano Group Realty we "cover all the bases". Visit our website to view our latest Naples, Marco Island and Southwest Florida Real Estate.
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Siobhan St Amour, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, 950 N Collier Blvd, Ste 427, Marco Island, FL 34145 | 239-269-3863
I came from Ireland to Florida in 2006 and have been selling Real Estate on Marco Island and in Naples since 2015. When looking to buy here, you will need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you and will listen carefully to what you are looking for, and help you find your peace of paradise down here in Southwest Florida.
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AA Top Insurance, 2520 Sailor's Way, Naples, FL 34109 | 239-877-4102
AA Top Insurance is run with integrity with over 20 years of experience. We offer auto, commercial, RV, home, business, flood, boat and umbrella insurance. Call or visit our website for an instant quote.
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Matt Brown, William Raveis Real Estate, 720 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 | 239-580-8864
Specializing in luxury homes and condominiums, Matt Brown has 18+ years of experience marketing and selling exceptional properties. He has closed over $500 million and skillfully negotiated over 100 highest and best multiple-bid sales. Unparalleled focus on every detail, his reputation continues to set the bar high in the industry.
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VISITING PINE ISLAND
The Pine Island Chamber Welcome Center is open from Monday – Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. You can always reach us by phone, 239-283-0888, or by email anytime at email@example.com
The official Pine Island Page at the State of Florida Website provides more information about Pine Island Florida.
Pine Island Produce
Locally grown Pine Island fruits like lychee and mangoes are very popular. Some visitors travel to primarily to purchase fresh Florida grown fruit.
PARADISE COAST ATTRACTIONS
Avi's Water Sports Jet Ski Adventure Tours, Caxambas Park, 909 Collier Ct., Marco Island, FL 34145 | 239-777-9873
Avi's is a family-owned business that offers some of the most exciting dolphin jet ski tours and jet ski rental adventures on Marco Island. You are invited to take an exciting journey with Avi "The Dolphin Whisperer" and take home a complimentary flash drive of photos from your adventure. Bring the family and make lasting memories. Contact us to book your dolphin Jet Ski tour.
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Sunshine Tours and Charters, Rose Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island FL | 239-642-5415
Sunshine Tours offers the best in Offshore, Back Country and Near Coastal Fishing, Island Shelling and Sightseeing aboard one of our four fishing boats. Since 1984, Sunshine Tours has provided unsurpassed on-the-water experiences for locals and visitors alike. Shared and private charters available.
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Island Hopper Boat Rentals and Tours, 525 Newport Dr., Naples, FL 34114 | 239-961-2473
Guided boat tours leaving Port of the Islands Marina, Naples, Florida Touring the Everglades and the Ten Thousand Islands area. Rent a pontoon for a full day of fun. Whitehorse Key is a great place to beach your boat and find amazing shells. Walk the island, explore the 10,000 islands, and enjoy a great view of the Gulf of Mexico. Look for manatee, dolphin, alligators and everything the Everglades has to offer. See the 10,000 islands up close.
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Marco Island Princess / Sunshine Tours, Rose Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island FL 34145 | 239-642-5415
The Marco Island Princess is a 90' luxury yacht offering daily Sightseeing, Lunch and Sunset dinner Cruises. enjoy delicious meals, two cash bars and a great view. Also available for Weddings and Private Charters. Marco Island's most unique dining experience!
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Island Bike Shops (2 Locations) 1095 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145 | 239-394-8400 & 4342 Thomasson Dr., Naples, FL 34112 | 239-732-8400
At Island Bike Shops we make your visit fun. Reserve your rental online. Check our selection of bicycle rentals, electric bikes, motor scooters, trailers, and more. Naples Bicycle Tours provides a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to experience the diversity of Southwest Florida. Our large or small group bicycle tours can accommodate all cycling levels as we personally escort you through Naples, Historic Old Naples, Marco Island, or the Natural Everglades.
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