Pine Island is located in Lee County and made up of five unincorporated towns: Pine Island Center, Bokeelia, Pineland, St. James City and Matlacha. The Intracoastal Waterway passes through Pine Island Sound, to the west of the Island. Matlacha Pass runs between Pine Island and the mainland. Pine Island lies west of Cape Coral. Pine Island is made from the same coral rock as the mainland compared to the sandy barrier islands like Sanibel and Captiva.
The Calusa people are thought to have inhabited Pine Island since the year 300. Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon is thought to have landed near Pine Island in 1513. Due to wars and disease brought by the Spanish explorers, the Calusa died out in the 1700’s and the Island was uninhabited until 1873.
Pine Island’s secluded and quant atmosphere is part of its charm. People say it reminds them of the Florida Keys 25 years ago. Because it is fringed with mangroves rather than sandy beaches, it has escaped the concrete and skyscrapers found in many tourist locations.
Homes for sale in Pine Island are affordable but not always abundant. When people find a Pine Island home that meets their needs, it is usually off the market relatively fast. Don’t miss your opportunity to own a piece of this Island paradise.
Pine Island is also known for its beautiful sunsets, friendly people and world class fishing. This undiscovered wonder will captivate and amaze you.
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