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Living in Bokeelia, FL

If you are looking for a new city to live in but are unsure of what place is right for you, consider living in Bokeelia, FL. It is a small town with a tight-knit community of friendly and helpful residents. There are plenty of things to do living on the island, and our realtors will be happy to help you find the perfect home for you and your family.

Fast Facts About Bokeelia 

To help you learn more about your new community, here are some important facts to know about the city of Bokeelia, Florida. If you want to learn more about living in Bokeelia, continue reading or give us a call at 239-990-8290.

Population (2020): 1,855

Distance from: 

  • Cape Coral, FL: 40 minutes (24.1 miles)
  • Fort Myers, FL: 45 minutes (25.2 miles)
  • Naples, FL: 1 hr. 31 minutes (58.3 miles)

Nearest airport:

Median income (2020): 

  • Individual: $36,319 
  • Household: $42,250

County: Lee

Type of location: unincorporated community, census-designated place

Why is Bokeelia a Nice Place to Live?

While some people enjoy the hustle and bustle of big city living, others enjoy the small-town environment. In a smaller community such as Bokeelia, FL, you will develop close-knit relationships with your fellow residents and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. 

The cost of living in Bokeelia is significantly lower than the national average as well as most other cities in the state of Florida. Additionally, the crime rate is low and the quality of education for kids is a major benefit to living in Bokeelia. 

While the population of Bokeelia is low and the growth of the city has been declining, that may not be a drawback of living in Bokeelia. There are plenty of activities and sights to see as a resident in this small island community.

What is Bokeelia Known For?

While Bokeelia, FL, is certainly a small town, you will not lack things to do or places to explore. There are plenty of fishing charters for those looking for a great time out on the water, and you will also find points of interest on Useppa Island. The Bokeelia Fishing Pier is a fantastic place to enjoy the spectacular views, see some wildlife (pelicans, sea turtles, and even manatees), and do some fishing. 

If you are interested in fewer outdoor activities, there are also museums to visit including the Bokeelia Art Gallery, the Barbara Sumwalt Useppa Island Historical Museum, and the Museum of the Islands. There is definitely something for everyone in your family to learn, explore, and enjoy when you visit or start living in Bokeelia, FL.

What Are the Best Restaurants in Bokeelia?

There are also lots of wonderful and highly-rated restaurants in the Bokeelia area for you and your family to enjoy. Some of these restaurants include:

  • Capt’n Con’s Fish House: American cuisine with a sunset view over the water
  • Lazy Flamingo 3: Excellent grilled entrees
  • Tarpon Lodge Restaurant: High-end lunch and dinner options on the waterfront
  • Nick B’s Bar & Restaurant: Argentinian food

If you are considering living in Bokeelia, Florida, give us a call at 239-990-8290 or fill out the form below with the requested information. You can also check out the median home prices in the area as well as our current home inventory to get a good understanding of the current housing market. We look forward to helping you find a great home in Bokeelia!

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