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Living in Sanibel, FL

Fast Facts About Sanibel, FL

Population: 7,378

Distance from: 

  • Cape Coral: 36min
  • Bonita Springs: 55min
  • Fort Myers: 45min

Nearest airport:

Median income (2020): 

  • Individual: $90,146
  • Household: $92,875

County: Lee County

Type of location: Island and City

Why is Sanibel a Nice Place to Live?

Those living in Sanibel enjoy the warm sunshine for most of the year on white sandy beaches. Located on Florida’s Gulf coast, Sanibel offers beautiful sunsets and great golfing, all at an enjoyable and slower pace of life. Both residents and visitors alike enjoy the family-friendly activities, delicious eateries, and trendy shopping.

Sanibel offers high-level quality public schools for elementary through high school students within the Lee County School District. Its vision is to be a world-class school system with the mission of ensuring each student achieves his/her highest personal potential

What is Sanibel Known For?

Sanibel is known for a wonderful and serene location in which to retire. Known as one of the best areas in the nation to find seashells, it is truly a tropical paradise. The island boasts that small town feel that appeals to many people and residents are all very welcoming. Those living in Sanibel love going to the local supermarket to catch up on the latest island news

What Are the Best Restaurants in Sanibel?

Some of the top restaurants in and around Sanibel with the highest-rated Google reviews include:

  • Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, a casual destination for seafood with Caribbean & South American flavors plus rum & entertainment.
  • Sunset Grill, a refined cottage near the beach serving upscale seafood-focused American fare 3 meals daily.
  • Blue Giraffe Restaurant, a cheery, kid-friendly eatery with patio dining for seafood & classic breakfasts..
  • Sanibel Grill, a chill bar featuring seafood, burgers & pizza, plus lots of televised sports & memorabilia.
  • George & Wendy’s Sanibel Seafood Grille, a lively, laid-back American restaurant featuring a full bar with beer on tap, plus outdoor seating.

To learn more about purchasing a home and living in Sanibel, FL check out the median home price and inventory or call me at 239-990-8290 to get immediate help.

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