Relocation

How To Become An Official Florida Resident

Yay! You’ve purchased a home here on the islands! Now it’s time to decide which state you will claim as your domicile. Wondering how to claim Florida as your state of residence?

How Dense Are We on Sanibel?

Many of you know that Sanibel is over 60% conservation land. But just how densely populated is the island? And how do we compare to other beach towns in Florida?

Sanibel Non-Profit Organizations, Clubs & Memberships

Take a peak at some of the great non-profit organizations on island, as well as a few city-run programs in which residents should take full advantage.

Sanibel New Resident Guide

There’s a lot to take in when you become a new resident on Sanibel. That’s why we’ve put together this Sanibel New Resident Guide to get you started!

8 Sanibel Homeowner Costs to Consider

I find that it helps customers when I provide a ball park run through of the average Sanibel Homeowner Costs that they will incur living on the islands.

9 Ways to Get Involved with the Island Community

Looking to get involved in the community? There’s no better way than volunteering on Sanibel or Captiva Islands!

Sea Serpents and Quiet Nights – Settling in on Sanibel Island

I have welcomed many new residents to Sanibel Island over the years – and I love hearing their stories about settling in on Sanibel Island!

Sanibel Residents Get Special Beach Access

Did you know that island residents can use 20 beach access locations on Sanibel not available to the general public?

Manatee Encounter [Video]

Several years ago, we went on our first kayak outing with the kids. Andrew (then about 6 years old) was in the tandem kayak with me as we drifted alongside what looked like a big log floating in the water. Both of us were startled as the log turned and a huge manatee (dwarfing our […]

Sanibel’s Incredibly Low PPBM

I have often expressed how peaceful I find Sanibel beaches and how favorably they compare to other locations – but you probably think I’m biased (you’d be right!). So I’ve coined a new statistic for you analytical types: Population Per Beach Mile (PPBM). Divide Sanibel’s low population by our 15 miles of pristine beaches and […]