Sanibel Island is conveniently located off the coast of Southwest Florida, near Fort Myers. Captiva and North Captiva Island are just north of Sanibel Island. There’s plenty to do along the gulf-coast beaches, whether you’re a vacationer, full-time resident, or seasonal resident.
Discover houses and condos for sale near Sanibel Island, FL, and start visualizing your beach home. We’ll help you find the ideal location to suit your lifestyle and get as close to the island as you want.
Areas Near Sanibel
There are several areas near Sanibel Island where you can house hunt for your second home or vacation home.
Often associated with Sanibel Island, Fort Myers is full of rich history and plenty of activities to keep you busy. While the actual city limits of Fort Myers only span 40 square miles of land, we often refer to the surrounding parts of Lee County between Cape Coral, Bonita, and Lehigh Acres as Fort Myers. If you enjoy city life but want to be close to the island, Fort Myers has plenty of restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and more to enjoy. Plus, the Southwest Florida International Airport is located in Fort Myers, so you can travel in and out as you please.
Captiva Island is Sanibel’s sister island. San-Cap Road is the main road that runs through both islands and connects them at Blind Pass. While these two islands share similar characteristics, they both have their own unique characteristics, rules and regulations. You see, the City of Sanibel is incorporated, while Captiva Island is not. We’re happy to share more about the differences between Sanibel and Captiva with you anytime!
Iona is a census-designated area in Fort Myers that’s just a few miles from the Sanibel Causeway. You can enjoy the perks of being near the beaches of Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach, while also being closer to the shops in town (in Fort Myers). Iona has a variety of neighborhoods that make up the area, including some golf course communities, canal-front boating communities, single-family communities with “old Florida” charm, newer gated communities, and even some 55+ mobile home communities. Click here to see what’s for sale in Iona right now.
Cape Coral is also rich in history and aquatic sights. It’s actually the largest city in Lee County and known as the boater’s paradise. Many home sites are canal-front with the ability to dock your boat behind your home. Cape Coral is home to marine life such as dolphins, fish and manatees. Between boating and kayaking, you can spend lots of time on the water in Cape Coral, and there’s plenty to see by land as well. Click here to learn more about “the Cape,” as we locals call it.
Fort Myers Beach
From Sanibel, you can see Fort Myers Beach, another long, narrow island along the coast of Southwest Florida that connects Bonita Beach and Fort Myers together. Many people love the charming downtown area with bright-colored shops, tiki bars, and island restaurants that might remind you of the Florida Keys. As expected, there are scenic canal-front, bayfront, and beachfront homes on Fort Myers Beach. Click here to see all homes for sale.
Types of Homes for Sale Near Sanibel Island, Florida
As you explore different areas in search of a home, consider the types of houses for sale near Sanibel Island, FL. Depending on the area you choose, the home styles and community characteristics will vary. Check out common types of homes in Southwest Florida:
If you want to wake up to the island breeze every day a beachfront home is an excellent choice. If you don’t want the hassle of steps and stairs, look for ground-level homes. If you want to have your boat docked behind your home, check out the canal front properties for sale. Wherever you are, Sanibel Island is only a short distance away so you can visit whenever you like.
Get in Touch to Find Your Dream Home
As residents of Sanibel Island, we’ve lived here, raised our family on the island and fallen in love with the area. We strive to help others find their ideal beach or vacation home. Our approach is customer-first, so you get the most of your house hunting experience.
Whether you choose a home right on Sanibel Island or a house for sale near Sanibel and Captiva, we make sure you have everything you need to get settled into your new community. Contact us online and McCallion & McCallion can help you get started today!