Sanibel Ground Level Homes for Sale
Sanibel Island properties can be classified as Elevated (sometimes called piling homes) or as Ground Level homes. The City of Sanibel, in 1977, updated the building code to require every new home to have its living floor above flood elevation. So, with a few exceptions, only homes built before 1977 on Sanibel are built on ground level. Click here to watch a VIDEO to find out the advantages of ground level homes on Sanibel.
Ground level homes listed in the past 60 days (Updated Daily)
Here are all the Sanibel ground level homes for sale that have been listed in the past 60 days.
Click here to view all Sanibel Ground Level homes for sale (with a map).
Only showing homes listed in the past 60 days. Click here to view all Sanibel Ground Level homes for sale (with a map).
Video: What's the Difference Between Ground Level and Elevated Homes
Both ground level homes and elevated homes have their advantages. Ground-level homes tend to be older, as most were built before 1977. Because of their age, they tend to have less square footage.
A huge benefit is you do not have stairs to get to the living space, which is a big advantage for older homeowners. Many buyers specifically seek out ground level homes for this reason alone. Also, ground level homes are much more connected to connected to their yard and pool. They provide a greater "outdoor living" feeling. However, there are certain flood-insurance implications of ground-level homes you need to be aware of.
Because buying homes in Sanibel and Captiva, whether elevated or ground-level, can be confusing, we suggest you give us a call or shoot us an email. We have the expertise to help you make the right decisions for you and your family, and we would love to help!