The Neighborhood Report – Gasparilla Island

One of several barrier islands extending along the Florida Gulf Coast, Gasparilla Island is a gorgeous destination located in southwest Florida between Fort Myers and Sarasota. The largest town on the island is Boca Grande, and the island is also the site of the Gasparilla Island State Park. Gasparilla Island is largely considered one of the most beautiful Barrier Islands on the Gulf Coast. The pace of life here is as relaxed as it is opulent, as this tranquil, seven-mile long island has no high-rises or traffic lights.

Market Activity – Gasparilla Island

Access to Gasparilla Island is via the Boca Grande Causeway at CR775 and Placida. Upon the entrance to the town center and continuing throughout, a number of condominiums, remarkable estates and modern homes sprawl along the island. In the past six months, real estate activity on Gasparilla Island has been quite brisk. In this time, we have seen 114 active listings hit the market. Of those, 58 have sold and two are pending.

Why Choose Gasparilla Island

Although quiet and peaceful most of the year, the island’s relaxed atmosphere is disrupted in spring when fishermen descend with a vengeance on what is considered one of the best tarpon fishing spots in the world. Also on Gasparilla Island, gorgeous white sand beaches lead to the turquoise waters of the Gulf, where swimming, shelling, fishing, sailing, surfing and scuba diving are just some of the activities available. The pristine beaches stretch the entire Gulf side and protected waterways weave in and around the natural mangrove shoreline on the bay side. You can charter a boat or sail your own, as you encounter dolphins, manatees, osprey and white pelicans. Whether you’re looking for an adventure on the water, or just plain relaxing on the beach, Gasparilla Island is the ultimate tropical retreat.

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