Boca Grande Guide
Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island is a barrier island shared by Charlotte and Lee Counties. The largest town on Gasparilla Island is the quaint and stylish town of Boca Grande. From pastel cottages to Gulf-front estates, Gasparilla Island offers that piece of paradise that you are looking for. Similar waterfront settings can be found on Casey Key and Siesta Key with the first at a higher property average and the latter considerably lower.
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What you need to know about Boca Grande Florida
Boca Grande Florida found on Gasparilla Island is the barrier island shared by Charlotte and Lee Counties. Placed in between Fort Myers and Sarasota. The largest town on Gasparilla Island is the quaint and stylish town of Boca Grande. From pastel cottages to Gulf-front estates, Gasparilla Island offers that piece of paradise that we all are looking for. Tucked in between Banyan Trees with entire banyan streets this southwest Florida island is worth more than just one visit.
Boca Grande Beach
The Gulf beaches, in general, are very much like Boca Grande Beach but the latter is less crowded bordering to plain deserted most of the time. To access Gasparilla Island you either need to pay to cross the only bridge to the island or come by boat. That takes the weekend crowd out of the equation. Similar waterfront settings can be found on Casey Key and Siesta Key with the first at a higher property price on average and the latter considerably lower.
Boca Grande Resort Living
Boca Grande is known as a wealthy winter resort and with only 25% of the homes homesteaded it is no wonder that many businesses are closed down during the summer months where the island is unusually empty. On this island, you will see more golf carts driving around than anywhere else in this neck of the woods. In the middle of the Island, you will find the old Boca Grande Lighthouse that still stands like an icon for what Gasparilla Island is all about. As water surrounds the island and with the Gulf Of Mexico on one side and Charlotte Harbor on the other key points such as Boca Grande Marina and Port Boca Grande become important places for any interested in fishing where especially tarpon fishing is a very popular activity.
Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum
Boca Grande Hotels
Your Boca Grande Real Estate search deserve enough time so you probably like to stay for a few days or perhaps a month. There are several very comfortable places to do just that with Gasparilla Inn & Club placed in the heart of town. This is a top-rated establishment and simply adorable old charm architecture that takes you back in time to a more relaxed friendly and enjoyable place.
The Boca Grande Resort Hotel is another great option along The Inlet, The Palmetto Inn, Anchor Inn, Boca Grande Club, Boca Vista Harbor, Dunes of Boca and The Eagle In at the Boca Grande Marina.
Boca Grande Real Estate
With only about 1200 properties on the island, you will not find a huge offering of homes for sale. As of the writing August 2019, there are only about 40 properties for sale. The island also has perhaps some of the largest homes in the area with many above 10,000 square foot of living area. The old Boca Grande architecture follows the Mediterranean Revival style of construction.
If you are looking for Florida Million Dollar properties then you are in the right spot. The average list price is close to $2.3 Million and an average square footage price just shy of $1,000 that place Boca Grande among the most expensive places in Florida. Less than 100 real estate transactions took place over the last 12 months.
The average time to sell a property (over the last 12 months) has been about 3 months.
The Old Dock from the Phosphate Days at Boca Grande Pass
Boca Grande Restaurants
You can look forward to an endless stream of temptations when it's time for a well-deserved break. The Island has a long list of some of the best restaurants. Here are just a few but not all that comes to mind; Loose Caboose Restaurant, The Pink Elephant, South Beach Bar & Grille, Eagle's Nest, The Gasparilla Inn Main Dining Room, and Scarpa's Coastal Restaurant.
The Old Railroad
For the reader interested in history Boca Grande certainly has many interesting things to be told about. The reminiscence of the old railroad finished in 1907 is still there although several bits and pieces are missing. For boaters, the old railroad bridge is next to one of the very popular weekend spots with shallow clean water. The railroad bridge was created to transport phosphate from Boca Grande in a more efficient manner instead of using barges as was done initially from the early 1880'ties.
Old Boca Grande Railroad Bridgehouse
Boca Grande • Real Estate
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