Best Places to Live in Sanibel, Florida

Mid-sized-city complex - Gulf coast, 130 miles south of Tampa–St. Petersburg
Pros
-Attractive downtown
-Baseball spring training
-Winter climate
Cons
-Tourist impact
-Hurricane risk
-Arts & culture

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What Bert Has To Say About Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area

Fort Myers, on the southern Florida Gulf Coast, is a quiet city famous for its palm-tree lined streets. Not a typical beach town, it nonetheless maintains a tropical flavor, attracts some tourists, and is home to several baseball spring-training camps. It is also home to a large number of retirees. Offshore islands Sanibel and Captiva are more touristy, although both are restrained in development compared to other areas in the state. Cape Coral, just to the southwest, is a relatively large and new planned community even more popular with retirees, 115 square miles in all, located along canals and the waterfront. Although Fort Myers is better known, Cape Coral is actually the larger community.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Florida
County: Lee County
Metro Area: Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area
City: Sanibel
Zip Codes: 33957
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 31 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Sanibel is 4.60% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sanibel jobs have increased by 3.95%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Sanibel's cost of living is 90.00% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Sanibel's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Sanibel's population is 7,236 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 32.33%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Sanibel is $711,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -6.90%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Sanibel public schools spend $9,794 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Sanibel. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Sanibel

It's not a good time to buy in Sanibel. Home Appreciation is down -8.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Sanibel Real Estate.

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ZIP CODES IN SANIBEL, FLORIDA
33957