Sanibel, Florida 

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Population

7,429

+7.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Median Income

$97,788

Median Home Price

$872,700

Median Age

65.9

Comfort Index (Climate)

1.8 / 9.3

summer / winter

FL Gifts

Best Places to Live in Sanibel, Florida

Mid-sized-city complex - Gulf coast, 130 miles south of Tampa–St. Petersburg. December, March and February are the most pleasant months in Sanibel, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Sanibel, FL Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Attractive downtown
Baseball spring training
Winter climate
Cons
Tourist impact
Hurricane risk
Arts & culture


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: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Florida
County: Lee County
Metro Area: Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately conservative
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 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sanibel jobs have increased by 1.9%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Sanibel's cost of living is 71.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Sanibel's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Lee county remained very strongly Republican, 59.1% to 39.9%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Sanibel's population is 7,429 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Sanibel is Real Estate: $872,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.5%.

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Sanibel

It's a good time to buy in Sanibel. Home Appreciation is up 14.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Sanibel is $872,700.

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ZIP CODES IN SANIBEL, FLORIDA
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