From the moment you cross over the causeway bridge into the unique island community of Boca Grande, Florida you get the feeling of being transported from the hustle and bustle to a time where life was simpler.
The small town of Boca Grande offers an atmosphere reminiscent of yesteryear. Although the reality is, it's just a causeway separating you from the mainland, the crossing brings you to a little piece of paradise tucked away along the shores of the beautiful Gulf coast.
It's truly a unique island community where small town charm is combined with incredible amenities, sunshine, clear blue water, and soft sandy beaches.
The "tarpon capital of the world" serves as a winter destination for discriminating snowbirds, provides world-class fishing, and is the perfect vacation spot for families during the summer and winter breaks.
What is it that makes Boca Grande such a unique island community?
You've heard it before; location, location, location . . . but Boca Grande happens to be nestled comfortably between two cities listed by US News as the best places to live.
Both Sarasota and Fort Myers are convenient enough to visit for a city atmosphere. They provide additional theatre and a thriving arts culture. But most people love those places for beaches, fishing, and incredible sunsets - which are enjoyed daily in Boca Grande - minus the hustle and bustle!
Being on an island generally means you may pay more for real estate, but Boca Grande makes up for it in that there's no state income tax. Having some of the world's most beautiful beaches in your backyard certainly doesn't hurt!
Boca Grande residents have no shortage of golf courses at their disposal. Beach walks, fishing charters, shelling, and evening sunsets set the tone for the island atmosphere. The small town is full of well-kept historic buildings and unique Florida homes which only add to the charm.
While islanders love modern comforts, there's not a red-light or a fast food joint anywhere in sight. Golf carts and bicycles are popular modes of transportation around town as visitors and locals browse quaint boutiques, grab an ice cream cone, or enjoy lunch at one of the islands delicious restaurants.
Boca Grande is a place where you get to know your neighbors, where the grocery clerk knows your name, and where the beachfronters attend picnics along side the community workers. It's always been this way, and many of the special traditions continue today.
If you've been searching for that small town feel in an island community - Boca Grande could be the paradise you've been seeking!
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