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Sanibel Island Demographics

Sanibel-Captiva Island Demographics: as of 1/2008Island Age 5,000 years (plus/minus)Island Area Total acres 11,600Acres upland 7,930Acres mangrove 2,800Island Shore Land 24 milesBeach Frontage 15 milesGulf of Mexico 11 milesSan Carlos Bay 3 milesMangrove Frontage 9.0 milesIntra-coastal Waterway ...

Shopping the Islands

Captiva and Sanibel abound in fascinating places to shop and many of these wonderful and unusual stores can be found clustered in centers on Sanibel such as The Village Shops (featuring Why Knot, Friday's Child, The Polish Pottery Shoppe and Tribeca Salon), Tahitian Gardens, Periwinkle Place, ...

Attractions

Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road, (239) 395-2233Located just east of CROW is the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum (239-395-2233), which celebrates the area's reputation as one of the world's top shelling destinations.The museum, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., ...

Sanibel Overview

Sanibel OverviewThese barrier islands offer visitors to Florida's Gulf Coast a most unusual mix of Mother Nature and resort relaxation.Embraced by the sun and caressed by the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, our islands are strung like pearls along Florida. They share much in common - beaches of ...

The Sanctuary Islands

The Sanctuary IslandsThe "Ding" Darling Refuge is one of the crown jewels on the National Wildlife Refuge system, drawing thousands of visitors each year from here and abroad.Open daily except Fridays, the visitor has a chance to see some of the 238 different bird species, including wood ...

Sanibel Demographics

Sanibel DemographicsGeneral StatisticsPopulation: 6,064Median Age: 55.9 yearsEthnic Origin: Caucasian, 97.99%; Latino, 1.39%Gender: Male, 47.5%; Female, 52.5%Average Income: $92,455Households: 3,049Education: High school, 12.4%; Some college or Assoc. degree, 28.7%; Bachelors degree, 32.7%; ...

Sanibel Entertainment

Sanibel EntertainmentIsland EntertainmentLest anyone think these islands are only about art and nature, be assured visitors will find an assortment of evening entertainment as well.Live music in a dinner and club-like venue can be heard at Dolce Vita, Ellington's Jazz Bar and Grill, the ...

Sanibel’s History

Sanibel's HistorySanibel - a barrier island on the southwest Florida coast of Lee County - was first inhabitated by the Calusa Indians, followed by Spanish explorers in the 1600s. In 1832 it became a small colony with its own schoolhouse. A lighthouse, constructed on its east end in 1884, is ...

Shopping the Islands

Shopping the IslandsIt is virtually impossible to leave the islands empty-handed!Sanibel and Captiva abound in fascinating places to shop - many in centers such as Periwinkle Place, Jerry's, Tahitian Gardens, The Village Shops, Heart of the Islands, Palm Ridge, or Bailey's. On Captiva, shoppers ...