The New York Times published an informative column on the Lee County barrier island of Boca Grande.
Boca Grande sits just north of Cayo Costa Island and offers unprecedented peace and tranquility. Boca Grande residents have the opportunity to rub elbows with the rich and famous as recent visitors have included George H. W. Bush (my niece sat behind him in church recently!), Katherine Hepburn and George Steinbrenner.
If you have shopped for property on Boca Grande recently, you may still have sticker shop about the price of entry into this fine island community. Many Boca Grande buyers also consider Sanibel Island as an alternative. While Sanibel is busier than Boca Grande, the west end offers a similar feel. Sanibel certainly has a wider range of housing options and a more manageable price for entry.