Butterknife: Near the Beach on Sanibel

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For a gated community near the beach on Sanibel, consider searching for your new home in upscale Butterknife. Filled with around three-dozen single-family homes, you’ll find the community just across West Gulf Drive.

The prime, mid-island island location puts residents directly across from the beach, in a location known for its large lots and sheltering views of the nearby preserve. In fact, some of the wooded lots are more than a half-acre in size, accommodating estate-sized homes on Sanibel Island.

With a name derived from its unique shape, the homes of Butterknife all line a single street that runs parallel to West Gulf Drive. The upscale community not only enjoys an exceptional location, but residents also enjoy easy access to a number of impressive amenities.

Butterknife includes its own community swimming pool and tennis courts, along with the convenience of deeded beach access. The homes of Butterknife are also an easy walk from dining at nearby Casa Ybel Resort, one of the most elegant options for those on the island. It’s also close to area shopping and entertainment options.

You’ll find Butterknife just off West Gulf Drive, to the east of Tarpon Bay Road in mid-Sanibel. This puts residents in a great location for exploring the rest of the island, as well.

Of course, Sanibel Island is renowned for its opportunities in outdoor recreation, on the beach and off. The island is well known for its fantastic sand and for its shelling.

In addition, existing and prospective residents of Butterknife no doubt enjoy everything from boating and kayaking to paddleboarding, fishing, or simply exploring the birdlife, wildlife and plant-life found on Sanibel Island. The unique setting also boasts miles upon miles of bike paths for further enjoying nature and the laid-back opportunities for an island lifestyle on stunning Sanibel Island.