Florida’s best-kept secret, Pine Island, is secluded, charming and quaint offering a quiet, laid back atmosphere on the Gulf of Mexico. The lush natural environment of Pine Island is in stark contrast to the rest of Florida because it has no large beaches and is made from the same coral rock as the mainland.
Matlacha is one of 5 waterfront communities on Pine Island. It is an old historic fishing village surrounded by mangroves, home to many offbeat art galleries, island boutiques, seafood markets, restaurants, Floridian cottages, gift shops, bait and seafood shops. Matlacha is a unique culture of artists and musicians that contribute to the island’s character and laidback lifestyle.
Alden Pines is a small subdivision of approximately 220 residential home sites platted around a challenging, professional 18-hole golf course, and tennis courts. The only golf course on Pine Island, the Alden Pines Country Club is open to the public with memberships available.
Many baby-boomers have childhood memories of a Florida in the 1960s and 1970s that just doesn’t exist anymore. This earlier Florida was dominated by farming, fields of palmettos and pines and free from a 7-11 or CVS on every other corner.
Great to see the News-Press give some face time to the Pine Island real estate market. Pine Island offers its residents a very different laid-back lifestyle that is rapidly disappearing across Southwest Florida. There was never much speculation and over-building, and Pine Island foreclosures rarely come on the market. If[…]