Noted as one of the last authentic fishing villages in Southwest Florida, Pine Island offers up a true taste of Old Florida. The island’s been a major commercial fishing community for years, and many of its residents are still involved in the fishing industry today.

Pine Island: The Last Authentic Fishing Village

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The tiny community of Matlacha may be small in size but it’s definitely larger than life when it comes to character. Found just off Cape Coral, the unincorporated village is known for its friendly vibe and for exuding a generous amount of appeal.

Exploring Matlacha

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A new city could soon join Lee County, this as Pine Island eyes incorporation. In an effort to prevent Cape Coral from taking the lead, the local civic association recently sent out sample ballots, finding that about 80-percent of Pine Island residents want to be incorporated.

Pine Island Eyes Incorporation

With its unique setting and “postcard perfect” scenery, Pine Island invites with a small island feel and an abundance of natural beauty. You won’t find large attractions and resorts here, nor will you find massive shopping centers and beaches, but you will find a delightfully peaceful and tranquil environment, filled with appeal.

Pine Island is Postcard Perfect