Community Profile: Boca Grande

Posted by Wayne Welsh on Monday, June 29th, 2020 at 11:28am.

Boca Grande Beach on Gasparilla Island & Port Boca Grande lighthouse

Boca Grande may be southwest Florida’s worst kept secret.

This idyllic barrier island community is as picturesque as the community is charming. Boca Grande takes up residence on the infinitely beautiful, 7-mile-long Gasparilla Island, just off the Florida gulf coast south of Venice.

The highly appealing island community is highlighted by pristine white-sand beaches and some of the best tarpon fishing anywhere in the world. Plus, golf carts are the preferred method of transportation.

Boca Grande has been able to maintain a welcome separation from the mainland while still maintaining easy access via the Boca Grande Causeway on the northern tip of the island. This ideal set up has made it a popular escape for vacationers across the state, the country and the world.

The Boca Grande Real Estate Market

The southern style, classic Florida architecture of its luxury properties has made it an especially popular choice for celebrities and successful business people. But, don’t expect to come here to gawk at celebrities - the locals here pride themselves in maintaining a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere.

Not surprisingly, Boca Grande is filled with a large number of seasonal residents with vacation properties. The community has a great reputation as a holiday getaway which has made it a popular choice as an investment. As you're never too far from the beach, Boca Grande a number of absolutely breathtaking estate properties - many featuring awe-inspiring gulf views!

As far as condos go, these properties are all restricted to low-rise developments to maintain the low-key aesthetic of the area. Many of these properties still offer thrilling waterfront views and unrivaled access to the beach and surf! These Boca Grande condos and villas make incredible, low-maintenance vacation properties.

Featured Boca Grande Real Estate Listings

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1744 Jose Gaspar Dr, Boca Grande, FL

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 7,512 SQFT
  • 55 DOM
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With Captivating Views Of Gasparilla Sound, This Residence Offers A Contemporary Design And Unparalleled Isles Location. Deep-water Dockage Is Set To Accommodate Multiple Vessels In Addition To Two Boat Lifts. The Careful Design, Planning And Ski...

1701 17th St W, Boca Grande, FL

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,060 SQFT
  • 215 DOM
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Charming Beachfront Key-west Style Residence Is Perfectly Positioned On Three Lots With 150' Of Gulf Of Mexico Frontage. Built In 1973, This 3,000+ Sq. Foot Three Bedroom, Three Bath Dwelling Includes A Beachfront Guest Cottage Resulting In A Rar...

867 Grande Pass Way, Boca Grande, FL

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,198 SQFT
  • 250 DOM
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Under Construction. The Three-level Bal Harbour Floor Plan Includes 5,198 Square Feet Under Air On The Two Living Levels, All Offering Stunning Views Of Boca Grande Pass! The Plan’s Ground Level Entry And A Front Porch Are Flanked By Three Oversiz...

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More About the Local Community

Part of Boca Grande’s considerable charm comes from its long, well-established history. The central village area is very historic, with several highly regarded restaurants and local businesses housed in stunning character properties.

The Loose Caboose is housed in a historic train depot in the heart of downtown and is family-owned and operated. They boast a large patio area for dining as well as fresh, local fish.

The Gasparilla Inn and Club is a Boca Grande institution. The building is a fantastic example of old Florida charm, constructed in 1911. The Inn is also home to the Pink Elephant, serving incredible local cuisine for over 60 years!

Gasparilla Island State Park is a beautifully protected area that is also home to the iconic Port Boca Grande Lighthouse, built in 1890.

Boca Grande is Spanish for "big mouth" and refers to its position at the mouth of the waterway, Boca Grande Pass, between the southern tip of Gasparilla Island and the Cayo Costa. Boca Grande has managed to established itself as an ideal and increasingly popular island getaway while maintaining strong links to its past. This combination has set it apart as one of the most unique locales anywhere in Florida!

If you'd like to learn more about Boca Grande, please don't hesitate to contact Gulf Shores Realty online or call 941.488.6644 today!

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Listing information last updated on July 8th, 2020 at 12:45am EDT.