Discover Useppa Island – Southwest Florida’s Paradise Coast provides a stark contrast to the I-95 corridor and high rise beach development of some of the more populated areas of Florida’s east coast.
Just imagine, 25-miles of pristine barrier islands, from Sanibel north to Boca Grande, with a 3-story height limit, and an ecosystem largely preserved as it was 100 years ago. Now, imagine forever views of sea, sky and foliage, to the north and south along Pine Island Sound. A protected area where future development will be so limited that new rooftops will be rare.
The Pine Island and Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve nurture a rich habitat, as a fishery and home to numerous water mammal and avian species. Separated from the Gulf of Mexico by the sparkling strand of Captiva, Sanibel, Cayo Costa and Gasparilla Islands, this locale is the home of Useppa Island, a unique and unpretentious Old Florida style village with historic roots.
Accessible only by water or air, there are no cars and no traffic lights. This hidden gem is lush and tropical, with 300-year- old Live Oaks, Mahogany trees, colorful flora and fauna. Useppa’s protected location sits 40 feet above sea level and provides an unparalleled sanctuary.
Caressed by Gulf breezes and the embrace of undeveloped preservation lands and waters, Useppa is a true private island and club, where residents and members enjoy boating, water recreation and exploring. Club amenities include tennis, bocce and croquet courts, a fitness center, dining and a marina that can accommodate up to a 100-foot watercraft.
Useppa attracts residents from around the country. Longing for a quiet location to enjoy the treasures of nature, many Floridians have discovered this hidden gem, along with those from as far away as Canada. Most homes, that dot the island, were built at the water’s edge, many with private docks. Waterfront attached townhomes start in the low $400s and single-family homes range from $1M to over $2M.
The Useppa People, Brian and Mary McColgan, Useppa Realtors with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, and residents for over 30 years, determined the Secret of Useppa was far too well kept. For the last six years, they have worked to share their love for the Island Life, welcoming each potential buyer as a future neighbor.
With a sense of adventure and a longing for simpler times, no traffic, no high rises and no crowds, Make Your Escape to Useppa Island. Minutes to Florida’s mainland, but world’s away from the hustle and bustle of mainland living.