When you head over the bridge to Sanibel Island from the mainland, you might think you won’t ever have a more spectacular view—until you reach the island itself. When you arrive, you will note there is not a single traffic light, as you drive along 15 miles of exquisite beaches, engulfed in breathtaking sunsets and surrounded by 230 species of birds. As unique as Southwest Florida is, Sanibel Island is even more distinct in its inherent make-up.
A Little History About Sanibel Island And Its Residents
In 1963, the bridge was built, and zoning ordinances fell under Lee County’s jurisdiction. This jewel of Southwest Florida could have become another parking lot, with high rise condos invading the blue skies above. The residents were adamant that this sanctuary remains largely intact. They fought to keep the natural beauty as it had been, and in 1974, The Sanibel Plan was adopted. Now, 60% of the island is a protected conservation preserve.
What It Means For The Sanibel Island Real Estate Market
With the advent of The Sanibel Plan, there is, and will continue to be, very limited space for new real estate. Limited availability equals exclusivity, which means the value of real estate is strong.
Becky Mulka’s Role In The Community
Becky Mulka has resided on the island for nearly two decades. Her roots are firmly planted here. Not only does she live and conduct business here, she and her husband are raising their daughter on Sanibel, and she is extremely active in the community.
She is a volunteer at The Sanibel School, which has achieved national recognition in the form of a Blue Ribbon designation, placing it in the top 5% of schools in the country.
Her immense knowledge of Sanibel Island real estate will be a tremendous asset for anyone looking to call this slice of paradise home. For those looking to cash in on their property, she is so well connected that she will deliver the most premium sales price possible.
The median property value on Sanibel Island is nearly four times greater than the average property value in the state of Florida as a whole. Resourceful and dynamic, VIP Realtors and Becky Mulka will do everything at their disposal to ensure you obtain the right condo or home at the right price.