Retire in Sanibel-Captiva, FL

Livability Score
0
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Total Population
6761
Median Househould Income
97788
Median Age
65.5
65 Years and Over
3471
Median Home Value
647800
Unemployed
186
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. The Blue Coyote Supper Club

What can I say about this little gem on Sanibel Island. My girlfriends and I had a wonderful dinner. We were greeted immediately by the maitre D, who...

2. Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro

One of the best meals I have ever had. If you are on Sanibel, Bleu Rendez-vous is a must for us anytime we are on Sanibel. If you appreciate French cuisine...

3. The Clam Shack

Real New England (Rhode Island) on Sanibel. Seriously, if you're from New England and are tired of all the grouper, come get a nice piece of haddock and a...

4. Mad Hatter Restaurant

This place is PHENOMENAL!!! I took my mom to Captiva Island for her birthday and was looking for a nice restaurant, close by, with sunset views and Yelp...

5. Sweet Melissa's Cafe

I was in captiva for a week and tried a different restaurant every night. This was a fantastic choice- one of my best all week! Well constructed dishes...

Golf
1. The Dunes

Had a great casual lunch on the patio, jerk chicken quesadilla with fresh made guacamole that was delicious. Husband had the oriental chicken salad and it...

2. The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club

Nice, clay courts (I think there are at least 8 of them) and a well-kept shop. They have a great tennis camp during the summer. I don't play golf, but my...

3. Sanctuary Golf Shop

The most beautiful golf course in Sanibel by far. We stumbled on it one day while rummanging around the island and got kind of lost, then this place...

4. Shell Point Golf Club

Nothing but great experiences at Shell Point over the past 5 years of playing there. I vacation at FMB every year, and always try to get a round in at Shell...

5. Palmetto-Pine Country Club

Palmetto-Pine Country Club is a private, membership only golf course with a variety of membership packages. I always played as a guest of my father-in-law...

Active
1. Tarpon Bay Explorers

Another excellent experience at Tarpon Bay. We stayed a week in Sanibel and as per our tradition, went kayaking on the commodore creek trail. It was...

2. Yolo Board Adventures

Our family did the ecotour and had a great time. Dalia was very professional, friendly and helpful as we made the reservation, and was terrific the day of...

3. Holiday Water Sports Fort Myers Beach

I signed up for the jet ski dolphin tour on the last day of a business trip 4 weeks ago while I had a few hours to kill before my flight home. If you like...

4. All About Water

Visiting South Florida from Wisconsin. We checked out this kayak and paddle board dealer who is originally from Michigan. He has a excellent set up. Drops...

5. Jensen's Twin Palms Resort & Marina

Review is for Fishing with CAPTAIN JEFF at Jensen Marina. FABULOUS experience, Jeff really knows how to make the entire experience great! There were four...

Arts
1. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum

Keeping in mind this isn't a smithsonian, this is a must see for Sanibel. It was really informative. They obviously have a beautiful collection of sea...

2. Lobster Lady Seafood Market & Bistro

Lobster rolls hot with butter are amazing. They do great vegetables for the sides, get a veggie over starch. Always good oysters, fried calamari is the best...

3. Murder Mystery Dinner Train

A fun and different activity for visitors and locals alike! We did this for my birthday, and started to have a blast. I'd STRONGLY suggest to go with a...

4. Frills

Cute, smaller gift shop in the middle to the Matlacha Art District. A good portion of the store is bead jewelery and other craft jewelry. The prices are...

5. Wildchild Gallery

One of my favorite galleries in Matlacha. Unlike some of the others, this one seems to be filled with artists creating art inspired by their passions as...

Shopping
1. Islander Trading Post

This store is definitely worth stopping at on your trip down Periwinkle Way! Probably not the best spot for very young kids, but anyone over 25 will have a...

2. Bailey's General Store

One of the best general stores I've ever shopped in. Bailey's is what would happen if Ace Hardware, Publix, and Trader Joes had a small-town baby. The...

3. Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts

I think this was our favorite place we ate all week. And my favorite spot on the island! (I've been coming to Sanibel for over 20 years). Atmosphere is...

4. Billy's Bikes

We took a Segway tour w/John last week. It was "off season", so it was just my Hubs and I. This was our 5th Segway tour overall, but first in Sanibel. John...

5. Finnimore's Cycle Shop

RENT HERE! Originally we were going with one of the others on the island until I found them. We stopped by their location which is behind another bike...

Health
1. Sanibel Wellness

The team at Sanibel Wellness makes it very easy to get in for appointment by way of phone or internet to book on line, and is very user friendly. My...

2. Kent V Hasen, MD

With a few ugly moles, including one on the side of my nose, I had avoided having them removed because I'm a big baby. On the day of my surgery, the office...

3. Cape Dental Care

I do not go to the dentist. At 33 I had not been to the dentist since I was about 7. I was not looking for a dentist, but my poor dental health forced me to...

4. Barnes Family Chiropractic

Great staff and doctors. You are well taken care of at Barnes Chiropractic, and thanks to Dr. Barnes and his staff I'm pain free.

5. Sanibel Skin Spa

Amazing! Holly and Jenny are truly great! Such sweet and genuine people. We flew in from Chicago for a wedding. We were told about Skin Spa Sanibel and I am...