The town of Matlacha, pronounced "MAT-la-shay," located just north of Captiva and Sanibel Island, is an undiscovered gem; a quirky, artsy, rustic fishing village like something right out of the movies.
Surrounded by aquatic preserves, quaint cottages, art galleries, and all the fishing opportunities one could imagine, it is the perfect place to purchase your piece of paradise.
One of the friendliest towns in the area, I've never been to Matlacha without feeling that I've stepped back in time. Once your car crosses over the bridge, everything changes. Life becomes a little bit slower. Passing cars and walkers wave as you pass by, and almost everyone is carrying a fishing pole. As an added bonus, there is virtually no commercialization. Family owned restaurants, colorful art galleries, and tiny bait shops line the two lane roadway. If this all seems too good to be true, it's really not. Come for a visit and you'll see for yourself.
If you are interested in prime, gulf access property, it doesn't get any better than Matlacha. There is enough development to make it a convenient and valuable area, yet enough wide-open spaces to attract a variety of wildlife and provide year-round fishing opportunities. If the thought of waking up to herons, egrets, and bald eagle in your yard sounds like your cup of tea, you've hit the jackpot here.
A Fisherman and Sightseers Dream
If fishing is your favorite pass time, you can spend your days catching redfish, snapper, snook, and grouper. Boaters can fish for tarpon just north of Bokeelia at Boca Grande Pass, or just drop a line off the "world's most fished bridge" day or night.
Biking, kayaking, sightseeing, bird watching, guided hiking trips, and camping are just a few more items you can put on your to do list. If you'd like to explore the surrounding area, take a kayaking or canoe trip around the mangroves, or a water taxi to nearby Cabbage Key, Cayo Costa, or North Captiva.
If you love the community atmosphere of city-wide festivals, Matlacha will deliver in this area as well. Every summer, Mango Mania take over the town. There's plenty of live music, a world famous mango pie eating contest, local artisans selling their wares, plant sales, good food, and wholesome, small town fun.
Whether you like the crowded streets at festival time or prefer tranquil afternoons spent drifting among the mangroves, Matlacha does not disappoint.
Waterfront Property in Matlacha
If it's Matlacha waterfront property you are looking for, you are in luck. Much of Matlacha is just that, and many of the neighborhoods have waterfront property on both sides of the street, which completely eliminates the 'good side of the block and bad side of the block' dilemma.
You really have to see Matlacha to realize what a slice of paradise it is. Call us today at Sporleder-Ray Realty Group, and we will set up a tour of one of the hidden water wonderlands of the area.
Isn't it time you slowed down and enjoyed the tropical wonderland we call home?
By David Sporleder | Sporleder-Ray Realty Group | email@example.com| Google+