The Flourishing West Coast of Florida

By Alyssa Mammano

The west coast of Florida attracts second-home-seekers with its subtropical climate, gleaming scenery and water sports galore, not to mention its up-and-coming downtown areas, elite golf courses, fine dining and boutique shopping. As it happens, the internationally-regarded offices of duPont REGISTRY™ are headquartered in Saint Petersburg, within the Tampa Bay area.

Here, Lightning hockey, Buccaneers football and Tampa Bay Rays baseball are but a few of the major events that attract fans to energetic downtown areas. Local markets in Downtown Saint Petersburg, Greek cultural events along the quaint strip of Tarpon Springs and Gasparilla celebrations along Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa entice locals to explore all the area has to offer.

Further south, discover a more laid-back atmosphere along the shores of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key. These beach towns revel in the beauty of long, wide sandy waterfront lined with colorful beach homes. Locals spend most of their time on the water boating or enjoying water activities.

Casey Key is an enclave exclusive to the extremely wealthy. Homes sprawling 10,000 square feet and more are privately nestled along a narrow road. Celebrities have taken up residence here and frequent the high-end amenities, including the Oaks Club. This renowned golf course community boasts a classic Georgian style clubhouse and upscale accoutrements.

Firmly cemented in its history of wealth, Boca Grande is where high-end homeowners are secluded to their elite lifestyles. Residing at the mouth of Charlotte Harbor on Gasparilla Island, Boca Grande is ideal for its privacy and rich tradition. While some development has occurred at either end of the island, the historic downtown has vastly remained untouched.

Naples is one of the west coast’s most wealthy markets, drawing high-end homebuyers to its prestigious golf courses and affluently-targeted dining and shopping. With some of the highest-priced homes in Florida, Naples still has no shortage of buyers. Impressive estates are everywhere, as are cultural attractions, country clubs and incredible water views.

Search for a second or third home along the west coast of Florida among the homes to follow.

Top West Coast of Florida Properties

Bonita Beach, Florida
Barry DeNicola Realty
Barry DeNicola | 239.947.6111
www.BarryDeNicola.com

Ellenton, Florida
Century 21 Integra Realty
Echo Belser | 941.720.4961

Useppa Island, Florida
The Useppa People, Inc.
Brian & Mary McColgan | 239.410.7850
brianandmary@theuseppapeople.com
www.UseppaIslandRealEstate.com

Naples, Florida
John R. Wood Properties
Bill Earls | 239.777.6622
Bill@BillEarls.com
Larry Lappin | 239.571.8247
Larry@LarryLappin.com

Captiva Island, Florida
Royal Shell Real Estate
Trevor Nette | 239.347.0673
www.RoyalShellRealEstate.com

Sanibel Island, Florida
VIP Realty Group
Jim Hall | 239.850.3344
jhall@viprealty.com

Naples, Florida
John R. Wood Properties
Bill Earls | 239.777.6622
Bill@BillEarls.com
Larry Lappin | 239.571.8247
Larry@LarryLappin.com

Cape Coral, Florida
Royal Shell Real Estate
Jim Peterson | 239.347.0673
www.RoyalShellRealEstate.com

Sanibel Island, Florida
Karen Bell & The Bell Team
239.851.0168
www.TheBellTeam.com