7092 Placida Rd., Cape Haze, Florida 33946
Golf Course Views, Beach Access and "Old Florida" Architecture are Standard at Palm Island, an All Ages Resort with a Marina, Swimming Pools, Tennis Courts and a Nature Center
Developed by the Charlotte Harbor Land Company, all ages Palm Island Resort sits at the north end of Knight Island on Florida's southwestern coast. Designed with the environment in mind, this barrier island community sits across the bay from Cape Haze. Port Charlotte and Fort Myers are two of the nearest cities.
Palm Island Resort consists of villas built in "Old Florida" style. An in-house real estate agency offers homesites, condominiums, duplexes, and single family cottages. Most have Gulf of Mexico views and access to the community's two-mile stretch of beach.
Prices start in the high-$100,000s. Please verify this with a Realtor as prices may change.
An activities director helps residents navigate the amenities. There are five heated pools, 11 tennis courts, a fitness center, and a nature center. Classes include yoga on the beach or a guided walk with the community's naturalist.
Rum Bay Restaurant serves lunch, libations, and dinner. Coconut's Cafe has breakfast pastries, coffee, and groceries. Coconut's rentals range from beach umbrellas and bicycles to golf carts and kayaks.
Palm Bay's marina is located at Cape Haze on the mainland. The facility has full marine service, berths as long as 65 feet, and Leverock's, a restaurant featuring fresh fish and seafood. The resort's activities director can help residents find tickets to mainland events like spring training baseball in Port Charlotte or concerts at Sarasota's Van Wezel Performance Hall.
Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte is the nearest accredited hospital and is 22 miles away.
Summer temperatures usually top out in the low-90s. Winter temperature highs are in the 60s and 70s with lows in the 50s. Average rainfall is 50 inches per year with the usual summertime afternoon showers.
Visit www.palmisland.com for more information. Visit www.palmislandproperties.com for listings.
Named Pascua Florida by Juan Ponce De Leon, the Sunshine State did not enter the Union until March 3, 1845. Balmy mild winters began attracting "snowbirds" to the state in the late 19th century, and retirees continue to flock to the state today. It's not hard to see why tourism has become Florida's leading industry.
International trade and citrus are also major contributors to the state's economy. Eighty percent of the nation's oranges and grapefruits are grown here, and 40 percent of all U.S. exports to Latin America flow through Florida.
Florida's landscape includes uplands and coastal plains. It contains more than 11,000 miles of waterways and about 4,500 islands.
Florida also has 1,045 golf courses, more than any other state in the Union. The 47 mile Pinellas Trail is the longest urban trail on the east coast. Orlando theme parks attract more visitors than any other theme parks in the U.S. The only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist is in National Everglades Park.
Population - 20,612,439
Persons 65 years old and over - 20%
High school graduates age 25+ - 87%
Bachelor's degree or higher age 25+ - 26%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 24%
White persons, not Hispanic - 55%
Median household income - $46,596
Median home value - $159,000
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Why Would Someone Age 55+ Retire in an All Ages Development?
While communities designed for people age 55 or better have a lot of benefits, not everyone wants to retire in a development where most of the residents are the same age and often of the same socioeconomic background. All ages community by law cannot discriminate based on age so they nearly always have a wide range of residents, from families and single professionals to empty nesters and often retirees. Many older all ages neighborhoods are organic, that is having grown over time and never having been "master planned." These usually do not have amenities such as a pool, tennis courts, etc. But more and more new all ages communities are master planned, gated, with covenants and HOA fees. Retirees often prefer these to 55+ communities because they allow more interaction with people from more cross sections of the country.
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