Relocate to Sanibel Island and Captiva, Florida
Lee County has beautiful beaches, warm weather, affordable housing, an experienced workforce, and an international airport providing advantages for your business and some would even say a better quality of life for your staff.
Our Lee County Economic Development Commission is committed to bringing qualified businesses to generate economic benefit for Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and the surrounding area. They created a $25-million business incentive program to bring new business to the area, which may be available for you.
Lee County Economic Development
2201 Second Street, Suite 500
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
800.493.4396 239.338.3227 (Fax)
Finding Your New Home or Office Location on Sanibel Island or Captiva
Residential real estate. Should you need office space to fit your commercial real estate needs, we have members specializing in this area. Learn about the real estate that sits on Sanibel & Captiva Island.
Other Housing Opportunities
Community Housing & Resources Incorporated (CHR) serves as the City of Sanibel’s Below Market Rate Housing (BMRH) Rental Program. Our program provides rental and ownership opportunities for low to moderate income households. Click Here for more information.
Finding a Job on Sanibel or Captiva
The Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce provides free access to a jobs database. Simply search by the type of job in which you are interested.
Sanibel Island & Captiva Island Relocation – Schools
Kindergarten thru 8th Grade
The Sanibel School – Island students of the Lee County School District attend The Sanibel School for grades kindergarten through eighth grade. A National Blue Ribbon Award winner, The Sanibel School boasts a fine curriculum enhanced by deep community involvement and an active PTA. Students participate in programs co-sponsored by the City of Sanibel, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Sanibel Shell Club and National Junior Duck Stamp program, a program initiated by the school in cooperation with J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Its groundbreaking scholastic and environmental programs have gained recognition around the world.
Parents who work on the islands but live on the mainland may be eligible for a waver for their child to attend The Sanibel School
The Sanibel School enjoys a special relationship with the city’s recreation department. New students who can’t swim receive free swimming lessons in the city pool during school hours. The city and the school share a playground built by the community. Sanibel Recreation runs summer camp for a nominal fee and free after-school programs.
The Sanibel School, 3840 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel Island
High School – High school students ride a bus to Fort Myers to attend district neighborhood or magnet schools, which specialize in various disciplines, from languages to fine arts. Students have a choice of schools within their immediate geographical area; a lottery system is used to decide who attends magnet and other most-requested schools. Students can also attend a variety of private schools off island. In the primary and secondary public school system, parents may register a new student at the school the child will attend.
For information on school assignments, call the Lee County School District Boundaries and Reassignment office at (239) 337-8248.
Children’s Education Center
350 Casa Ybel Rd., Sanibel Island, FL
Community Education – Community education classes for adults are available at mainland schools. Courses are also offered at the Sanibel Community Center, B.I.G. Arts Center and other island facilities. Other choices abound, Edison State College (ESC), a Fort Myers based higher education facility, offers two-year technical and transfer-credit programs. The Southwest Florida College of Business in Fort Myers extends programs in medical and legal areas, accounting and computers. Miami-based Barry University caters to the working adult student, and Walden University, based in nearby Bonita Springs, offers masters and Ph.D. programs. International College, a four-year degree-granting college in Naples, has a satellite campus in Fort Myers. Hodges University also located in Naples, is a comprehensive degree granting institution whose purpose is to provide post secondary opportunities to students from the general Southwest Florida community. Lee County Vocational Technical Education is operated by the Lee County school system.
Florida Gulf Coast University – Located just south of Fort Myers, FGCU brings an exciting approach and curriculum to students who once had to travel great distances for many degree programs. FGCU’s four colleges include the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Health Professions and College of Professional Studies (education, criminal justice, social work and public administration). Click here for FGCU contact info.
Day-care centers handle pre-school needs on Sanibel. All island children may take advantage of abundant opportunities for after-school, weekend and summer educational enhancement, from Sanibel Public Library’s pre-school reading program to B.I.G. Arts’ pottery classes.
Sanibel, Captiva & Lee County Services
City of Sanibel
Phone: (239) 472-4135
Lee County Property Appraiser
Homestead Exemption Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1546 Ft Myers, Fl 33902
Physical Address: 2480 Thompson St Ft Myers, Fl 33901
Lee County Voter Registration
P.O. Box 2545 Ft Myers, Fl 33902-2545
Lee County School District
Lee County Occupational Licenses
City of Sanibel Occupational Licenses
Sanibel City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road 239-472-9615
Lee County Vehicle Registration
Lee County Drivers Licenses
Sanibel Causeway Tollbooth Transponder
LeeWay Service Center, 1366 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers 239-931-0100
Lee County Electric CO-OP
If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, please contact the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce at 239-472-1080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.