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.

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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 – Students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade who live on the island attend the Sanibel School, which is part of the Lee County School District

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 waiver for their child to attend The Sanibel School

The Sanibel School enjoys a special relationship with the city’s recreation department. The city and the school share a playground. Sanibel Recreation runs summer camp and after school programs for a nominal fee.

The Sanibel School, 3840 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel Island
(239) 472-1617

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.

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
239-472-4538

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

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
E-mail: admin@mysanibel.com
Website:  www.mysanibel.com

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
239-339-6100

Lee County Voter Registration
P.O. Box 2545 Ft Myers, Fl 33902-2545
239-339-6300

Lee County School District
239-334-1102

Lee County Occupational Licenses
239-339-6000

City of Sanibel Occupational Licenses
Sanibel City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road 239-472-9615

Lee County Vehicle Registration
239-339-6000

Lee County Drivers Licenses
239-278-7192

Sanibel Causeway Tollbooth Transponder
LeeWay Service Center, 1366 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers 239-931-0100

Lee County Electric CO-OP
800-599-2356

If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, please contact the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce at 239-472-1080 or island@sanibel-captiva.org.

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