Don Pedro-Knight-Palm Island Real Estate
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This hidden gem is found by a 4 minute car passenger ferry ride or private boat. The mode of transportation is typically golf carts. Most of the land joins some body of water. The Gulf of Mexico, Bocilla Lagoon, Kettle Harbor, Lemon Bay, the Intracoastal Waterway and various canals. There are actually two islands connected by two small bridges, Knight Island and Don Pedro Island. Most of the homes on the island are Key West style construction on pilings, although we also have elevated concrete homes being built.
We have public water and FIRE/EMTs available on island 24/7 effective in January 2015. Currently we have FIRE/EMTs on island at night when the ferry is not running. There is a restaurant at the north end of the island with access to golf cart, kayak, paddleboard and bike rentals.
The development on island began in 1957 when two individuals purchased a parcel of raw land. They subsequently platted over 550 lots and a road system and named the subdivision Palm Island Estates. During the following two years, they continued developing the island by installing two small bridges on the island, then a bridge which joined the island to the mainland. At that time, it could have been presumed the island would develop fairly quickly, however, in 1964 the Army Corp of Engineers activated a plan to dredge the Intracoastal Waterway. In compliance with a pre-confirmed agreement, the bridge connect the island to the mainland was dismantled. Fortunate for us!
Today, our island is primarily a single family, residential. waterfront community. There are no crowds, little traffic, no commercial zoning and sometimes you can walk the beach for miles and see no one but the birds....
The relaxed lifestyle, while surrounded by beauty, beaches, wildlife and salt air makes our island a wonderful place to be. Buy your piece of island paradise....
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