200 Intracoastal Island Single-Family Properties
The Island Estates Neighborhood (with docks)
Positioned impressively in the Intracoastal Waterway is a Neighborhood that derives
its name from a splitting of the water at the north end and a rejoining two and
one-half miles to the south, creating an island. The Island Estates Neighborhood has
homes and lots sited either on the Intracoastal Waterway (western side) or the
Florida East Coast Canal (eastern side). Gated bridge access across the Canal
ensures both security and privacy for the residents of this Island
Homesites on the Intracoastal side of the Island are ideal for enjoying the passing boat traffic, whereas eastern side homesites offer more privacy due to the limited boat traffic on the Canal. Also, a unique feature of Canal-sited properties is that lot lines extend to the centerline of the Canal right-of-way.
The homes on the Island accommodate a variety of preferences ranging from year-round living to a second home. The overall design theme is based on the colors and exterior design features of the most prestigious and traditional Mediterranean homes. A strict design review and approval process ensures all new home construction and existing home alterations follow this theme. The review process includes approval of both the home’s site placement on the lot and the surrounding landscape design. Minimum building side-setbacks consisting of twenty feet ensure an estate level of separation between homes.
The minimum size requirement for a home is 3,000 sq. ft., with existing one- and two-story homes ranging in size from 3,700 to 18,400 sq. ft. (on a double lot). Lot sizes range from one to two acres, with the average lot ranging from one to one and one-half acres. Some homeowners have combined lots to create a four-acre estate. Each lot borders either the Intracoastal Waterway or the Florida East Coast Canal, with approximately 150 ft. of frontage. Most Intracoastal lots include deep water boat docks. The maximum building height is 35 feet from the finished grade.
From the first homes in 1991, the Neighborhood grew significantly during the 1990s and through the early part of the new millennium, as the developer phased in new sections of the Neighborhood. Even through the economic downturn, the unique appeal of the Neighborhood resulted in additional homes. Of the 200 platted properties, 70 vacant lots remain available for new construction. Some of the vacant lots are available for resale.
Island Estates is one of the few communities in America where you can truly dock your boat in your backyard and still walk or bike to the ocean. Ocean access is available to residents via a Hammock Dunes private, gated walkover that is located just to the east of Island Estates.
The Island offers many options to its residents. You can enjoy beautiful waterfront vistas from the privacy of your own custom built home. You can explore the Intracoastal or the Canal right from your own boat dock. You can walk a pristine Atlantic Ocean beach that is just a short distance away. You can take long walks on the Island itself along its two-mile long parkway. The choice is yours when you live in this unique Neighborhood.