• Placida

    Placida is a former fishing community that, despite its change over the years, has maintained its old-Florida charm. Placida is located on the mainland just north of the Boca Grande Causeway. Its neighbor Boca Grande gets a lot of attention, and Placida is sometimes overlooked. This is a shame because Placida offers many of the same things as Boca Grande–great fishing, beautiful water, seclusion, great dining–but at a much lower cost.


    Many beautiful homes front Lemon Bay and Placida Harbor, offering spectacular views of the open water. Living on the water here means you have very quick access to the Gulf of Mexico via Lemon Bay. The fishing is, of course, unparalleled; not for nothing did Placida begin as a fishing village. Homes not on the water enjoy the use of several marinas and boat ramps that allow you to be on the Gulf in minutes. New developments include several condominium projects and a brand new, gated community of 92 single-family homes.

    You will certainly enjoy the great local restaurants, many of which highlight Gulf seafood. Just as with other parts of the Cape Haze Peninsula, beach going is never more than a few minutes away. Placida even has its own unique art scene. A bimonthly art market featuring work by local artists is a popular attraction, and there are also a number of fun and colorful art galleries in the town, such as the Albritton Gallery and the Hatch Gallery. Placida is certainly one of the most charming and beautiful areas in Southwest Florida, and it is a great area for anyone who loves beaches, fishing, and boating

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