St. George Island is a barrier island off the coast of the Florida Panhandle in the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It is about 75 miles east of Panama City and about 75 miles southwest of Tallahassee. St. George Island (SGI) is accessed by a 5 mile bridge, the 2nd longest bridge in the state of Florida. As you approach this island paradise one of the first things you see is the proud St. George Lighthouse, reconstructed in 2008 with the original bricks from the 1852 Lighthouse.
St. George Island measures 19.3 miles from Bob Sikes Cut on the western end to East Pass on the eastern end of the island. (I know this to be true because I personally measured it on the County Property Appraiser’s map.)
St. George Island is divided into 3 distinct residential areas plus the Dr. Julian Bruce State Park.
The western most residential area is the St. George Plantation, a gated community with approximately 900 home sites. Roughly 550 sites are built out and of those 550, approximately 250 are vacation/rental homes. The rest of the homes are either permanent full time residents or second homes.
St. George Plantation covers about 5 miles from the security gate at the entrance to the Bob Sikes Cut at the western most end of the island. The residents of the Plantation enjoy twenty-four hour security 365 days of the year. The St. George Plantation amenities include: a landing strip, community boat launch, community kayak launch on the bay, 3 tennis courts, community pool, clubhouse with meeting rooms and fitness center. The largest room, the Plantation Room, is available for rent for weddings, etc. to both residents and non-residents of the Plantation. The Plantation landing strip is located on the widest part of the island which is approximately one mile from the Gulf of Mexico to the Apalachicola Bay. One of the island’s 2 volunteer fire departments is also located within the Plantation gates. Although there are a few half acre lots in the Plantation most of the lots are one acre. As is true for the entire island the Plantation has a semi public water supply and each lot must have its own septic system. For more information about the St. George Plantation click here.
When you cross the bridge and come onto St. George Island you are in the section known as Gulf Beaches which extends approximately 2 miles east and west from the Lighthouse Park. Within the Gulf Beaches section is the commercial district which extends from 3rd Street East to 3rd Street West. The rest of the Gulf Beaches area is zoned for single family residential use and most of the lots are 1/3 acre with 100 foot road frontage. Once again, this area is serviced by a semi public water supply and each lot requires its own septic system.
To the east of the Gulf Beaches area is the section known as the East End which extends to the state park. Lots in this section are generally one acre and include rental, second homes, and permanent full time residents. Again, a semi public water supply is in use here as well.
East of the East End area is the Dr. Julian G. Bruce State Park which extends east to the East Pass for 8 miles and has campgrounds, picnic facilities, hiking, and birding paths as well as approximately 8 miles of beautiful, uncrowded, white sandy beaches. There are also 2 boat launches and kayak launches within the park. For more information about the Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park click here.
East of the state park is East Pass which separates St. George Island from another barrier island, Dog Island, accessible only by boat or plane.
For more information on St. George Island, call me at 850-890-1971 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephen Harris, MBA, ABR, RRS, REALTOR® • Broker Associate BK3027457
The Naumann Group Real Estate, Inc. • License CQ1012725, BO2028919
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