Matlacha/Pine Island

An aerial view of the historic Florida town connecting Pine Island with Cape Coral

Matlacha Fun Facts:

  • Founded: 1926
  • Population: 938 (2016)
  • Matlacha is one of five communities on Pine Island
  • Elvis’ 1962 movie “Follow that Dream” told the story of when Matlacha Pass was dredged

Pine Island Fun Facts:

  • Founded: 1873
  • Population: 1737 (2016)
  • Pine Island is the largest island in Florida
  • Pine Island is 17 miles long and 2 miles wide