Located just 30 minutes from Fort Myers, but the secluded, small-town atmosphere is a world apart. Surrounded by mangroves, three aquatic preserves and with mostly agricultural zoning, it has escaped the development of other Florida islands. Pine Island consists of five communities: Matlacha, Center, Bokeelia, Pineland, St. James City. Each is unique and special, yet all are Pine Island. Pine Island boasts "no high-rises and no traffic lights." Art, music and kayaking are all popular.