Treasure Island Real Estate
Welcome to Treasure Island
Treasure Island, Florida is located on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico – meaning it is about as close to being completely beachside as possible.
The total area of the city is 5.3 square miles, over 3.5 of which is water. This unique geographic situation allows for all visitors and locals to enjoy the beach virtually right out of their front doors.
Additionally, less than 7,000 people call Treasure Island home. That means our beaches are generally less crowded than elsewhere in The Sunshine State. Further, being such a small town, we are able to avoid the sometimes-overwhelming glitz and glamour that has overtaken other parts of Florida.
Part of what makes Treasure Island so special is its unique history. The area was originally settled in approximately 300 CE by local Native American tribes.
It earned its current moniker in the early 20th Century when local people buried, then pretended to discover, treasure on the beaches in order to boost property sales and development. This perhaps surprisingly actually had some impact, but things really started to boom after WWII and into the 1950s.
While early settlers buried fake treasure on our beaches, today it is very clear that the real treasure of Treasure Island does not come in a chest. The beautiful sunsets, pristine beaches, caring locals, eclectic restaurants, and vibrant nightlife are treasure enough – and the main reasons why so many of us call this place home and so many of you should come and visit.