Sanibel Island was named #4 for Best Beach Towns in Florida by Smarter Travel. Of course it's #1 in my book!
In addition Sanibel was designated the 4th safest city in Florida, based on review of the FBI's 2012 crime statistics. 202 Florida cities were analyzed. With a total of 421,192 crimes committed that year, only 114 of those were on Sanibel and none were violent crimes.
It truly is a safe and beautiful place to visit and live.