Goodland takes the cake for "most intersting place" in southwest Florida. There really is nothing like this ecclectic little village just east of Marco Island on San Marco Road. If you own real estate in Goodland, you have something special. Goodland is tiny and grabbing that perfect little piece of it can be competitive.
Goodland has been called "the drinking village with a fishing problem." When you arrive in Goodland, you're greeted by two famous bars - Stan's Idle Hour and Little Bar. Stan's is the place to go for a cold one and a burger in the sunshine of Florida. They always seem to have some quality live entertainment on stage outside and the Sunday parties are notorious for good times. Of course, Stan's is a great place to take your Harley but non-bikers are more than comfortable in its fun atmosphere. If sitting outside by the water listening to music with a beer and barbeque sounds good to you, give Stan's a try.
Litle Bar's website states a theory that has been proven all over the world. "The Ends of the Earth Good Times Theory" goes like this: When you've gone as far as you can go on land, you are where you are likely to find the best food, friendliest people and greatest entertainment." The site goes on to explain that "The theory has held true for such destinations as Key West, Cape Cod and even the Paps of Banbha in Northern Ireland. Little Bar Restaurant, perched on the waterfront's edge in Goodland, Florida proves the theory, in spades, once again." I would concur. Open 7 days a week, Little Bar is open until at least midnight or until everyone is through singing.
With all the tallk of partying, I almost forgot about the other main attraction in Goodland - FISHING! Pretty much, all the real estate in Goodland is water direct and has quick access to the Gulf of Mexico and the Ten Thousand Islands, both great fishing destinations.
All things considered, if you enjoy fishing or drinking or both, Goodland is a great place to call home. Even if you don't like either of those activities, Goodland is still the most interesting place around.