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Historic Homes, Balboa Island!

I thought  you might be interested in this little bit of Balboa Island Trivia.  The Island is comprised of 3 Man Made Islands, Balboa Island, Little Island and Collins Island. In a recent post…..I told you about a home for sale on Collins Island.

Prior to 1906, the Island was just a sand spit. Thanks to the insight of developer William S. Collins, we now have Balboa Island. He began dredging the channel around Snipe Island, depositing sand onto the tidelands……resulting in Balboa Island!

In 1929 the Island boasted 100 residents. Today it claims over 3,000 residents. There are currently 101 Historic Homes on the Island. Each bronze plaque hoors a home that has been on the Island at least 60 years. Stop by our Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society. Close to the Ferry and Pilates Bt The Sea!!  Wed. and Sat. 10am – 2 pm 949 675-3952

 Have you ever been to the Island? If so, please share your positive experiences 🙂

I’ll give you more “B.I. trivia” in aother Blog. I did want to tell you that