The Spanish called it "Orinoco"
You'll call it Home
Ono Island was first discovered by the Spanish is the late 1400's. It is nestled north of Perdido Key, a natural barrier island in Florida. The island meanders for approximately 5.5 miles with its' western tip no more than 500 yards from the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico. Bordered on its' south side by Old River and on its' north side by Bayou St. John and the Intracoastal waterway,Ono offers access to 350,000 acres of Inland waterways, Bayous and Rivers.
Development, commencing in the 1970's, has been constant with over 700 homes built representing approximately ½ of the total number of lots with over 300 of these residences being built in the last 10 years.
Access to the island is limited to a single bridge complimented by 24 hour security. Quiet streets and boulevards make biking, jogging and conversation with your neighbors pleasurable.
Jack Edwards airport located 20 minutes from Ono Island offers 2 lighted runways capable of handling small private planes and corporate jets with hanger facilities available. Public airports are located in Mobile, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida. Clinics, trauma centers and fine medical care are all within minutes of Ono Island via Life Flight. The McColough Clinic for Plastic surgery has recently located nearby.
The coastal villages of Gulf shores and Orange Beach, both in Alabama, offer casual and fine dining. Quaint shops abound with the 150 store Riviera Center Outlet Mall just a few minutes away.
Ono Island offers the fisherman exceptional angling from redfish to speckled trout from one's own pier. Some of North America's best sportfishing is available with the Mobile Big Game Club being a short ride by skiff from Ono.
Great Bass and Crappie abound in Lake Shelby, the 900 Acre freshwater lake which has the distinction of being the closest in proximity of fresh water to salt water to any body of water in North America.
There are more than a dozen golf courses within 20 miles of Ono Island, most of them being signature courses.