Pine Avenue: A Walkable Community With Style To Spare

Pine Avenue is known as “The Greenest Little Main Street in America” for very good reason. Places like the Anna Maria Island Historic Green Village have brought cutting edge green technology to residential and retail spaces while simultaneously preserving the charm and authenticity of some of the Island’s most treasured historical buildings, and projects like Pine Avenue’s Edible Community Gardens have demonstrated innovative ways to make landscaping eco-friendly and beneficial to the community. Image Source: But there’s another even simpler reason why Pine Avenue is such a gem. It is a truly walkable community. It’s incredibly rare to find one street that flourishes with such an array of businesses, but you really can find just about everything you could possibly want or need along one stretch of road. Here are just a few of the businesses that are contributing to this flourishing eco-friendly destination: Image Source: Relish Marketplace is one of the area’s flagship businesses, and from day one, they have been proving that sustainability can be fun and fashionable. They offer an array of handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories and home goods made by local artisans, as well as a curated collection of quality vintage clothing and creatively upcycled fashion. The neighboring AMI Outfitters specializes in eco-friendly coastal gear and apparel, and is the only place on the Island that sells clothing exclusively for men. Meanwhile, just down the road, you can find hand-fabricated sterling silver jewelry incorporating natural stones at Tide & Moon Jewelry. Image Source: While The Waterfront Restaurant is not technically located on Pine Avenue, we are very close neighbors. We have also been serving sustainable cuisine featuring organic produce and seafood caught by independent local fishermen for a decade. And many of the new businesses springing up along Pine are embracing a similar eco-friendly ethos. Among them? Poppo’s Taqueria which features tasty affordable Mexian food made wholly from organic and hormone-free products. Even their water bottles are biodegradable! Even the convenience stores are green: the Anna Maria General Store offers a wide assortment of organic snacks. Image Source: All of this is just a small taste of what Pine Avenue has to offer all within walking distance. For a truly green weekend, book a stay at one of the Anna Maria Guest House Rentals, which are a shining example of how green construction can still feel chic and laid-back. We guarantee you’ll forget all about your car for a few days while you revel in this eclectic walkable community