Marco Island Homes for Sale
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About Marco Island
South of downtown Naples and Hammock Bay is the resort-style luxury community of Marco Island. Located in Collier County, the city of Marco Island is actually located on Marco Island. Imagine that! It sits just off the Gulf Coast of Mexico in Southwest Florida and is a principal city of the Naples Metro area. It's home to about 17,000 residents and is the largest barrier island in Southwest Florida's 10,000 Islands extending to Cape Sable.
Marco Island History
Marco Island has roots dating back as early as 500 A.D., and some Spanish explorers have records discovering the islands in the mid-1500s early development of the island actually began in the late 1800s when clam digging became a major industry and carried on through the early 1900s. Ferry service began to the island in 1912 and then a road on the mainland linked the ferry landing with East Naples. Baron G Collier, the founder of Collier County, purchased a large amount of land on Marco Island in 1922 and incorporated the area as Collier City. While the city name itself didn't last very long, transportation grew and the Atlantic Coastline Railroad began service to the island after extending their route from Fort Myers and Naples in 1927. The real service has long been abolished as is the original name of Collier City. The first vehicle bridge was constructed in 1938 and significant development took place around the 1960s making it the tourist destination it's known for today. Marco Island was reincorporated as its own city in 1997 and today, remains a residential, sleepy, touristy, bedroom community of the Naples Metro area.
Why Live on Marco Island?
Known for its splendor, beautiful beaches, and cultural and artistic flair, Marco Island has multiple things to see, do, and experience. South Marco Island Beach is a picturesque stretch of gleaming white sandy beaches with endless and Gulf of Mexico views. If you love beaches, this is definitely a hotspot throughout the area. The beach offers multiple dining and recreation options, dolphins just offshore, and fantastic swimming and paddleboarding.
Have some time to spare? Check out the Marco Island Princess, which sails from the Rose Marina in Marco Island featuring a variety of tours and cruise packages.
Ready for some good food and drink? The Marco Island Brewery located on North Collier Boulevard is a local favorite. Most of their brews are made on-site with classic bar traditions such as delicious burgers and sandwiches.
You won't want to miss the Marco Island Seafood & Music Festival each year. Taking place in the third week of March, this is the area's most popular event. There are kids activities, cooking competition, vendors, fantastic food, seafood, music, and more. The Marco Island Center for the Arts and the museum are great places to take in on a rainy afternoon. The Otter Mound Preserve is a beautiful conservation location comprised of tropical forests, a forest canopy, and multiple animals and native foliage.
Exploring the island has never been more fun when you check out Tiger Tail Beach, the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Breakwater Adventures, Cape Romano, and Keewaydin Island. If you'd like to avoid the crowds, Keewaydin Island is just off the coast of Naples featuring a local park and preserves, large animal habitats, and is accessible only by boat. Cape Romano is also a unique tourist attraction featuring bizarre shapes jutting out from the sea built originally as a vacation home for wealthy Florida oilman in the 1980s.[pictured]
Marco Island Schools
Residents of Marco Island are facilitated by the District School Board of Collier County and most school-age children attend the Barfield Elementary School, the Marco Island Charter Middle School, and the Marco Island Academy ]High School. The Island Montessori Academy and Marketplace Mission Learning Center also to private schools located on the island.
Marco Island Real Estate
One interesting thing about Marco Island is that you'll find a wealth and variety of homes, styles, and prices to choose from. From simple condominiums around $300,000 to luxury oceanfront estates over $3 million, you'll find it all. Looking for waterfront access? Beach access? Ocean views? You'll find it. Nearly every home on Marco Island has some form of waterfront appeal. For more information browse available listings on this page or simply contact our office at any time to schedule a showing, a virtual tour, or for more details on any listing in the Marco Island real estate market.
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