When it comes to buying a beachfront condo, Marco Island is a premier location in Florida. It’s not hard to understand why once you have seen the island, with its 4-mile stretch of pristine beach, and the aqua-blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico that reaches out towards the horizon.
But as stunning as the surrounding natural beauty might be, living requires more than a great view. The quality of the beachfront condo is hugely important too. And in this area, the communities on Marco Island do not fail to impress either.
The array of practical and luxury beachfront homes and condos found on the island is wide, with more than 32 communities to choose from. What this means, of course, is that whatever your budget might be, there is a property for you.
Finding Your Beachfront Condo
The principal public beach of Marco Island stretches along the western shore. Generally speaking, the further south you go, the higher the property prices, partly because the southern developments are younger, but mainly due to the superior amenities that come with these beachfront condos. Marco Island is continuously renewing itself after all.
Properties can range dramatically in price. For example, along Seaview Crescent, just off North Collier Boulevard, a 1-bedroom beachfront condo over 750 sq ft can cost just $200,000 with 2-bedroom condos over 1,100 sq ft costing around $500,000.
In contrast, on the southern tip of the island, a 1-bedroom condo covering just 500 sq ft on South Collier Boulevard, with astonishing 180 degree views of the Gulf of Mexico can be bought for $400,000. And if your budget allows, you can find a luxury beachfront home of 4-bedrooms over 3,800 sq ft for about $2 million.
Beachfront Amenities To Access
When it comes to beachfront condos, Marcos Island scores high because of the unspoiled sandy white beaches that lie between them and the warm gulf waters. But there is a variety of amenities that make the actual living experience very hard to beat.
With the beach and residents’ pool just yards from your beachfront condo, the opportunity to hang out or to lounge around by the pool is always there. But boating and kayaking are favorite activities too, as is deep sea fishing on the gulf, or perhaps diving to see 18th century shipwrecks dotted around the Ten Thousand Islands area.
Elsewhere, the selection of world-class restaurants along the beachfront makes dining out an enviable culinary experience, while excellent shopping and the vibrant island nightlife centers are never far away from your luxury beachfront home or condo either.
Luxury Condos, Luxury Living
For luxury beachfront condos, Marco Island is difficult to beat. Boasting truly stunning gulf views and superb tropical weather all year round, and with an array of amenities throughout the small island, life is certain to be good – if not a dream come true. Check out our recent article about Riviera, a luxury beachfront favorite.
In many cases, buying a luxury beachfront condo provides you with access to a private residents’ beach, where you and your family can bathe and play in the sun, or where you can take a romantic stroll with that special someone as the fiery sun sets against the darkening sky.
Living on Marco Island is a dream that becomes true for thousands of new property owners every year. And whether buying a luxury beachfront home or condo, or a more affordable beachfront property, the very best that Marco Island has to offer is always a few steps away.