Key Marco - Custom Build Your Home in a Natural Paradise
Posted by Dan Boyle on Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 8:44am.
Until 2004, Key Marco was outside the city of Marco Island and was largely undeveloped. But today, as the newest corner of the island city, it is regarded as a idyllic residential area, surrounded by a dense nature preserve and boasting truly wonderful waterfront views. See all the Key Marco listings here.
What makes the area special is that it is a gated community of exclusively single family homes – the only one of its type in Marco Island. And while the area is still largely underdeveloped, Key Marco luxury homes are extremely impressive properties.
The main form of property for sale are lots, providing buyers with the best chance to have a custom-built home in an ideal location. What is more, because of its location away from the urban sprawl, Key Marco real estate is amongst the most prized in this part of southwest Florida.
Where is Key Marco?
The residential community of Key Marco is located southeast of Marco Island, and occupies the 546-acre Key Marco Island. The Key Marco Community Development District stretches from the San Marco Road, over the Key marco Bridge and then onto the anchor-shaped island.
The long, thin area of land on its northern aspect divides Barfield Bay and Bluehill Bay, while its west-east aspect stretches from just south of Goodlands in the east to Caxambas Bay on its western-most tip.
Boasting the kind of seclusion that is rarely found anymore, Key Marco luxury homes are still sparsely located on the island. But with 375 acres protected, the unique environment created by this harmonious blend of Key Marco real estate and nature preserve is guaranteed to remain.
Key Marco Property
The most common property type on Key Marco is a lot. The reason is that Key Marco luxury homes are all relatively new, and owners are unwilling to part with what is the choicest residential location in Marco Island.
Lots come in three principal sizes - a half acre, 1 acres and 1.5 acre sizes. Prices vary based on size and location. On the western tip of the island, lots are available for just under $650,000, and offer direct access to boats slips and excellent waterfront views. Similarly sized Key Marco real estate to the east end of Blue Hill Creek Drive, are available for just $90,000.
Vacant land along Whiskey Creek Drive can range in price from $100,000 for 0.6 of an acre nestled in the woodland, to $350,000 for 1 acre overlooking Barfield Bay.
Key Marco Lifestyle
While Key Marco is a new district of the city, and is located 2 miles from the urban attractions of Marco Island, the community itself is not short of world-class amenities. It has a selection of boutiques and retail stores, while the Key Marco Clubhouse includes tennis courts, a gym and social rooms for community events. A marina is also located on the western tip, granting easy access for boating enthusiasts to the gulf.
Meanwhile, building regulations ensure that the environment is not spoiled by any future development. For example, Key Marco luxury homes can be built no higher than 55 feet, and must retain at least half of the natural environment, thus protecting the island’s wildlife.
Buying Key Marco real estate, whether an established luxury home or a vacant lot, is your ticket to a truly unique home environment. Surrounded by nature, with stunning waterfront views and only a short drive from the bright lights of the city, it is arguably the ideal place to call home.