Goodland takes the cake for "most intersting place" in southwest Florida. There really is nothing like this ecclectic little village just east of Marco Island on San Marco Road. If you own real estate in Goodland, you have something special. Goodland is tiny and grabbing that perfect little piece of it can be competitive.
Goodland has been called "the drinking village with a fishing problem." When you arrive in Goodland, you're greeted by two famous bars - Stan's Idle Hour and Little Bar. Stan's is the place to go for a cold one and a burger in the sunshine of Florida. They always seem to have some quality live entertainment on stage outside and the Sunday parties are notorious for good times. Of course, Stan's is a great place to take your
If you know Marco Island, you know the Esplanade. This colorful Mediteranean-styled property is home to not only some of the nicest waterfront condos on the island but also some of Marco's best restaurants. Overlooking Smokehouse Bay, the condos have the views you've been dreaming of - long bay views past the marina that is always full of beautiful yachts and fishing vessels.
If you live at the Esplanade, you are only steps from your boat, a fantastic waterfront dinner, a cup of coffee at Starbuck's or a manny-pedi (whatever that is). It's true. You may not have to get in your car for weeks since the Winn-Dixie is just across Collier Blvd.
Currently, there are 13 condos listed in the condominium ranging in price from $399,000 for a two
Welcome! This is our first article in a series that will showcase each of Marco Island's great neighborhoods. It's typical for newbies to Marco to see the island as one big, homogeneous, tropical paradise. After you've spent a little time here, though, you begin to see nuances of various areas that give each its own personality. Today, we'll look at Olde Marco.
Four thousand years ago, the Calusa Indians made Marco Island their home. These hardy people prospered on Marco and southwest Florida. Many of their artifact have been recovered in Old Marco including the Marco Cat, a panther-like carving that is, today, housed in the Smithsonian. In the late 1800s, William (W.T.) Collier was credited with founding Marco Island when he settled on the