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The River Area

Overview

The River Area on Marco Island is characterized by its large, water-direct lots and sizable houses and a just a few waterfront condos. Running the entire eastern side of the island, along the Marco River, boaters don't have to worry about negotiating low bridges on their short trip to the Gulf. The homes tend to be larger than average and a mix of old and new. Often, older homes are replaced with new since the lots are so valuable in the River Area. If you need "big," go with The River Area.

Real Estate Statistics

Total Listings: 97
Average Price: $1,017,246
Highest Price: $2,995,000
Lowest Price: $189,000

 

River Area Homes For Sale

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236 Polynesia Court, Marco Island, FL - $2,895,000

Single Family/RE1
Community: Marco Beach
Island Location: RIVER
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,903 SQFT
  • 183 DOM
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Award Winning, Stock Custom Homes! Brand New Construction, Brand New Seawall With Direct Gulf Acces! Fully Furnished. The Old Florida Design Beach Color Palette Will Feature Sandy Neutrals, Soft Whites And Liberal Accents Of Warm Coral And Soft Aq...

1894 Honduras Avenue, Marco Island, FL - $2,795,000

Single Family/RE1
Community: MARCO BEACH UNIT 2
Island Location: RIVER
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,047 SQFT
  • 231 DOM
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Are You Looking For The Perfect Coastal Living Experience? Then, This Custom Built Home Is For You! Currently Under Construction, 2-story Home With 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths (including Pool Bath) & 1 Powder Bath, Study & 3-car Garage With Tandem Ga...

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147 Stillwater Court, Marco Island, FL - $2,590,000

Single Family/RE1
Community: marco beach
Island Location: RIVER
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,325 SQFT
  • 441 DOM
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Wide River Views From This Beautiful Home With A Large Kitchen With A Granite Wet Bar. This Home Has A Fireplace In The Family Room, A Formal Living Room And Formal Dining Room. The 4th Bedroom Is Also A Den With Beautiful Built-in Office. Disapp...

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1800 Menorca Court, Marco Island, FL - $2,374,000

Single Family/RE1
Community: MARCO BEACH UNIT 2
Island Location: RIVER
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,973 SQFT
  • 281 DOM
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Wow! Enter 5 Steps Through Main Door And Be Ready To Be Wowed! You Will Immediately See The Superior Quality And Craftsmanship Of This Kevin Williams Construction Home, Professionally Decorated, First Built Home On Marco Island With Leed Designati...

967 Iris Court, Marco Island, FL - $2,350,000

Single Family/RE1
Community: MARCO BEACH UNIT 4
Island Location: RIVER
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,628 SQFT
  • 239 DOM
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This Eco-friendly, Leed Silver Certified Marco Island Retreat Was Designed To Meld Modern Lines With Beach House Comforts; Featuring Natural Woods Throughout, Stone Accents, Neutral Color Palettes And Indoor-outdoor Living Spaces Fusing The Barefo...

465 Pepperwood Court, Marco Island, FL - $2,200,000

Single Family/RE1
Community: MARCO BEACH UNIT2
Island Location: RIVER
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,214 SQFT
  • 425 DOM
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H.11283 - Rarely Available Home On Marco River! A Boaters Delight With 100' Of Water Frontage And A Stunning Home With Views From Very Angle. Enjoy The Spacious Open Interior And Exterior Living. The Entertaining Areas And Master Bedroom All Maxi...

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866 Elm Court, Marco Island, FL - $2,165,000

Single Family/RE1
Community: MARCO BEACH UNIT 4
Island Location: RIVER
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,934 SQFT
  • 527 DOM
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Incredible, 2005 Custom-built Direct Access Home On Factory Bay With Beautiful Views Of The Bay Out To The Marco River. With Over 3,900 Air-conditioned Square Footage, Four Spacious Bedroom Suites (two Masters), Five-and-one-half Baths, Den And Tw...

1781 Barbados Avenue, Marco Island, FL - $1,572,000

Single Family/RE1
Community: MARCO BEACH
Island Location: RIVER
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,072 SQFT
  • 195 DOM
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Custom Heinz Bock Built Home In A Boaters Paradise With Rooftop Terrace. This Exceptionally Maintained Home Is Just One Canal From The Marco River With Fast Access To The Gulf Of Mexico. Panoramic River And Skyline Views From The Roof, Unique Cou...

1432 Butterfield Court, Marco Island, FL - $1,500,000

Single Family/RE1
Community: MARCO BEACH UNIT 1
Island Location: RIVER
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,427 SQFT
  • 30 DOM
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Beautiful Home Nestled On A Highly Desired Street. Bright Open Floor Plan Features A Living Room, Separate Dining Room, An Extensive Outdoor Decking Area Perfect For Entertaining, Lounging Or Watching Evening Sunsets. Gourmet Kitchen Boasts Beaut...

 

Lots For Sale in The River Area

1290 Mulberry Court 4, Marco Island, FL - $2,995,000

Twin Coconuts Site Offers 215 Ft Of Deep Water River Front Big View And Private Irreplaceable Covered Boathouse. No Bridges To Gulf. Near Yacht Club, This Preferred Boating Location Offers A Spectacular Site For Your Future Home. Building Plans A...

1407 Butterfield Court 1, Marco Island, FL - $2,400,000

-magnificent Water Direct Tip Homesite With Unobstructed Views Of The Marco River, Abc Islands And The Jolly Bridge. This Homesite Has A New 208 Ft. Seawall In 2008. On Sewers And Assessment Paid. Watch The Manatees And Porpoises Play And Enjoy...

1411 Butterfield Court 1, Marco Island, FL - $2,150,000

Incredible Opportunity And Location To Build Your Dream Home On This Oversized Key-lot Fronting On The Marco River With 138â Of Direct Access River Frontage. Enjoy Panoramic, Tranquil Views Of The River Out To The Jolley Bridge, Area Islands, Aqua...

987 Iris Court 4, Marco Island, FL - $2,095,000

"one Of A Kindâ Spectacular Tip Lot (.55 Acres) With 237 Feet Of Seawall, And 180 Degree Panoramic Views Of The Marco River, The Judge Jolly Bridge And The Preserves. This Huge, Bay Front,cul-de-sac Lot Provides The Opportunity To Build A Spaciou...

1457 Butterfield Court 1, Marco Island, FL - $2,000,000

Once In A Lifetime Opportunity. Original Owners, First Time On Market In 50 Years. Located In The Desirable River Area This 100 X 150 Lot Is The Perfect Parcel On Which To Design And Build Your Dream Home. Located On A Quiet Cul-de-sac Street The...

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1798 Wavecrest Court 2, Marco Island, FL - $1,995,000

Discover Twin Palms, The Homesite For Your Future. Build Or Invest On This Spectacular View Riverfront Tip Land! Lowest Price And Priced For Sale. Site Can Accommodate Large Boat Over 100 Ft Or Multiple Watercraft. Elegant Home Plans Available. ...

 

 

River Area Real Estate

The Marco river is the body of water that separates Marco Island form the mainland.  This beautiful river is the backdrop for some of the most stunning architecture on the island.  The boundaries of the River area basically extend from the Old Marco area all the way down the east side of the island to San Marco Road.  From the beginning of development on Marco, this area has been one of the most attractive for its natural beauty and quick acces to the Gulf of Mexico.

The homes of the River area are generally a little bigger and a little grander than the average home on Marco Island and many are absolute masterpieces of residential construction.  Of course, all of this fine workmanship is easily upstaged by the serene Manatees and playful Dolphins that go by every day.

As you learn more about Marco Island, you'll probably find that the River Area is one of your favorite parts of the island.  Located just east of Barfield Road, residents have quick and easy access to shopping and dining and can be off the island in a matter of minutes.  The River area is diverse and even though real estate in the area can easily top a million dollars, there are great buys for much less as well.

There has never been a better time to buy in the River Area of Marco Island.  Property values have rebounded since the global recession, but owning a piece of paradise still very sensible. The opportunity to make great gains going forward is still very good.  Feel free to contact us for more information using the form below.

 

Boating and Fishing From The River Area

River area properties are often chosen for more than their aesthetic beauty and tranquil streets. All of the waterfront homes here are on what are called "water-direct" lots. There are no low bridges that would limit the size of your boat or the height of your mast. Because you can be in the Marco River immediately and the Gulf fairly quickly, the River Area makes a great choice for sailors and fisherman.

In fact, fishing enthusiast can't do much better than the River Area. Amazing backwater fishing is literally around the corner. Endless mangrove-lined waterways offer up the best fishing in Southwest Florida.

There's deep water here, too. If your yacht is enormous and has a large draft, some lots here are suitable.

 

Five Things to Know

  1. The River Area boundaries include basically everything east of Barfield Drive, north of Winterberry Drive. Plus the east side of Bald Eagle Dirve, north of the Barfield intersection.
  2. Most people think there aren't any condos in the River Area. Pier 81, Angler's Cove and Riverside are in the River Area, not Old Marco.
  3. While there is no beach in the River Area, owners have access to Residents' Beach.
  4. This side of the island, between Collier and Winterberry, has no tourist attractions, so it's not so busy in season.
  5. Lots are bigger than the standard 80'x100' Marco Island Lots. Most are 100'x110".

 

The River Area Map

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