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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: 95
Average Price: $1,131,937
Highest Price: $4,200,000
Lowest Price: $177,500

 

River Area Homes For Sale

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1389 N Collier Boulevard 1, Marco Island, FL - $4,200,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 90 DOM
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Enjoy Watching The Dolphins Play From Your New Resort Style Living Custom Built Home! Boater's Dream With Amazing River Views. New Seawall! You Must See This 4700+ Sq. Ft. Custom 2 Story St. Kitts Model Includes 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Loft, Stud...

173 Stillwater Court 2, Marco Island, FL - $3,500,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 162 DOM
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Custom 2013 Divco Built Riverfront Home With 55' Motorhome Garage. Great Room Design Planned For Elegant, But Casual Living To Capture The "outdoors". Paver Circular Drive And Cantara Entry Door To Welcome You. Master & Guest Suite And Office On T...

511 Antilles Court 2, Marco Island, FL - $3,175,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 81 DOM
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The Ultimate In Casual Elegance Awaits The Discriminating Buyer Seeking A Lifestyle Of Luxury & Comfort. Phenomenal Water Views, Quick Direct Access, With 250 Ft. Of New Seawall And A Dock To Accommodate A Yacht Up To 65ft Plus. Palatial Interi...

251 Polynesia Court 2, Marco Island, FL - $2,999,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 108 DOM
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Incredible Estate Residence With Fantastic Wide Water Views Of The Bay And Marco River! Step Into This Spacious Mansion With The Benefit Of Everything Being On One Floor, Enjoy The Soaring 14â Ceilings, Both A Living And A Family Room, Gourmet Ki...

484 Pepperwood Court 2, Marco Island, FL - $2,895,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 31 DOM
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5-bedroom / 5-bath Direct Access, 2-story Home With Pool & Spa On A Key Lot With Southwest Exposure, Minutes To The Marco River & Jolly Bridge. Home Built In 2016 Has Many Features That Include: 500 Gallon Propane Tank That Supplies Indoor Firepla...

130 Hollyhock Court 2, Marco Island, FL - $2,850,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 323 DOM
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This 4 Bedroom 4.5 Bath Residence Is A Luxurious One Of A Kind Property Bringing A Contemporary Flair To The South Florida Lifestyle. Enjoy A Captivating Wide Water View, Southwest Exposure And Quick Access To The Marco River. The Finely Appoin...

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172 Hollyhock Court 2, Marco Island, FL - $2,790,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
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Beautiful South West Exposure Direct Access Home. 4 Bedroom + Study + Loft + Bonus Storage Room And Three Car Garage. Gourmet Kitchen, 10' Impact Rated Sliding Doors, Large Covered Lanai With Fireplace, Cypress Ceilings And Built In Grill. Prof...

1231 Laurel Court 4, Marco Island, FL - $2,549,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 175 DOM
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Absolutely Breathtaking, From The Moment You Walk In! This Contemporary Style Home Has Over 4,000 Sf Of Lavish Interior Space! Accented With Stunning Chandeliers, Marble Floors Throughout, Double Tray Lighted Ceilings, Extra Large Crown Molding An...

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35 Anchor Court 35, Marco Island, FL - $2,499,900

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 282 DOM
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New Custom Waterfront "coastal Contemporary" Direct Access Yachting Home - 2 Story, 4 Bedrooms Plus Den, 5 Bath, 3 Car Garage, Pool/spa And $100,000 New Seawall. Soaring 22' Ceilings, Wood Plant Like Tile Flooring, Elevator Engineered, Super Wate...

 

Lots For Sale in The River Area

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

Land, Unimproved Land
  • 746 DOM
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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 - $2,250,000

Land, Unimproved Land
  • 3,580 DOM
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-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

Land, Unimproved Land
  • 193 DOM
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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 - $1,995,000

Land, Unimproved Land
  • 482 DOM
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"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...

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287 Polynesia Court 2, Marco Island, FL - $1,900,000

Land, Unimproved Land
  • 188 DOM
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Build Your Dream Home In This Dream Location On This Dream Property. Over Sized Home Site - One Half Times Larger Than The Others. 150' Water Frontage And 150'deep. .52 Acres, 22,651 Square Feet. Located Directly On Marco River Offering Quick D...

1798 Wavecrest Court 2, Marco Island, FL - $1,875,000

Land, Unimproved Land
  • 746 DOM
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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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