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The River Area


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: 10
Average Price: $1,698,700
Highest Price: $3,300,000
Lowest Price: $1,190,000


River Area Homes For Sale

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849 Buttonwood Court, Marco Island, FL - $12,000,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 12 Beds
  • 7,349 SQFT
  • 233 DOM
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Once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity To Own Your Own Mini-marina On Marco Island With Nearly 700 Feet Of Direct-access Water Frontage. This Incredible Assemblage Offers Three Lots (one Is A Double Lot), With Four Homes On The Entire Cul-de-sac. What Mak...

986 Sundrop Court, Marco Island, FL - $7,900,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 4,649 SQFT
  • 215 DOM
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Extraordinary Opportunity! Direct Access To Gulf, Breathtaking Water Views And Sunsets From This Custom Designed Home. Wrap Around Lanai With Infinity Edge Pool/spa With Outdoor Entertaining Area. Over 4600 Square Feet Of Living Space,three Bedroo...

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214 Rockhill Court, Marco Island, FL - $6,595,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 5 Beds
  • 5,090 SQFT
  • 212 DOM
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This Elegant Waterfront Estate Offers Professionally Designed Luxury Including A 4 Car Garage, 207' New Seawall, And Wide Water Views. With Southwest Exposure And Direct Access To The Marco River, This Home Is A Boaters Dream. This Family Estate O...

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468 Tarpon Court, Marco Island, FL - $6,375,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 4,092 SQFT
  • 107 DOM
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This Beautiful Contemporary Custom Built Home Was Completed In 2022 By Braun Builders. The Two Story Great Room Along With Expansive Floor To Ceiling Glass Windows At The Front And Rear Of The Home Allow For The Perfect Amount Of Natural Light. Th...

Unit 2 - 1842 Menorca Court, Marco Island, FL - $5,976,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 4,536 SQFT
  • 76 DOM
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Discover The Epitome Of Luxury Living In This Spectacular New Construction Waterfront Of Marco Island. Oversized Lot With 160' Of The Newer Seawall. This Residence Is A Masterpiece Of Contemporary Design, Offering An Unparalleled Blend Of Opulence...

1627 Barbados Court, Marco Island, FL - $5,750,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 5 Beds
  • 4,002 SQFT
  • 103 DOM
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An Unparalleled Coastal Living Experience With 4002 Sq Ft Living Area Including 5 Bd Plus Study, 4.5 Baths, 170 Ft Of Waterfront, 50 Ft Lap Pool, Dock And Boating Access. Captivating Southwestern Views Of Converging Waterways And Beautiful Sunsets...

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739 Fairlawn Court, Marco Island, FL - $5,249,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 4,061 SQFT
  • 237 DOM
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Unrestricted Deep Water Access With A 46 X 8.5 Bellingham Marine Concrete Floating Dock With Extended Hight Concrete Piles And Tide Slides. Aluminum Ramp All Built To Commercial Standards With Water And 30 And 50 Amp Electric Service. All Solar Le...

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1857 Woodbine, Marco Island, FL - $4,950,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 3,909 SQFT
  • 358 DOM
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Brand New Build Now Available! Water Views Views Views! Spectacular Upscale Coastal Contemporary, Water Direct, 2-story Home Of 4 Beds | 5 Baths | 5559sf Ttl With Long And Wide Water Views Is Purely A Breath Of Fresh Air. Enjoy The Volume Of The S...

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1812 Maywood Court, Marco Island, FL - $4,399,999

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 5 Beds
  • 4,253 SQFT
  • 126 DOM
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Stunning 2 Story Coastal Contemporary Water Direct Home, Newly Renovated And Beautiful! New Contemporary Lvp Flooring Throughout! Newly Painted Inside And Out ''like New'' Home! Bring The Whole Family As There Is Room For Everyone! 5 Bedrooms En...




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".


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