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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: 145
Average Price: $1,020,234
Highest Price: $3,500,000
Lowest Price: $165,000

 

River Area Homes For Sale

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

Single Family/RE1
Community: MARCO BEACH UNIT 2
Island Location: RIVER
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,753 SQFT
  • 119 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...

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275 Polynesia Court, Marco Island, FL - $3,290,000

Single Family/RE1
Community: MARCO BEACH UNIT 2
Island Location: RIVER
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,161 SQFT
  • 176 DOM
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Unsurpassable Water Views & Direct Gulf Access From This Spectacular Custom Built 5 Br+den, 6-1/2 Ba Home Located On An Extra Large Lot On The Marco River! Home Offers A Wonderful Bright, Open Floor Plan W/unforgettable Views From Almost Every Roo...

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1404 Butterfield Court, Marco Island, FL - $2,995,000

Single Family/RE1
Community: MARCO BEACH UNIT 1
Island Location: RIVER
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,275 SQFT
  • 1,902 DOM
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Luxury Living Island Style! View Sunsets From The Lanai And Pool Area! Pool Faces South West! Seconds To Marco River With 179' On Butterfield Bay! 50'party Deck, Separate Sunning Deck, Dock, 2 Lifts, One For Jet Skis. Over 4200 Sq. Ft. A/c And 60...

866 Elm Court, Marco Island, FL - $2,980,000

Single Family/RE1
Community: MARCO BEACH UNIT 4
Island Location: RIVER
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,934 SQFT
  • 231 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...

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242 Stillwater Court, Marco Island, FL - $2,899,000

Single Family/RE1
Community: MARCO BEACH UNIT 2
Island Location: RIVER
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,349 SQFT
  • 420 DOM
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This Fabulous Residence Located On The Marco River Has Unsurpassed Waterfront Views, Plus You'll Enjoy Spectacular Watercolor Sunsets, A Rare Combination Within This Estate Neighborhood! This Custom Designed Divco Built Home Was Built To Showcase...

33 Peach Court, Marco Island, FL - $2,750,000

Single Family/RE1
Community: MARCO BEACH UNIT 5
Island Location: RIVER
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,166 SQFT
  • 344 DOM
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Great Exposure With 247 Ft Of Water Frontage On An Oversized Tip Lot Overlooking A Small Bay With Wide Water View. Gourmet Kitchen Dual Master Suites (up And Down) Over Sized 4 Car Side Entry Garage. Shale Pool Deck 2 Story Pool Cage, Large Seco...

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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
  • 145 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...

967 Iris Court, Marco Island, FL - $2,500,000

Single Family/RE1
Community: Marco Beach Unit 4
Island Location: RIVER
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,908 SQFT
  • 117 DOM
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This Is An Eco Friendly Home That Can Boast Of Leed Silver Certification. There Are Many Upgrades Throughout This Magnificent 2 Story Home. Gourmet Kitchen Dual Wall Ovens, Induction Cook Top Stove, Sub-zero Refrigerator, With Walk In Pantry And W...

Court, Marco Island, FL - $2,399,000

Single Family/RE1
Community: MARCO BEACH UNIT 2
Island Location: RIVER
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3,100 SQFT
  • 434 DOM
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Unparalleled Breathtaking 180 Degree Views Of Marco River From This Spacious Custom Built Slocum/christian Home !!! Water Direct Access To The Gulf Of Mexico With Private Dock And Lift. This Beautiful 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Home Boast Remodeled Cust...

 

Lots For Sale in The River Area

987 Iris Court 4, Marco Island, FL - $2,495,000

"one Of A Kindâ Spectacular Tip Lot 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 Spacious New Estate...

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...

1890 Cascade Court 2, Marco Island, FL - $2,399,000

Take A Look At The Incredible Views From This Home Site In The Beautiful River Area Of Marco Island! Surrounded By Gorgeous Homes, This Is A Premier Location For Your Estate Home! This Tip Lot Located On A Cul-de-sac Has 160 Feet Of Waterfront A...

185 Stillwater Court 2, Marco Island, FL - $2,299,000

Location, Location, Location! One Of Marco Islandâs Remaining Premier Home Sites With 100â Of Waterfront And Incredible Views Of The Marco River! This Is A Boater's Dream With Water Direct Quick Access To The Gulf Of Mexico. Plus, Enjoy The Surr...

257 Polynesia Court 2, Marco Island, FL - $2,299,000

Outstanding Views Of Wide Part Of Marco River! Several Huge Royal Palms Line The Front Of The Property. A House Was Torn Down So There Are Credits Towards Impact Fees Thereby Reducing Cost To Build. Deep Lot (150 Feet) Allows For More Constructio...

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1272 Orange Court Unit 4, Marco Island, FL - $2,199,000

Lowest Fema Flood Zone On The Island. Home Not Required To Be Elevated. 100 X 150 Foot Lot!!!! Will Accomodate Expansive Home Approx 6500 Sq.ft. Or More. New Seawall. Deep, Deep Water Access For All Size And Types Of Vessels! Magnificent Sunset Vi...

 

 

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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