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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: 8
Average Price: $1,702,125
Highest Price: $2,449,000
Lowest Price: $1,349,000


River Area Homes For Sale

All Listings $300,000 - $400,000 $400,000 - $500,000
$500,000 - $600,000 $800,000 - $900,000 Over $1,000,000
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468 Tarpon Court, Marco Island, FL - $7,500,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 4,092 SQFT
  • 26 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. ...

214 Rockhill Court, Marco Island, FL - $6,950,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 5 Beds
  • 5,090 SQFT
  • 236 DOM
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Pull Your Yacht Up To The New 207' Seawall At This Extraordinary New Estate Located On A Massive Water Direct Lot With Fast Boating Access To The Marco River And Beyond To The Gulf! You'll Find Phenomenal Long & Wide Water Views, A Sunny Sw Exposu...

587 Goldcoast Court, Marco Island, FL - $6,300,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 3,750 SQFT
  • 11 DOM
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Waterfront, Southeastern Exposure, Dream Home To Be Completed In 2024! This Impeccably Appointed Residence Features A Stunning Mix Of Thoughtfully Designed Details And Expansive Water Views That Reflect A Distinctive Lifestyle. Coastal Contemporar...

295 Grapewood Court, Marco Island, FL - $5,950,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,550 SQFT
  • 105 DOM
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Great Investment Opportunity. This House Offers Amazing Sw Views Located In The Desirable Marco River Area W/direct Access To The Gulf. One-of-a-kind Custom Built Home With 12-foot Ceilings, Fully Furnished And Expertly Decorated With Stylish Furn...

1857 Woodbine, Marco Island, FL - $5,200,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 3,909 SQFT
  • 81 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 | 5066sf Ttl With Long And Wide Water Views Is Purely A Breath Of Fresh Air. Enjoy The Volume Of The S...

1880 N Bahama Avenue, Marco Island, FL - $3,849,999

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 5 Beds
  • 3,852 SQFT
  • 29 DOM
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Experience Converging Waterway Vistas And Direct Gulf Access Without Limitations (bridges) At This Marco Island Residence, Ideal For Large Sailboats/yachts. Exterior And Interior Of This Luxury 5-bd, 4-ba Home Has Been Extensively Updated – All Ne...

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1370 N Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $3,400,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 3,251 SQFT
  • 733 DOM
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Welcome To The 'octavian 'which Is A Stunning Former Model Home With 4 Bedroom, 5 Baths Plus Den With Custom Decorator Finishes. Gorgeous Views Down The Waterway And Minutes To Marco River Passing The Marco Island Yacht Club To Direct Access Boat...

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254 Polynesia Court, Marco Island, FL - $3,399,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 3,569 SQFT
  • 92 DOM
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Craving An Idyllic Lifestyle In Picturesque Marco Island? Look No Further Than This Immaculate 3-bedroom Plus Study, 4.5-bath Home That Offers Sw Exposure, Very Quick Direct Access To The River And Gulf And Is Sure To Impress With Its Upgrades Thr...

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580 Goldcoast Court, Marco Island, FL - $3,295,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 3,861 SQFT
  • 93 DOM
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Boating Enthusiasts Will Love Direct-gulf Access & Private Dock With 20k-lb And 10k-lb Lifts Accommodating 39-foot And 20-foot Boats! Experience The Ultimate Indoor-outdoor Lifestyle You've Been Dreaming Of In This Spectacular Marco Island Residen...




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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