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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: 8
Average Price: $1,958,375
Highest Price: $3,250,000
Lowest Price: $1,350,000

 

River Area Homes For Sale

All Listings $300,000 - $400,000 $400,000 - $500,000
$500,000 - $600,000 $600,000 - $700,000 $700,000 - $800,000
$800,000 - $900,000 Over $1,000,000
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882 Magnolia Court, Marco Island, FL - $6,750,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,265 SQFT
  • 3 DOM
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Motivated Seller!!! Exquisite Location Situated At The End Of The Cul-de-sac & Has 1 Of The Largest Waterfronts On Marco Island, Boasting Extraordinary Panoramic Views! Best Property On Marco Island!!! Location, Location, Location! Included W/ Sal...

214 Rockhill Court, Marco Island, FL - $6,500,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,090 SQFT
  • 130 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...

1271 Orange Court, Marco Island, FL - $5,100,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,944 SQFT
  • 150 DOM
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Brand-new Custom Built Home By Aqua Custom Homes. Water-direct With Quick Access To The Gulf Of Mexico. Four En-suite Bedrooms Plus Den /study With Master On The First Floor. 2nd Floor Open Loft Space. Many Custom Upgrades Throughout With Aqua's ...

197 N Barfield Drive, Marco Island, FL - $4,200,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,827 SQFT
  • 95 DOM
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Divco's Beautiful Two Story Home Boasts 4 Bedrooms Plus A Study, 4.5 Baths, Front And Rear Balcony On Second Floor Plus A Loft. Step Out To The Lovely Lanai Featuring An Outdoor Kitchen, Infinity Edge Pool With Sunshelf, Spa And Fire/water Bowls. ...

177 Geranium Court, Marco Island, FL - $3,947,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,351 SQFT
  • 23 DOM
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Direct Access !!! Stunning 4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom Home Built In 2019 With Beautiful Waterway Views ! The Finest In Coastal Living With An Open Floor Plan And High End Interior Finished Throughout . This Custom Property Features 4 Bedrooms , 4 Full B...

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

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,565 SQFT
  • 559 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...

175 Dan River Court, Marco Island, FL - $2,999,999

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,215 SQFT
  • 86 DOM
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Start Enjoying Life, From Sunrise To Sunset, On Marco Island! This Coastal Contemporary Themed 4 Bedroom + Den, 3.5 Bath, Canal-front, Divco Home Comes With A Brand New 14,000 Lb Boat Lift, A New Jet Ski Lift, Pool Cage, And Roof As Well! The Larg...

5 Covewood Court, Marco Island, FL - $2,995,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,922 SQFT
  • 30 DOM
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Direct Access To The Gulf Of Mexico! This Lovely 2 Story Home Offers Three Bedroom Plus A Study, 3 Bathrooms, Three Car Garage, Pool And Spa, And A Lanai On The 2nd Story For Great Long Water Views. Home Will Be Complete In Spring Of 2023. Selle...

55 N Barfield Drive, Marco Island, FL - $2,600,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,212 SQFT
  • 44 DOM
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Gorgeous Panoramic Views Of Tarpon Bay Greet You As You Enter This Direct-access Former Divco Model Home. This Three-bedroom, Three-bath Plus Den Residence Has Been Beautifully Updated. Warm And Inviting With A Palette Of Soothing Neutrals And Cri...

 

 

 

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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