South of Naples, Marco Island is a place for adventures in the sun and sand. The island has a laid-back beach vibe, while also offering luxury resorts and wide, sandy beaches. With a year-round population of 17,930 that increases to around 40,000 in the winter season, Marco Island remains a friendly, picturesque town even while its gorgeous beaches, rich natural environment, and abundant fishing attract visitors from around the world. Boating and fishing are priorities on Marco, and the glimmering saltwater rewards anyone paddling a kayak through the serene mangrove estuaries of the Ten Thousand Islands or heading out into the Gulf of Mexico to fish with bucket-list experiences.
Real estate possibilities include beach-front condos, estate homes, and inland waterfront homes. Resident islanders are always ready to get out on the water from their own private backyard docks. Often home buyers fall in love with their ideal waterfront lot, then start fresh to build the house of their dreams. Marco Island boasts numerous unique shopping and restaurant options, from fine dining to drinks with your toes in the sand. Residents and visitors love Quinn’s on the Beach at the JW Marriot and the Bistro Soleil at the Olde Marco Inn. The Marco Island History Museum exhibits the depth of life on the island, from the original residents, native Calusa Indians, the pioneers of the 1870s, to the island’s development by the Mackle brothers in the 1960s and 70s.
If you are dreaming of a beautiful waterfront view to go with your morning coffee, you will find living on Marco Island will truly mean you wake up in paradise every day.