Welcome to Marco Island
A tranquil South Florida barrier island situated along the Gulf of Mexico
Approximately 18 miles south of Naples, discover the serenity and beauty of Marco Island. Classified as a barrier island, the area is connected to the mainland by two bridges (the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge and the Goodland Bridge). Surrounded by beachfront, golf courses, a state forest, and a state park, there is much to explore on any day of the week. Boaters are particularly fond of Marco Island, as it offers plenty of spots for getting out on the water.
Neighborhoods throughout town are quaint, charming, and palm tree-lined. Luxury homes and modest single-family properties occupy the surrounding area. All of the houses found on Marco Island exude undeniable South Florida vibes. Spanish-style architecture and pastel colors adorn community roads, creating an unparalleled ambiance for residents of the island.
What to Love
- Secluded barrier island
- Access to the Gulf of Mexico
- Boating and outdoor recreation
- Close to Naples
Resort living is at its best on Marco Island. Combining features of an upscale vacation destination with all of the comforts of home, this is an idyllic place to reside. Locals are pleased to access top-tier amenities and conveniences, including Marco Beach, Canine Cove Dog Park, The Island Country Club, multiple nature preserves, and boat ramps. Additionally, residents also enjoy highly-rated schools and nearby shopping and dining.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Experience Marco Island to the fullest when you frequent the area’s best shopping and dining establishments.
One of the biggest perks of being a resident of the island is enjoying the cuisine at many waterfront restaurants. Close to the ocean and the bay, savor extraordinary menu offerings steps from your favorite beach. Top establishments include Dolphin Tiki Bar & Grill
, situated close to the water, so you can dine on made-to-order meals with a view. CJ's on the Bay
also offers bayfront views and incredible seafood selections, while The SpeakEasy
provides Chicago-style fare with live music and waterfront views. For a taste of Italy in Florida, check out Ciao Bella Ristorante Italiano
and try one of their authentic Old World dishes.
Things to Do
You’ll never have to venture far to make the most of your free time on Marco Island. Nature enthusiasts, boaters, avid golfers, and beachgoers have a seemingly endless list of places to relax and unwind.
Bask in Marco Island’s gorgeous weather when you spend the day at any of the area’s top outdoor attractions. Popular spots among locals include The Island Country Club
, Marco Beach, Tigertail Beach, and the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
This impressive barrier island also boasts several exceptional schools. Marco Island’s public elementary school has a perfect rating from GreatSchools.org.
- Tommie Barfield Elementary School, Pre-kindergarten through 5th grade
- Marco Island Charter Middle School, 6th grade through 8th grade
- Marco Island Academy, 9th grade through 12th grade
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