Old Marco Real Estate
Located at the northern tip of the island, Old Marco is one of the best values on the island, distinguished by waterfront properties with commanding views of the Gulf that range from sprawling estates to more vintage homes. Today residents and visitors alike are drawn by the area’s walkability and easy access to the Gulf. Old Marco’s relative affordability in comparison to other parts of the island is because of its lack of beach although the direct access to the Gulf continues to be its major selling point. The northern side of Marco Island is quieter and more remote, giving visitors and residents the opportunity to connect with nature at a more intimate level. Read more about Old Marco.
Old Marco Homes & Condos For Sale
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Old Marco Boating
Many properties are “water direct” meaning direct access to the Gulf of Mexico without having to worry about height restrictions in navigating any low bridges. Other homes featuring their own private docks as well as boat lifts draw owners of larger deep-water boats.
Condo communities in Old Marco range from the luxury high-rise Pier 81, as well as the two separate condo communities comprising Ville de Marco. Ville de Marco West offers some of the best views on the island as well as assigned boat docks while Ville de Marco East encompasses fifteen separate buildings, six of which are directly on the Marco River.
Old Marco Amenities
Even if you don’t own your own boat, Old Marco makes it easy to rent a boat and take advantage of some of Southwest Florida’s best fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling in the clear waters near the northern tip. Jet skiing and kayaking are also popular ways to enjoy the sunshine and overall ambience. Old Marco is famous for its laid-back Key West vibe with many of its best-known restaurants located just an easy stroll or boat ride away. Snook Inn is heralded for its burgers and seafood served in a casual waterfront setting while Marek’s offers more formal dining in the historic Captain Collier home. The Collection at Olde Marco is a cluster of eclectic shops and cafes offering additional opportunities to grab a snack or ice cream while browsing for gifts and unique treasures.
Old Marco History
Old Marco is also steeped in history as the site of one of the most significant archaeological finds in Native American artifacts. While the Calusa Indians made their presence known across Southwest Florida, the Calusa on Marco Island lived in a relatively rich estuary environment with plentiful fish and shellfish. Without the constant concerns about finding food, the Calusa were able to indulge their artistic talents. In 1896, Frank Hamilton Cushing led an excavation in Old Marco that uncovered the renowned Key Marco Cat, a half-man-half panther carving that is now housed in the Smithsonian. Cushing’s team also discovered colorful ceremonial masks and other carved objects, cementing the Calusa’s reputation as one of the most artistic tribes to inhabit Florida before the Europeans arrived.
Old Marco Location
Old Marco is located in the northern section of Marco Island just off Bald Eagle Road.