Marco Island is the largest Barrier Island within Southwest Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands area extending from Marco Island to Cape Sable. The Island features six miles of beach and 100 miles of waterways within its 24 square miles.
With a permanent population of 15,000 and a peak winter season population of 35,000, Marco Island’s residents call this unique Island Paradise. Marco Island is located in Collier County, a short drive from Naples. It is well known for its high quality of life, natural resources, casual atmosphere, and friendly people.
Many individuals moving to Marco Island are drawn to its sun-soaked beaches. However, the island has plenty of activities outside of its beaches, including boating, fishing, water sports, and guided nature tours. Marco Island’s lush surroundings makes it a premiere spot to view dolphins and manatees, as well as see a variety of birds such as heron, spoonbills, osprey, and more. Marco Island has consistently been ranked one of the best places to live not only in Florida, but in the country.