3rd Annual Marco Island Paddle Challenge

Come out for the 3rd Annual Marco Island Paddle Challenge Stand Up Paddle Board and Kayak Competition
The event is scheduled from 8:00AM – 4:00PM on November 10th at The Esplanade & Smokehouse Bay, Marco Island, Florida.

This exciting community event raises money to support the Leadership Marco Scholarship fun that provides scholarships to local high school graduates. We welcome Paddleboarders and Kayakers of all skills and ages!

NEW THIS YEAR: A TRUE Endurance Race (6.2 miles), AND SUP Bic One Design
races courtesy of Naples Outfitters! (Registration for BIC One Design day-of only.)

Questions? Call event chairperson Jacquie Koon at 239-389-4511.

Marco Island FL New Sidewalk Expansion

Shared Use Sidewalk on Collier Blvd. in Marco Island

Shared Use Sidewalk on Collier Blvd. in Marco Island

When driving down Bald Eagle Drive, you’ve probably noticed all of the construction on the sidewalk along the western side of the road.  Thanks to the economic stimulus planand/or grants, the new 8-foot wide sidewalk will be constructed to the west of Bald Eagle from the corner of San Marco to Elkcam Circle and then southwest along Elkcam to Joy Circle.  It will be as wide as the beautiful sidewalks that were constructed recently along Collier Boulevard and shall be completed by the beginning of this December, just in time for season.

This is considered another segment of the Marco Island bike path system and will cater to those who are most comfortable on a bike path shared with pedestrians!

We specialize in helping buyers and sellers with Naples real estate and Marco Island real estate, so for expert service, contact The McCarty Group at 239 970-3250 at Keller Williams Realty.

Lower than Originally Estimated – 2009 Marco Island Property Tax Rate Approved

Marco Island Beaches

Marco Island Beaches

On Monday, September 21, 2009, “the Marco Island City Council approved a property tax rate of 1.6518 mils and the good news is that it’s a decrease from the estimated tax bills that were mailed recently which showed a higher estimated rate of 1.85 mils” per Kelly Farrell of the Marco Eagle.  She went on to say, “The approved rate is about $1.65 per $1,000 of taxable property value” for the City of Marco Island portion of the actual property tax bills that will be sent to owners in the near future. 

Property taxes are paid in arrears in Collier County and those who choose to pay by the beginning of November each year receive the largest discount.  The taxing authority includes:  county, public schools, City of Marco Island, South Florida Water Management District, mosquito control, and voter approved debt payments such as Veterans Park, Naples Caribbean Zoo and Conservation Collier Bond Debt.

The Market Value of property is appraised as of January 1st of each year in Collier County when a snapshot of the market is taken.  If you feel that the market value of your property is inaccurate or doesn’t reflect fair market value, be sure to contact the Collier County Property Appraiser at (239) 252-8141.

We specialize in helping buyers and sellers with Naples real estate and Marco Island real estate, so for expert service, contact The McCarty Group at 239 970-3250 at Keller Williams Realty.