Retire in Marco Island, FL

Livability Score
47
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
16921
Median Househould Income
73031
Median Age
64.5
65 Years and Over
8290
Median Home Value
475900
Unemployed
312
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Doreen's Cup of Joe

Wonderful spot tucked away in a shopping center. Menu had fantastic choices, wether you're a savory breakfast person or sweet, they've got something for...

2. Kirk's Coney Island

Stopped in on a rainy night had the best gyro I have ever had the meat was seasoned perfect thick cut very filling with onions home made tzatziki sauce. and...

3. The Blue Heron

Best Scallops I have ever had anywhere! Intimate, quaint, fine dining, COTTON table clothes, nice china, warm décor, amazing view, phenomenal service, and...

4. Philly Grille

Great food and service! Everything was delicious! We are here at Marco Island or our annual family vacation. (13 of us) So the kids didn't want the usual...

5. Lee Be Fish Company

What a great spot for fresh fish on Marco Island!! I purchased a really affordably priced piece of snapper that smelled & tasted like it was fresh out of...

Golf
1. Lely Resort Golf & Country Club

This place is beautiful. We spent two days here for a wedding and had an incredible time. The pools are so nice, the staff is really great, everything is so...

2. Rookery At Marco

A nice relaxing round of golf. There's a laid back pace on the course and the course doesn't play neither too difficult or too easy. Around the course is a...

3. TPC Treviso Bay

TPC at Treviso Bay has a very professional staff. Beautiful Golf course. I got a discounted rate on golfnow.com ($85)

4. Flamingo Island Club Golf & Tee Time

Flamingo Island at Lely Resort is the nicest course I've ever played, hands down. My wife and I traveled to Naples for our honeymoon and we picked a couple...

5. Windstar On Naples Bay

I am currently staying with my mom here. My parents just purchased a condo here. It is absolutely wonderful! I spent a few days at the pool which was...

Active
1. Full Throttle Waverunner Adventures

Had a great time. Gabriel was right on time and very friendly. He made sure we were completely comfortable with the skis before we went out. He was very...

2. All About Water

Visiting South Florida from Wisconsin. We checked out this kayak and paddle board dealer who is originally from Michigan. He has a excellent set up. Drops...

3. Shark Valley Tram Tours

Highly recommended, even though I didn't love the tram tours in other places. We stopped here on a recent trip and were not disappointed. The trails here...

4. Keewaydin Island

WOW! What an Island! After renting a boat we decided to spend our day here and we could not have had more fun! This spot has everything to offer from Flat...

5. Marco Island Ski & Water Sports

Great staff. Everyone was so friendly, patient, and attentive. Highly recommend the waverunner tour. Got to see dolphins and manatees really really up close.

Arts
1. Kirk's Coney Island

Stopped in on a rainy night had the best gyro I have ever had the meat was seasoned perfect thick cut very filling with onions home made tzatziki sauce. and...

2. Naples Botanical Garden

Beautiful! These gardens are lush, tropical, colorful, and fun! We went right in the middle of the day in the middle of the summer, so we definitely got the...

3. Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club

We went there as guests of the Marriott to go to the driving range which is included in the hotel stay. It's just a short drive from the hotel. The staff...

4. Marco Island Historical Museum

I've been coming to Marco for more than 20 years and I learned more about Marco history in a 30 minute visit here than in all my past trips to the...

5. The Spirited Painter

In town on vacation and this painting experience was the best activity! Owner, Cathy, and artist Rob, were wonderful. Step by step instructions, great...

Shopping
1. Winn-Dixie

This is the only Winn-Dixie I have ever liked. They have really good sales on wine, a large selection of fresh fruits and veggies and even an area dedicated...

2. Expressions Model Furniture Outlet

A little unfriendly at first( a "hello" or "let me know if you need any help" is a good idea) but turned out to be a great team with great ideas and advice....

3. Marco Island/Naples Florist, Wedding Center & Gifts

I sent an arrangement for dear friends in sympathy. I spoke with the florist and she explained it would be a nice "table" arrangement. I thought small but...

4. Scootertown

Nice guys and a fine afternoon on one of their beach bikes. Very reasonable price and great service

5. Baer's Furniture

Everyone was great! My salesperson quit the day I was buying but her associate picked it up and took good care of me!

Health
1. Kent V Hasen, MD

With a few ugly moles, including one on the side of my nose, I had avoided having them removed because I'm a big baby. On the day of my surgery, the office...

2. Skin Wellness Physicians

I drive an hour and a half each way just to have Dr. Daniel Wasserman care for my skin. The office staff at Skin Wellness Physicians could not be more...

3. Madison Eye Associates

Don't look further...these are the people you want to "see". I was visiting my parents on Marco Island when my daughter fell and broke her prescription...

4. Island Paradise Dental

I met Dr. Abbiati one evening at his office. I was on vacation, I stopped in at his office just before closing time, and he stayed and took care of me. It...

5. Dr Douglas J Stephenson

Dr.Stephenson was very professional and has over 35 years of experience. I went in with a shoulder injury due to golf and was back in the full swing of...

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