If you just bought a new home near the coast of Marco Island, you should understand that beach home maintenance is absolutely necessary and a bit more involved than your average home. Homes near the beach are generally more difficult to maintain because materials like wood and metal are more likely to become brittle or oxidize due to a combination of moisture, salt air, sand, and wind.

Review your home insurance policyHow To Maintain Your Beach House

It’s never a bad time to review your insurance policy for your beach home, because you may be missing out on coverage you need or discounts. For example, adding hurricane shutters or hurricane windows could save you quite a bit in monthly premiums. Make sure you know what your deductible is for named storms, wind, and other…

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Property Taxes in Marco Island

Florida gives real estate taxation rights to thousands of locally-based governmental units. Typically taxing municipalities’ tax assessments are combined under the same notice from the county. Every municipality then is allocated the assessed amount it levied.

Property taxes have traditionally been local governments’ near-exclusive domain as a funding source. They’re a capital pillar for public services in support of cities, schools, and special districts such as sewage treatment plants, public safety services, transportation and others.

These are a few of the public services most local governments typically offer. Again, real estate taxes are the main way Marco Island pays for them, including over half of all public school funding. All other…

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School Districts in Marco Island

In order to find the school that fits your child's unique needs, you will want to consider a number of factors, including the school's character, classrooms and instructors. Your choice of schools may factor into other important decisions in your family's life, such as where to live.

If you are looking to move to Marco Island, FL considers which school your children would attend. This is usually in the top 3 things that people look into when considering a move. If you have children, their education is of utmost importance. Marco Island Public Schools, like all US public schools are tuition-free.

Florida has a competent and well-ranked education system. Florida's public education system consists of several components that are commonly found in…

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Summer Activities in Marco Island

Summer Activities in Marco IslandFrom spotting wild dolphins to zipping down water slides, summer in the Paradise Coast brings fun and excitement for the whole family. If you have ever planned a vacation to southwest Florida, you probably planned it when you and your family had some time off.  Eco-tour operators, hotels, restaurants and local businesses all rely on “Season” which typically runs from Thanksgiving through Easter on Marco Island and peaks during the middle of March.  The population of Marco Island is around 15,000 full-time residents and that will almost quadruple to 55,000 people during March and April. Even though summer isn't peak season,  there is a nice breeze that comes off the ocean, and the water is very refreshing. Yes, it's hot…

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