Naples FL is One of The Most Beautiful Places in the Country
Naples, Florida is one of the most beautiful places in the country. For the period of 1995-2000, Naples Florida led the country with the highest net migration of young, single, college educated residents. CNNMoney.com in September 2008 selected Collier County as the fourth best county in the United States in its "Best Places For a Long Life" article. In addition, women in Collier County have the longest life expectancy in the U.S. (only 2nd to Japan in the world), and men here have the 2nd highest life expectancy in the US.
Forbes Magazine in its June 2010 article "Where America's Money is Moving" indicated that Collier County has the highest average income ($304,644 for a family of four) of people who are moving into any place in the country. In its July 2008 issue, an AARP Magazine article about the "Healthiest Hometowns in America" ranked Naples as the number 10 city. It said Naples Florida still deserves its real estate nick name of "Florida's last paradise" despite the building boom. "The area has hung on to its small-town feel: its beaches and art scene (more than 134 galleries in the vicinity) are often voted tops in the nation," the article said. "And for link lovers, it's heaven: Naples-Marco Island has the second most golf holes per capita in the country. In our survey, residents got high scores for regular exercise, healthy eating, and not smoking, so it's no surprise that the area has one of the lowest cancer mortality rates going."
The Milken Institute's 2005 list of Best Performing Cities ranked Naples/Marco Island 3rd on the prestigious list up from 15th in 2004. Naples Florida has always been rated highly on the list of Money Magazine's Best Places To Live in the U.S. And that is not by accident. The weather is tropical with temperatures in the winter in the 70's and 80's, yet there is always the influence of subtle Gulf Breezes. Majestic Sunsets are the rule rather than the oddity.
Recreation in Naples
The opportunities for recreational activites are endless. With over 100, both public and private, Naples has the second most golf holes per capita in the U.S. Golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, walking paths and biking lanes abound. Naples is also home to the Franklin Templeton Shootout, The ACE Senior Tour Event and many top tennis events. Golf Magazine's 2005 Dream Home was built in Naples Florida. For more information about Naples Golf Course Homes.
Boating and Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico
One is never far from the water in Naples. Directly on the Gulf of Mexico and near the 10,000 islands in the Everglades, Naples real estate affords boaters some of the prettiest waterways and beaches in Florida where dolphins and manatees cavort in the waves and where sport fishermen can experience some of the best sport fishing in the world. Naples Waterfront properties need not be on the Gulf of Mexico, as there are hundreds of lakes that dot golf courses and developments throughout the area.
Among the many Naples Fl homes for sale one can find safe harbors for boaters in the Moorings and Venetian Bays, located between Gulf Shore Boulevard and US 41, Naples Bay, Wiggins Pass, and the many canals and waterways that span the magnificent areas of Port Royal, Aqualane Shores, Windstar, Parkshore, Royal Harbor, Bayshore, Oyster Bay, Seagate, Connors, Vanderbilt Beach, Little Hickory Bay and Southport. Yacht clubs, sailboat clubs and full service marinas are available for the most ardent of boaters and fishermen.
Best Beaches in the Country
Last but not least, miles of white sand beaches stretch from Keewaydin Island, near Marco Island, past Old Naples and its landmark pier all the way up to Vanderbilt and Bonita Beaches. Beachfront homes and High Rise Condos on the Gulf constantly provide their owners with absolutely breathtaking views. TV\'s Travel Channel considers thebeaches of Naples Florida to be among the finest in the world. Enjoy the water and weather from beautiful Naples waterfront properties.
Shopping and Restaurants in Naples Florida
Third Street South, and Fifth Avenue South are home to fine shops and art galleries, antique shoppes and top notch restuarants in and around Old Naples. Experience world class shopping at the Waterside Shops at Pelican Bay, Bayfront, across from Tin City, and at the Village at Venetian Bay in Park Shore. Vacation lodging is available in some of the finest hotels in the world including two Ritz-Carltons, the Naples Grande Resort, Trianon, The Inn on FIfth, LaPlaya, the Edgewater Beach Hotel, Naples Hilton and Towers and the Naples Beach Hotel.
Golf Course communities in Naples with all the amenities are too numerous to list, but many of them like The Vineyards, Kensington, Hammock Bay, The Brooks, The Quarry, Pelican Bay, Heritage Bay, Stonebridge, Vasari, Pelican Sound, Pelican Landing, Palmira, The Strand, Pelican Marsh, Naples Lakes, Cedar Hammock, Forest Glen, Glen Eagle, Cypress Woods, Naples Heritage, Quail Creek, Grandezza, Foxfire, Countryside, Vanderbilt Country Club, Lely, and Fiddler\'s Creek, afford golfers, from casual to competitive, many types of courses on which to hone their skills. Click here for BUNDLED GOLF COMMUNITY listings. Other communities like Village Walk, Delasol, Autumn Woods, Monterey, Maplewood, Sterling Lakes, Berkshire Lakes, Indigo Lakes, Pebblebrook Lakes, Pelican Isle, Bridgewater Bay, Island Walk, Verona Walk, Laurel Lakes, Artesia, Firano, Madison Park, Brynwood Preserve, Bella Vita, Longshore Lake, Saturnia Lakes, offer Naples FL real estate condos, villas, carriage, coach and single family homes in a variety of neighborhoods and in all price ranges from the $200,000's into the millions of dollars within their developments.
No matter what your Naples Fl real estate needs are, they can be satisfied with Luxury Mid and High Rise Waterfront Condos that span Coquina Sands, Moorings and Park Shore areas, in addition to the towers in Pelican Bay, and beachfront homes in Bay Colony and the Vanderbilt Beach areas. You can find Naples waterfront properties right on the Gulf of Mexico or dockside waterfront homes in Port Royal, Aqualane Shores and Royal Harbor. Olde Naples Florida Real Estate offers access to the Gulf of Mexico as well as homes and condos in The Moorings, Parkshore, Southport or Little Hickory Bay. Luxury Naples Golf Course Communities and Luxury Estate Homes can be found in Bay Colony, Bonita Bay, Collier's Reserve, Audobon, Islandia, Quail West, Quail Creek, Tiburon, Mediterra, Olde Cypress, West Bay Club, Twin Eagles, The Classics at Lely, Fiddler's Creek, Treviso Bay, The Estuary and Grey Oaks. Naples, Florida can afford those with a taste for grand living everthing they could desire. For more information about luxury beachfront and Naples waterfront homes or waterfront condos, golf course communities, luxury homes or retirement communities in Naples Florida, click here to email us.