Old Naples Florida
Old Naples Real Estate
Old Naples Florida, sometimes referred to as "Olde Naples," is a section of the City of Naples located between 7th Ave N. and 13th Ave S. west of US 41 (the Tamiami Trail) and the Gulf of Mexico. All of the avenues, shaded with beautiful palms and Banyan trees, lead directly to the beach and afford both visitors and residents alike with adequate parking for strolling along the beach or frolicking in the warm Gulf waters. Within the confines of Olde Naples Florida are some of the finest restaurants and shops in the area. One can enjoy the many special evening events held on both 3rd St S and 5th Ave S. as well as dine 'al fresco' on warm sunny days and pleasant evenings.
Main Areas in Old Naples
Third Street South:
Running parallel to the Gulf of Mexico, Third Street South located just three blocks from the Gulf and the. famous Naples Pier. The Naples Pier (which can be seen behind us in the photo of us at the top of the page), a must see for all first time visitors, extends 1,000 feet out into the Gulf and is a favorite spot for romantic sunset views, fishing or just enjoying the sight of magnificent beach front estate homes. Third Street South is a concentrated area of shops, boutiques, restaurants and galleries. Special events such as The Christmas Tree Lighting and monthly Thursday Nights on Third during season feature wine tastings and gallery viewings along with outdoor music and performances by local artists make this one of the centers of night life in Naples.
Fifth Avenue South:
Fifth Avenue South is located in the heart of Old Naples. Located just off of US 41 (the Tamiami Trail) just as it turns east towards Miami, it is a long palm treed boulevard that runs directly to the Gulf and is comprised of commercial buildings, restaurants, galleries, coffee shops, boutiques and residential condos. Like Third Avenue South, it too is the host for Thursday Night festivities held on the second Thursday of each month during season and is the site for local festivities like the St. Patty's Day Parade, and monthly juried art shows featuring talented artists and artisans from all over the country.
Cambier Park, Arthur Allen Tennis Center, Norris Community Center and the Von Liebig Art Center:
Located just one block south of Fifth Avenue South, Cambier Park includes the band shell, a children's playground and the Arthur Allen Tennis Center. The tennis center features a full compliment of tennis related activities including tournaments, training and classes. The Von Liebig Art Center on the western side of the park, is open free to the public, operated by an endowment fund servicing the public with exhibitions and educational programs.
Tin City and Bayfront:
Tin City, on the western side of Naples Bay, is a collection of restaurants and souvenir shops that provide a beautiful view of the boats as they pass by or an occasional pod of dolphins or a meandering manatee. Bayfront, located on the opposite side of US 41 from Tin City, is a compilation of restaurants, docks and condos. It is a colorful announcement that you "have arrived" in Naples Florida.
Homes in Old Naples Florida
Old Naples Florida derives its charm from the many colorfully painted cottages often festooned with bougainvillea, royal poincianias, and assortments of hibiscus bushes; however, homes in Naples vary in style and size.
While some of these smaller homes have given way to much larger, more modern homes, built to conform to the latest hurricane standards, there is enough variety to satisfy everyone's tastes. Throughout Old Naples there are also condos and townhomes ready for their owners to visit during "season" with little 'muss and fuss´ within walking distance to fine dining, galleries and shops.