Hailed as one of the wealthiest cities in the U.S., Naples is located in Collier county on the west coast. We also boast the 6th highest per capita income in the country and have the 2nd highest proportion of millionaires per capita.
But don’t let this intimidate you. It is still a beach community at heart. Attracting seasonal and year-round residents from the Northeast and the Midwest, Naples is a laid-back city. Locals and visitors come here to enjoy the beach, sunsets, dining, local cultural events and much more.
As you might imagine, these things make Naples real estate a hot commodity among those considering Florida. Whether considering a condo for winter escapes, a golfing community, a home in Naples Park or a luxurious high rise with views of the gulf, Naples real estate offers multiple possibilities.
As you consider Naples real estate for your vacation home, permanent residence or investment property, we are certain there are things about the area which will surprise you.
Founded in the late 1880’s, local media of the time told of the area’s mild climate, fishing and gaming opportunities, comparing it to Naples, Italy. Local commerce is largely tourism focused. A dominant focal point in our tourism is that of ecotourism. We are close to both the Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands, just south of us, in Marco Island.
Recently named as the “Highest Well-Being Community” by Time.com, Naples is home to numerous farmers markets, yoga & health studios. We also have more golf holes per capita than anywhere else in the U.S. Attractive to running enthusiasts, we have hosted the Naples Half Marathon every year since 1989. Runner’s World magazine named it one of the best half-marathons in the country.
For the eco lovers, opportunities to appreciate the local landscape and wildlife are numerous. If you are interested in the natural landscape, you can enjoy nature hikes through Big Cypress National Preserve; canoeing & kayaking in Wilderness Waterway; or visit the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve which is the native orchid capital of the United States. If wildlife is of interest to you, you will enjoy the 10,000 Islands Dolphin Project; the Florida Panther Natural Wildlife Rescue; or bird watching in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. And these are just a few of your options.
For those wanting a bit of culture, Naples was named the #1 Small Art Town In America by author John Villani, as cited by the Naples Herald. With over 100 art galleries, our community art center, numerous art fairs and the local Philharmonic Center for the Art complex, music lovers and still-art fans will be able to get their fix.
Naples real estate is as diverse as the visitors it attracts. From Floridian-style homes and condos in Olde Naples, to the modern and hip Naples Square, Olde Naples offers a distinct dining and shopping experience that locals and visitors appreciate. North Naples offers newer construction with Mercato being a central gathering spot. Whether deciding between single-family homes in Naples Park, a condo on Vanderbilt Beach or new construction in Esplanade and Lamorada, the location can’t be beat.
Naples is a diverse area offering something for all interests. As you consider your Naples real estate investment, we believe you will be able to find many local attractions to be of interest and you too, will soon be calling Naples home.
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