What do Judge Judy, Barry Alvarez, Chuck Mangione, Janet Evanovich, Rocco Mediate, Greg Norman, and Mike Ditka all have in common? They are just a few of the celebrities who live at least part time here in Naples. Where do they live you ask? Not on your life. The point is that Naples is a premiere destination. Just a few weeks ago Nichole Kidman and Keith Urban were spotted walking down the trendy 5th Avenue here in Naples. The Keno brothers have come to Naples time and time again to appraise some of the fabulous antiques in the mansions of Port Royal and Aqualane Shores.
Our son in Mike Ditka's Packard
Naples has 17 miles of white sandy beaches that are completely accessible to residents and visitors alike. Parasailing, jet-skiing, walking the beaches, playing in the surf or sunbathing are extremely popular activities.
The Keno brothers
Dining ranges from the best 5 star restaurants to The Cheesecake Factory and everything in between. Trendy boutiques dot various areas all around town as well as Nordstroms, Saks Fifth Avenue and of course Macys, Dillards and JC Penny, Marshalls and TJ Maxx are favorites. The Prime Outlet Mall with stores like Off 5th, Escada, Jockey, Neiman Marcus Last Call and Bloomingdales Outlet to name just a few are just down the road in Estero.
Hotels include the Waldorf-Astoria and 2 Ritz-Carltons (one at the beach and one at Tiburon the golf resort), The Inn on 5th, Hilton (Don Schula’s Steak House is in the Hilton), Fairfield Inn, Inn at Pelican Bay, Hampton Inn, Trianon, Bellasera, LaPlaya and numerous other hotels in all price ranges.
Golf courses both private equity and public abound. Deep sea fishing is available by charter companies, fishing from your own boat or while standing on the shore is a great little way to enjoy the water. Tennis is all over the city. Most developments have a tennis program.
Real estate is the #1 activity here so how can I write a blog and miss telling you about properties? I can’t. You can buy a 1 bedroom 1 bath condo near the beach or a 5 bedroom 6 bath condo or home near the beach or away from the beach, gated or not gated. In golf course developments (you don’t have to belong to the golf club in most cases to live in a golf course development) there are condos (high-rise, mid-rise, low-rise), coach homes, carriage homes attached and detached villas, single family homes and estate homes in most developments. A wide price range is < $200,000 to $20,000,000.
All you have to do is drop us a line with your wish list. Please be as specific as you are able. Number of bedrooms, furnished or unfurnished, do you have a pet, garage (if it’s a condo), view, golf or Gulf and the most important is a price range. We will only send you MLS sheets on appropriate properties., If you tell us exactly what you desire, we will send you exactly what you desire. If you’re not sure, we’ll work through that and eliminate properties not just right for you.
Naples is a relatively new city. It’s gorgeous and the landscaping is maintained to perfection all around our fair town. In “season” our population swells to around 350,000 but not all are snowbirds. We do have 11 high schools and all of the activities that go along with family activities. With 4 major hospitals and one of them NCH (a top heart hospital) Naples has all of your health issues covered.
Southwest Florida International Airport is a mere 20 minutes down the road. Tampa International Airport is 2 hours away, Miami International Airport is 2 hours away, Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale International Airport is 1.5 hours away and the Naples airport is very busy servicing private jets, charters to The Keys and most times of the year small commercial jets.
If you’re thinking of that vacation property, a great investment, a 2nd home or a permanent move, Naples has it all. Give us a call. We’d love to help you find your bit of Paradise.
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