From exclusive designer shopping, miles of beautiful beaches, and world-renowned golf courses, to swamp buggy races, Naples truly has something for everyone. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Naples is directly west across the Everglades from Miami. Naples has been a destination for affluent sun-seekers since the 1880s when it was named Naples on the Gulf, after the warm Italian town. Experiencing Naples means starting the day teeing off at an elite golf course where you might see an alligator, strolling in and out of chic art galleries downtown, enjoying fresh seafood for lunch, then catching a stunning sunset before a five-star dinner and an award-winning show at Artis-Naples.
Buying a home allows residents of Naples to take advantage of plentiful recreation activities year-round, whether that be boating, fishing, pickleball, tennis or just walking on the sand. Real estate in Naples ranges from beach-front estate homes hidden in exclusive Port Royal and the Moorings, to family-friendly North Naples communities abundant in amenities like golf and tennis. Naples is the seat of Collier County with a population of 385,000. Collier County includes the inland areas of Ave Maria, Immokalee, and Golden Gate Estates. East of Naples, golf communities including Lely and Treviso Bay enjoy proximity to beaches and downtown Naples as well as the edge of the Everglades. Nature seekers will want to explore the rare environments of Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. Southwest Florida is known for being friendly to retirees, but plenty of young professionals also make Naples their home, many working in healthcare, financial and professional services, or at one of several national companies headquartered in Naples.
As a designated Blue Zone, Naples invites residents to take pleasure in active, healthy lifestyles. In January and February with average temperatures in the 70s-80s, lounging on the beach or dining al fresco is unquestionably worth the investment.