Online searches, research trips, lists of what you prefer, there are many ways to determine what city has the most amenities to fit your lifestyle. In Naples, Florida, we boast of award-winning white sandy beaches, beautiful sunshine year-round, and many luxury living characteristics that will make you end your search and begin the rest of your life in your new luxury home community.
Why are we so confident you’ll love Naples? Because our residents love it. According to Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being: Community Rankings, Naples is the happiest, healthiest place to live in the United States, boasting the lowest levels of stress in the country, reporting little depression, and eating healthy on a daily basis. This same study communicated that many of the residents interviewed like their daily activities, enjoy an intellectually lively culture, and learn or do something interesting every day. Let’s delve into some of the many reasons Naples, Florida is the prime choice for retirees and families alike.
1. White Sandy Beaches and Several Ways to Enjoy Them
The Naples coastline is more than 10 miles of pristine white sandy beaches with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico gently lapping against the edge. Sunbathe, snorkel, kayak, collect seashells, spend the day out on the boat, catch some tarpon, snook, redfish, and many other species of game fish, or take part in the many other activities offered to fully appreciate the aquatic Naples lifestyle.
2. Appreciation of our Natural Surroundings
Naples is located near the Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. Being near such an extraordinary natural habitat, it’s no wonder Naples Florida has many organizations, groups, and protected areas dedicated to keeping our love of nature alive. These include the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Picayune Strand State Forest, Conservancy of SW Florida, Naples Botanical Gardens, and of course, the aforementioned Everglades National Park.
3. Exquisite Golf Courses Galore
Let your golf balls sail through the air and land on one of the many award-winning golf courses found in Naples, self-titled the "Golf Capital of the World.” Our gem of a city features more than 80 championship golf courses, most of which are private and housed within luxury home communities. The Naples-Marco Island metropolitan statistical area ranked number one nationally for its abundance of golf holes, having 1,530 holes for a population of 324,424 according to the Golf Facilities in the US 2013 report by the National Golf Foundation.
4. Entertainment and Culture
The Naples lifestyle doesn’t end at sun, sand, surf, and golf; our Southwest Florida city can also enjoy watching a play, listening to music, or admiring beautiful artwork in places like the Naples Players, Opera Naples, Gulfshore Players, or Artis-Naples, among many other entertainment venues. More than 1,000 arts and cultural events are scheduled every year and most of them are complimentary, so you can enjoy the sights and sounds of local, regional, and national artists and musicians year round.
5. Dining and Shopping to Your Heart’s Content
Love to shop and indulge in mouthwatering cuisine from top chefs? Naples Florida has you covered with combinations of both casual and fine-dining and shopping destinations. Areas like Fifth Avenue, Third Street South, Venetian Village, Waterside Shops, Mercato, and Coconut Point will allow you to spend your entire day enjoying the goods of boutique shops and award-winning restaurants.
6. Housing and Investment Opportunities for Naples, FL Homes
London Bay Homes has been building the finest homes in Southwest Florida for 30 years with a commitment to building new homes that are a perfect reflection of our clients’ distinctive tastes and individual personalities. That being said, investing in a luxury home in Southwest Florida isn’t something to ignore. In 2014, Florida gained 202,000 net migrants, leading all states in domestic migration gains for the first time since the years 2000 to 2005, according to the United States Census Bureau. In 2015, Florida added more people than California, marking the first time in nearly a decade. Its gain of 365,703 people pushed it past the 20 million mark. Florida is also one of the most tax-friendly states in the country for retirees; there’s no state income tax, estate tax, or inheritance tax.