Located in the southwestern part of Florida and just south of Bonita Springs, Naples is a vibrant, urban place to call home. Naples is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States, with the sixth-highest per capita income in America, and the second-highest proportion of millionaires per capita in the US.
Naples is famous for its high-end shopping, world-class culture, and sophisticated dining. The homes in Naples consist of beachfront condos and penthouses, new construction in gated golfing communities, and large estates with water access.
Those who live in this affluent community spend their time enjoying numerous outdoor activities, including golf, tennis, boating, walking trails, kayaking, and fishing. The greater Naples area has approximately 90 18-hole golf courses, with about 30 of those courses accessible to the public. Shopping, enjoying a fine meal, and listening to outdoor music are also activities many participate in when not working. Naples offers a vibrant lifestyle, one that’s filled with beaches and luxurious amenities.
Naples’s residents have access to everything from fine dining to entertaining local spots when it comes to dining. If you are looking for a night out on the town and upscale dining, Truluck's Ocean's Finest Seafood and Crab on Naples 5th Avenue and Capital Grille at the Mercato Mall are just some of the top choices around here. Pinchers over in Tin City is a great place to go for seafood lovers and to watch boats passing by. Like food trucks? Well Celebration Park has you covered. This laid-back, open-air bar set in a waterfront park has over 7 food trucks offering cuisine from around the world.
For shopping, there are several options. Shop small boutiques along 3rd Street South and 5th Avenue or your favorite high-end, luxury retailers at Waterside Shops, Mercato Mall, and more. A bonus is that many popular shopping areas are in outdoor spaces so you can still enjoy the gorgeous weather while you’re in between stores.
There’s a great deal to do in Naples, especially for those who love the outdoors. From Captiva in the North to the end of Marco Island in the far south, seventeen beachfront parks and numerous beach accesses line the shoreline of the greater Naples area. White sands and tropical breeze make them the perfect place to enjoy your day. Some of the most popular beaches include Naples Pier by 5th Avenue, Seagate for romantic sunset strolls, Barefoot Beach often rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, and Keewaydin one of the only dog-friendly beaches in Naples! Naples Botanical Garden is an absolute beauty at all times of the year, especially during the winter season when they have their light display happening. Freedom Park is a nice walking trail to enjoy on the weekends, and the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a beautiful, protected wetlands area featuring a boardwalk trail, observation tower & native wildlife.
There are other great activities in the area if you would rather stay indoors. Seed to Table is a one-of-a-kind grocery store with three bars, two dance floors, and amazing food. Or spend the evening at Off the Hook Comedy Club and try to enjoy the delicious food in between fits of laughter.
Club Pelican Bay: Architect Arthur Hills designed this private, championship golf course. Each of the 27 holes – the Club, Pelican, and Bay courses – is a par 36 and features Bimini Fairways, lakes, ponds, elevated tees, Bahia accents, and TifEagle greens. Club Pelican Bay has been certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary since 2016 and won the 2015 Florida Golf Course of the Year from Celebration Bermudagrass.
Grey Oaks: With 54 Award-Winning holes of golf between three championship courses, Grey Oaks is one of the finest golfing experiences Naples has to offer. Hosting three world-class courses, Grey Oaks offers members a tropical, wildlife atmosphere while challenging the best of golfers. Live, play and thrive amidst the wonders and pleasures of extraordinary luxury, understated elegance, and a variety of exclusive club activities.
Talis Park: Co-designed by Greg Norman and Pete Dye, the course features 133 acres of turf and measures just over 7,000 yards from the Championship Tee Box. The picturesque landscaping with rolling hills and scattered trees is reminiscent of the valleys found in Italy. Talis Park includes two short-game areas, practice putting green, indoor Trackman Golf Simulator, beach shuttle, fitness center, Vyne House.
Mediterra: Inspired by the Mediterranean countryside, Mediterra offers two 18-hole golf courses designed by Tom Fazio, known as the ‘master of environmentally sensitive golf course designs. Both beautiful and playable, these courses offer nature preserves, lakes, and wetlands. Mediterra was the world’s first 36-hole golf facility to be certified as an Audubon International Silver Signature Sanctuary
Quail Creek Country Club: With 2 distinct courses, Quail Creek is a full-service country club that offers its members the privileges of the private club lifestyle. The Quail Course is the shorter of the two courses and is enjoyed as a light-hearted everyday kind of play while the Creek course is preferred by higher-skilled golfers for its challenging length.
Quail West Golf and Country Club: Experiencing camaraderie and challenge is the goal for Quail West. These two golf courses were originally designed by Authur Hills and recently upgraded by golf course architect Drew Rogers. With year-round sunshine and natural southwest Florida beauty, The Lakes and Preserve Courses offer varied playing characteristics.
Wyndemere Country Club: These three nine-hole golf courses are enjoyed by all skill levels. Rolling hills, intriguing water features, and tree-lined fairways make these courses one of the most beautiful in Naples. Features include a double-ended driving range and short-game practice area with chipping green, bunker, and oversized putting green.
Pelican Marsh Golf Club: Located near the center of Naples sits this private club where golfing, dining, and relaxing come together. The Robert von Hagge-designed course at Pelican Marsh is nationally regarded as one of the most exciting to play in Southwest Florida.
Residents in Naples are served by the Collier County School District. Public schools include Mason Classical Academy. Pelican Marsh Elementary School, North Naples Middle School, Gulfview Middle School, Lorenzo Walker Technical High School, and Gulf Coast High School.
The city is also home to several private schools, including Adonai Academy Incorporated, Naples Adventist Christian School, Montessori Academy of Naples, and Eden Florida Naples.
If you have a loved one with special needs there is Naples Therapeutic Riding Center for children and adults with physical, social, and mental health needs
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