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falling waters naples fl

From tennis to swimming, bocce ball to nearby nature preserves, Falling Waters presents outstanding amenities to potential condo buyers in the Naples area. A combination of three developments in one, Falling Waters also enjoys three separate, gated locations.

The original site of development, Falling Waters on Davis Boulevard is home to one of the region’s largest swimming pools. This gated, condo community features a clubhouse with a fitness center and tennis courts, along with the property’s resort-style pool. The location is also only about a 10-minutes away from area beaches and downtown, plus a short distance from Marco Island, too, making it truly desirable for new buyers.

In addition, Falling Waters North Preserve sits in North Naples,

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barefoot beach

A true Southwest Florida treasure, Barefoot Beach exists as one of the region’s final undeveloped barrier islands. While the sandy beach stretches for a mile, the Barefoot Beach Preserve includes a full 340+ acres of natural land.

This unspoiled beach is a favorite of locals and visitors, known for its gentle surf and shallow water, ideal for families, swimmers and those merely hoping to soak up some sun. The fine sand is also a great place to go combing for sand dollars, or to spot area wildlife and marine life, like nesting sea turtles during the summertime and even dolphins out in the distance.

There are five different habitats to explore here, each with its own unique traits, from the beach to the dunes, the maritime hammock to the mangrove

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Lely Signature Club Naples Fl

Signature Club is a gated community of luxury coach homes that combine a premium location in the Lely Resort with sweeping views of water, golf and the surrounding nature preserves.  Delivered in 2015 by Stock Development, a premier builder of luxury homes in southwest Florida, the enclave features just six buildings with four residences.  The Wentworth and the St. Andrews floor plans range from 2,096 to 2,738 sf and include 2 and 3-bedroom designs, each with a den, great room, and two-car garage.  Second floor properties offer an elevator option.

Located in the heart of Lely Resort, close to the Players Club & Spa, Signature Club is a true gateway to year-round resort living. The Collier Building Industry Association named The Lely Resort the

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naples reserve

A new master-planned community in Naples just inched closer to making $100 million in sales, as Naples Reserve recently surpassed $90 million in home sales. This milestone comes on the heals of the community hitting $50 million in sales earlier in 2017.

Already, more than 180 homes have sold across the six neighborhoods of Naples Reserve. The most popular location appears to be in Egret Landing, where one- and two-story homes traditionally offer three- to four-bedrooms and up to 3.5-baths. About 40-percent of buyers have so far purchased in Egret Landing, with its single-family homes priced starting in the mid $300,000s.

The neighborhood includes homes with open floor plans and lanais, ideal for living and entertaining. While some lots offer lake

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With an array of luxurious amenities and exquisitely designed residences, Cap Ferrat serves up waterfront elegance in the Naples area. This upscale high-rise is part of the Pelican Bay community, with a private setting that includes miles of white sand beaches and scenic views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the lake, the golf course and nearby preserve.

Starting at around 2,200 square feet in size, some of the penthouse units of Cap Ferrat command around 6,000 square feet of living space. The 22-story structure features more than 100 individual residences, with three-bedroom units outfitted in the most luxurious finishes.

The building itself includes breathtaking views of the waterfront, with a heated swimming pool and spa and two tennis courts. As well,

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richmond park naples fl

A new, multi-family community is now selling in North Naples, where construction is well underway for the newly designed homes of Richmond Park. A project of Neal Communities, the 15-acre development plans for around 100 new luxury carriage homes, surrounded by the natural beauty of Southwest Florida.

Priced starting in the high $200,000s, the residences of Richmond Park typically supply two- to three-bedrooms along with two-baths and at least a one-car garage. The homes range from around 1,300 square feet to upwards of 1,700 square feet in size.

This gated community mimics the style of condos found in Avalon, with a cluster of about a dozen buildings, each constructed in coastal designs. The generously appointed homes also offer the luxury of preserve

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naples is happy!

It probably comes as no surprise that Naples is a great place to live. From its fantastic beaches to its sensational scenery, the natural beauty of the area easily surpasses the desires of current and future residents. But now, it seems, the area is getting more recognition, not necessarily for just what it offers, but rather how it makes people feel.

Naples recently ranked as one of the happiest cities in the entire nation, as designated by a team from National Geographic and Gallup social scientists. Together they came up with an index to help measure happiness, then identify where those happy people are living their best lives.

The study took a look at 15 different things, including financial security, civic engagement, healthy eating and even vacation

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talis park estate home

An exclusive collection of custom estate homes is available for new homebuyers within the desirable community of Talis Park. Located in North Naples, the collection of luxury homes is priced from around $1.3 million to upwards of $4.8 million.

Only about half of the overall 13 home sites within the community’s Firenze neighborhood are still available. This gated neighborhood of estate homes provides the luxury of more than one-acre home sites, with expansive views of the lakes and fairways.

As well, the neighborhood also sits close to the Talis Park Great Lawn, as well as the spa, fitness center and dining options of the Vyne House clubhouse. The remaining home sites within Firenze are both developer and builder-owned, ready for new buyers to help

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fiddlers creek golf course

Another big name has just been added to the already exclusive selection of featured homebuilders in Fiddler’s Creek. Pulte Homes recently signed on to construct homes within Amaranda at Fiddler’s Creek, gaining 71 home sites within the single-family village of homes.

The company expects to begin sales of its homes sometime in January, with plans underway right away for the first Pulte model home in the community. Pulte expects to include floor plans of around 1,600 to 3,000 square feet in the village of Amaranda, each featuring an open floor plan and priced from the $500,000s. In all, Pulte will offer three different single-family home designs for new homebuyers to choose from in Amaranda.

The desirable location will allow new homebuyers to be part of the

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port royal aerial

Beverly Hills is well known as one of the most famous zip codes in the nation, but it seems Naples certainly holds its own when it comes to prestige. Noted for its fabulous beaches and beautiful homes, Naples is also the place where you’ll also find some of the most expensive real estate.

According to property research from the website PropertyShark, Naples ranks in the top ten when it comes to Florida’s most expensive zip codes. Zip code 34102 in Naples comes in at number six on the list, with many of the locations all enjoying waterfront views and easy coastal access.

More specifically, the 34102 zip code registers back to tony Port Royal, where luxury homes are the standard and vacant lots alone often command multi-million dollar price points.

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