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February 2014

Found 7 blog entries for February 2014.

waterside shops - naples fl

Waterside Shops of Naples is a great example of Florida living and shopping.  The beautiful, upscale outdoor mall has a relaxed ambiance with grand palm trees, pools, fountains and ceramic sidewalks that oozes of modern luxury.  The calm vibe of no crowds and plenty of benches for people watching allows visitors to relax, leisurely stroll, shop and dine in a lovely setting.  Anchored by department stores Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops offers more than 60 fine shops and restaurants for a pleasant day outdoors.

Amenities like valet parking, complimentary style consultations, personal shopping and great customer services makes shopping at Waterside Shops a truly enjoyable experience.  Open everyday, Waterside Shops hosts mall events like

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Mediterra’s luxurious lifestyle amid custom homes in Naples is complemented by a treasure box of services and amenities at the award-winning Club at Mediterra, which has been named among the Top 10 healthiest clubs in the entire U.S.  In its annual evaluation of the country’s most elite private clubs, Prevo Health Solutions recognized Mediterra for its commitment to members’ overall health and wellness programs.  The company rates 5 categories after a comprehensive on-site inspection: club fitness facilities; program offerings; farm-to-table and healthy menu options at all club’s dining operations; and the training and health of club staff.

Prevo visited Mediterra in September and placed it in the top 10 percent of all clubs across America.  Prevo is a

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A coveted address on Gulf Shore Boulevard continues to be a sign of affluence.  The magnificent views of the Gulf of Mexico and Pelican Bay add to the allure of this luxurious thoroughfare in Naples.  Condominiums and co-ops line both sides of Gulf Shore Boulevard.  The beautiful meandering drive showcases an eclectic mix of architectural styles and home options from single-family villas to luxury high-rises.  Approximately 135 beach and bay front condo developments are found on Gulf Shore Boulevard and surrounding streets.

Gulf Shore Boulevard is the westernmost street lining the beaches of Naples.  Gulf Shore Boulevard starts in wonderful Old Naples at the westernmost portion of Naples, where one sees chic boutiques and sophisticated fine dining that

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The colorful buildings of downtown Naples enjoy a surrounding residential neighborhood of charming homes in the heart of Old Naples.  Yet downtown is also home to Fifth Avenue South, Naples’ main street and a popular place for visitors and residents to stroll the landscaped promenade and enjoy upscale shopping and sidewalk dining.

Just blocks from the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, Fifth Avenue South is a destination itself.  Known as the hub of Naples, Fifth Avenue South has something for everyone: art galleries, frequent festivals, gift stores, jewelers, home furnishings, beauty salons and more than 70 retail and professional services.  In addition, there are more than 30 restaurants, sidewalk cafes and sweet shops to satisfy all types of

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The award-winning, master-planned community of The Vineyards is a premier luxury golf course community located in North Naples.  With over 1,375 acres, The Vineyards have 38 individual gated enclaves offering many Mediterranean-style housing choices, including condominiums, coach homes, single-family homes and estate homes.  Prices range from $200,000 to over $1 million.  Full, lifetime golf membership is included with a new home purchase in addition to a large slate of amenities and services.  The freshly renovated 70,000 square foot world-class Clubhouse is at the heart of the community for those who enjoy a lifestyle of friendship, convenience and just plain fun.

The array of amenities includes The Vineyards’ resort-style pool and heated spa where

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The distinctive Esplanade Golf & Country Club is a new golf-centered community in Naples offering spectacular homes with a 5-star resort lifestyle.  Taylor Morrison’s new community of homes is located 3 miles east of I-75 on Immokalee Road on nearly 1,800 acres, including more than 1,000 acres of natural preserves and wetlands plus 170 acres of lakes.  The community, now under construction, will ultimately have 1,121 single-family and coach homes. 

The centerpiece of Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples is its 18-hole championship-designed golf course.  It will be integrated into the natural preserves.  The course is intended for a range of golfers---beginners but also challenging the most seasoned players.  The course, featuring lakes and open green

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Naples is predicted to be the fastest-growing metro area in the U.S., with an economy expected to grow by 6.3% in 2014, according to a just-released report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.  While the economic upswing will be much more widely shared among the nation’s metro areas and cities this year than it was in 2013, Naples has beat all estimates with a solid booming economy.  Naples is ahead of the pack in many ways, adding jobs faster than any other U.S. metro area, according to the Mayors’ report.  This is all good news for one of Southwest Florida’s most upscale cities. 

Among larger cities, Raleigh, NC is expected to grow by 4.2%; Atlanta, 3.7% and Austin by 3.6%.  College towns, like Austin, Charlottesville, VA, and Lawrence, KS will thrive but

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