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January 2015

Found 7 blog entries for January 2015.



Luxury beachfront living is at your doorstep at The Vanderbilt high-rise condo tower in Naples.   Merely steps away from the sandy beaches of Naples on Gulf Shore Drive, The Vanderbilt condos are one of the newer condo developments in the area.  Stunning Gulf views marry beachfront property at this exclusive enclave of just 19 luxury condos.  These elegantly appointed residences have a private elevator, and floor plans offering large 3 bedrooms +den/3.5 bathrooms with 3,800-4,944 square feet of spacious living perfectly suited for entertaining and the comforts of home.

Interior finishes are high-grade and employ the highest standards of comfort and design.  Detailed interiors include crown molding, high ceilings, gourmet kitchens with granite

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Naples is a community full of elegant art galleries but it is also home to an art center that offers year round classes geared to young children and adults.  The von Liebig Art Center is a special place in the hearts of many residents.  Master artists and other experts work to develop a lifelong love of art.  Six art studios, including a clay room, play host to amateur and semi-professional artists who want to hone their craft and get expert guidance in the hands of talented experienced professional artists and art instructors.  Naples is home to a creative community of artists.

The Naples Art Association since 1999, with an eye toward promoting and advancing education, interest and participation in the visual arts, has operated the von Liebig Art

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The largest artificial reef in the western hemisphere will be built off Marco Island to protect the environment and draw tourists.  These reefs will be funded by BP from a fund established after the Gulf oil spill.  More than $13 million in grants from BP’s Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund will go to a joint effort of the cities of Naples, Marco Island and Collier County to develop some of the world’s largest artificial projects: six 500-ton reefs the size of football fields, each containing six smaller reefs 8-12 feet tall.

More than 18,000 tons of recycled and donated concrete will be sunk 12-30 miles from shore.  The marine habitat will benefit.  Since fish need structures to live in, the fish population is expected to soar, which will

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A jewel of Vanderbilt Beach in Naples is the Sea Chase, an upscale beachfront condo building along popular Gulf Shore Drive, ensconced between the Ritz Carlton and the LaPlaya world-class hotels.  This 9-story luxury high-rise is an amenities-rich building with just 31 spacious condo units.  The Sea Chase enjoys 300 feet of white sand beach frontage and is one of only four buildings in the area up to current hurricane code standards.

The gated Sea Chase community located at 9577 Gulf Shore Drive enjoys top-notch amenities that its owners come to expect, such as direct beach access, heated Gulf-side pool, extra storage, a secured lobby and a gated entrance.  Condo units range in size from 1,340-1,582 square feet, with prices starting around a

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Fast approaching, one of the most prestigious and lavish wine festivals in the world returns to Naples from January 23-25 celebrating its 15th Anniversary at The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples.  The social extravaganza of the year will feature 12 Master Sommeliers; over 40 world-renowned vintners from 15 wine regions of the world; and offer the best wine and food of the year.  Naples residents plan their social calendars and pencil in the date far in advance to attend this sparkling event.  Wine Spectator magazine calls the Naples Winter Wine Festival “the most successful charity wine auction in the nation.”  Luxury Institute ranks the festival among the Top 10 arts and entertainment events for wealthy Americans, based on prestige, exclusivity and

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The heart of the city of Naples is Olde Naples, a charming area of historic homes and luxury shops, art galleries, fine restaurants, sidewalk cafes and hotels that line the landscaped picturesque promenades in this idyllic setting near the beach.  For shopping, dining and playing, Olde Naples is a mix of small-town friendliness and historical landmarks with sophisticated boutiques, upscale shops and colorful buildings in downtown Naples.

The main street of shopping lies along Fifth Avenue South in Naples.  The street is home to a range of businesses from fashion boutiques, gourmet restaurants, outdoor cafes, coffee shops, ice cream shops, and antique stores to art galleries, jewelry stores, home furnishings and more.  It offers practical daily

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Mediterra is #1 at the top of the list in the Top 10 rankings of Best Retirement Communities in Florida for 2014, awarded by Best Retirement Destinations.  Mediterra delivers two championship-designed golf courses, a premier beach club and a private clubhouse in upscale Naples.  Lifestyle amenities include dining, fitness center, tennis and bocce courts, valet service for beach chairs and food and beverage beachside service, as well as parks and nature preserves.  Mediterra has been recognized for the fine quality of its lifestyle.

Mediterra’s stellar reputation as the top community in Florida for retirees has earned it a perfect score in all 5 categories including home options, visual appeal, recreational activities, social networking opportunities, and

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