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February 2015

Found 8 blog entries for February 2015.

The luxury golf course community at The Vineyards in Naples stands head-and-shoulders above the rest, offering an unmatched lifestyle for residents with access to the award-winning Vineyards Country Club.  Life centers around the crown jewel Clubhouse elegantly designed with fountains, white columned architecture, mahogany woodwork and décor speaking of affluence.  The Vineyards has never assessed its residents or members.  An established gated golf and country club community conveniently located in Naples, The Vineyards has two 24-hour manned gatehouses.

Located in the prestigious North Naples area, The Vineyards is close to upscale restaurants, fine shopping, entertainment and spectacular beaches.  The location affords convenient shopping at The

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cortile mediterra

In one of Mediterra’s most scenic surroundings inspired by Mediterranean architecture, Naples’ premier golf and private beach club community Cortile at Mediterra is close to selling out with 75% of the home sites already sold.  A leader in the Naples luxury home market for more than 20 years, homebuilder London Bay Homes is offering a total of 46 spacious villas and single-family Estate homes (35 home sites already sold) capturing the views of the sparkling lakes, pristine nature preserves, golf courses and tropical landscaping.  Mediterra is located on Livingston Road, 2 miles north of Immokalee Road and west of I-75 along Bonita Beach Road between US 41 and I-75.

Cortile Floorplans

The popular Cortile neighborhood at Mediterra is

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A beautiful new-gated neighborhood located within The Brooks, one of southwest Florida’s most popular upscale master-planned communities in Estero, is now selling 90 new single-family homes from the $300s.  Pebble Pointe At The Brooks is effortlessly ensconced in a pretty landscaped setting with a glistening lake and lush manicured surroundings complete with an Amenity Center, a community dog park, gazebo and all natural gas.  Presented by Taylor Morrison Homes, Pebble Pointe unleashes some of the homebuilder’s most popular floor plans, featuring open concept designs with flexible space options, designer touches and finishes throughout, and the company’s high standards of quality construction.

The 5 floor designs offer ample opportunity to customize

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BestChoice Reviews named Everglades City last month among the “50 Best Small Town Downtowns in America” for 2015.  The travel site looked at thousands of sleepy towns and picturesque villages across the entire United States.  It found unique, eclectic downtown areas filled with high-energy, a wide array of entertainment and accessibility for Americans in every age group.  Downtown hubs in small towns are the new gathering spots for locals and visitors of the many small towns and cities in the USA.  While many of these downtowns have their own flavor, rich history and culture, many of these small downtowns are now destinations to shop, dine, relax and attend music and art festivals.

Everglades City in Florida is a city in Collier County.  It is part

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In Naples, there are so many choices for a romantic dinner date glimpsing Gulf views and sunsets.  So we did a round-up of our favorite places for a Valentine’s Day date, and here are 3 of our top choices: Gumbo Limbo Beach Bar & Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Osetra and the Naples Princess sunset cruise.  Grab a bouquet of flowers before heading out for dinner this year, and you’ll be all set for a fabulous night on the town!

Gumbo Limbo Beach Bar

The Gumbo Limbo Beach Bar & Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton Hotel is a casual outdoor eatery on Vanderbilt Beach, which happens to be an ideal spot to view a beautiful sunset facing the Gulf waters.  With a refreshing cocktail in hand, the colors of the spectacular sunset in front of you, the

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Bent Creek Preserve, featuring new luxury single-family homes in a gated community in Naples, is now open offering resort-style amenities and two beautiful collections of upscale homes, the Sanctuary and the Floresta Collections with distinctive upscale new home designs with living areas ranging in size from 2,000 to more than 4,400 square feet, priced from $410,000s.  An idyllic southwest Florida neighborhood, Bent Creek Preserve is easily accessible to I-75.

Designed by Standard Pacific Homes to complement a wide variety of lifestyles, this gated residential master-planned community features lifestyle-rich amenities, including a recreation and activities Clubhouse with water views and covered terraces; a resort-style pool; tennis courts; pickle ball

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The popular new trend for effortless urban living is residential/commercial mixed- use projects targeting millennials and seniors.  Popping up in major cities across the country, mixed-use developments are the answer for people who prefer to walk to their jobs, shops, restaurants and entertainment.  Locally, Coconut Point in Estero and Mercato in North Naples are examples of increased interest of people wanting to move into mixed-use developments.

Southwest Florida, home to a large seasonal “snowbird” population, has been a bit slow to embrace the mixed-use concept.  However, Estero business leaders last year re-wrote a community plan to support more mixed-use projects to attract a younger population to Estero.  Walkability is a key idea behind mixed

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One of the country’s fastest growing master-planned new home communities is Ave Maria in eastern Collier County close to everything. It has earned a reputation for one of the most ideal places for people who want to re-locate or retire due to its blend of small town friendliness and conveniences and the cultural sophistication of a large city in a location with nice weather and a beautiful environment.  It’s 30 minutes to Naples beaches, shopping, dining and cultural venues, and a 2-hour drive to Miami and Fort Lauderdale.  Ave Maria was named last month as a Top 50 Master-Planned Community in the U.S. for 2014, according to the John Burns Real Estate Consulting firm. Its popularity is attributed to the affordable value and quality of life that Ave

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