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February 2016

Found 10 blog entries for February 2016.

Stonecreek naples fl

The new community in Naples, StoneCreek, has a model grand opening to show off its new luxury single-family home designs in a beautiful Naples location for the quintessential Florida lifestyle.  The gated enclave is tucked among spectacular lakes and nature preserves.  The community includes sidewalks providing paths for jogging, biking, and walking.  Naples is a world-class destination for upscale shopping, waterfront dining, beaches, golf, recreation, and cultural attractions.  Nearby, residents will have a quick drive to I-75 and Southwest Florida International Airport.  From beautiful beaches on the Gulf of Mexico to waterfront restaurants, high-end boutiques, and trendy shops, residents of StoneCreek will be close to it all.  

StoneCreek’s Naples

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the moorings country club naples fl

Two quaint neighborhoods in the center of Naples are Coquina Sands and The Moorings located between U.S. 41 and the Gulf of Mexico with Gulf access waterways and canals in between as a prime location for homebuyers who want to be part of a boating community.  The neighborhoods are adjacent to The Naples Beach Hotel Golf Course on the south and Park Shore on the north.  Coquina Sands and The Moorings are both prestigious neighborhoods located in an area that’s hard to beat.  The fabulous beachfront locations in prime coastal neighborhoods feature single-family homes and condos, most with breathtaking views of the sun-drenched sugar sand beaches of Naples and Gulf waters.  The area is in convenient proximity to the amenities of downtown Old Naples,

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naples bird

The South Florida Water Management District will pump almost $3 million for the Corkscrew Sanctuary Restoration project.  The project, announced last month by the water management district, will remove roads, plug ditches, and drain canals in order to transform the area into a more natural environment.  The project will also ensure flood control by storing water for residents in the area, and by maximizing benefits for the ecosystem.  The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a National Audubon Society Sanctuary located north of Naples and east of Bonita Springs in Southwest Florida.  

The Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem (CREW) is a watershed that runs through both Lee and Collier Counties, including a marsh and the Audubon Sanctuary.  By restoring wetlands to their

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rafia preserve naples fl

One of the newer neighborhoods in Naples, Raffia Preserve is a community of 300+ single-family homes nestled between other established communities.  Developed by WCI Communities, Raffia Preserve offers a selection of Estate and Executive Homes that appeal to young families with children, empty nesters, and retirees.  WCI Communities recreates a traditional neighborhood in Raffia Preserve for residents, boasting a Southwest Florida setting with lakes, nature preserves, and palm trees with a slate of amenities that foster old-fashioned neighborliness.  The 17 single-family home designs are priced beginning from the high $300s.  Raffia Preserve is off Collier Boulevard between Immokalee Road and Vanderbilt Beach Road.

Raffia Preserve is located in North

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Sean Hannity

Fox News Channel’s syndicated conservative political TV commentator, Sean Hannity, of the Hannity cable news show and radio talk show host says Florida’s Paradise Coast is indeed paradise.  To prove it, Hannity and his family own a penthouse in the Moraya Bay Beach Tower in Naples.  Moraya Bay features 72 residences overlooking the beautiful waters and sunsets of the Gulf of Mexico.  The floor plans are grand and impeccably finished along with amenities that rival a Five-Star resort.  Residents of Moraya Bay are pampered with unmatched personal services and posh amenities.  Moraya Bay is located on Vanderbilt Beach directly on Gulf Shore Boulevard next to Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, just two miles from the Ritz Carlton.

Radio and TV host, author, and

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maple ridge naples

The newest Ave Maria neighborhood, Maple Ridge by award-winning builder CC Homes, had a grand opening weekend celebration last month revealing three professionally decorated model homes from their luxury collection of estate homes on large lots.  Maple Ridge is a private neighborhood of elegant homes, up to 7 bedrooms and up to 5,200 square feet in desirable Ave Maria located east of Naples.  The beautiful setting includes lakes, natural preserves, walking trails and bike paths.

Ave Maria is a new master-planned neighborhood in a beautiful environment that has garnered praise from Metrostudy as the #1 best-selling community in Collier County, and named on a Top 50 list of master-planned communities in the United States.  Ave Maria attracts residents for

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naples square

In a prestigious Old Naples location, luxury homebuyers should look to Naples Square for a walkable breezy lifestyle just five minutes to downtown’s popular dining, shopping and entertainment district.  Nine open floor plans are being offered for 73 new residences in Phase II at Naples Square from the $600s to over $1 million.  The exquisite designs and luxury finishes inside the homes are equally matched to the community amenities in the heart of downtown, near the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and close to Naples Bay.  Models are now open.  Phase II is 50 percent sold.

The open floors plans of the nine models feature 10-foot high ceilings, designer kitchens, designer flooring, master suites and more.  Phase II residences at Naples

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What do ‘70’s and ‘80’s Rock-and-Rollers Bob Seger and Alex Lifeson have in common?  In addition to overall musical ability and many hit songs internationally, they both share a love of Naples, Florida and enjoy homes in Seagate and Pelican Bay, respectively.  Both private upscale waterfront locations in Naples have the feel of a small town but with the strong amenities of living in a big city.  The views of the Gulf of Mexico are unlike any other.

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Bob Seger is known as a grassroots rocker with a raspy, shouting voice whose peak of success spawned hit songs, such as “Night Moves,” “Old Time Rock and Roll,” and “Against the Wind,” among many other legendary songs.  Seger’s rock career spans 50 years, and he continues to

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The sun-drenched white sugar sands and miles of beaches of the southwest coast of Florida in the late 1800s appealed to financiers, such as Walter Haldeman, the owner of the Louisville Courier Journal newspaper.  Haldeman and Louisville senator, General John. S. Williams were looking for a winter retreat for themselves and their families.  They sailed down Southwest Florida and discovered paradise when they sailed to present day Naples.  The sunny peninsula looked a lot like the Italian peninsula for which they named it---much like the Mediterranean seaport town.

In 1888, Olde Naples Pier was constructed, a T-shaped wharf in the 18-foot water on the Gulf side.  The wooden pier was where passengers and freight were loaded and unloaded, entering Gordon

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rural lands west naples fl
Minto Communities last week filed a permit application for a new master-planned community in eastern Collier County.  The mixed-use community, filed under the name Rural Lands West, will include a variety of housing options, golf, parks, and a town center featuring dining, retail, entertainment and churches; preserve more than 12,000 acres of wildlife habitat, agriculture, and flow-ways; and provide significant economic benefits, such as tax revenue, new jobs and businesses.  The plan maps out development of 4,000 acres currently owned by Collier Enterprises’ affiliates’, and outlines the design standards for the community.

The permit is allowed under the nationally recognized Rural Land Stewardship guidelines program, which seeks to protect natural

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