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March 2017

Found 10 blog entries for March 2017.

naples park

From 1950s and 1960s-style bungalows to massive, new construction homes, tear-downs continue to transform Naples Park, the oldest neighborhood in North Naples. Once built-up to accommodate the blue-collar community it served, the area is under a transformation, with increasing land costs boosting the profitability of tearing down the older homes and starting over again.

Vacant lots are rare to find in some parts of Naples too, with sometimes the best solution being to tear down an existing home when searching for a desirable location. That has many buyers searching for older homes, not to renovate but to tear down and start from scratch. While not all of the homes are all that old, buyers often seek out properties in this community and others for their

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talis park golf

As residential developers eye new options for Southwest Florida, some reports suggest they are rethinking the need for more golf communities. It’s a trend that’s been witnessed in recent years, as some developers have changed their plans, ditching the golf courses and instead filling the acreage with more homes.

It happened in 2015 when the developers behind Kalea Bay in North Naples petitioned to change the zoning from a planned 18-hole golf course to dozens of single-family homes. While that original petition was denied, Stock Development also requested amending the zoning of its San Marino community around the same time, projected to up the housing options there by about 300 homes by removing the proposed golf course.

While the real estate market has

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mangrove bay naples fl

With the luxury of private boat docks, private swimming pools and graciously appointed homes, Mangrove Bay features a generous selection of extras, with a desirable location to match. The one- and two-story homes are right on the Gordon River, providing many homeowners with exceptional waterfront views.

While a boatlift is optional, all residents may also launch kayaks and Jet Skis from the community’s private boat ramp, or hop on a water shuttle to one of the many nearby restaurants. Mangrove Bay is mere blocks away from premiere dining establishments, shops and entertainment, offering the best of a waterfront lifestyle, mixed with the convenience of being close to everything you desire in the Naples area.

The resort-style atmosphere of Mangrove Bay

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venetian village - gulf shore boulevard naples fl

From boat docks and fitness centers to private beaches and upscale shopping, the amenities are plentiful within the neighborhood of Gulf Shore Boulevard. This highly desirable location is both elegant and distinctive, with a reputation for containing some of the most stunning features and homes in the Naples area.

Starting in Old Naples, with its sophisticated shops and upscale dining, Gulf Shore Boulevard leads to some of the most favored communities and premiere beachfront locations. With some fantastic areas for catching a sunset, living in luxury high above the nearby waterfront and extending to the large community swimming pools, saunas, Jacuzzis and more, the options are truly limitless in the neighborhood of Gulf Shore Boulevard.

Other common

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Graphic: Gallup and Healthways

The City of Naples is not only one of the most coveted places to call home, but it turns out the city is pretty great when it comes to overall well-being and happiness, too. That’s according to a new Gallup-Healthways survey, giving the top spot to Naples for the second year in a row.

The report takes a look at the well-being and health trends of people living in cities all across the nation, giving the Naples metropolitan area the highest well-being score of any of the 189 communities in the survey. In fact, the Naples/Immokalee/Marco Island area has been one of the top 10 communities on the list for the past several years.

The survey looks at residents who have the highest sense of purpose, as well as a positive

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marsh cove at fiddlers cove naples fl

Popular Fiddler’s Creek is continuing to grow, now with the addition of new planned homes within gated Marsh Cove. Stock Signature Homes is in the process of offering 50 new homes within the village, with seven of their single-family estate plans available. This marks the latest infusion of homes for one of Southwest Florida’s most coveted communities.

The newest custom floor plans range from three- to four-bedrooms plus a study, and include from 2,800 square feet to more than 3,600 square feet of living space. With private outdoor living space overlooking the Creek Course and the lakes too, the homes all additionally offer a three-car garage.

Construction is underway for a handful of Stock model homes, priced in the $900,000s to upwards of $1.5 million.

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top 10 metros for air quality
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There’s yet another great reason to live in Naples, and this one should definitely help you breathe a little easier. It turns out the Naples area is at the top of the list when it comes to America’s least polluted cities.

According to the website, the entire State of Florida ranks high for air quality, with Naples getting the highest marks for its clean air. The area’s natural surroundings are sure to help, with the nearby Ten Thousand Islands, the Everglades and the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. In fact, some point to Collier County as including more protected acreage than any other county in the entire state.

The website takes into account factors such as water quality, greenhouse gas emissions, factories

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poseidon place at bayfront in naples

One of the most exiting new developments in Naples is now selling, with the opportunity to invest in the new construction development of Poseidon Place at Bayfront. The luxury residences are priced from the upper $900,000s to around $1.3 million, with a variety of available floor plans to choose from.

The units of Poseidon Place are set to offer such enviable features as gourmet kitchens with upscale features and a large center island, as well as the option of either granite or marble countertops, a frameless marble shower in the owner’s suite and natural stone or granite in the baths.

Ranging from around 2,000 to 2,500 square feet of space, the homes include at least two-bedrooms, while some offer a third bedroom or den and enviable outdoor living

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seaglass at bonita bay condos for sale

With about 18-months of construction still to go, the ultra-luxurious Seaglass tower is already 50-percent sold, as new buyers continue to explore all that the new high-rise has to offer in Bonita Bay. A mere 600 feet way from Estero Bay, the new tower is one of the only new construction high-rises in the region to sit that close to the water.

Designed with water, mangrove and sensational sunset views in mind, the tower is said to offer open floor plans within its 120 units. Traditional floor plans range from three-bedrooms and 3.5-baths, along with private terraces and 2,800 square feet of living space to those additionally offering a den and 3,400 square feet, along with private terraces.

In addition, there are also penthouse units with up to 4,600

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rafia preserve real estate

Four new estate designs by WCI Communities have now been introduced at Raffia Preserve, a planned community of single-family homes currently under construction in North Naples. The estate homes include 2,300 to more than 3,600 square feet of open floor space, in addition to private, outdoor living space supplied by the large lanais.

Common features of the estates include dens, great rooms and formal dining rooms, as well as some designs that offer bonus rooms, game rooms, second-story lofts and three-car garages. Other design features include granite countertops in the kitchens, tile flooring, walk-in closets in the owner’s suites and Whirlpool appliances.

While the Messina design offers 2,500 square feet of space with three-bedrooms and 3.5-baths, the

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