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June 2018

Found 9 blog entries for June 2018.

marco island sunset

The sun has set on a controversial merger that would have joined the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors (MIAAOR)with the Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR) . MIAAOR board members recently received an email proclaiming a proposed merger between the two organizations is no longer in the works.

If the merger had gone through, members would have had access to a single MLS system, including more than 18,000 listings. As for future home sellers and homebuyers, it could also have meant increased exposure on the market.

Reportedly the MIAAOR’s current board of directors voted to terminate the merger, but left it open that future board members could always make a different decision down the road. The MIAAOR president previously backed the

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baker park - naples fl

Construction is well underway for the new Baker Park in Naples, a project that’s been, until now, years in the planning stage. Just a few months ago the Naples City Council gave the go-ahead for the multi-million dollar construction project to begin, with plans to transform an area off Goodlette-Frank Road into a 15-acre park spanning the edge of the Gordon River.

Actual construction began the next month, and crews have been hard at work on the new park now for months. Already the site shows signs of progress with the beginnings of a grassy knoll evident, while the elevation of the remainder of the park is also currently being worked out.

If all goes well, it’s expected the entire park could be fully open by fall of next year. That’s certainly

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capistrano at fiddler's creek - naples fl

Luxury homes are now selling within the new community of Capistrano at Fiddler’s Creek. This small enclave of homes offers the opportunity to choose from less than three-dozen new home sites, with five new floor plans and golf course views.

The single- and two-story designs from Stock Signature Homes range from around 2,600 square feet to 3,700 square feet of living space. The plans provide for flexible floor plans too, allowing for three- to six-bedrooms.

Each home within the community also allows for a great room opening up to a covered and screened-in lanai, complete with an optional outdoor kitchen. New buyers additionally have the option of including a study, formal dining room or more bedroom suites.

Priced starting from the mid

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clam pass park - naples fl

Photo: h2kyaks

Offering up a front row seat to the natural beauty of the region, Clam Pass Park presents a popular beach access point in North Naples. With shallow water, the location makes for an ideal setting for beachgoers.

A three-quarter of a mile boardwalk through a mangrove forest leads from the parking lot out to the sandy beach, with a total of 25 acres of preserves and coastal habitat ready to explore. Along the way visitors are treated to wildlife, marine life and birds; a popular location for spotting hawks, eagles, wading shorebirds and osprey. The mangrove lagoon, in particular, allows for a fantastic viewing of fiddler crabs.

Visitors who don’t want to make the walk can also access the beach from the parking lot via a free

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bay shore place - 4255 gulf shore blvd naples

One of the true jewels of Park Shore, Bay Shore Place presents luxury living in an upscale setting. This premiere, Naples high-rise building includes around 100 condos, each complimented by large floor plans and the enjoyment of floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors for taking in the picturesque surroundings.

While the high-rise sits slightly closer to Gulf Shore Boulevard than it does to the sand and water, this non-direct beach building still provides its residents the desirability of a Park Shore address, but at a slightly more affordable price point. Ranging in size from around 1,400 square feet to upwards of 1,600 square feet, the units of Bay Shore Place additionally include private balconies, serving up partial views of the Gulf, plus

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stonecreek - naples fl

With an array of first class options to choose from, StoneCreek easily rises to the top when it comes to an amenity-rich lifestyle. This gated, North Naples community not only features a recently completed clubhouse but also room for swimming, tennis and much, much more.

In fact, the entire community boasts more than six acres of recreational and social space, from a fitness center and card room to an indoor sports complex and social hall. In addition, the property includes a separate game room and multi-purpose room, plus a party pavilion just outside.

This is on top of the site’s resort-style swimming pool, lap pool and splash park for the younger crowd. There’s additionally a shaded tot lot, plus room for basketball courts and beach

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watercourse at talis park - naples fl

With the enjoyment of luxury villas, Watercourse at Talis Park presents an ideal location for new homebuyers in the Naples area. This premiere community of lakefront residences includes options ranging from around 2,800 square feet of living space to some boasting 3,700 square feet of space, with mostly three- and four-bedroom designs.

In addition, the upscale villas of Watercourse come complete with large great rooms, a study, and outdoor space with the added luxury of a heated swimming pool or spa. Other extras of the community include the option of adding an outdoor grill and fire pit to the private outdoor space.

As well, the homes also offer high ceilings and are outfitted with high-end kitchen appliances. Standard features range from the

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naples sunset

Photo: Bob B. Brown

If you enjoy living in or even visiting Naples, you’re hardly alone. In fact, Naples was just named the nation’s happiest metro, and for good reason. With great weather and fantastic parks and beaches, it’s no wonder that so many people are happy to call the Naples area home.

The distinction comes from the analysis of 186 metros across the U.S., with the Naples area scoring an impressive 67.6 on the well-being index score, as designated by a Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index for 2016-2017, the latest analysis of data collected so far.

Each metro area receives a calculation between zero and 100, with zero marking the very lowest well-being and a score of 100 the very highest. Analysts looked at five different criteria,

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eleven eleven central - naples fl

Continuing the trend of building transformational projects in the downtown area, The Ronto Group presents Eleven Eleven Central, now taking the lead as one of the newest developments to shape the future of Downtown Naples. As with its Naples Square community counterpart, Eleven Eleven Central aims to continue the vibrant new vision of downtown, where people are able to enjoy top amenities, while at the same time living a short bike ride or walk away from various area attractions.

Located just blocks away from 5th Avenue South, plus a short distance from the beach and several downtown sites, Eleven Eleven Central aims to capitalize on its impressive setting and admirable amenities. Planned for a total of three phases when complete, eventually the

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