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February 2019

Found 7 blog entries for February 2019.

naples lakes - naples fl

With a natural setting and elegant additions, Naples Lakes presents the best of both worlds to prospective new residents and members. The stylish country club and bundled golf course community is home to an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course and an active tennis program.

In addition, the club also enjoys a fitness center complete with yoga, Pilates and water aerobics. Upscale and more casual dining options supply plenty of variety, while the property also offers up access to a swimming pool and spa.

While the upscale amenities are certainly desirable, so is the natural beauty of the area. More than 200-acres of lakes and protected natural preserves come together to provide the luxury of a more peaceful setting for those searching for a home in

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gordon river greenway map - naples fl

A popular way to explore nature in a virtually unspoiled setting, the Gordon River Greenway continues to delight locals and visitors alike in Naples. Stretching around two miles from Golden Gate Parkway to Downtown Naples, the greenway offers room for biking, hiking and even kayaking as it links up the opportunity to more easily view native plant life, birds, animals, mangroves and other natural attractions of the region.

The vision for a greenway of sorts first emerged more than a quarter of a century ago. It wasn’t until more recent years, however, that the plan received the necessary funding. In the mid 2000s, Collier County voters agreed to a $40 million bond referendum, allowing for the purchase of more than 150-acres of land, including

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residences at mercato - naples fl

Luxury living is redefined with the upscale opportunities of Residences at Mercato. This exclusive enclave of homes supplies an emphasis on graciously designed indoor/outdoor living space, offering new buyers year-round opportunities to enjoy a more affluent Naples lifestyle.

Options in single-family homes range from 2,800 square feet of living space to some floor plans with upwards of 6,000 square feet of living space. Meanwhile, the villas typically range from around 2,600 to 3,100 square feet in size. All of the homes, however, exist within a low-maintenance, gated community, where many utilities and bills are included.

Buyers are additionally treated to such high-end extras as soaring ceilings, custom fireplaces and an abundance of natural

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 dorado at fiddler's creek - naples fl

Brand new luxury coach homes are under construction at Fiddler’s Creek, with the introduction of Dorado at Fiddler’s Creek. Constructed by Gulf Bay Homes, the residences of Dorado start priced in the $600,000s, coming in two different floor plans.

Options include three-bedrooms and 3.5-baths with around 2,600 to upwards of 3,300 square feet of living space. Each private home in Dorado also includes an attached two-car garage. Common features of the homes include the open living and dining space and large screened-in lanais.

In all, the enclave of Dorado offers space for around 100 new coach homes, with four residences at home within each of the property’s more than two-dozen residential buildings. Dorado joins the greater Fiddler’s Creek

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mystique - naples fl

The new Mystique tower is nearing completion, and expected to obtain its Certificate of Occupancy later this spring. Construction on the Naples tower has proceeded at a steady pace since the topping out last summer.

Recently crews reached milestones including providing permanent power to much of the tower, connecting underground utilities and have made design progress, including installing drywall and cabinetry. The two service elevators are in operation already and the four passenger elevators are next.

The highly anticipated new residential tower sits just steps away from the beach, with options including nearly 70 private residences and a handful of penthouse units. Most residences of Mystique will features the luxury of Gulf-facing views

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gulfshore playhouse - naples fl

Noted as a professional theater in a small town, the Gulfshore Playhouse brings the experience of live theater to Naples. This small, yet impressive playhouse sits in Downtown Naples, with live productions currently at The Norris Center, but grand plans exist for its future.

A design studio is currently working on a new location along Goodlette-Frank Road to someday treat up to 400 patrons at a time on its main stage. A separate studio theater plans to offer 150 seats for smaller productions. The entire project is expected to be the anchor of a much larger mix of restaurants and retailers planned for the area.

This is, of course, a major expansion for the not-for-profit theater which first started in the mid 2000s. Founded as a professional,

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turtle club at sunset - naples fl

If you’re looking for a great place to spend your golden years, Naples is certainly worth a second, or even a third look! Both Livibility and  SmartAsset recently came out with its list of the “Best Places to Retire”, and Naples was at the top of the list.

The ranking put Naples in the number one spot for 2019. That’s probably not surprising considering more than half of the city’s current population is older than 65. The area is also known for its endless sunshine, sandy beaches, upscale shopping and more.

With only around 20,000 residents too, it’s easy to see why some equate Naples with more of a small town environment. Livability.com also mentions area golf clubs like Naples Grande and Hibiscus, plus the dozens of others that grace the

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