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August 2019

Found 9 blog entries for August 2019.

 naples fl family

Photo: Nathan Rupert

If you’re searching for a family-friendly location, Florida’s definitely at the top of any list. Afterall, the state is filled with family fun, from its theme parks to its beaches. In particular, though, certain cities rank particularly high in a variety of family-friendly categories.

The city gets an “A” from WalletHub when it comes to its “Best & Worst Cities for Florida Families”. A few years back the website ranked Naples as number five overall, but number one in terms of health, safety and education.

That’s not surprising considering the large number of exceptional schools in Naples. Many of the area’s great schools are also close to family-friendly neighborhoods, which is extremely appealing for local parents.

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Already popular for their beaches, shopping, cultural attractions and entertainment options, it seems Marco Island and Naples are also among Florida’s safest cities. Both locations recently ranked high on a number of lists comparing the safest cities in the Sunshine State.

According to an analysis by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, Marco Island comes in at number three in terms of “The Safest Cities in Florida” for 2019. Right behind it is Naples in the number four spot. Marco Island boasts a low rate of violent crimes and fewer property crimes than many other Florida cities it compared.

Another website called HomeSnacks crunched FBI data to come up with its own list of the “10 Safest Cities in Florida for 2019”. In that

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kalea bay - naples fl

Celebrated Kalea Bay is expanding once again, this time with news of its third luxury tower. The developer of the high-rise community recently released pre-construction pricing on the units of Tower 300.

Reservations are being offered right now for the property’s third tower, with contracts expected sometime later this fall. Priced starting above $1 million, many of the units of Tower 300 will enjoy views directly overlooking the water and nearby preserve.

New buyers can expect to choose from a half-dozen different floor plans, including designs with three-bedrooms plus a den or four-bedrooms. The units range from around 3,700 to 3,900 square feet of living space.

Tower 300 provides for large private lanais, designed to be used as outdoor

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brookside - naples fl

If you’re in love with the look of a Mid-century Modern home, you’re sure to find some fantastic options in Naples. While you won’t find as many as you used to, they still exist if you know where to look.

Most of these Naples homes were constructed between the 1940s to the mid-1960s. While unfortunately some have been replaced by more modern home designs, you can still find a great home if you act quickly.

Some of the local neighborhoods you may want to start your search for a Mid-century Modern home include Lake Park, Midtown, Brookside and Big Cypress. While it’s likely you’ll need to put in some time and money for renovations, the results are certainly worth it.

Lake Park sits near the zoo and the mall, plus it offers a number of

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bob seger - naples flPhoto: Tamara

You don’t have to be a celebrity to live in Naples, but it’s likely you’ll run into one or two if you do. Big name entertainers and personalities are just as attracted to Florida’s Paradise Coast as the rest of us, and that makes it pretty likely you’ll spot a celebrity in the Naples area.

It’s something that’s been happening for years. It’s said President Cleveland’s sister was the very first to sign in when the original Naples Hotel opened its doors in the late 1800s. Since then it’s attracted the likes of Thomas Edison and Gary Cooper.

Flash forward to more recent years and we’ve had several reports of celebrity sightings in Naples, including singer Keith Urban, his wife actress Nicole Kidman, singer Steven Tyler, and celebrity

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lucarno at mediterra - naples fl

Southwest Florida is filled with some beautiful home designs, including some recent award winners. In particular, one home in Lucarno at Mediterra is a two-year recipient of Overall Excellence in Construction and Design from the Collier Building Industry Association. The most recent awards came during the 2018 Parade of Homes.

The Capriano model home from London Bay is a two-story villa with around 4,400 square feet of living space. The luxury home offers four-bedrooms and four-baths, plus a wine cellar and study. Priced at around $2.8 million, the home also includes a guest suite, wet bar and lounge on its second level.

London Bay Homes is also the recipient of an Overall Excellence in Construction and Design award for its Sonoma model home.

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If you’re looking for a great place to start a business, Naples is the place to be. Thanks to a strong local economy and upscale workforce, the Southwest Florida city is a haven for entrepreneurs.

Much of this has to do with its business climate. Naples is well known as being a prime location to find Fortune 500 execs as well as a number of wealthy retirees.

In fact, Naples businesses often do particularly well because the area also boasts some of the nation’s highest per capita incomes. Altogether this makes for a great city to own and operate a business.

It doesn’t hurt that many in Naples enjoy incredible views of the Gulf and the beach either. Old Naples, in particular, has never allowed tall buildings to block the views.

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lely players club & spa - naples fl

With its resort-style swimming pool, tennis, dining and more, the Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort supplies the ultimate location to compliment a luxury lifestyle. Expanded and renovated about five years ago, the award-winning Naples facility now consists of a 30,000 square foot club with five-star amenities.

The 15-acre property consists of a lagoon pool, family pool and a lap pool. It also offers a waterfall area for young children, shade cabanas and a whirlpool spa. Not to be overlooked either is the club’s fitness center, complete with two classrooms, personal training and a steam room.

The Players Club also consists of more than a dozen Har-Tru tennis courts, several bocce ball courts, two recreational pickle ball courts and a half

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saturnia lakes - naples fl

With a countless list of shared luxuries for its residents to enjoy, Saturnia Lakes of Naples virtually offers amenities galore. From fitness to relaxation, the options are limitless living within this gated Naples community.

Many of those amenities can be found within the property’s large clubhouse. Here you’ll discover a fitness center, dance studio and a billiards room. The clubhouse also features access to an internet café, craft and card rooms, plus a social hall and a grand ballroom.

That’s on top of the neighborhood’s resort-style swimming pool and lap pool, a children’s pool and a sand beach. Additional options for residents include the community’s lakefront putting green, a basketball court, walking and jogging paths, and the property’s

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