It may be a decent-sized city and popular tourist destination today, but the City of Naples actually began well more than a century ago. That’s when some first began seeing the potential for Naples as a winter retreat.
Originally eyed as a prime fishing and hunting location, it wasn’t long before word got out about Naples, and others began the quest for something new. Originally founded in the late 1800s, the purpose of the Naples Town Improvement Company was to drive more visitors to the region.
Company leaders saw Naples as the perfect location to make a winter retreat. They purchased around 3,700-acres between Naples Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Flash-forward a few years, and developers had already constructed some beach homes, a pier, a
Move-in ready homes are now available at Marquesa Isles in Naples. This new community of twin villas offers more than 150 options for buyers to consider, in two different floor plans.
Ranging from around 1,600 to 1,800 square feet of living space, buyers can generally choose from a two- or three-bedroom layout with a two-car attached garage. The gated community of Marquesa Isles offers some homes with lake views, while other homes back up to a preserve for more natural views.
Tidewinds Floor Plan
The Tidewinds floor plan from Neal Communities at Marquesa Isles is the smaller of the two floorplans. It contains a gourmet kitchen with a walk-in pantry and island.
A sliding glass door leads from the home’s great room to a covered lanai for
For new carriage homes in North Naples, consider the impressive new community of Richmond Park. With around 100 residences for buyers to choose from, Richmond Park consists of 13 Coastal-themed buildings, some of which offer homes backing to a small lake.
The new carriage homes typically range from around 1,300 square feet of living space to 1,700 square feet of living space. Buyers have their choice of either a two- or three-bedroom carriage home, with two-bathrooms and a one- or two-car garage from Neal Communities.
The new carriage homes additionally offer such desirable features and finishes as quartz countertops, light cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Some of the units enjoy water or preserve views, while you’ll also find such
From luxury high-rises to Millionaires’ Row, some of Naples’ most sought-after neighborhoods are rich with high-end appeal. Some of these neighborhoods date back generations, but each one has its own unique features and charm.
First developed in the 1950s, Aqualane Shores is a waterfront community of around 350 homes sitting alongside deep-water canals. While some of the most affordable homes in Aqualane Shores still top $1 million, some of the priciest homes are easily in the multi-million-dollar range.
Port Royal is home to some of the city’s most expensive homes. This waterfront community features several custom-built designs. Club members have access to a beach, heated swimming pool, on-site dining and tennis
The Ave Maria community continues to break new records. A national real estate consulting agency just named it one of the nation’s Top 25 Selling Master-Planned Communities.
Through the end of June 2021, Ave Maria recorded 371 new home sales. That helped boost it into the very top spot when it comes to the agency’s highest-ranking communities in Southwest Florida.
This also moved Ave Maria up to 24th place nationally in terms of the top-selling master-planned communities in the entire United States. That’s a 15 place jump from the spot in held in last year’s annual report from RCLCO Real Estate Advisors.
Currently Ave Maria has nearly two dozen model homes available for viewing, and around 75 different floor plans for prospective buyers to
A brand new single-family home community is headed to Southeast Naples. The new Tamarindo development is coming soon to the area of Collier Boulevard, conveniently located between US 41 and I-75.
Eventually, the new Tamarindo development from DR Horton will include around 250 new homes and around two-dozen acres of nature preserves. The development plans to open up sometime later this fall, with single-family homes typically ranging from around 1,600 square feet of living space to more than 2,400 square feet of living space.
Floor plans are not yet listed on the homebuilder’s website, but a series of photos does suggest that a number of single-story homes will be offered up to buyers in the new community. Tamarindo is being built up in phases,
Marco Island is a fantastic option for prospective homebuyers to consider, whether you’re searching for an existing home or ready to build the home of your dreams. If you’re considering building on Marco Island, there are a few extra things you’ll need to think about.
To begin with, you’ll want to narrow down which part of the island works best for your own individual lifestyle needs. Those who enjoy a boating lifestyle may want to search for a waterfront lot with room for a private dock.
If you’re hoping to add a boat lift, swimming pool, a screened-in lanai or even a detached garage for extra storage, you’ll need to make sure those things are permitted. An experienced Marco Island homebuilder will already know the ins and outs of building on
With a variety of floor plans and home styles to consider, Esplanade by the Islands is a fantastic option for those searching for a new place to call home in Naples. Buyers can choose from new construction single-family homes, twin villas or coach homes, with floor plans typically ranging from around 1,600 to 3,500 square feet of living space.
Homes in this community usually include two- to five-bedrooms, and up to five-baths. As well, you’ll find homes in both single and two-story floor plans, with up to a three-car garage.
Ready-to-build floor plans in Esplanade by the Islands are priced starting in the mid $300,000s. This price point generally affords a twin villa with two-bedrooms and two-baths. The open concept floor plan extends to a
Every home in the community has Gulf access, but the Carolands community of Bonita Springs may just be the secret boating community no one knows much about. For those lucky enough to discover it, this low density boating community provides the perfect place for those in search of a true Southwest Florida lifestyle.
Found within walking distance of Bonita Beach, it’s easy to boat right from your own backyard living in Carolands. Many of the single-family homes in the community also have generous water views.
Because of the location, the community is one of the few places in Bonita Springs where homeowners can bask in open views of the Intracoastal. As well, owners in Carolands also enjoy deep-water direct access to the Gulf via Estero Bay.
Executive homes abound at Bonita Landing, where prospective homebuyers can choose from large floor plans with up to nearly 4,000 square feet of living space. First established a few years ago, this newer development from Lennar Homes features many single-family homes with the option of three- to five-bedrooms and up to 4.5-baths.
The Bonita Landing community features your choice of manor homes or coastal executive homes starting at close to 1,700 square feet of space, but the floor plans only get larger from there. Prospective homeowners can choose from a large variety of different designs in the community of Bonita Landing, including some of Lennar’s “next gen” floor plans.
Buyers will also find some split-bedroom floor plans with large master