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Found 623 blog entries published by Mark Washburn.

 seychelles - naples fl

A brand new coach home community is headed to Naples. Construction crews recently broke ground on the Seychelles community, located close to Santa Barbara Boulevard and Davis in Southeast Naples.

When complete, Seychelles will be home to more than 200 carriage homes, spread across more than 30-acres of property. In all, the community will consist of more than two-dozen buildings, each with eight individual housing units.

Four units will be located on the ground level and another four will be located on the second level of each building. Each unit of Seychelles also includes either an attached one- or two-car garage.

Planned residential amenities include a clubhouse near the entrance of the community. Residents will have access to a swimming

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bay colony - naples fl

New upgrades are coming to Bay Colony, just one year after the club completed a separate, multi-million-dollar renovation. The new upgrade calls for a new $6 million renovation of the Bay Colony clubhouse.

This translates to a new golf shop, locker rooms, a grill and lounge, plus a casual dining space with sweeping outdoor views. In addition, the renovation pushes forward with a redesigned outdoor patio and space for member services.

The latest project should be completed by the end of the year, designed to further compliment some of the coastal design elements introduced in the previous renovation project. According to club management, the new renovation will help complete the final phase of Bay Colony’s clubhouse master plan, totaling more

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autumn woods - naples fl

For gated living in North Naples, make time to explore the community of Autumn Woods. Made up of a total of three neighborhoods, the community is also marked by several lakes and an array of added amenities.

The established community first began in the late 1990s, with some homes constructed into the early 2000s. Floorplans vary greatly, as the development makes room for your choice of single-family homes, villas and condos, designed to fit into your lifestyle needs.

In particular, the neighborhood of Oak Hollow & Mahogany Run provides space for around 350 single-family homes. The homes in this neighborhood generally range from around 1,800 to 2,500 square feet in size. It’s common to find private swimming pools with many of the properties in

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sutton cay - naples reserve

Another new neighborhood is coming to the lakefront community of Naples Reserve. Sutton Cay makes the ninth neighborhood to grace the South Naples development.

Recently opened, Sutton Cay offers new construction options ranging from around 2,000 to 3,100 square feet of living space. Overlooking the lake or the preserve, the homes of Sutton Cay are priced starting in the $400,000s.

Options include both single- and two-story floor plans, complete with private lanais, large master suites and open designs. Typically, buyers in Sutton Cay can choose from homes with three-bedrooms and two or more baths, and the community is already gaining a lot of interest from new buyers.

Along with its enviable home designs, the new neighborhood of Sutton Cay

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abaco pointe - naples fl

A brand-new community is now underway in Naples. Toll Brothers recently broke ground for the new gated community of Abaco Pointe.

Located on Collier Boulevard, between Immokalee Road and Vanderbilt Beach Road, Abaco Pointe offers your choice of a half-dozen paired villas, each complimentary of coastal-themed design points. Priced starting from the low $300,000s, the single-family, attached villas include at least 1,500 square feet of living space.

For those looking for even more space, the luxury homebuilder offers a two-story floor plan in Abaco Pointe. Some of the larger floor plans planned for the community will offer more than 2,000 square feet of living space.

All owners, however, are sure to delight in a low-maintenance lifestyle

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 naples pier - naples fl

If you’re looking for a great beach town to call home, Naples is the place to be. WalletHub recently named Naples to the very top of its list when it comes to the nation’s best beach towns.

Naples beat out nearly 150 other communities to take the top spot, based on a variety of criteria. Analysts looked at everything from quality of life to education, health, the economy, safety, weather and affordability.

When it came to quality of life, in particular, Naples ranked number one. It doesn’t hurt that, per capita, Naples has the most restaurants, coffee shops and nightlife opportunities of any other location on the list.

The ranking also took into consideration the number of area attractions, boat tours and water sports, plus the commute and

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mediterra - Naples FL

From its clubhouse to its private beach club, the active lifestyle amenities of Mediterra are unparalleled. This unique North Naples community prides itself on promoting a healthy lifestyle, with an array of amenities designed to appeal to its residents and members.

Not only does the Mediterra community offer the enjoyment of new construction homes, but more specifically the appeal of a seemingly endless array of added amenities. From golf and tennis to swimming and fitness, you’ll find it all available at Mediterra.

The newly updated Mediterra clubhouse is currently in the midst of an expansion, while the property already includes several options in dining, with both casual and formal opportunities. Mediterra’s Sports Club, meanwhile, serves up

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kalea bay - naples fl

While still under construction, sales remain brisk for the new luxury units of Kalea Bay Tower II. As Kalea Bay’s second tower approaches its topping off later this summer, the fast selling North Naples high-rise is already nearly 80-percent sold.

Much like tower two of the upscale community, Tower 200 stands 22-stories high, with room for 120 private residences and amenities topping covered parking. Tower two allows for three-bedroom plus a den floor plans with around 3,700 total square feet of space.

There are also some four-bedroom options within the tower, some of which offer more than 3,900 total square feet of space. All units of tower two are currently priced above $1 million.

Luxurious private amenities include the open floor plans,

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omega at bonita bay - bonita springs fl

Bonita Bay’s final high-rise is also on tap to be the most luxurious. Omega plans for 27-stories of premiere elegance, with open floor plans, large covered terraces and an endless array of upscale features and finishes.

Home to nearly 70 private residences, prospective owners have their choice of a large tower unit or a penthouse unit, the majority of which are already sold. With upwards of 4,000 square feet of living space, the condos of Omega are designed to appeal to homebuyers who aren’t ready to downsize but seek a maintenance-free lifestyle in one of the region’s most desirable locations.

With only three units per floor, the homes of Omega are more spacious than many others on the market, with walls of windows opening up the private

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andalucia - naples fl

For single-family homes in a gated community, consider the options of Andalucia in Naples. Spread across nearly 80-acres and surrounding Lake Azzuri, Andalucia also enjoys the peaceful nature of bordering nature preserves and conservation land.

This newer construction community typically offers homes in a Mediterranean-style, with residences starting at around 1,700 square feet of living space, with some of the homes considerably larger. While many of the homes in this neighborhood are affordably priced starting in the mid $400,000s, you will also find some homes priced in the $500,000s, coming in both single and two-story designs.

For the price point buyers can expect to find open floor plans with gourmet kitchens and a number of luxury

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