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meadowood - naples fl

An exciting new community of townhomes is now selling in North Naples. Meadowood is a brand-new community of more than 200 residences, spread across multiple buildings.

This new Express Homes community from DR Horton offers two-story floor plans with slightly different layouts. Priced starting in the high $200,000s, it also offers an attractive price point for many buyers searching in the area.

Options include around 1,600 square feet of living space, with three-bedrooms and 2.5-baths. The townhomes also come with a one-car garage for added convenience. Other additions include an island kitchen and sliding glass doors leading out to a large, screened-in lanai.

While most of the main living space of the home is on the ground level, a top floor

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victoria park - naples fl

As a top family neighborhood in Naples, Victoria Park offers a fantastic location and plenty of options. Constructed starting in the 1980s through the early 2000s, this established community sits close to everything you want and need in North Naples.

Most homes in the neighborhood offer at least 1,100 square feet of living space, with some of the largest options offering around 3,000 square feet, and plenty of room for a growing family. The homes sit on either a quarter of an acre, or half-acre lots.

These homes are surrounded by mature trees, playgrounds and parks. The homes, themselves, surround a stocked lake with a boat launch for added recreation.

Sunny days can also be spent at the refreshing community swimming pool or getting in some

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portofino miromar lakes

Home sales are in full swing in Miromar Lakes, where the Portofino neighborhood continues to attract new interest. Over the past several weeks, three model homes and two more homesites sold in the exclusive neighborhood.

In all, Portofino in Miromar Lakes consists of 20 waterfront homesites, and the vast majority of them are already sold. The maintenance-free, waterfront villas all offer peaceful waterfront views overlooking Lake Como and some expanded outdoor space.

Owners have the option of adding a private boat dock. In addition, you’ll find open floor plans with covered lanais, outdoor kitchens, fire pits and optional private swimming pools.

As well, buyers can expect to find such upscale additions as gourmet kitchens, formal dining rooms

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corsica at talis park - naples fl

Talis Park’s Corsica neighborhood just hit a major milestone, as half of the community is now complete. Crews recently surpassed the 50-percent complete mark and started in on two of the remaining six buildings planned for the property.

With the eventual inclusion of around 60 new coach homes, set within 16 two-story buildings, the residences of Corsica enjoy water, fairway and garden views. Some of the popular designs are topped off by such luxury upgrades as outdoor kitchens with gas grills and private swimming pools.

The open floor plans include three-bedrooms and 3.5-baths. The great room and dining room open up to a massive screened-in lanai. Buyers have the option of customizing the loft area of certain floor models to use it as a media

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treviso bay - naples fl

For golf, swimming, on-site dining and more, come home to the luxury community of Treviso Bay. This premiere, gated community is one of the newest neighborhoods of its kind in Naples, and quite simply one-of-a-kind when it comes to Southwest Florida golf course communities.

Not only does Treviso Bay offer an 18-hole, TPC golf course but also a pro shop. It also includes a golf clubhouse with billiards, a library, a bar and dining options.

Another key addition to Treviso Bay is Villa Rilassare. As the community’s true lifestyle center, it provides a lagoon-style swimming pool, a lap pool and a children’s pool. You’ll also find a fitness center with a Pilate’s studio and several lighted Har-Tru tennis courts.

Other options include pickleball,

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ted nugentPhoto: Michael Kappel

Forget Hollywood, some of the world’s biggest rock stars know Naples, Florida is the place to be. Celebrities are naturally drawn to some of the city’s best communities, with its luxury high-rises, upscale homes and fantastic waterfront views.

Rocker Ted Nugent is said to own a penthouse condo in North Naples. Nugent’s wife reportedly spends a lot of time in the high-rise home.  Despite her husband’s Detroit roots, she’s said to be active herself in the Naples community. In recent years, the self-proclaimed Motor City Madman, outdoor enthusiast and conservative activist has taken the stage at Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs.

Even Detroit’s Bob Seger has ties to Naples. He’s lived part-time in

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the brittany - 4021 Gulf Shore Blvd Naples FL

For a virtual waterfront condo in the sky, consider the luxurious possibilities of living at The Brittany. Close to high-end shopping, relaxation and watersports, the impressive high-rise overlooks stunning views of the Gulf and Venetian Bay.

Right on Gulfshore Boulevard in Naples, The Brittany is part of the prestigious Park Shore community. Built in the mid 1990s, you’ll find around 120 private condos at The Brittany, as well as a handful of villas for buyers to choose from.

Residents of The Brittany enjoy such amenities as a community swimming pool and exercise room, as well as billiards, a guest room and extra storage space. The property additionally provides bicycle storage, covered parking, a tennis court, a community room and a vehicle

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golfing at fiddlers creek in Naples

For the combination of golf, fun and family, Fiddler’s Creek certainly lives up to its impressive reputation. This family-friendly community is the type of place that offers a range of different home styles, along with plenty of fun to go around.

This private golf club community sits on nearly 4,000 acres of land, with an excess of space for homes, nature and recreation. While constructed around the golf course and its amenities, a great deal of the community is reserved for natural and recreational purposes.

While the greater Fiddler’s Creek community is still under development, when complete, the master plan calls for a total of nearly 100 different neighborhoods. Each of its neighborhood villages offers its own unique style, whether it’s one

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naples contemporary condo

Known for boasting crisp, clean lines and open floor plans, contemporary homes may just be a new trend for the Naples area. No longer confined to being more of the exception than the rule, contemporary-style homes seem to be quickly gaining in popularity across the area.

Buyers can expect to find large windows, allowing for an excess of natural light to flow throughout the homes. Other common features you’ll find with contemporary homes in Naples are home designs that incorporate a large amount of outdoor living space, along with an open interior floor plan.

Oftentimes the homes of this style are warm and inviting, while tastefully incorporating some natural features. One good place to begin your search for a contemporary home in Naples is in

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mediterra - naples fl

One of the top gated golf communities in North Naples now offers an enhanced experience for its guests. Crews have been hard at work this summer making even more updates and improvements to The Club at Mediterra.

The new additions include some cosmetic updates to the club’s Grille Room. Crews have been busy adding in things like new lighting, artwork and décor. The clubhouse itself recently welcomed a fresh coat of paint.

Mediterra is just coming off of a $16 million, two-phase project aimed at improving its overall look and offerings. It now boasts a new 20,000 square foot addition to its clubhouse, bringing the total space to around 60,000 square feet.

Recently the club expanded its Cypress Bar and Tavern and added a new outdoor covered bar

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