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eleven eleven central - napes fl

Expect to find an array of luxury features as plans push ahead for Phase II of Eleven Eleven Central in Downtown Naples. The Ronto Group recently detailed the floor plans and some of the private inclusions new buyers will find.

Phase II of Eleven Eleven Central includes your choice of nine different floor plans. Those designs range from around 1,400 to 2,500 square feet of living space.

Priced from the high $600,000s, there are also some units within Phase II priced well above $1 million. New buyers can expect to find an island kitchen, walk-in closets and a covered balcony.

Options range from two- to three-bedrooms, with some of the floor plans also including a den. The homes of Phase II will also feature Bosch appliances and a Jacuzzi

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kalea bay - naples fl

Due to high demand, Kalea Bay's third luxury tower is already reporting more than $30 million in sales. Construction recently began on Tower 300, which promises to be just as spectacular as the first two towers of Kalea Bay.

At 22 stories high, Kalea Bay Tower 300 will offer 120 private residences when complete. This includes 20 residential floors topping two levels of parking.

Future residents can expect to find similar high-end amenities as the first two towers, including a rooftop swimming pool, sky lounge and an open-air fitness center. A few months ago, Kalea Bay announced it was expanding to include a Wellness Center, as well.

That Wellness Center will offer a yoga studio, a spin room and spa treatment rooms. Plans also call for a

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watercourse  talis park - naples fl

If the opportunity to live right on the water sounds appealing, it’s certainly possible at Talis Park. This Naples community features a number of different residential options for buyers to choose from including some beautiful waterfront homes. This is especially true in the Watercourse neighborhood of Talis Park. This waterfront neighborhood is home to less than 30 lakefront homes. The single-family homes of Watercourse are built with indoor and outdoor living in mind.

You will find private pools and spas with the homes of Watercourse, as well as some stunning views overlooking the lake. Watercourse also holds the distinction of being the only single-family neighborhood in Talis Park that includes exterior maintenance.

A product of Distinctive

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marco islandPhoto:  Andrew Huff

Not only is Marco Island a great place to live and visit, but it also holds the distinction of being one of the safest places in the state. Marco Island just ranked near the top of the list when it comes to Florida’s safest cities.

According to the website, Marco Island is the third safest city in the Sunshine State. The website is run by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, a national trade association for companies and groups involved in the security industry.

The council looked at FBI crime data from 129 cities across the nation, including Marco Island. It then used that data in conjunction with population research. It did not consider cities with fewer than 10,000 people, or those cities that did

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55+ active adults

A Naples lifestyle is no doubt a desirable one for many people, including those already looking ahead to their Golden Years. That’s why some potential buyers seek out a builder capable of helping design a home to ease the transition as residents “age in place”.

For those hoping to no longer have to worry about moving in the future, luxury homes in Naples can be designed to adapt to a homeowner’s needs. This often includes a single-story design void of stairs, or sometimes even a multi-level home with an elevator.

It may also include a home with wider hallways, doorways and non-slip flooring. Other possibilities include constructing a pre-wired home to adapt to changing technological needs.


Homes such as these are being designed

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oynx - naples fl

For luxury new construction in South Naples, consider the possibilities of living in the new community of Onyx. This new development of just 48 townhomes sits just off Santa Barbara Boulevard, positioning residents within minutes of a number of local shops and restaurants in the area.

In addition, the property is also close to area beaches and dozens of nearby golf courses. Upgrades include adding on a social membership to The Classics Country Club. A social membership affords access to the site’s private clubhouse, fitness center, an array of social events and on-site dining possibilities.

Apart from the membership-only amenities, community amenities for residents of Onyx include access to a resort-style swimming pool and clubhouse. The

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sapphire cove - naples fl

For a South Naples luxury lifestyle, consider the possibilities of living in the new construction community of Sapphire Cove. Made up of just 75 single-family homes, the properties of Sapphire Cove come in single-story and two-story, customizable floor plans.

This offers home designs ranging from around 1,900 square feet of living space to large, four or five-bedroom homes with at least 3,000 square feet of living space. Priced generally from the high $300,000s to the high $400,000s, one of the largest floor plans available in Sapphire Cove offers space for an island kitchen, a dining area and an upstairs loft.

You will also find covered lanais with the home designs of Sapphire Cove, as well as a number of upscale features and finishes. The

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naples cay - naples fl

For beachfront living in style, consider making a move to Naples Cay. This high-rise condo community sits right by the sand and water, with some exceptional views overlooking the Gulf and Clam Bay.

This multi-building development is made up a half dozen luxury buildings, each with its own individual charm and prestige. Options in Naples Cay range from condos with around 1,000 square feet of living space, to extravagant penthouse units topping 11,000 square feet of luxurious space.

Constructed over a span of several years, the condos of this property typically come in either two-, three- or four-bedroom configurations. Many of the condos top $1 million, with some of the condos priced in the multi-million-dollar range.

For example, Baypointe at

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naples reserve - naples fl

For plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, consider the many delights of a Sutton Cay lifestyle. Part of Naples Reserve, the new construction neighborhood offers around 100 homesites in a premiere Naples setting.

Of course, one of the true highlights of Sutton Cay is the neighborhood’s easy access to amenities and recreation. This includes things like pickleball, hydrobikes and more.

Because Naples Reserve is made up of nearly two-dozen lakes, it’s a prime location for getting out on the water to try out some of the community’s hydrobikes. Many homes in Sutton Cay offer outstanding views overlooking Eagle Lake.

As the lake is the community’s centerpiece, there is plenty of room, too, for paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking. The

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kalea bay - naples fl

As the force behind some of the hottest condo properties in Naples, Soave Real Estate is certainly gaining a following. From top amenities to luxury inclusions, you’ll find it all with some of these properties.


The low-density Aqua property is one such location tied to Soave. It provides large floor plans and plentiful amenities. The exclusive address also affords easy access to an upscale, Southwest Florida lifestyle. Aqua’s two condo towers offer some dramatic views and prestigious inclusions. The amenity-rich property also enjoys a rooftop sky lounge, concierge service, a fitness center, a movie theater, outdoor putting green and a dog run.

The Dunes

In addition, the same developer is behind The Dunes. Buyers here can expect

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