Is Coconut River the Unknown Community in Naples?

It’s not one of the best-known communities in Naples, but it’s certainly coveted by those who do. You might just say Coconut River is the city’s unknown community, but that may be exactly what draws homeowners to stay.

While technically located just outside of city limits in unincorporated Collier County, the neighborhood is virtually surrounded by the city, with an ideal location that’s within easy distance of Downtown, South Naples, and North Naples. Made up of around 200 homes, Coconut River sits off Airport-Pulling Road in the area of East Naples.

Home to full-time residents and snowbirds, you’ll find both families and retirees attracted to the affordability of life in Coconut River. While you won’t find beach access, lakes, or a golf course in Coconut River, it’s the central location that helps make it so ideal.

The non-gated, waterfront community has relatively low membership dues too, but it still offers its residents access to a boat ramp and community swimming pool. In addition, the development offers a playground for kids, two shuffleboard courts, plus tennis and pickleball courts. 

The boat ramp makes it easy to get on the Golden Gate Canal and the Gordon River, then travel to Naples Bay and on to the Gulf, while a community boat storage yard adds convenience. Residents can also utilize dockage right behind some of the homes of Coconut River, plus make use of nearby canals for kayaking, canoeing, and rowing.

The closest beach is just a few short miles away. Neighbors often get together for events and festivities, including holiday parties, clubs, and monthly potlucks. A team of neighborhood volunteers helps to maintain the community and promote a collective lifestyle.

While some of the homes in Coconut River date back to the 1970s, there are also some newer homes. Square footage varies, but you will find some three-bedroom and four-bedroom homes, with the waterfront properties often commanding the highest prices.

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