A great place to catch a sunset, fish or spot dolphins; the Naples Pier is also a historic landmark. The 1,000-foot long pier provides a place to take a stroll, take in some scenery and also soak up some history in Downtown Naples.
Originally built in the late 1800s, the pier first served as a freight and passenger dock. Soon, though, the pier became a location to do much of what you still see visitors do today, including fishing or simply take a stroll. At one time a post office even stood at the foot of the pier.
The Naples Pier has been rebuilt a number of times through the years due to hurricane damage and even a fire. Fast forward to just a few years ago and a major reconstruction project at the pier wrapped up, bringing a new deck and
Noted as a professional theater in a small town, the Gulfshore Playhouse brings the experience of live theater to Naples. This small, yet impressive playhouse sits in Downtown Naples, with live productions currently at The Norris Center, but grand plans exist for its future.
A design studio is currently working on a new location along Goodlette-Frank Road to someday treat up to 400 patrons at a time on its main stage. A separate studio theater plans to offer 150 seats for smaller productions. The entire project is expected to be the anchor of a much larger mix of restaurants and retailers planned for the area.
This is, of course, a major expansion for the not-for-profit theater which first started in the mid 2000s. Founded as a professional,
If you’re looking for a great place to spend Christmas on the beach, you’ll want to take a second look at Naples. The city was just named one of “America’s 10 Best Beach Towns for Christmas”, as designated by Coastal Living.
The publication gives Naples high marks for it’s shopping and its window displays, especially those in the areas of Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South. Third Street South is the place to go in November with the annual tree lighting and festival. The event ushers in Santa’s arrival along with live entertainment, some tasty treats and plenty of holiday fun.
Meanwhile, a parade winds through Downtown Naples with the annual Naples Christmas Parade. This evening event is filled with floats, bands, dancers and a special
A major new development is taking shape in Downtown Naples, where progress pushes ahead at Naples Square. A mix of housing, retailers, shops and dining, Naples Square aims to transform the downtown district with its own self-sufficient neighborhood.
Naples Square includes a multi-phase condo project, bringing hundreds of new condos to the area. The latest condos are part of phase three of the project, with options ranging from around 1,700 square feet of living space to upwards of 3,500 square feet of living space, in single- and two-story designs.
Those new condos should be read in the spring. Meanwhile, a newly redesigned amenity deck brings about a larger pool deck and heated swimming pool. Meanwhile, residents also have access to a fitness
Sales are strong at Eleven Eleven Central, one of the newest condo developments planned for Downtown Naples. Already a majority of reservations for phase one units have moved on to sales contracts, well before phase one construction even begins.
Construction of the first units is expected to tip off by the end of the year, bringing around 60 new residences to the area. This includes the option of a two-bedroom, a two-bedroom plus a den or even a three-bedroom unit, with floor plans of 1,400 square feet to upwards of 2,200 square feet in size, including covered balconies.
Some of the floor plans of phase one are already sold out. Still, the available condos do contain such desirable extras as dual walk-in closets in the master and an island
Construction is well underway for the new Mangrove Bay amenity center in Naples. One of the newest and anticipated communities to grace the area, Mangrove Bay is said to occupy the final significant waterfront acreage for residential construction in all of Old Naples.
The amenity center will eventually include space for a private concierge plus a fitness and wellness area. In addition, there will be storage space for private paddleboards, canoes and kayaks.
There will also be guest suites and private event space available, plus future residents of Mangrove Bay are sure to enjoy the ease of a low-maintenance lifestyle. The homeowner’s association takes care of much of the exterior landscaping and swimming pool care for homes located within the
Continuing the trend of building transformational projects in the downtown area, The Ronto Group presents Eleven Eleven Central, now taking the lead as one of the newest developments to shape the future of Downtown Naples. As with its Naples Square community counterpart, Eleven Eleven Central aims to continue the vibrant new vision of downtown, where people are able to enjoy top amenities, while at the same time living a short bike ride or walk away from various area attractions.
Located just blocks away from 5th Avenue South, plus a short distance from the beach and several downtown sites, Eleven Eleven Central aims to capitalize on its impressive setting and admirable amenities. Planned for a total of three phases when complete, eventually the
With the inspiration of Old Florida design principles, Mangrove Bay presents a luxurious collection of homes, set alongside the Old Naples waterfront. This exceptional community of upscale homes takes advantage of the last such residential-zoned parcel of waterfront property in Old Naples, with the choice of some impressively designed new construction homes in a prime setting.
The new collection of homes currently under construction within Mangrove Bay range from one- to two-story floor plans; complete with private, Gulf-access boat slips and private swimming pools. With only a total of around 50 home sites available, the exclusive community is expected to fill up fast.
Options for new homebuyers include cottage-style homes with at least 2,500
Investing in a Naples address affords a certain level of exclusivity, after all the area features some beautiful beaches, and likewise, some beautiful homes. Of course, one of the nation’s top markets for luxury real estate is obviously tied to an upscale market, and Naples certainly doesn’t disappoint in that respect, either.
Likely surprising to few people, the 34102 ZIP Code is among one of America’s wealthiest. Based on analysis from Bloomberg, the Naples address is the 15th richest ZIP Code in the entire nation.
That’s evident among some of the area’s upscale neighborhoods, including the estate homes of Port Royal. Referred to as one of the most prestigious in Southwest Florida, the community offers up around 500 homes, many of which are
New condos are going fast in Downtown Naples, where the newest construction homes of Naples Square are nearing a sellout. Units within Phase III of the property are currently up for sale, and less than one-third of all units still remain available.
Those units already sold include one of the building’s three furnished models. As well two floor plans within Phase III, the Emerson and Dorset are also already sold out. Many of the newer floor plans are larger than those presented in Phase I of Naples Square.
The development offers a variety of one- to three-bedroom plus a den floor plans, also enjoying terraces and open living space. The single- and two-story designs of Phase III start priced in the mid $700,000s, all with at least 1,700 square