SOUTHWEST FLORIDA is considered the prime area for not only vacationers but retirement as well.
Besides the “Caribbean type” weather, the Naples area offers pristine beaches, world class golf, shopping, entertainment, and recreation.
Naples has one of the highest “millionaires per capita” ratios in the world. It is also known as the golf capital of the world, with more golf holes than any other area.
Economic growth has increased steadily over the past 20 years and as a result the area has attracted more young people and entrepreneurs.
The weather in Naples is perfect, with temperatures ranging from 60-65 in the winter, to 75-80 in the spring and 85-95 in the summer. Most of the rain comes in the summer, with the annual rainfalls averaging 50-60 inches.
Getting around South West Florida
From Naples within 30 to 90 minutes, you can drive (or boat) to Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Ft. Myers, Sanibel Island, Boca Grande and Gasparilla, and Key West.
There are several gambling cruises out of Ft. Myers and Marco Island provides dinner, dancing and a wonderful evening of entertainment.
With 700 excellent restaurants to choose from you will find pleasure in dining out what ever your personal tastes.
If you dine in, Publix, Albertson’s and The Fresh Food Market provide a variety of fresh or prepared “quick and easy” meals. Fine wine purveyors are in abundance, as are catering services and specialty food shops.
Recreation of all sorts is available, including golf courses and golf practice net facilities, tennis, fishing, boating, nature walks and bird watching, hiking, biking, roller blading, skeet shooting and horseback riding (including polo).
The Philharmonic Center for the Arts provides entertainment all year with ballets, symphonies, children’s plays, an art center and the annual Christmas Tree display.
An angler’s paradise, the waters off the nearby Ten Thousand Islands provide what has been referred to as some of the best fishing in the world.
Nature lovers will be enchanted with the wide variety of water fowl, dolphins, sea turtles, manatee, and birdlife.
Naples and Marco Island are the premiere destinations in Southwest Florida.
NAPLES, is the larger of these two, with 22,000 plus residents. Of course, in season (Thanksgiving to Easter) the population will more than double. This community offers something for everyone, including premiere golf courses, water sports, fishing, boating, pristine beaches, fine dining, entertainment, and world-class shopping.
MARCO ISLAND, is a barrier Island just 17 miles south of Naples. The largest of the famed 10,000 islands, it boasts Marco Beach, a 3 ½ mile crescent shaped, white sand beach, bordering the Gulf of Mexico.
Like Naples, the base resident count of 15,000 plus will double in season, as residents and visitors alike return to “Paradise” for the winter months.