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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Naples, Florida

As a resident of Naples and Marco Island Florida for over 25 years, I am happy to help you live in paradise, whether full-time or part-time! Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida. Naples is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States, with the sixth highest per capita income in America, and the second highest proportion of millionaires per capita in the US. Real estate is among the most expensive in the country, with houses for sale in excess of $40 million. In 2014, Naples was ranked as one of 5 Happiest places to live!

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens was opened in September 1969 in what was once the gardens for botanist Dr. Henry Nehrling's collection of plants. The gardens were neglected after Nehrling's death, but reopened in 1954 by Julius Fleischmann. Animals were added by Larry and Jane Tetzlaff in 1969, and the gardens were reopened as a zoo. The zoo has about 70 species, though not all of these are on display at any given time. The main path is about a mile long, and winds past the main animal exhibits through a tropical garden first planted in 1919. Primates in the zoo are housed on islands in a man made lake, and can be viewed from catamarans when visitors take the Primate Expedition Cruise.


Mercato offers a Whole Foods Market, Nordstrom Rack and Silverpoint Cinema. There are also 12 notable restaurants here and over 20 upscale retailers and luxury residential condominiums. Mercato organizes various free events open to the public throughout the year.

Naples Pier

The Naples Fishing Pier was built in 1888 as a freight and passenger dock with narrow train rails running the length of the pier. It has become one of the most popular attractions in Naples. The Pier was damaged by hurricanes in 1910, 1926 and 1960 and was rebuilt each time. Now over 100 years old the Naples Pier moves into the 21st century as a symbol of the area's history.
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Naples Botanical Garden

Incorporated in 1994, Naples Botanical Garden consists of 170 acres of cultivated gardens and preservation land, representing seven distinct natural habitats and ecosystems, and featuring over 1000 species, with special emphasis on the ecosystems of the 26th parallel north. The garden offers education programs for all ages and is a great venue for arts and culture.

Lowdermilk Park Pavilion

Lowdermilk Park is a premier beachfront park in Naples. Amenities at the park include sand volleyball courts, two children's playgrounds, picnic tables, benches, restroom and shower facilities and two gazebos for rent. There is also a concession stand and ample parking.

Philharmonic Center of Arts

The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, known locally as "the Phil," is a non-profit organization located in Naples, Florida. The Phil is unique among arts centers in that it features both the performing and visual arts in a single complex and also hosts a resident orchestra. In addition to the 1,475-seat main hall and a 282-seat black box theater, the Phil has four museum-quality art galleries, which showcase traveling and exclusive exhibitions. Each season, the Phil is host to more than 400 individual events. Although the heaviest season is between October and April, the Center hosts events year-round, including summer children's presentations. The Center also provides programs for groups and schools.

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The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

The Naples Beach Hotel has been receiving guests, groups and gatherings of various types since 1946. Here they are doing their best to make everyone's stay a unique and enjoyable experience. The hotel also offers 7 miles of white sand beach, an award winning golf course, a spa and beachfront restaurants for an unforgettable experience.

Edgewater Beach Hotel

The Edgewater Beach Hotel offers its guests an intimate retreat overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and surrounded by swaying palms and seven miles of white sand. Here it is possible to avoid the crowds and chaos from larger resorts and enjoy the intimacy of an exclusive hotel located directly on the beach. All of this makes the Edgewater the perfect destination for romantic getaways, family vacations or ocean-side celebrations.

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar is located on historic Third Street South a short walk from the Naples Pier. This is a great place for lunch, dinner or happy hour. There you can sit close to the open kitchen and see the culinary team prepare your food, or you can enjoy the hospitality of this venue on the spacious patio.

Norman Love Confections- Naples. FL

Located next door to my real estate office, Norman Love Confections is a must on your to do list!

At Norman Love Confections they use only the best quality of chocolates, butter, spices, nuts, purees, and flavor. They lovingly create each individual piece for the moment when flavors, texture and aromas explode in a moment of pure pleasure.

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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Naples, Florida