So, you're purchasing your very last home. You're looking for Shangri-la. Your utopia with 75 degree average temperatures and white sandy beaches. A place that is both laid-back and has a bit of culture and sophistication when needed. Where low-crime and pristine streets greet you every morning on your walk to the sidewalk cafe for coffee and breakfast.
Is it an island in the Caribbean or faraway foreign land? Not hardly. You can have it all with the added bonus of no income tax.
Just head about as far south on the Gulf coast of Florida as humanly possible (at least by way of car anyway) to what once was a small, sleepy fishing town. Naples, Florida is winning kudos from around the world for it's charm and pristine tranquility on the Gulf coast.
The votes are in! In the last few months, both Yahoo! Finance and Portfolio.com have named Naples, Florida as one of the top retirement destinations in the U.S.
And with additional rankings as as "top 10 beach town" and "top 10 art town," it's no wonder Naples is considered the king of Southwest Florida for second-home buyers and vacation homes as well.
Naples real estate prices vary greatly from $175,000 up to over $22 Million in exclusive luxury home communities like Port Royal. Like most beach towns, home prices increase considerably depending on the proximity to the beach.
Whatever your desire, Naples has something for all ages and all incomes. Besides the weather and world class beaches, many are drawn to Naples for it's palm-lined streets, outdoor cafes and boutique shopping.
For your last home, second-home or even raising children, Naples, Florida should be at the top of every home buyer's wish list. It's truly the Shangri-la of the Gulf coast.