You are very fortunate to have the opportunity to relocate to Naples! I agree with all the comments below, I raised my son in Naples, he attended public schools from kindergarten to high school, and attended FGCU in Ft Myers for 4 years. He chose to stay afterwards because he could not find a better place to live- he loves riding his bike all over Naples for exercise- it's sunny almost every day here, and there are bike paths everywhere.
I have lived in Florida for over 40 years in 5 different areas, and when I moved to Naples 19 years ago I knew I had finally found my permanent home. Naples is special because it is a small city with a permanent population of 321,520 (2010 gov. estimate) with the amenities (schools, dining, golf, beaches, parks, music & arts, activities, improved road system, etc) of a larger city. That's because our #1 industry is tourism...(Collier county had 1.5 million visitors and created 1700 new jobs in 2012)...so you get the best of both worlds here!
If you have any questions, I will be happy to share my knowledge and experience, and help you find the best home and community for your goals. There are many beautiful areas to choose from, and I have lived here long enough to know them well.
Contact me anytime:
I grew up here and moved away to other places including Europe. I still have yet to find a better place to live and raise a family.
But don't just take my word for it. One of my recent customers, Matt Birk of the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, could have chosen almost anywhere to retire. He chose Naples to raise his six children (ages 1 to10). Naples is becoming more and more a destination of choice for families who want a conservative area with great weather and lots of outdoor activity. I wrote a blog article about living in Naples and what you can expect. It's referenced below.
Please feel free to contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org, via cell 239.244.1559, or via website http://www.napleshomes.com if I can be of any assistance.
Naples is a wonderful place to raise your children. Our schools are ranked some of the best and the area lends itself to family values. A couple websites to check out for information are:
Almost anywhere you move there are good areas and some that most find unacceptable and Naples isn't any different. If you have the opportunity to come visit, I'd love to show you the city ...
Contact me any time at email@example.com or call my Cell at 239--898-3327...
I know many families that find Naples a great place to live ... and raise children!
It really all depends on the specific needs of you and your family!
There are many great communities in Naples that would be good options for you and your growing family! Estero, FL is just a bit north and may be a good option as well! A lot of young families enjoy Estero and it is just a hop away from Naples if your husband will be working there!
Best advice- find a Realtor that you feel comfortable with who is willing to take the time to educate you on all of the different areas and options! The decision to relocate your family is a big one and the transition will be a lot easier if you are working with someone who knows the area well who will look of for your best interest!
Feel free to call or email me if you have any questions!
Best of luck on your search!
Stefanie Wilfong, Sandals Realty
I can also set you up with a free service to provide you regular emails with properties that meet your needs. I would just need your criteriaâ€¦price range, #of bedrooms and baths, House or Condo...etc. This service givecs community demographics, school ratings, crime statistics, as well as available for sale properties with photos, maps and property details, and the last 6 months sold property prices and addresses by area...all on one site! It's the client version of our multiple listing service, so the information it provides is more accurate than most sites.
Or, I can do a search for you and email the best properties that fit your wants and budgetâ€¦I specialize in helping my clients find the best buys on the market, in all price ranges.
I Look forward to hearing from you and helping you find your dream home in our paradise of Naples!
Naples can be very, very family friendly...with the Collier County Water Park...free day at the Zoo for Collier County residents once a month...the New Children's Museum... and on and on and on...
While I can't specify specific schools...it is easy to identify the ones that work the best for your needs - and this might vary...during a property tour and search.. In the towns....that is easier....only three towns in Collier County.... and Naples or its Collier County equivalent might be the best - depending upon your needs.... Although Bonita Springs in Lee County and Estero area also strong competitors...
I can get more specific later when we visit together.... looking forward to it....
With Respect, joey
Joey Smith, Realtor
Tropics Real Estate, Inc.
539 5th Avenue S, Naples, FL 34102
5th Ave Office: 239.261.0153
cell: 239.285.2216; fax: 239.261.8671
Naples, Bonita Springs & Estero Area
Overall, Naples is a nice place to raise children. We moved here when my children were 9 and 12 years old, and have no regrets. You're correct in saying that some areas are better than others. However, to guide you, it would be helpful to have more information. Feel free to contact me at 239-248-6393, and I'd be happy to discuss Naples and the Collier County school system in more detail with you.
RE/MAX Realty Select
3349 Tamiami Trail N.
Naples, FL 34103
Sounds like you've already researched the schools, but here, again, is the link http://www.collier.k12.fl.us
There are great schools here including public, charter & private.
My son and his family relocated here almost two years ago, and they love it. Children are 8, 12 & 14. Please let me know if I can get any further information for you or if you'd like to just chat about the area. I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Feel free to go to the website below to check out homes and communities.
Naples is a great area to relocate too and raise a family. Below is a link that will give you Market trends in the area, Get a market analysis, community info, compare areas and get information on local schools.
Check out the link: http://www.naplesflareahomes.com/mimarket/zip/34102/
http://www.collier.k12.fl.us/ There are several communities that come to mind that you would love.
I can send the search I did for you, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wonderful week... and Welcome to SWFL.
Kenneth (Ken) Lowe - Realtor SFR
The Tropical Team
Prudential Florida Realty