As a resident of Lely for over ten years now, I can say that I love living in this part of Naples. Depending on whether you are looking to move here full time or seasonally, to me there are more pros than cons in this part of Naples.
For one, you will get a lot of bang for your buck since you are technically outside the city. Downtown Naples is a 15-20 minute drive seasonally and out of season 10-15 minutes, which is fantastic! Because you are not in the heart of downtown Naples, if you want to spend quiet time around the house, trips to the grocery store or the bank won't drive you nuts with lots of traffic or lines. In my opinion, living a little out of the city gives you the best of both worlds. Depending on your lifestyle, Lely does offer some fantastic perks, such as golf (1 private, 2/3 public courses right in Lely and Lely Resort), a private dog park, lots of walking/riding paths. The beach and boating are a mere 10 miles away(or less!).
In performing a quick search there are tons of options in your price point around Naples, including Lely, that offer homes with character like Ole and amenities galore. After all, we are a resort town! I have a perfect area in mind for you, and even the perfect villa with character galore on the inside and lots of community amenities and greenery. I'd love to send you the information and pictures! Please feel free to email me or respond for more information. Naples is amazing and we would love to give you a foothold here of your very own!
Your link goes to an Olde Naples property, a great, convenient location to downtown living.
It is my personal opinion that the community of Lely would be a last choice for Naples living. While I say that based on my needs, wants and lifestyle, I did preview it during my home search because of its advertisement and "awards". It was a quick decision to rule it out. The homes I viewed were beautiful and were at a price point much higher than the link you reference (which again, is not in the community of Lely)
The community fees, location and immediate surrounding area did not make anything in my life convenient.
If you are interested in submerging yourself in all things Naples.....beach, history, arts, theater, shopping, dining, golf.... there are many other locations north/west to suggest.
You also did not mention if your property purchase would be for full-time, part-time or seasonal usage or if you would be desirous of possibly using it as a rental. Asking what "Problems" a development has often times leads to answers of a more personal nature than of an engineering or structural origin. In communities like Lely there are usually many listings available just because of the size of the community.
Again, it is my opinion based on submerging myself in all things Naples as a full time resident but even when I visited here seasonally, living in this geographical area was never a consideration for me or my family.
I do really like many of the construction attributes of the homes I have been in that are built by Stock as well as the personalities of several of the people whom represent their construction. These two things were not what lead to my feelings of the community.
Since all peoples needs/wants are different you should definitely visit the area and take the time to travel around it to make sure its right for you.
I'm sure you will find a perfect home for your needs! Best of luck to you in your search! Naples is paradise!
The property above is in Olde Naples; not Ole which in in Levy Resorts.
Joe's number is 239-784-9310 email: Joestraface@hotmail.com Joe can be a big help.
Steve Moller, Realtor