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General Area in Naples : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jul 20, 2017
Alexander Monahan answered:
Hi, Mike! I'm surprised no one has answered your question yet as there are plenty of neighborhoods great for kids. Off the top of my head, I can already think of a few.

One neighborhood is called Napoli, and its off of Davis Blvd. Its great for kids because it has a pool, a playground and even a fitness center for mom and dad.

Another neighborhood with lots of young families is The Enclave, also off of Davis Blvd. It has a playground and lots of kids so your kid will have no trouble making friends, and the school bus pulls right up to the gate.

Send me a message and I'll give you a free tour. I hope you find someone to show you around and get you acquainted with this beautiful city.
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Thu Jun 29, 2017
Alexander Monahan answered:
John, I'm sorry no one has answered your question yet. I am assuming you mean "rent" with option to buy. Although less common than most resale properties on the market today, I have run into a few over the years. A specialized real estate agent can do the grunt work on your behalf. ... more
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Wed Jan 11, 2017
Marco Schoenrock answered:
Sun Jun 26, 2016
Caroline answered:
Yes, Naples is very family friendly for the most part. Like any city, there are some areas more desirable than others, and no, despite any articles to the idea, the streets are NOT paved in gold.
However, they are very clean in comparison to some other area cities. Punta Gorda gulf area might be comparable to in cleanliness. Some areas are prone to some crime, such as theft and vandalism, but you do not hear about it often, and when you do... it's big local news. Areas like Marco Island, Ava Maria, Port Richey... hardly any real crime. That you hear of locally, anyways. There is big money and subsequently, big lawyers/ law firms.
So. NOT. New York City.
More like Manhattan, eh Upper New York State. Parts of New Jersey, minus shore smell. Elizabethtown comes to mind.

Much more friendly than some parts of Fort Myers, which is our next closest big city. Although I have found that some residents in Lee county area (Bonita Springs, Estero, San Carlos) can be equally, if not MORE friendly, there are many areas of Naples that still have that down-home, slightly country feel that makes you welcome to walk in and hang about for a while.

The Naples area boasts many elementary, middle and high schools to choose from; my best suggestion is to contact the schools personally and vet them as if your student already attends the school. Skip all the fluff, get to the real facts.

Some things to keep in mind: If you are looking for a very active city, with lots of family-friendly activities, and tons to do every weekend - I would be looking in a different area. Unless you LOVE (and I do mean - LOVE A LOT) many watersports, as it boasts an ENDLESS variety; Fishing, skiing, scuba diving, boating, fishing, jet skiing, swimming, and did I mention?
It does have some annual and holiday/festive activities, mind you; however, I would judge the level of activity based on your preferences and level of busyness you currently enjoy. The is a zoo, a kid's museum, a lovely park in downtown area, some fantastic beaches (once you live here, you may not visit as often, AKA= THE HEAT INDEX) , a waterpark (open most of year-not all) and BUNCHES AND BUNCHES of shopping areas. The central mall is Coastland Center, and next is closest is only about 20-30 minutes North, out of Naples, depending on traffic.
The most active and newest shopping center out of the bunch is Mercato, which is centrally located off of Highway US 41, AKA Tamiami Trail North, AKA 9th St North in Naples (yes, it goes by several names, this road.)

Well, anyways, hope this helps a bit in your search. It really is a quiet, nice place to rest your head and know the kiddos are all right. ~ Courtesy of

~ Sincerely,

Caro, personally
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Thu Jul 23, 2015
Rolf Anthony answered:
Hi Ron,

My advice for you about your home in Maryland would be talk to an agent that is familiar with the area of Maryland you currently live in to see if renting out or selling is the better option for you and your family. Since you are planning on moving to a different state, selling might be a better option since you won't be able to manage the property without a property manager, which can get expensive at times. With that said, a final decision shouldn't come until after you talk to an agent in the area for the reasons I stated above.

With that said, Naples is a great place to retire, as it is full of high-end beaches and entertainment that will sure make your retirement one that you will love. We also offer plenty of opportunities to golf in paradise, with golf courses located all over town.

I would be happy to assist you with your home buying here in Naples, as well as finding you a Realtor up in Maryland that can help you with decided what is best for your current home, as whether to rent it out or list it for sale. Please don't hesitate to give me a call or email via my contact info below.


Rolf Cosmo Anthony
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Platinum Properties of Naples, Inc.
Cell: (239) 682-8828
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Thu Jun 18, 2015
Aldenponds answered:
Bayfront is in the heart of Naples, on Naples Bay, and a short walk to Old Naples and its fine restaurants and shops. Bayfront is among the premiere locations in Naples, and, therefore, well populated and safe. This Bayfront building has its own pool on the same floor as the unit, as well as a larger common pool for all of Bayfront. The condos are very safe, with key only access, not only to the elevator, but to and from the parking garage. ... more
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Wed Apr 29, 2015
Kirsten Prizzi 239-248-1667 answered:
Naples homeowners can apply for a beach parking sticker, but it just means that you don't have to pay for parking.
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Wed Apr 8, 2015
Sylvia Karpf answered:
Fri Jan 2, 2015
The Krol Group answered:
One fantastic option is The Premier Club. They combined the resources of two of Naples finest properties, Grande Beach Resort and golf at Naples Grande Golf Club, and offer beach, pool, tennis, spa, health and fitness. With a golf add-on, cart fees only are charged and members have a seven day lead on tees. They offer trial memberships for a year too.
Please let me know if there is anything we can assist you with.

Amanda Van Slyke- Realtor
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Fri Jul 11, 2014
Thomas Weger answered:
If your budget allows for a bit more, try St. Croix condos. They are very well maintained and have all the amenities available. Walmart, Target, I75 very near. They rent anywhere from $950-$1200 depending on the size. Location is North Naples corner of Livingston and Immokalee Rd. Let me know if that is of interest and I can send you more details. ... more
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Fri Jul 11, 2014
heidi answered:
Naples. North Naples to be specific. We moved here in 89, fresh out of college. Now with 2 teenage daughters, we have lived in a few areas of Naples & would suggest the following. Middle school= make sure you are zoned for Pine Ridge Middle or North Naples Middle School, 1st preference being the later. You want to make sure you are zoned for Gulf Coast High School or Barron Collier High as a second choice. Obviously, when you do research you will see that will plant your relocation into the North Naples area. Housing is more expensive but, worth it if you want to get in the better school zones. Oakes Estates and Livingston Woods are wonderful communities if you want to be on some acerage but close to town. If you are searching for more of a traditional neighborhood than Victoria Park, neighborhoods off Orange Blossom, and Saturnia Lakes would be appealing and have a variety of housing rates.
As for people not being friendly? I would have to disagree. As with anywhere on the planet, you will find nice people and not such nice people. You just learn to surround yourself with the happy ones! Welcome!
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Mon May 19, 2014
mirmar777 answered:
Good eve.My adorable fam. and i are seriously planing to move to Naples upon my "retirement".In the "courting time"we are looking to rent one,or two months in the Naples area.We are looking for a clean 3bed.apt.w/in walking distance to the beach(preferred).I have allotted a 2.5k max / month.Do you have anything available on those months?Do you think this is the wisest move to get to know the community,prior to buying in lovely Naples?Thanks/God bless,Alex ... more
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
Pamela Peterson answered:
Check with any association affiliated with the unit that your considering thoroughly. The Master Association may restrict rentals differently than that of the standard sub association that belongs to it. It's best to check with both to be sure, don't rely on your agent to find the answers, it's important that you do this personally. This way you obtain an answer on an intimate level, one that will enable you to make a sound decision. Just remember too that association rules can change frequently and aren't static, so it's important to check for rental restrictions prior to considering any unit for sale. If it's not recorded you won't see it - so this verbal conversation with the board/management company is an important conversation because they will know if there are any changes in the works..

Best of Luck!
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Wed Jan 1, 2014
Nancy Jaynes answered:
Hi Sandy

Happy New Year! It's thoughtful of you to take him in to enjoy a better life. Send me an email and I will send one.

It was rented for Feb and Mar but renter is now unable to come. So looking for replacement.

Best regards
Nancy Jaynes
Premiere Plus Realty
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Tue Dec 31, 2013
skgcpa1 answered:
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Tue Sep 17, 2013
Nancy Linder answered:
Do you already have the granite material and just looking to have it installed?

Nancy Linder
Naples Realty Services, Inc.
Phone: 314-616-2313
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Sun Aug 4, 2013
Kathy Bogan Cannady answered:
GGCity is about one square mile between 951 (Collier Blvd and Santa Barbara) and comprises mostly modest neighbors' and homes, apartments and condos. There is a public golf course nearby, shops, etc. GGE surrounds GGC, on four sides and is comprised of mostly single family homes on large pieces of land. CCE is one of the largest subdivision in the country. Closer to I75 homes are more 'city'; those east of 951 more rural. Some of the rural properties don't have water and sewer. It like comparing country, really country, to city living. Take a map....find I 75 go eastward from Immokalee road and US 41 and that GGE...almost all the way to the Broward County line...some parts are wetland and underwater or unbuildable.
KathyBC 800-448-3411 x 601...(7/25)
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
Kathy Bogan Cannady answered:
1) distance from beach 25-30 miles depending where in the SD; in season figure on less than an hour travel time.
2)No bus routes; Naples has very limited public transportation; in Naples most routes run on US 41 and on the south side.
3) Limited number around Orangetree; more in Immokalee and around 951 which is about 15 minutes west, Immokalee is about 20 minutes east. Schools are some of the newest in the county. Area is more rural with a lot of building going on + Ave Maria University.
4) Public golf course within walking distance. Most housing is on lots and not gated communities.

KathyBC 800-448-3411 ext 601....(7/25)
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