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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 Jul 20, 2017
Alexander Monahan answered:
A screen enclosure has many benefits. It keeps out leaves and other exterior debris from getting into the pool, resulting in additional pool maintenance. It also keeps out animals from enjoying a swim with you. I would say that it enhances the appeal of sitting outdoors while reading a book because you can enjoy the outdoors and sunshine, while avoiding bugs flying around your face. ... more
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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:
Wed Sep 14, 2016
Tcardon answered:
Naples has good public schools, kid-friendly community sports, music and art organizations and a nearby public university, Florida Gulf Coast University. According to the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Florida’s public universities, average 2015-16 tuition is nearly $3,000 below the national average, $6,351 versus $9,163. Read 10 Reasons Naples is a Great Place to Live ... more
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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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Tue May 3, 2016
Patricia Giraldo answered:
I relocated from Miami to Naples targeting the Pine Ridge MS and Barron Collier HS - graded very high w/in the DoE State of FLA. Best choice !!!!
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Mon Nov 9, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
You want colors that will attract a wide range of buyers, so keep it more neutral. Taupes, grays, blue grays are all popular. Add darker tints of the same or similar colors on accent trims. If you want a pop of color, paint the front door a brighter color or add bright flowers in your landscaping beds. Do keep in mind that many (if not most) of the newer HOA communities require HOA Board approval for color changes to the exterior of your home. ... more
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Tue Nov 3, 2015
Laurie Luca answered:
Very pet friendly, I tried to start a pet sitting business and 200 more started up after mine so lost out there. The house is a fixer-upper but that was halted for me when all the hospitals decided to fire all RNs to save money. ... more
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Tue Aug 25, 2015
Rolf Anthony answered:
The Orchards is in a great location. Near a large community park, near Veterans Elementary School, and is west of I-75. Also located near a lot of shopping. Only problem is that it is located near a major intersection. Traffic could be a concern.

Olde Cypress is a beautiful community to live in. It has a great clubhouse and a wonderful golf course. It is also located only 5 to 10 minutes away from all the schools that your children would go to. Traffic is not a concern here at Olde Cypress. The only downside is that it is a very high end neighborhood, and housing doesn't come cheap there. Also located east of I-75.

Indigo Lakes is a great community as well. It is located next door to Oak Ridge Middle School. Housing is very affordable. The most beautiful of homes are in the back (but are expensive). Only downside is that there is a lot more traffic than most people from out of the area think. However, I haven't heard of anything major out of Indigo recently. Located east of I-75.

Finally, Wilshire Lakes is pretty much very similar to Orchards. Only major difference is that instead of it being near a major intersection, it is located along the side of I-75. Traffic noise may be an issue. It is west of I-75.

Hope this helps, and I would be happy to assist you in your house hunt.

Rolf Cosmo Anthony
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Platinum Properties of Naples, Inc.
Cell: (239) 682-8828
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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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Tue May 5, 2015
ohgril123 answered:
It's ok. The strongest asset is the location, beautiful Park Shore neighborhood, 1 mile from the sand. It's a dated property, but the maintenance staff work hard to keep it up. The management, however, is extremely unprofessional and even hostile at times. This is a major downside. Unfortunately, the board is made up of mostly seasonal residents and doesn't really take the time to address/change the management issues.

Most of the residents and renters are friendly, but it gets quite loud during season. Because the buildings are old, there's no sound proofing. Plumbing and roof leaks are also problems in several of the buildings (but not all of them). I strongly recommend you thoroughly research the building and unit you're interested in before making any kind of offer. It used to be very reasonable to buy here, but that's changing with the market upswing and some units are selling above value. We lucked out with our unit, but will likely purchase a house sooner than we planned because the management is the pits.
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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:
Tue Feb 24, 2015
Lynn Charlas White answered:
Hi Karen,

Yes, there are single family homes "in town" (that are not in communities managed my a "Home Owners Associations"). Based on the details you mention in your question, the areas that may appeal to you include: Old Naples, Coquina Sands, Moorings, Park Shore, and Seagate. I'd be happy to share my knowledge of the area. Feel free to contact me with further questions and/or visit my website at ... more
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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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