About the Naples, FL Communities
The Naples real estate market has something for everyone. From exclusive high-end neighborhoods to affordable single-family homes, Naples is a beautiful place to enjoy great culture, relax in nature, and build a life. It's no wonder that so many people have chosen Naples, FL, as their vacation getaway. Whether you're looking for a summer home, a place to retire, or a beautiful city to raise a family in, the various communities of Naples offer a plethora of options for every lifestyle.
Naples Real Estate includes single-family homes, condos, apartments, and townhouses. Many people look for Naples condos along the beach or near favorite golf courses for vacation spots. Others choose sprawling estates further away from the shore to get more space for less money. Still some prefer single-family homes near a Naples marina to enjoy a boating lifestyle. Naples encompasses a large area that includes over 1,000 separate neighborhoods and communities. Of course, some of these are much larger and more well-known than others, but the most recognized areas aren't always an ideal fit with each homebuyer’s unique needs.
• Golf Communities in Naples FL
|Luxury Equity Golf Communities
|Bundled Golf Communities
| ALL Golf Communities
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Naples is a prominent location for golf and one of the hottest destinations for golfers in the world. Many Naples FL gated communities have private courses located within them. In some of these communities, membership is included along with the purchase of your home. Numerous exquisite golf courses also lie outside of gated communities, and the opportunities for membership are abundant. Naples is certainly a golf-lovers haven, and there are numerous communities within the area that are perfectly suited to a golfer's lifestyle.
There are three types of golf communities in Naples FL: equity golf, bundled golf and public golf. There are many differences between the three. Just to name a few, bundle golf communities do not have initiation fees and all homes come with a golf membership, equity golf communities are more luxurious and have different type of memberships with annual dues. Public golf offers access to anyone wanting to pay per round, wether they are residents or not.
• Beachfront Communities in Naples FL
|Homes and Villas on the beach
|Condos on the beach
|ALL properties on the beach
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Naples FL has the Best Beach Communities in the Nation. From Olde Naples to Pelican Bay and Vanderbilt Beach, Naples offers some of the most exclusive and highly sought after beachfront property in America. Numerous gated communities and exclusive condos line Naples' Gulf shore. These properties are among the most expensive in Naples, offer exceptional views, a wonderful setting and often times are within a short walk to fine restaurants and upscale shopping.
Naples’ beaches feature some of the calmest shorelines in the country, making them a perfect home for water sport enthusiasts. Whether you love Naples' boating scene, fishing with friends, or jet skiing with your kids, a Naples beach property is an ideal place to call home.
• Gated Communities, Non Gated Communities and Estate Homes in Naples
|Non Gated Communities
|Estate Acreage Homes
• Gated Communities in Naples FL
The majority of single family homes in Naples are in gated communities. The area's many gated communities offer residents of Naples a sense of security, fellowship, and fun. Gated communities in Naples generally offer a wide range of amenities for their residents, and properties in these communities tend to be highly sought after. A large portion of gated communities in Naples, Florida, have a golf course within the gates. If you live in a bundled golf community, simply owning a home within the community will pay for your membership to that community's golf course. This is an excellent choice for people who love to golf and like to have a local course readily available to them.
• Non Gated Communities in Naples FL
In addition to Naples' many gated communities, the area also offers many neighborhoods that are not gated. Some of the area's more urban areas and older areas have beautiful Naples single family homes built in the old Florida style. These homes can include beachfront properties and can be close to shopping and dining. Many W of 41 communities are not gated and offer the residents an extra sense of freedom to come and go as they please without checking in at a gate, or make changes to their garden without seeking approval from an association.
• Estate Homes with Acreage in Naples FL
The estate homes with acreage offer many things not available in gated communities: several acres of land, no HOA fees, no special assessements or rules and regulations, and privacy. On some of these estate properties, the owners have the opportunity to race ATV's, have bonfires, big parties and keep as many pets as they want, even horses. For the lovers of the outdoors and the ones who love the feel of countryside while just a few minutes from the city's commodities, the estate homes with acreage are the perfect choice.
• Boating Communities, Homes with boat dock in Naples FL
|Homes with boat dock
|Condos with boat dock
|Homes and Condos in Boating Communities
People from the entire world have chosen Naples over any other place in the world for its exceptional weather, luxurious and exclusive golf course communities, pristine white sand beaches, abundant wildlife and the myriad of options for the water enthusiasts. Homes with gulf access in Naples are among the most sought after and expensive real estate, and for good reason. With your boat docked in your backyard, an adventure at sea is just moments away. Many boaters and avid fishermen are attracted to the 10,000 Islands, south of Marco Island, in search of a big catch or the next best thing, a great story about the "monster" that got away... Others choose a more daring approach and test their skills onboard beautiful, suple sailboats, with majestic sails that attract anyone's attention and admiration.
Many homes for sale in Naples' boating communities have "no bridge" gulf access and deep water canals that can accomodate large sailboat drafts. Naples FL is renowned for the generous amount of marinas, boat storage facilities, boat ramps, docks available for sale or rent, boating club memberships, yacht clubs, sailing clubs and various charter options. For those who enjoy boating and dining, there are many oportunities to just tie your boat to the dock and stop for lunch at one of the waterfront restaurants in Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Isle of Capri, Ft Myers, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island or Cape Coral.
There are endless choices when it comes to having fun on the water in Naples FL. Organized cruise tours, speed boat tours, charter fishing expeditions, kayaking, canoeing through the back waters, channels and mangroves, wind surfing, kyte surfing or paddle boarding off the beach are all options to fill your days with joy, exercise and acquire that long lasting, healthy, Naples sun tan. You haven't really discovered Naples until you've seen it from the water, a truly unique perspective that will make you appreciate and fall in love with this rich, splendid tropical paradise we, the lucky ones, call "home".
• Resort Style Communities, Family Oriented and Retirement Communities
|Resort Style Communities
|Family Friendly Communities
|Retirement 55+ Communities
• Resort Style Communities in Naples FL
Many of the buyers in Naples Florida continue to invest in vacation homes here or retire in this corner of paradise attracted by the Golf, Naples Beachfront or the Boating opportunities. Others prefer a careless, relaxed, tropical setting that will make their every day life feel like a constant vacation. Resort Style communities in Naples FL are built around the idea that you don't have to leave home to enjoy tropical pools, state-of-the-art gyms, fitness classes, restaurants, bars and sometimes spa sessions. Often located within a 10 to 20 minutes drive from the beach, downtown, fine dining and shopping, resort style communities offer security, a plethora of amenities (some more impressive then others'), manicured, rich landscaping... plus, the opportunity to make friends and keep a busy social schedule within a mile radius of your home.
• Family Friendly Communities in Naples FL
Although not an official type of Naples FL real estate or community, the "family friendly community" term is something that would suggest age diversity, a children friendly, safe community located in proximity to schools. Many times gated, family friendly communities will allow school buses to make pick ups and drop offs in designated areas, and could have a clubhouse and amenities where children have a better chance to make friends their own age. The term is not intended to veer off any retired people or a couple without kids, as there are rules and regulations in any community, but merely to help out younger families to integrate easier and to ensure their children will grow up with a healthy dosage of social activities and friends. Many buyers of real estate in Naples FL find it refreshing to see youngsters going to school or biking through the neighborhood and it's usually the parents and younger families who are interested the most in this type of search.
• Retirement, 55+ Communities in Naples FL
Under the Housing for Older Persons Act, introduced by president Clinton on Dec 28th, 1995, housing for older persons was amended and exempt from familial status discrimination. The HOPA is intended for occupancy of at least one person 55 years of age per establishment. It doesn't imply that the facilities are specially designed for elderly persons or that the community must have significant special services, but obligates all communities claiming the age restriction to establish a mandatory age verification process or procedure.
• West of 41 Communities, Communities by School District and Waterfront
|West of 41 Communities
|Communities by School Districts
|Lake View Condos
• West of 41 Communities
Real Estate "West of 41" in Naples FL is probably one of Naples' most sought after areas, due to proximity to the beach, fine dining and shopping, such as Waterside Shops, Venetian Village and Mercato, and the proximity to the Naples' downtown area and its coveted 5th Ave S. West of 41 communities are located between the beach and 41 (or Tamiami Trail) and from Immokalee Rd in North Naples all the way South to Royal Harbor. W of 41 Real Estate is very diverse, from homes and condos with boat docks to homes and condos on the beach, low-rises, mid-rises, high-rises, attached villas, lake view homes, alek view condos, and varies in price range greatly, from under $200,000's to over $10,000,000. There are also gated communities West of 41, golf communities and beachfront buildings with exclusive rights to beach access, away from the busier public beach access. Most of the shopping and dining is within walking distance or a short bike ride, and real estate within walking distance to the Naples beach is always in demand. The unique lifestyle available to residents of West of 41 communities has kept the home values in these communities fairly steady throughout the years and market changes.
• Communities by School Districts
As Naples expands in size and business opportunities, more and more young families choose this wonderful tropical paradise to raise their children. Naples has great opportunities for children to learn and be educated in grade A schools, grow up in a safe environment and stay in close touch to nature and wildlife. There are several nature preserve parks in Naples FL where children can learn environmental awarness, come to have respect for the ecosystem and observe wild species in their natural habitat. The area you leave in will dictate the school your children can attend, thus the importance of searching for homes in certain school districts and carefully pick the best choice of school for your children before you decide on a certain community.
• Waterfront Homes and Condos
Many buyers of real estate in Naples are attracted to glimmering water views, wether they get it from a beachfront condo, a home on a canal, bayfront or on the lake in a gated community. This is a category created especially for those who are not interested in anything else but the calming, sparkling water view from their backyard or lanai. Search for condos and single family homes with waterfront in Naples FL, for every price range and in any type of community. From Equity Golf and Bundle Golf Communities in Naples FL, to beachfront condos, homes and attached villas on the Naples Bay. Waterfront real estate in Naples FL is arguably one of the best investments one can make, greatly due to the fact that it is limited and more scarce than regular real estate. That creates a larger demand and results in less value fluctuation in different market conditions.
• Foreclosures, Short Sales and New Construction Communities
|Foreclosure Listings in Naples FL
|Short Sale Listings in Naples FL
|New Construction Communities
• Foreclosures in Naples FL
Although not a type of community but more of a status or type of transaction, the foreclosures are still a significant part of the current real estate market. There are many things to watch out for, many traps and uknown situations when it comes to foreclosures, wether it's repairs, real market value, inspection periods, but all of them can be resolved by two things: ALWAYS have an attorney and a buyer's agent. Remember it is an arm's length transaction, the listing agent works for the lender, and they sell 99% of their listings through buyer's agents. Follow the foreclosure page to find out more detailed information and what a buyer's agent can do for you to make sure that someone else's nightmare doesn't becomes yours.
• Short Sales in Naples FL
The ugly sister of distressed sales, short sales in Naples FL have scared many buyers into actually requesting NO short sales in their options. If I would present the long line of personal short sale success stories and happy buyers, many would change their mind. The difference between a foreclosure and a short sale is that the seller is still holding title, but every aspect of the sale is contingent to seller's lender's (or more lenders) approval. It can be a long or a short process and every short sale has different factors that will influence the outcome. For details and more information on short sales in naples FL, along with listings, follow the link.
• New Construction in Naples FL
There is no secret anymore, the market is becoming stronger every day, the sellers are staying close to their asking price, the mortgage rates are still ridiculously low and the inventory is low. This last part is one of the most important factors that has driven every single builder in Naples FL to get back to work. Madison Square has sold all their new construction homes, Andalucia was bought and is being finished, Twin Eagles has increased in activity, WCI is building on every single parcel they have left in Tiburon, Riverstone is not negotiating on prices but actually raising them periodically and custom homes sites in Olde Naples, Aqualane Shores and Royal Harbor are everywhere. And this was just a small example of the frantic and busy atmosphere that Naples FL new construction market is experiencing right now. Check the new construction page fore more details, advice and listings.
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This site is meant to serve as a resource to help you find the communities that are most appealing to your tastes and lifestyle. Whether you're primarily interested in a gated community or a condo, Naples has a number of desirable options.