Plans unveiled to tear down Naples Beach Hotel,

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Redevelop resort, add condo towers The landmark Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has been re-imagined. The Athens Group has unveiled initial plans to redevelop the 125-acre beachfront resort property owned by the Watkins family for more than 70 years. Plans call for the storied hotel to be torn down and … Continue reading

Naples ranked No. 1 place to retire in the country

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Naples has been named the best place to retire in the nation. The city is one of 10 that Livability.com has named as “Best Places to Retire in 2018.” Data scientists with Livability.com examined nearly 2,300 cities across the country and factored in more than 20 data points, including safety, affordability, … Continue reading

Country Clubs Tee Up Upgrades

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Made big improvements since the shift in club ownership to their members: Millions spent for the good life on and off course Laura Layden Naples Daily News USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA The number of golf and country clubs is dropping nationwide, so Southwest Florida clubs are making some big … Continue reading

3 Things You Need to Know About Collier County’s Water Quality

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1 RED TIDE IS TEMPORARY Red Tide (Karenia Brevis) is a naturally occurring saltwater algae bloom that may collect on the beach during a very hot and wet summer. Several federal and state water quality projects are in place to reduce its severity by controlling future algae overgrowth. NOTE: The blue/green … Continue reading

Southwest Florida Water Quality

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Florida’s rare and beautiful natural resources, the public’s health, and the state’s economy are suffering from a water quality crisis. Fortunately, there is not one elected official in Florida who does not support actions to improve our current conditions. At the September business meeting NABOR® hosted Congressmen Francis Rooney and Mario … Continue reading

Naples 3Q Housing Market Remains Strong

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Naples, Fla. (October 19, 2018) – One year after Hurricane Irma, overall closed sales in Naples increased 62 percent to 644 homes in September of 2018 compared to 398 closed sales of homes in September of 2017. According to broker analysts, this impressive increase in month over month sales is … Continue reading

U.S. Congressmen Present Water Quality Update to REALTORS®

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“The Florida Everglades Restoration project is an ambitious and expensive project that will take years of work,” said Congressman Diaz-Balart, who went on to add that its funding approval was the federal government’s “most generous relief package in history.” Rep. Diaz-Balart was instrumental in bringing the restoration project to the … Continue reading

Bayfront Naples: Resurgence of restaurants planned

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A couple of craft beer lovers are behind another new restaurant, Southern Latitudes Brewpub & Grub, coming this month to a redeveloped end unit near the center of Bayfront that previously was not an eatery. Owner Tim Rogers and General Manager Mike Mettler are longtime friends teaming up to showcase … Continue reading

August Housing Market in Naples Continues to Show Strength

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Naples, Fla. (September 14, 2018) – Closed sales of properties during August increased 5 percent to 719 homes from 685 homes in August 2017 according to the August 2018 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding … Continue reading