Southwest Florida is home to 6 Billionaires

Shahid Khan: Jaguars at Redskins 9/3/15 Photo by Keith Allison flickr

Forbes: 6 billionaires reside in Southwest Florida Naples auto parts magnate Shahid Khan tops list LAURA LAYDEN Southwest Florida is home to six of the richest people on the planet. The 2017 Forbes list of billionaires includes five Naples residents — and another up the road in Bonita Springs. Some … Continue reading

Housing inventory up, prices steady in February

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Collier Realtors group: Pending sales climb 10% LIZ FREEMAN The inventory of properties for sale in Collier County increased in February and prices held steady, a sign that buyers have more options, according to the latest real estate report. At the same time, overall pending sales in February jumped 10 … Continue reading

Naples Winter Wine Festival

Naples Winter Wine Festival

Naples Winter Wine Festival grew from table talk to event that has raised $160M for kids SHELBY REYNOLDS | naplesnews.com The Naples Winter Wine Festival started as a conversation among friends over lunch. Seventeen years later, the annual festival has raised more than $160 million, making it the most successful … Continue reading

Naples tops list of happy places to live – Again!

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Naples No. 1 for happiness again For 2nd year in a row, city tops list in nationwide Gallup-Healthways survey LIZ FREEMAN Naples once again is tops when it comes to residents being happy and feeling good about life. An annual Gallup-Healthways survey of 189 cities nationwide about well-being found Naples … Continue reading

Forbes Travel Guide honors Naples, Boca Grande resorts

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples has earned a Five-Star Award from Forbes Travel Guide.

LAURA RUANE Forbes Travel Guide again has honored The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, with a Five-Star Award, putting it in an elite group of 175 five-star hotels worldwide. It’s the 27th time this Gulf-front resort in north Naples has earned the five-star distinction since it opened in December 1985. Other hospitality businesses … Continue reading

“Model” Schools in Collier County

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Collier County School District won high praise in its recent accreditation evaluation. AdvancED conducts accreditation for 32,000 institutions worldwide, focusing on teaching and learning impact; leadership capacity and resource utilization.  Collier County schools rebound as ‘model’ ANNIKA HAMMERSCHLAG Ten years after Collier County Public Schools was put on probation by … Continue reading

Naples: Least Polluted Cities List

Naples on least polluted cities list. Aerial view of an island in Rookery Bay Photo: by RW

Naples, Florida leads the way on realtor.com’s list of America’s Top 10 Clean Cities “The Sunshine State might be best known for its oranges, …but it also leads the country in air quality. With sea winds sweeping over the mostly flat terrain from both its east and west coasts, noxious emissions tend to … Continue reading

Custom Luxury Homes in Naples, Florida

Screened pool and lanai of The Angelica model at Mediterra by London Bay Homes custom luxury homes | photo: londonbayhomes.com

London Bay Homes THE ANGELICA | Mediterra — Naples, Florida 2,810 A/C Sq. Ft. Greatroom flor plan 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2-Car Garage $1,330,000 “Mediterra captures the beauty and character of the Mediterranean region of Europe, with homes that reflect the inviting architecture of the Italian countryside. Intimate neighborhoods are carefully … Continue reading

Plan Ahead for Valentine’s Day Dining Out in Naples Area

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Make your plans early to ensure a romantic evening out for Valentine’s Day. From casual to elegant, there are so many wonderful restaurants to choose from in the Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island area. Bonita Springs Artichoke & Company 11920 Saradrienne Lane, Bonita Springs 239-263-6979 Chops City Grill Bonita 8200 … Continue reading

Naples Downtown Promenade Waterfront Dining Plan

New Naples waterfront area concept - graphic: Stofft Cooney Architects

By: JOSEPH CRANNEY | naplesnews.com A Naples design panel gave final approval Wednesday to a real estate developer’s plan for a downtown promenade of waterfront dining on Naples Bay. The six-member design review board voted unanimously in favor of the project from Naples Bay Center LLC for five restaurants with … Continue reading