Collier planning head says growth and development are busiest he’s ever seen

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Collier County has a lot on its plate this year for growth and development, according to Collier County Planning Commission Chairman Mark Strain. Strain delivered a data-packed presentation at a Wake Up Naples breakfast Wednesday with updates on hot topics including new development and roads. “We’ve got so much growth … Continue reading

Naples has the highest well-being in the nation, survey show

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Naples has hit a home run again. For the third year in a row, Naples has the highest overall well-being, with residents being happy and feeling good about their lives, based on a survey of 186 metropolitan areas in the United States. It’s the first time in the 10 years … Continue reading

Christmas and Hannukah Events and Entertainment

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“Miracle on 34th Street”: Through December 23 – various times Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South, Naples Musical version performed by The Naples Players. $45 | $10 students and educators 239-263-7990 | “Elf” Jr: 2pm and/or 4pm December 2-11. Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South, Naples KidzAct … Continue reading

Homes Built to Stricter Standards Fared Better in Storms

Riverwalk new construction home in Avery Square, a Pulte Homes community in North Naples, Florida.

Following excerpts are from a Wall Street Journal story – click here to read the entire story. Florida owners benefit from homes built to more-stringent codes: ‘Tree branches bounced off of our roof. But the house is fine. By Laura Kusisto and Arian Campo-Flores Sept. 16, 2017 7:00 a.m. ET … Continue reading

Vanderbilt Beach Condos Planned

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Project would include 18-story tower by LAURA LAYDEN A well-known Naples developer is looking to build its first high-rise residential tower near Vanderbilt Beach. The 18-story residential building is planned by an affiliate of Stock Development. It would be built over three stories of parking, giving it added height. The tower … Continue reading

Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club listed on Best Historic Resorts

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These timeless and beautiful resorts on every coast have kept their historic roots intact, while continuing to be grand places to gather at the ocean’s edge. Glitz? Ostentation? Not here. The Naples Beach Hotel comes across like a favorite uncle: unpretentious, friendly, and always able to make you feel special. … Continue reading

NCH Plans Estero Medical Complex

Liz Freeman The NCH Healthcare System plans to open a freestanding emergency room and other medical programs in Estero by fall 2018. The proposed location is 3.5 acres on the west side of U.S. 41 across from Coconut Point mall. The project, NCH Healthcare Estero, will cost $30 million and create … Continue reading

Naples Cay Penthouse Sells at Record Price

Naples Cay, Naples Florida high-rise condominiums

NAPLES PENTHOUSE CONDO FETCHES RECORD PRICE LAURA LAYDEN An exclusive top floor condo in Naples Cay has sold for a record price. Spanning nearly 11,700 square feet under air and overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the penthouse at Seasons has fetched the highest price paid for a condo in Naples … Continue reading