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

Vanderbilt Beach | photo" proshob

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

photo courtesy of: Naples Beach Hotel

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

Naples Winter Wine Festival highest earning charity wine auction

Naples Winter Wine Festival NCEF

Naples Winter Wine Festival ranked No. 1, again SHELBY REYNOLDS The Naples Winter Wine Festival has once again topped Wine Spectator magazine’s list of the highest earning charity wine auctions in the country. The magazine — the definitive authority on charity wine auctions — has compiled a top 10 list … Continue reading

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

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