American Sandsculpting Championships

November  18 – 27, 2016 American Sandsculpting Championships Don’t miss the fun on Fort Myers Beach. Sculptors come from around the world to create spectacular sand masterpieces. Live music, great food, sculpting demonstrations and classes, and lots of activities for kids. Click here for more information.

Southwest Florida needs to build more new homes

Southwest Florida needs to build more homes

Collier, Lee are lacking homes JUNE FLETCHER | Naples Daily News Southwest Florida needs to build more new homes to meet local job creation, a new report said. After analyzing employment and permits, the National Association of Realtors concluded that there’s a shortfall of 13,609 new single-family homes in Cape … Continue reading

Naples on list of Great Places to Retire

Portrait Of Happy Senior Couple Sitting Outside House With For Sale Sign

Naples on list of Great Places to Retire by Kiplinger Magazine By Laura Layden Naples has made another A-list for retirees. The city is one of a dozen Kiplinger named as “Great Places to Retire for Your Good Health.” The list is based on data provided by Trulia, the online … Continue reading

So much summer fun in Naples-Bonita Springs-Marco Island – Beaches

Marriott Marco Island view of sundeck and Gulf of Mexico. photo:

There are so many things to do for summer fun in Naples-Bonita Springs-Marco Island beaches, and Sanibel/Captiva! You will want to buy a home and stay for the winter fun. Go to the beach! This one is easy. Pack up a picnic, grab your sunscreen and head west. If you … Continue reading

The happiest, healthiest city in the US is…

white "sugar sand" beach at Naples, Florida

It has a Fifth Avenue, lots of shopping and a hot real estate market, but the country’s healthiest and happiest city is nowhere near the Big Apple. Naples, Florida, and the nearby communities of Marco Island and Immokalee top the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being: 2015 Community Rankings list released … Continue reading

Cape Coral-Fort Myers tops job growth list

Photograph of a business team applauding.

Naples metro area projected 11th for 2016 | by Laura Layden Cape Coral-Fort Myers is No. 1. Out of all metros in the country, it took first place for anticipated job gains in 2016 in the latest study by IHS Global Insight, a Colorado- based research firm. The metro … Continue reading

Fly to Key West from Marco Island Beginning in February

jet plane over palm trees by Laura Layden | January 16, 2016 Raven Air Island Hoppers is spreading its wings. Under new ownership, the business will soon start offering scheduled flights between Marco Island and Key West. The service is expected to take off on Feb. 15. From the Marco Island Executive Airport, where … Continue reading

Designing Downtown | Naples Square

Naples Square new construction homes in Naples. Florida by Jospeh Cranney | January 16, 2016 The small stretch of Third Avenue South that recently opened as the first phase of a major downtown development project looks, as City Councilman Sam Saad put it, like “the ideal” street design. The avenue has sidewalks, bike lanes, two traffic circles … Continue reading