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

10,000-home town planned east of Estates

photo: "Everglades National Park Florida Panther" by National Park Service Photo by Rodney Cammauf - U.S. National Park Service, Everglades National Park. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - by Laura Leyden | January 16, 2016 The Rural Lands West community would be in central Collier County just east of Golden Gate Estates at Oil Well Road. Minto Communities has taken the first big step in its plans to build a massive new community in central Collier County. The Canadian … Continue reading

The Early Bird Gets the Beach House

Naples Pier, Naples, Florida | photo by David Critzer

From by Yuqing Pan | January 11, 2016 To figure out which of these towns were drawing would-be buyers, we aggregated page view data on® in December 2015 to pinpoint where people are actually checking out houses online. With the homes in Hawaii and Southern California busting most … Continue reading