Southwest Florida still home to four of the world’s richest billionaires

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Laura Layden, Naples Daily News Oct. 3, 2019 Four Southwest Florida residents are among the 400 richest Americans. The Forbes 400 — described as the Definitive Ranking of the Wealthiest Americans — includes familiar names in the region. The richest guy in Southwest Florida? That hasn’t changed: Shahid Khan, 69, … Continue reading

Naples does it again, ranks as No. 1 spot to retire in the country

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Laura Layden, Naples Daily News Oct. 9, 2019 Heads up millennials and other future retirees. Naples has been named as the “best place to retire” — again. After recently ranking No. 1 on a list of ‘best cities for early retirement’ in the United States, Naples has once again clinched … Continue reading

Naples named No. 1 on list of ‘best cities for early retirement’ in United States

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Hey, city of Naples, you’re on FIRE. According to Magnify Money, that is. The personal finance site listed the city at the top of a list of 20 for a FIRE retirement — an acronym for “financially independent, retire early.” According to the Magnify Money article, “The FIRE approach to … Continue reading

Fifth Avenue South evolving with new projects, mix of tenants

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Laura Layden, laura.layden@naplesnews.com Phil McCabe, hotelier, developer and entrepreneur, talks about his investments on Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples and why he’s so confident about the future of the swanky street. Hotelier and real estate developer Phil McCabe couldn’t be happier about the changes he’s seeing on Fifth Avenue … Continue reading

Naples ranks as No. 1 beach town to live in

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The results are in. Naples is the No. 1 beach town to live in. That’s according to a study by WalletHub, a personal-finance website. To determine the most livable beachside communities for 2019, WalletHub compared 192 cities across 62 key metrics for “livability.” The study was divided into two categories, … Continue reading

Naples is #1! – Americans are flocking to these 9 southern cities where business is booming and salaries are rising

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Published CNBC.com Sun, May 5 2019  9:00 AM EDT Emmie Martin@EMMIEMARTIN  Though wages remain largely stagnant for many American workers, there are several cities around the U.S. where incomes are on the rise. Personal finance website GOBankingRates analyzed 347 American cities with populations of 500,000 or under, looking for places experiencing a combination of economic prosperity, population … Continue reading

70-year-old quaint beach home in Old Naples sells for $25.5 million

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Jennifer Beeson, Naples Daily News Published 10:00 a.m. ET April 28, 2019 | Updated 10:38 p.m. ET April 28, 2019 The 3-bedroom, 3½-bath home at 325 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., sold March 29, 2019 for $25.5 million. The quaint three-bedroom, 3½-bath home at 325 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., in Old … Continue reading

Pickleball tournament a win for Collier County

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Laura Layden, Naples Daily News Published 5:00 a.m. ET May 2, 2019 | Updated 5:20 p.m. ET May 2, 2019 The U.S. Open Pickleball Championships are bigger than ever this year in Collier County, attracting more players and spectators from around the world. The game is played on a badminton-size … Continue reading

Naples City Council unanimously approves luxury movie theater at Coastland Center

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The Naples City Council unanimously approved a proposal Wednesday to replace the shuttered Sears department store and automotive center with a new state-of-the-art luxury movie theater. “This is a beautiful project and obviously we are all thrilled and looking forward to it being very successful,” Councilwoman Ellen Seigel said. In … Continue reading