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

Naples City Council gives Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club redevelopment final approval

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Lisa Conley, Naples Daily News Published 1:56 p.m. ET May 1, 2019 Plans call for the storied hotel to be torn down and rebuilt as a smaller, world-class resort — and for luxury residential towers to be added on both sides of Gulf Shore Boulevard. The Naples City Council gave … Continue reading

Naples Tops in Gallup National Well-Being Survey

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Naples-area residents’ sense of well-being ranked the highest for the fourth year in a row, according to the latest Gallup National Health Index. The No. 1 ranking for the Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island area among 156 communities in the U.S. represents the first time in 11 years that the same area has held the top … Continue reading

The top 10 most expensive homes sold in Collier and Lee in 2018

The top 10 most expensive homes sold in Collier and Lee in 2018

It’s been a challenging year for Southwest Florida. Especially with such obstacles to overcome as recovering from Hurricane Irma, which hit in 2017, and the more recent crises of red tide and algae blooms along our coasts. But in 2018, the luxury home market still managed to flourish in Lee and … Continue reading