Naples Park, A North Naples Community

There is no shortage of beautiful areas in Naples. One of those neighborhoods is Naples Park. Naples Park is located less than 10 miles from downtown Naples. This neighborhood has a more suburban feel than the areas closer to downtown and is becoming very popular with young professionals and their families. It truly is the last place west of US 41 in Naples in which it is affordable to own a home. Naples has been named the Happiest Place to live in the United States for a number of years, so it’s no wonder that you’d be considering moving here.

Where is Naples Park?

Traditionally, the eastern boundary of Naples Park is US 41 and to the west by Vanderbilt Drive. 111th Avenue North is the northern boundary and 91st Avenue North is considered the southern boundary. The area boasts a population of around 6,800 people with the median age being 37. The majority of homes in the area are owned, not rented.

Schools near Naples Park

If you have a family, one of the first questions that come up is “How are the schools”? If the quality of schools is one of your criteria, then you are in luck. Naples Park is part of the Collier County School District. The Collier County system has one of the highest concentrations of top-ranked public schools in Florida. Nearby Gulf Coast High School reports a 98% graduation rate (compared to a statewide 87%). The area is serviced by North Naples Middle School, which is ranked within the top 10% in the state and Naples Park Elementary, a top 20% school. Mason Classical Academy is a highly ranked charter school in the area as well. This K-12 school is ranked in the top 5% of schools in the state.

If you are considering private schools, there are a number of options close to Naples Park, including the highly ranked First Baptist Academy and Community School of Naples, both ranked in the top 20% of private schools.

Mercato Shops Naples
Mercato Shops Naples

Shopping and Entertainment

Any discussion of shopping and entertainment around Naples Park must include The Mercato. This complex for shopping and dining has it all. The 12 screen Silverspot Cinema features oversized leather recliners, a chef-inspired menu of freshly made foods and an assortment of craft beers, signature cocktails, and wines all served in the theater.

Stores in the Mercato include Tommy Bahama, Sur la Table, Ulta Beauty, Whole Foods, Z Gallerie and Burn by Rocky Patel. Food options range from sweets at Grace & Shelly’s Cupcakes or coffee at Narrative Coffee Roasters to British Comfort food at The Pub. For a more upscale experience, one can choose from Hampton Social or the Capital Grille.

The nearby Waterside Shops provide another shopping option. This shopping center offers many high-end retailers such as Hermes, Gucci, Tiffany & Co, Louis Vuitton, Rolex and Ralph Lauren.

Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico at Vanderbilt Beach in Naples, Florida
Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico at Vanderbilt Beach in Naples, Florida

Outdoor Recreation

Southwest Florida offers a lot of opportunities for outdoor endeavors. Close to Naples Park are Vanderbilt Beach Park, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park and Clam Pass Park. As a resident, you get free parking at all county-operated beaches. Being a local does have its perks!

A short drive brings you to Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.

Families will enjoy the county-operated Sun-n-Fun Lagoon. This water park includes 5 water slides up to 350 feet in length and a lazy river. Whether you want the Tadpole Pool for toddlers or the three-meter high dive for the more daring members of the family, Sun-n-Fun has you covered.

As an added bonus, the area does not have rental restrictions, so an owner could use their home as a vacation home and rent it during other times to offset the costs. If Naples Park sounds like a place you’d like to live, Naples Relocation Experts is here to help. Our relationship with you doesn’t end when you close on your property. We help you get to know the area and put our network to work for you. Contact us so we can help you move to this family paradise.

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