Welcome To Naples
Naples is a hidden gem on the west coast of Florida. The Paradise Coast boasts 34 miles of white-sand beaches and the natural wonders of the Everglades.
Collier County is Florida’s largest county in terms of land – 2,305 square miles. But did you know that more than 75% of the county’s land is preserved as national, state, and local parks?
In Naples, you’ll find a relaxed atmosphere that matches our beachside locale. Downtown Naples offers fine dining, high-end shopping, and cultural experiences.
If you want to live in a city that feels like a small town, Naples could be the spot you’ve been dreaming of.
In 2018, roughly 22,039 people lived in the city of Naples and about 350,000 in the surrounding metro area, including Marco Island and Immokalee.
Naples has been carefully zoned. The local government has been prudent in preserving the area’s natural beauty and planning for a growing population. You don’t have to worry that high-rises will soon overtake the city center.
The quality of life in Naples is exceptional. Our stunning scenery is matched only by the beautiful weather. We average 250 annual days of sunshine and temperatures that range from a mean of 68° in February to 90° in August.
Always Something Fun
There are endless ways to enjoy the beauty of the Paradise Coast. In addition to boat tours, fishing, and white-sand beaches, there are nearly 90 golf courses.
Families with children will be delighted by the many museums and parks in Naples. The Naples Botanical Garden hosts the Smith Children’s Garden, an interactive space where they can experience flowers and vegetables as they grow. Check out the Golisano’s Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) for a fun-filled day of learning. Or be a pirate for a day with the Pirates of Marco day cruise at Rosa Marina!
Our most famous landmark is the Naples Pier. Built in 1888, the pier extends 600 feet into the Gulf of Mexico. All year, locals and tourists alike visit to fish, socialize, and celebrate. Unlike other beaches, you don’t need a license to fish on the pier. On New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July, fireworks are hosted by the city. The Pier is also called “little United Nations” for the diversity you’ll find walking its boards during the busy tourist season.
Choosing the Paradise Coast
So far, this may sound an awful lot like a travel brochure. Visiting a place and living in it are two different experiences; what is it like to be here year-round?
Well, Naples has ranked #1 in the Gallup National Health and Well-Being Index for four consecutive years.
This list is created by comparing data in five categories: Career, Social, Community, Financial, and Physical. Naples residents report higher satisfaction in these areas than people in any other city in the country. It is also the only city to top this list four times in a row.
And things are only getting better. In 2015, the NCH Healthcare System began its Blue Zones Project Southwest Florida. More than 645 local businesses, organizations, and gated communities have taken a pledge to improve the lives of their neighbors.
Last year, when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the United States, 220 businesses in the 5th Avenue Business Improvement District sprang into action.
Restaurants closed their dining rooms and instead began preparing meals to deliver to frontline workers across Naples. The Feeding the Frontline initiative provided 1,000 meals daily to NHC Healthcare System and St. Matthews House.
The Port Royal Association reallocated their funds and purchased $75,000 in gift cards from 11 downtown, locally-owned restaurants. These cards were distributed to first responders and frontline workers. An additional 4,000 gift cards were donated to Collier County teachers by Chef Vincenzo Betulia. These initiatives were a boon to independent restaurants that may otherwise have been shuttered by the pandemic.
When you move to Naples, you get more than beautiful weather and sparkling beaches; you also get a vibrant community.
Explore the Neighborhoods Of Naples, Florida
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