Naples Named Twice A Top 10 Place to Retire

So, you’ve paid your dues to the working world, filled-up your piggy bank and now your’re looking for the best place to make base camp for your golden years.

Just head about as far south on the Gulf coast of Florida as humanly possible (at least by way of car anyway) to what once was a small, sleepy fishing town.

Naples, Florida is winning top awards for it’s great weather (averaging 75 degrees Fahrenheit year round) charm, and laid-back sophistication on the Gulf coast. In the last few months, both Bankrate.com and Portfolio.com have named Naples, Florida as one of the top retirement destinations in the U.S.

And with additional rankings as “top 10 beach town” and “top 10 art town,” it’s no wonder Naples is considered the crown jewel of Southwest Florida for second-home buyers and vacation homes as well.

Like most beach towns, Naples homes increase in price considerably depending on the proximity to the beach. Real estate prices vary greatly from $175,000 up to over $22 Million in exclusive luxury home communities like Port Royal.

Whatever your desire, Naples has something for all ages and all incomes. Besides the weather and world class beaches, many are drawn to Naples for it’s palm-lined streets, outdoor cafes and boutique shopping.

For your last home, second-home or even raising children, Naples, Florida should be at the top of every home buyer’s wish list.

2 Comments

  1. AlliGator41 on January 18, 2011 at 7:43 am

    I’ve been all over the world traveling with work and every time I get back home to Naples I feel like it’s heaven on earth! Naples is getting younger as well. Don’t think it’s just for old fogies. Go to Sarasota if you want to live in a 55+ old folks home. Come to Naples if you want to live and enjoy the beach.

  2. Sean on January 16, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I grew up in Naples. I totally agree. It’s beautiful and very safe. Not just for older people though. Families love it here too!

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