Naples & Ft. Myers
With gorgeous beaches and world-class golfing, many retirees find Naples real estate market to be quite attractive.
Naples bills itself as “The Golf Capital of the World.”
As you travel up the west coast of Florida from the Keys, you come into Naples, a small, exclusive city on the Gulf of Mexico. With gorgeous beaches and world-class golfing, many retirees find Naples real estate market to be quite attractive. In fact, Naples bills itself as “The Golf Capital of the World.” Fine dining and boutique shopping go hand-in-hand on Naple’s luxurious 5th Avenue. White sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico are beautiful, in and of themselves, but with a backdrop of gorgeous Naples mansions and a natural, preserved esthetic, it’s truly remarkable there. Naples is said to be one of the wealthiest cities in the world, drawing retirees from all around the world. Nature enthusiasts love that much of Naples land mass is set aside as protected land, including Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park. In 2014, two of Naples’ beaches made Dr. Beach Top Ten U.S. Beaches list.
About an hour north of Naples lies the beautiful Fort Myers area.
Winter home of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, visitors can tour their homes and the laboratory Thomas Edison used. Fort Myers is nicknamed “City of Palms” in reference to the royal palms that Thomas Edison had imported and planted there. The historic downtown area is full of restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Fort Myers homes include a mix of smaller single-family residences mixed in with multi-million dollar homes, many that are located on the Gulf of Mexico and the Caloosahatchee River. As with many Florida cities, the weather is a large factor for the number of people moving to the area. It is in the tropical savanna climate zone; meaning, the medium monthly temperature never goes below 64 degrees. Fort Myers is considered the hub of Lee County and is serviced by the Southwest International Airport.