Naples: The Paradise Coast
With a population of only about 22,000 people, Naples is the hot-spot of the Paradise Coast. A natural and cultural gem tucked away in Southwest Florida, the Paradise Coast is where the Gulf of Mexico's turquoise water meets white sand, wild islands and downtowns are filled with artful treasures, culinary delights, and high-end shopping. With unlimited activities outdoors as well, Naples is the ideal spot for a well-rounded way of life.
A Happy Place to Live
Researchers recently polled more than 337,000 adults in cities across the U.S. to gauge their states of well-being (including measures of financial, emotional, social, and physical wellness). And for the third year straight, those who reported the highest levels of satisfaction in their lives happen to reside along the sunny Gulf coastline of Naples, Florida. Why is Naples such an amazing place to live and work? Here are just a few reasons why we love Naples.
Naples is a safe city compared to the rest of Florida and the nation. Naples is safer than 67% of US cities. According to Areavibes, the Naples crime rate is far below both the Florida and National average. “The overall crime rate in Naples is 37% lower than the average of crimes committed in Florida. When it comes to violent crimes, Naples shows a crime rate that is 80% lower than the Florida average. When it comes to property crimes, Naples, FL is shown to be 31% lower than the Florida average.” Furthermore, “there are a total of 95 Naples police officers. This results in 4.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.9% greater than the Florida average and 43.9% greater than the National average.”
So Much to See and Do
Naples boasts some of the best fishing, boating, golf, beaches, and other outdoor activities. As a top golfing destination, Naples has over 70 golf courses to choose from. Naples has some of the cleanest sand and Gulf waters that you will ever experience. There are 17 miles of beaches in Collier County. From Delnor Wiggins State Park at the North end of Vanderbilt Beach to Seagate and the Naples Pier, the beaches are consistently ranked as some of the best in the world.
Marco Island is also just off the coast, with perfect beaches, and a fun island-lifestyle that is all its own. Naples is also on the doorstep of the Florida Everglades, so if you are looking for adventure, it’s there for you too. With an average temperature of 77 degrees, and perfect weather from November-May, it’s easy to get outside and explore all of the beauty that this area has to offer.
Olde Naples the heart of the city. Don’t let the name fool you: nothing in this downtown area looks “old.” Olde Naples is the cultural essence of the city. It’s where Naples began as a tiny fishing village back in the 1900’s. Among the new estate homes and updated buildings, several historic beach cottages still remain. These old fishing cottages add to the cultural charm of downtown and stand as timeless reminders of the early history of Naples.
Shopping and Dining
Today, Third Street South and Fifth Avenue South districts define the modern Neapolitan lifestyle. Specialty shops and outdoor cafes dot the sidewalks in this quaint, yet sophisticated local hot spot. Strolling down 5th or 3rd, you’ll find plenty of dining, dancing and a bit of nightlife. And don’t be surprised to find live music and art festivals taking over the downtown area on many weekends throughout the year. Naples also has some of the best dining in the U.S. Some notable Naples restaurants are Osteria Tulia, The Grill at the Ritz Carlton, Truluck’s, and The Turtle Club right on Vanderbilt Beach.
Ensuring its Beauty
Unobstructed views of the beach and the Gulf of Mexico are a Naples hallmark. Homes in Old Naples are not surrounded by tall, overbearing buildings that block the sun and skyline. City leaders have gone to great lengths to keep focus on the Neapolitan architecture and natural, tropical greenery of Naples. Local government has placed strong restrictions on signs, billboards and building height in the city of Naples, which preserves the beauty and charm of this amazing city along the Paradise Coast.
Owning a Naples Business
With a strong economy, a loyal local population, and a sophisticated tourism industry, Naples is a prime location to own and operate a business. Whether it is catering to the outdoor enthusiasts, the perpetual shoppers, or the health-conscious, Naples businesses are thriving in the area that boasts one of the highest per capita incomes in the U.S. Naples has long been known as a hot spot for wealthy retirees and Fortune 500 executives; therefore, Naples is a prime opportunity for entrepreneurs who wish to tap into the up-scale market.
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