Olde Naples Homes and Condos

Who wouldn’t want to live in paradise? Olde Naples FL, the upscale and attractive residential neighborhood in downtown Naples, Florida, offers convenient ocean front access and scenic views of the Gulf of Mexico and Naples Bay for residents and visitors. Naples, located in Collier County, lies in the southwestern portion of the Florida peninsula, fronting the Gulf of Mexico. The popular vacation area, Paradise Coast, includes Naples, the Everglades and Marco Island.

The temperate climate, white sandy beaches and many recreation areas make Old Naples one of the most sought-after vacation destinations. Winter-time low temperatures rarely touch the freezing mark, making Naples comfortable year-round. The summertime ocean breezes make a beachside evening stroll even more enjoyable. In Old Naples, one of the most attractive features is that all roads running east-west end up at the beach.

Originally settled by Roger Gordon and Joe Wiggins in the late 1860s, Naples was developed by Walter Haldeman and John S. Williams from Kentucky in the 1880s. They built homes, the Naples Hotel and Naples Pier, a 600-foot long pier used as a passenger dock and fitted with a railroad track. The founders considered the beautiful natural cove and pristine beaches superior to Naples, Italy, hence its name.

Downtown Naples is approximately five miles in area, generally defined by 5th Avenue South to the north, U.S. Highway 41 on the east, Naples Bay on the southeast, Crayton Cove to the south and the Gulf of Mexico on the west. Old Naples centers around Naples Pier, built in 1888, which today is a popular attraction.

Old Naples architecture spans the historic development of the downtown, with Spanish colonial mansions, charming Victorian-era residences, modern condominiums and historic bungalows. The Naples Historic District embodies the spirit and flavor of Naples with businesses, gardens, parks and public buildings included in its boundaries. Several homes feature unique Tabbie Mortar construction, naturally occurring local materials of shell, sand and water used to make hand-made concrete.

Downtown Olde Naples FL offers eclectic shopping, from malls and specialty boutiques to Tin City, a historic waterfront shopping and dining complex housed under tin roofs. Street-side cafes, boating waterfront, golf courses, public parks and miles of beach provide activities no matter what the interest.

Outdoor activities in Naples will appeal whether the goal is a leisurely sunrise stroll, pier fishing, deep-sea excursions or a round of golf. Naples calls itself the golf capital of the world, with more than 80 championship courses in the area. Of course, beach activities are premier, with swimming, sunbathing, sailing, kayaking and fishing among the more popular.

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The heart of Naples, heart of paradise, urban like setting close to beach with great shopping, restaurants, galleries, and the ambiance of a village setting priced from $300,000 to over $10,000,000 for direct beachfront.


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