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For active adults looking to retire in Florida, Valencia Trails is coming soon to Naples. (Image credited to Philip Lange / Shutterstock.com)

Active adults looking for new construction Naples real estate will soon have an exciting new option. Valencia Trails is under construction just off County Road 846 and less than half an hour from downtown Naples. The 55+ community from GL Homes is likely to become one of the most sought-after developments in Collier County.

Naples offers its residents beaches, championship golf courses, fine dining, plenty of art and entertainment, and acres of untouched nature. Its location on the southwest coast of Florida provides instant access to the Gulf of Mexico and easy drives to other Florida cities like Sarasota, Miami, and Tampa.

GL Homes expects to complete 850 single-family new construction homes. This will be an ideal place for buyers seeking a low-maintenance lifestyle in an active and socially engaged community.

Naples Homes for Sale

Valencia Trails will have four home collections, each with three or four models designed as single-story ranch homes. Homes will be priced from the low $400s to the mid $700s. Each home will include upgraded appliances, tile floors, and natural stone finishes outside. Buyers can select a home that provides enough space for a private swimming pool in the backyard or look for houses that include views of the lakes and natural preserves bordering the 500-acre community. 

The Shoreline Collection has three floor plans with 1,674 to 1,954 square feet. The Sandpiper and The Flamingo offer two bedrooms, a den, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. The Pelican has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a den, and an attached two-car garage. The open floor plans, large kitchens, and screened patios make these homes cozy and spacious.

The Atlantica Collection features four floor plans: Nautilus, Coral, Pearl, and Sand Dollar. These homes have 2,209 to 2,469 square feet, two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Some models include a half bathroom, and most of them include a huge island in the kitchen, open floor plans, and large guest suites.

Four models make up the Coastal Collection, and homes are between 2,620 and 2,913 square feet with an attached two- or three-car garage. The Seabreeze and The Oceana have two bedrooms, a den, and two-and-a-half bathrooms. The Sunrise and The Marina have three bedrooms, a den, and three-and-a-half bathrooms. Master suites have double walk-in closets, and there’s a formal dining room included in this collection. 

The Gulfshore Collection provides the most space and a lot of extras. There are four models with between 2,820 and 3,472 square feet. There are three or four bedrooms, three to four-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached three-car garage. Buyers can choose from the Sanibel, Estero, Captiva, and Bonita. Some homes include a wet bar, a breakfast nook, and a large outdoor patio space that can be screened.

Valencia Trails Living: What to Expect

The homeowners' association (HOA) fee for homes at Valencia Trails is expected to be $405 a month. The association will take care of landscaping, lawn care, and general maintenance in the community’s common areas. There’s expected to be a lifestyle director, who'll coordinate activities, events, and special interest clubs at Valencia Trails, as well as fitness and dance classes and pickleball matches.

This is an amenity-rich community, with a 42,000 square-foot clubhouse serving as the activity center and including a social hall, multipurpose rooms, a fitness center, card rooms, arts and crafts rooms, and a sports lounge. Residents can use the community kitchen and enjoy a treatment at the nail salon or a relaxing break in the steam room. There’s table tennis, a restaurant, and a bar. For exercise, there’s a lap pool and a resistance pool as well as a sunny outdoor patio surrounding the pool areas.

The Valencia Trails Racquet Club will have its own amenities, including bocce ball, pickleball, six clay tennis courts, and a pro shop.

Living in Naples, FL

Valencia Trails will be less than half an hour from downtown Naples, and in a great spot for enjoying everything the area has to offer. Naples Beach has clear water and white-sand beaches, and the nearby Clam Pass Park has even more than a beach; there’s also a boardwalk and more than 35 acres of coastal habitat that’s loved by seabirds and native Florida plants. Visitors and residents have opportunities for boating, fishing, water-skiing, and snorkeling in the clear Gulf waters. 

Golfers will have found their paradise. The Naples Grande Golf Club has an 18-hole course designed by Rees Jones as well as spas, pools, and social events. The Country Club of Naples is also nearby, and TPC Treviso Bay is routinely praised as one of the best courses to play because of its picturesque holes and well-manicured course.

Naples is also an excellent place to shop. Waterside Shops is a collection of high-end retailers and outlets, and locals prefer to browse the stores at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay, where there are also restaurants, bars, and plenty of entertainment. Art lovers can explore dozens of galleries around Naples, including Gardner Colby Gallery, which features eclectic work ranging from abstract to coastal to still-life. The Naples Botanical Gardens are also fun to explore, with lush acres of tropical plants and ongoing social and educational events.

Now-Selling Communities in the Area

With construction just starting, homes won’t be move-in ready this year. Buyers who are anxious to retire to Florida or ready to start fresh in an active adult community have other options in the Naples area. Here are some great possibilities:

Esplanade Golf & Country Club - Naples, FL

Low $400s - High $600s

At Esplanade Golf & Country Club, buyers will find new construction homes in more than 20 attached and single-family models. The community offers resort-style amenities on an 18-hole golf course. There’s also a yoga lawn and miles of walking and biking trails throughout the neighborhood.

Request more information about Esplanade Golf & Country Club here.

Del Webb Naples - Ave Maria, FL

High $100s - High $500s

Del Webb Naples is a great option for buyers who want a 55+ community that’s outside the noise and craze of the city. Del Webb Naples is part of the master-planned Ave Maria community, offering residents their own retail centers, a university, and everything they could want to stay active and engaged, including clubs and activities, pools, and the Panther Run Golf Club. The community is 35 miles east of Naples.

Request more information about Del Webb Naples here.

Tidewater by Del Webb - Estero, FL

High $200s - Mid $400s

Tidewater by Del Webb in Estero is an affordable option for buyers who want an intimate 55+ community. With only 380 new construction homes, residents have an easy time getting to know their neighbors. There’s an on-site activities director, several models for both attached and single-family homes, and easy proximity to both Naples and Fort Myers.

Request more information about Tidewater by Del Webb here.