18 Communities in Naples

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Overview

Naples is a southwest city in Collier County, Florida. It can be found between Miami to the east and Fort Myers to the north. It’s a principal city of the Naples-Marco Island area which allows for a lot of water activities. More than half of the population is made up of active adults so it’s no surprise that it’s a great city to retire. 

Climate & Geography

Naples has a proximity to the Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands so which means it experiences a subtropical climate bordering on a tropical savanna climate. The annual high temperature is mid 80s while the annual low temperature is in the mid 60s. When it comes to precipitation the average annual rainfall is around 55 inches. In addition, it’s normally frost-free which allows the growing season to be 365 days.

Naples is a coastal city with plenty of canals and nature preserves.

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment

The sunny, warm weather allows for countless outdoor activities. Barefoot Beach is ideal for fishing, including deep-sea fishing. Bird watchers make their way to the Bird Gardens of Naples, which offers tours by appointment and organized with the intention of parrot welfare in captivity and conservation. Swamp enthusiasts can check out Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, a 13,000=acre preserve that dates back 500 years and offers a gentle, pristine, wilderness. Kayaking is a regular activity at the Mangrove Estuary Preserve where one can explore the Delnor-Wiggins Pass and Barefoot Beach Preserve. Residents might even spot dolphins, manatees, eagles and more.

Homeowners get to know their new city by visiting landmarks such as the Naples Historical Society’s Historic Palm Cottage, Naples Pier, Naples City Dock, and Collier Seminole State Park. 

Shopping can be done at any of the multiple upscale shopping centers that also offer various restaurants. 

Cost of Living & Taxes

In 2009, Naples placed No. 10 in a report titled “10 Pricey Cities That Pay Off” by the U.S. News & World Report. Naples was also one of Kiplinger’s top 10 most tax-friendly cities for retirees. There’s the absence of state income tax that partners up so well with constants sunshine. All retirement income and Social Security benefits are also not taxed. The median home value is just above the national median.

Health Care

Naples has had the highest wellbeing for four years straight based on data collected in 2017 and 2018 as part of the Gallup National Health and Well-Being Index.

There are four medical centers and hospitals within Naples. They are Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge Hospital, NCH Baker Hospital, Willough at Naples Hospital, and Landmark Hospital of Southwest Florida. Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge Hospital is ranked high performing in hip replacement while NCH Baker Hospital is ranked high performing in six adult procedures and conditions.

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