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Retiring In Naples, Florida

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Naples, Florida, a Collier County city and the principal city of the Naples–Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida. Naples is known for its world-class shopping, dining, and numerous, challenging golf courses, as well as its sun-drenched beaches, friendly parks, green spaces, and recreation.


Why Should I Retire In Naples, Florida?

Naples has much to offer retirees! From great weather to beautiful landscapes and wildlife – it might just be the place for you!

Naples Neighborhoods

Naples is an excellent destination for those in search of high-class luxury living. Whether you’re looking for a high-rise condo on the beach or a private mansion in a private golf community, this town has a neighborhood that will satisfy your taste! Here are just a few of the best neighborhoods in Naples:


Bayfront, located in the heart of Old Naples, offers restaurants, exclusive boutiques, and all the sophistication of a seaside European town.

Lake Park, with its winding streets and small Cracker-style houses, has managed to keep a little small-town charm in a rapidly growing city.

Park Shore lies along the Gulf and features waterways with luxurious waterfront properties.

Port Royal, in southern Naples, is home to wide canals and luxury homes on the waterfront.


Moorings Park is a 55-plus retirement community for active adults looking for fun and indulgence. As a Life Plan community, Moorings Park offers on-site healthcare facilities as well as dining, fitness centers, and organized activities.

Things To Do In Naples, Florida


Downtown Naples is home to the 5th Avenue South and 3rd Street South shopping districts, which feature a variety of antique shops, and Gallery Row, a concentration of numerous art galleries.

The Village Shops on Venetian Bay is an upscale, open-air shopping district on the Gulf coast.

The Waterside Shops is located directly off of Tamiami Trail and is an upscale open-air center.

The waterfront Tin City shopping district, near downtown Naples Bay and the Gordon River, specializes in antiques and handmade local novelties.



According to the National Golf Foundation, Naples typically ranks either first or second in its national Golf Holes Per Capita surveys. With an impressive list of more than 70 public, private, and semi-private courses, there are courses for players of every skill level to enjoy with a variety of options at your fingertips.


Naples is home to several major land reserves, including the Florida Panther National Wildlife RefugePicayune Strand State Forest, and The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, which is known for its 11,000 acres of landscape and wildlife, as well as a two-and-a-half-mile long boardwalk.

Attractions in Naples, Florida

The Naples Players, founded in 1953, is a community theatre company located in Sugden Community Theatre at 701 5th Avenue South in downtown Naples. It has been named the “Best Live Theatre” in Southwest Florida nine times by the readers poll of The Naples Daily News.

The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is unique among arts centers in that it features both the performing and visual arts in a single complex and also hosts a resident orchestra. In addition to the 1,425-seat main hall and a 282-seat black box theater, the Phil has four museum-quality art galleries, which showcase traveling and exclusive exhibitions. Each season, the Phil is host to more than 400 individual events.

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a nationally accredited zoo with a paved path that winds nearly a mile past rare and beautiful animals residing within a historic tropical garden of exotic plants. The best of the zoo can be seen by taking in the full day of fun and entertaining presentations and activities. Located at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples, FL 34102

A 55-Plus Community For Retiring In Naples, Florida

The Glenview at Pelican Bay retirement community provides all the luxury, amenities, and services of a world-class beachfront resort. As equity ownership, not-for-profit retirement community, Glenview is wholly owned by its residents. It’s embraced by natural preserve land, with private beach access in one of Naples’ most exclusive settings.

At Glenview, you’re only minutes away from your favorite places like the Philharmonic Center, Pelican Bay Community Center, tennis, golf, beachfront restaurants, world-class resorts, and more. While enjoying your active retirement lifestyle, you can have peace of mind knowing that the Glenview community is enhanced by superior on-site health care!

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Originally published July 13, 2022

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