Naples Reserve welcomes its 500th buyers
Long Island residents Valerie and Robert Schwarz know that when they retire, they’ll want a place where they can escape the cold New York winters. After considering several options in Florida, they became the 500th buyers at Naples Reserve, iStar’s 688-acre community of Southern Coastal-inspired attached villa, single-family and custom estate homes in South Naples.
“Naples Reserve offers so many amenities,” said Valerie Schwarz. “We had never seen anything like this before. After the initial tour, we knew this was the place for us! We particularly loved the large lake and pool area. We’re looking forward to the paddleboards and boats that we can use on the lake, and just knowing we can stay healthy by using the full-size gym is really a big plus.”
The couple chose the three-bedroom, two-bath Genova model by Ashton Woods in the Egret Landing neighborhood on a lot overlooking one of the community’s many lakes. “It was just our style!” said Valerie. “The interior is filled with beautiful finishes, and we were impressed with the quality. It’s just the right size for the two of us with enough room for when our children come down for a visit. We’re looking forward to quiet time on our patio gazing at the lake.”
The Schwarzes are the latest buyers to fall in love with Naples Reserve, one of the top-selling communities in South Naples. Recently named a Blue Zones Project recognized homeowners association, Naples Reserve was created amongst 22 lakes, which provide prime opportunities for using the community’s Hydrobikes, kayaks, canoes and paddleboards and enjoying scenic vistas. The 125-acre centerpiece Eagle Lake features a large tiki hut on destination Kontiki Island, in addition to a mile-long rowing lane nestled against the Picayune Strand State Forest, a 76,000-acre state park with protected pinelands, cypress swamps, marshes and abundant wildlife.
The community’s lakefront, resort-inspired amenities include the $7-million Island Club social center, which features a 5,160-square-foot clubhouse and an adjacent 3,500-square-foot fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and a movement studio for spinning, Zumba and yoga. Outdoors, an expansive, resort-style, zero-entry pool offers dedicated lap lanes and ample room for relaxation.
Indoor and alfresco gathering areas at the Island Club include a lakeside fire pit and casual beverage and dining options at the Chat ‘n Chill Tiki Bar and Latitudes Cafe. The nearby Outrigger Center offers a variety of watercraft options available for residents’ use and serves as the departure point for cruises on the community’s two Duffy electric boats for exploring Eagle Lake and Kontiki Island. Naples Reserve also offers homebuyers along Eagle Lake the opportunity for a personal floating boat dock.
At the lakefront Match Point complex, residents can challenge their neighbors to some friendly competition on five tennis and four pickleball courts. Nearby, the Walk & Wag dog park provides a place for residents and four-legged friends to enjoy together. And the community’s new, almost-mile-long Fitness Trail offers 12 stations where residents can exercise in the fresh air.
An additional dog park – Paws Awhile – is also planned, as well as the Kid’s Cove playground area and a meandering linear park for biking, hiking and jogging. Navigating a loop road circling Naples Reserve, the park is designed to engage residents with their natural environment and provide an alternative mode of transportation throughout the community.
Naples Reserve offers 18 fully decorated models available for viewing built by Southwest Florida’s premier homebuilders, including Ashton Woods, D.R. Horton, Florida Lifestyle Homes, KTS Homes, Lundstrom Development, Marvin Development, McGarvey Custom Homes and Stock Signature Homes. Homes are priced from the low $300,000s to more than $1 million.
Naples Reserve is located off U.S. 41, 2 miles southeast of the Collier Boulevard/CR 951 intersection and 10 minutes from I-75, Exit 101. Visit the community at 14885 Naples Reserve Circle or online at NaplesReserve.com.
About iStar Land & Development:
iStar Land & Development creates unique communities, considering the best use of the land with a focus on future residents. iStar has financed and invested in over $10 billion of residential projects since 1993, making it one of the largest investors in luxury condominium, multifamily and master-planned residential developments in the U.S. Its portfolio has included interests in over 18,000 condominium units in the nation’s top markets, and 65,000 acres in master-planned communities with the potential for an estimated 50,000 single-family and multifamily units. Offering a fully integrated platform, the team includes best-in-class developers, architects, builders, marketers and community liaisons.
iStar (NYSE: STAR) finances, invests in and develops real estate and real estate related projects as part of its fully integrated investment platform. Building on over two decades of experience and more than $40 billion of transactions, iStar brings uncommon capabilities and new ways of thinking to commercial real estate and adapts its investment strategy to changing market conditions. The company is structured as a real estate investment trust, with a diversified portfolio focused on larger assets located in major metropolitan markets. Additional information on iStar is available on its website at istar.com.
Valerie and Robert Schwarz, Molly