Naples Florida Named Best Place to Retire
Naples Named Best Place to Retire

Retirees agree that it’s time to move to Florida!

Posted on January 22, 2019

Kudos to Naples, Florida, voted by neighborhood and lifestyle website, Livability, as “2018’s Best Places to Retire”. Why Naples? After investigating more than 20 livability factors, such as climate, quality of local hospitals and medical care, as well as the number of residents over the age of 65, Livability found that Naples scored highest in the majority of these factors. With year-round temperatures between 75 and 90 degrees and the population of residents over the age of 65 equaling 51%, there’s plenty of friends to make and something for everyone to enjoy, from outdoor activities including golf and tennis, to the arts and entertainment.

Arts and Culture

The Naples Art Association works hard to promote the works of its local artists—its goal is to raise awareness and visibility of the completed works of these rising stars of the art world. It also allows for the auteurs to get a closer look at the works of these upcoming artists and to attend the classes, festivals and artist talks that they love. One such example is the Dinner with Artists, an event where local chefs serve up dishes inspired by original works of art. The creators of these works are present to offer insight and detail for its interested patrons, making this a multi-sensory, interactive art experience.

What the Naples Art Association is to art, Artis-Naples is to live theatre. As the home of the Naples Philharmonic and The Baker Museum, you’ll find both touching gallery pieces alongside live acts that will move you to your core.

Outdoor Activities

Did you know that Naples has an average of 264 sunny days per year? That’s why the residents of this town make sure to enjoy the sunshine as much as they can! Some of them spend the day at Naples Grande Golf Club, playing against friends on an Old Florida-style course designed by Rees Jones. They may also choose to practice their skills with a member from the Naples Grande Professional Staff or a member of the on-site Durland Golf School. Adrenaline junkies might head to Collier-Seminole State Park where they can kayak up and down the Blackwater River, finding the last Bay City Walking Dredge in existence or look for wildlife, such as egrets and otters.

The Beach

If you’re looking for white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters, look no further! You can find it all here in Naples! Your perfect place will be Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park where you can snorkel through sea grass and coral to catch sight of redfish, tarpon, and pompano. Camp under the stars and watch the sun rise in the morning. Or better yet, throw down your beach towel and stretch out on the sand to absorb the warm rays of the sun.

From beaches to galleries to golf, Naples has it all. It’s no wonder that retirees from all over come to enjoy what this Gulf Coast town has to offer. Have you heard of Naples Reserve? It’s a residential paradise within a paradise! Naples Reserve, the #1 selling community in South Naples is a 688-acre residential community tucked alongside the Picayune Strand State Forest. Residents can find their happy place amongst the recreational lakes and hiking trails, its own island club, activities and fitness center, complete with dog parks and private boat docks. It’s no surprise that residents here are always kept busy if they so choose—from a fun-filled day with a visit to the Outrigger Activities Center where one can rent paddleboards, kayaks, and other fun water toys, to chilling out at the Waterfall Resort-style pool, it’s all just fun in the sun! And what could be more relaxing and satisfying than finishing off the day by enjoying a late afternoon drink with friends at the Chat n Chill Tiki Bar or sitting by the Lakeside Fire Pit after the sun goes down. Maybe you will even want to challenge your friends to a game of beach volleyball.

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, Naples Reserve is just a few short miles to downtown Naples. Homes are priced from the low-$300,000s to over $1 million.

Don’t just take our word for how Casually Awesome we are at Naples Reserve… request a copy of NaplesUnplugged Magazine. Or if you are in Naples, stop by and check out one of our 18 fully decorated models. Schedule a visit with our Welcome Center, located at 14885 Naples Reserve Circle in Naples Florida or call (239)732-1414 for more information.

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