There’s an Amenity for Any Interest at Naples Reserve
When deciding on their new home, Bill Trachtenberg and his wife, Pauline, looked at several different developments. And when they arrived at Naples Reserve, iStar’s 688-acre community of Southern Coastal-inspired attached villa, single-family and custom estate homes, it quickly stood out.
“I just got a feeling when we came into Naples Reserve,” said Bill. “The community has a very Key West, island-type of feeling. And what I also liked about Naples Reserve is that it’s nature-oriented. It has a huge lake and is very open, and I enjoyed having that spaciousness that you don’t see in a lot of other developments.”
The couple chose a lakefront lot in the Sparrow Cay neighborhood for their home by Ashton Woods, where they’re spending six months a year. The avid bird watchers and photographers are already appreciating the way Naples Reserve makes the most of its natural setting.
“I’ve seen some red-shouldered hawks, many ospreys, and wading birds like egrets and herons,” said Bill. “You get more wildlife here than you would if you were three or four miles farther in toward the City of Naples.”
The variety of amenities at Naples Reserve also proved a big draw for the Trachtenbergs. “I’ve started to play pickleball,” said Bill. “My wife and I have taken a few lessons and we’ve found the game fun. We can understand why people enjoy it so much. The community also has a lovely restaurant that we like very much, and there are paddleboards and kayaks available to use on the large lake right next to the clubhouse. Having amenities like that is important to me, and the whole atmosphere at Naples Reserve is something I like.”
The sand volleyball court near the Island Club social center particularly caught Bill’s eye; he was previously on the Senior Olympics volleyball team for Pennsylvania. “I’ve played at a high level of volleyball,” he said. “So I’ve told the activities staff that I can help set some things up and can run some clinics for them. That will be exciting and interesting for me.”
The anything-but-ordinary array of amenities at Naples Reserve is one reason why the community and its developer iStar were recently honored with the Collier Building Industry Association’s Sand Dollar Awards for Community of the Year ($500,000 to $1 million) and Best Landscape Design (Over $1 million).
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 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 and the mile-long rowing lane 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. An additional dog park – Paws Awhile – is also planned, as well as the Kid’s Cove playground area.
Navigating a loop road circling Naples Reserve, the meandering linear park is designed to engage residents within their natural environment and provide an alternative mode of transportation throughout the community, including biking, hiking and jogging.
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 www.istar.com.