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Table of Contents

Michael Dalby is a well-known leader in the community focused on the area’s quality of life.

Naples on the Gulf

Contents 10 LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

54 COMMUNITY CONNECTOR

12 WELCOME TO #NAPLESFLORIDA

Features

The Greater Naples Chamber takes a unique collaborative approach with government, nonprofits, and education.

56 PATHWAYS TO THE FUTURE

30 FRESH INVESTMENTS

58 HOME SWEET HOME

New projects and expansions highlight Collier County’s robust economic and cultural landscape.

34 WHERE SUCCESS BLOOMS

Local entrepreneurs are raising the bar in their fields.

38 ARTS FOR ALL

The arts take center stage in Naples.

Departments 16 FLOAT YOUR BOAT

What better way to enjoy Naples on the Gulf than on the water?

18 NAPLES BY THE NUMBERS

Find out what the experts are saying.

20 ALL’S WELL IN PARADISE

Pursuing a healthy lifestyle in Naples is as easy as a walk in the park.

Go behind the scenes with the Leadership Collier Foundation. A tour of local neighborhoods

66 WHERE TO EAT

An insider’s dining guide

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Where to find magic when the sun goes down

75 CRAFT BREWS ON TAP

Local breweries elevate simple suds to an art form.

78 WHERE TO SHOP

A directory of shopping destinations

84 WHERE TO STAY

A directory of hotels and resorts

88 NAPLES PIER

The story behind this iconic landmark

22 GULF JEWELS

Dip a toe or drop a line into local waters.

Special Section:

GREATER NAPLES MAP

With points of interest

44 TEE TIME

Florida’s golf capital invites your game.

46 WHERE THE CHILD THINGS ARE

Who gets to have more fun in Naples—the adults or the kids?

52 TOP-DOG DESTINATIONS Vacation doesn’t mean you have to say au revoir to your four-legged companion.

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2019-2020 Greater Naples Chamber Board of Directors BILL BARKER, CHAIR Naples Daily News

KATHERINE SPROUL Barron Collier Companies

GARRETT RICHTER, CHAIR-ELECT First Florida Integrity Bank

DAVID WESTON Naples Lumber & Supply Company, Inc.

DAN LAVENDER, IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR Moorings Park

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Vice Chairs DERRICK AYERS Innovative Food Holdings DUDLEY GOODLETTE Henderson Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. JASON HUNTER KORN Cohen and Grigsby, P.C. JULIE A. SCHMELZLE Bank of America JEANNE L. SEEWALD Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP STEPHANIE SPELL Collier County Sheriff's Office PABLO VEINTIMILLA Centennial Bank MICHAEL A. WYNN Sunshine Ace Hardware, Inc.

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CHARLES CHAPMAN City of Naples LEO OCHS Collier County Government KAMELA PATTON Collier County Public Schools KEVIN RAMBOSK Collier County Sheriff's Office KINGMAN SCHULDT Greater Naples Fire Rescue District

Directors LIBBY ANDERSON TalentForce Solutions MICHELLE BORDERS Naples Network Services SCOTT BURGESS David Lawrence Center

BILL GASTON BUILD, LLC

TIMOTHY REITER Fifth Third Bank

MARY BETH GEIER Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation

ADAM RYZENMAN Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

KERRY GEROY Naples Global Advisors

CRAIG SAKS ACI Worldwide, Inc.

DAVID GORDLEY Collier County, IBERIABANK

JOHN W. SCHMIEDING Arthrex, Inc.

PAUL HILTZ NCH Healthcare System

RANDY SMITH Naples Transportation and Tours

BUDDY HORNBECK III Gallagher Lutgert

ED STAROS Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples

ERROL HOWARD Seacoast Bank

BRIAN STOCK Stock Development

CEE CEE MARINELLI Barron Collier Companies

AYSEGUL TIMUR Florida Gulf Coast University

EDDIE METZGER III TECO Peoples Gas

VICKI TRACY Gulf Coast International Properties

Honorary Directors

DAVE CATO Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

RUSSELL A. BUDD PBS Contractors

EILEEN CONNOLLY-KEESLER Community Foundation of Collier County

THOMAS MONAGHAN Ave Maria School of Law

KEN NEWMAN DMA | Digital Marketing Agency

JEFFREY D. FRIDKIN Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A.

TOM DONAHUE Hilton Naples | Shula's Steak House

STEFAN MUEHLBAUER Sustainable Projects Group Inc.

PATRICK UTTER Collier Enterprises

CJ HUESTON Corporate Dimensions, Inc.

MARVIN EASTON Retired, IBM

DANNY PATE CenturyLink

LISA VAN DIEN London Bay Homes

EDWARD A. MORTON Wasmer Schroeder & Company

ANNE FLEMING Waterside Shops

DR. EMILY PTASZEK Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida

RYAN WILLIAMS Kevin Williams Construction, Inc.

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Publisher Kaleigh Grover Editorial Director Daphne Nikolopoulos Editor Cathy Chestnut Creative Director Olga Gustine Senior Art Director Ashley Meyer Digital Imaging Specialist Leonor Alvarez Maza Web and Social Media Editor Dallas Holland Contributing Writers Shawn Holiday, Seth Soffian Contributing Photographers John Bateman, Mila Bridger, Michael Caronchi, Mary Dominguez, Molly DuVall, Emilio the Evolution, Joshua Colt Fisher, Freedom Photography, Tim Gibbons, Dennis Goodman, Jeff Herron, Jim Hughes, JoNell Modys, Lisa Prystash, Lindsey Smith, John Trigiani ADVERTISING Account Managers Kathleen Beuttel, Melissa Schwartz, Dina Turner, Dee Wade, Meegan Wyatt Marketing Manager Shalyn Ormsby Sales Assistant Ashley Fleak PRODUCTION Production Manager Selene M. Ceballo Production Coordinators Brian Beach, George Davis Advertising Design Coordinator Jeffrey Rey Production Assistant Kassandre Kallen OPERATIONS Chief Operating Officer Todd Schmidt Process Integration Manager Sue Martel Digital Operations Manager Bill Fleak Circulation/Subscriptions Administrator Marjorie Leiva Distribution Manager Judy Heflin Accounts Receivable Specialist Lourdes Linares Administrative Assistant Annie Portuondo Group Publisher Terry Duffy

Greater Naples Chamber 2390 Tamiami Trail N., #210, Naples, FL 34103 Phone: (239) 262-6376 | Phone: (239) 262-6376 Website: napleschamber.org

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Welcome to Naples

Welcome to Paradise Letter from the President

elcome to the 2020 edition of Naples on the Gulf—the

official visitor and relocation guide of the Greater Na-

ples Chamber.

The Naples area has vacation and lifestyle choices for the young and

the young-at-heart. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a returning

guest, you’ll find that we’re a tropical paradise, and the Chamber is able

to seamlessly connect you with the experiences, venues, and people who

will make your stay unforgettable.

We are especially proud of our community and are excited to help you

explore its vibrancy. From the natural beauty of the Everglades to our

white-sand beaches, from our popular street fairs to our pickleball play-

grounds, and our myriad of golf courses, shopping options, museums,

and theaters, Naples has something for absolutely everyone to enjoy.

Our area is also heralded for its energetic efforts in promoting a strong

economic climate. Together, our businesses, community leaders, and

partners are what make Naples a unique place to live, work, and visit.

We welcome you with enthusiasm and open hearts! We hope our guide

will help you realize the charm of our destination on Florida’s Paradise

Coast and all the opportunities waiting just for you. #NaplesFlor ida

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IMAGINE A PLACE WHERE YOU ENCOUNTER SPECTACULAR SUNSETS, FROLICKING DOLPHINS, ABUNDANT SUNSHINE, VIBRANT ARTS AND CULTURE, AND MILES OF WHITE, SANDY BEACHES IN A FRIENDLY AND SAFE COMMUNITY. IN NAPLES, IT’S JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE AS YOU EXPERIENCE THIS AND SO MUCH MORE. I KNOW YOU WILL TREASURE THE MEMORIES YOU MAKE HERE.” —Michael Wynn , President, Sunshine Ace Hardware 12

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NAPLES PROVIDES INCREDIBLE WORK-LIFE BALANCE FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS. I LOVE COLLABORATING WITH THE TALENTED YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WHO LIVE HERE YEAR-ROUND TO MAKE COLLIER COUNTY THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE, WORK, AND VISIT.” — Jennifer Trammell, Senior Director, Market Strategy and Community Relations, NewsBank

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What better way to enjoy Naples on the Gulf than on the water? There are endless ways to learn about the region’s underwater world, see wildlife, toast the sunset, or reel in a redfish or tarpon, famously known as the “Silver King.” Here are a few ways to float your boat from Naples to the Ten Thousand Islands. v Rent a 24-foot deck or console boat—with or without an experienced captain—at Naples Bay Resort Boat Rentals for a two-hour, full-day, sunset, or ecotour cruise. (nbrboatrental.com) v The Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers a unique opportunity to explore Rookery Bay with a naturalist and certified captain aboard the Good Fortune II, a 35-passenger pontoon boat. (conservancy.org) v Leave the car keys at home and board the Key West Express for a three-hour ride to the southernmost point in the United States. The ferry departs from Marco Island from late December through mid-February, with limited runs in March and April. The Key 16

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West Express runs year-round from Lee County. (keywestexpress.net) v The 90-foot Marco Island Princess sails daily from Rose Marina, located 15 minutes from downtown Naples, for sightseeing, nature, history, and lunch, dinner, and cocktail cruises. (themarcoislandprincess. com) v Wouldn’t it be fun to have access to a boat whenever you want—without the hassle of owning one? At Freedom Boat Club, members pay an annual fee and can choose from a fleet of boats to use at their leisure. ( freedomboatclub.com) v A gentle marine mammal often called a sea cow, the Florida manatee is a special resident in Southwest Florida waters. Since 1999, See Manatees–Manatee Sightseeing Eco Adventures has specialized in taking visitors to see these slow-moving creatures in their natural habitat: shallow rivers, saltwater bays, canals, and marshy coastal areas. Trips run 90 minutes or three hours. (see-manatees.com) PATRICK FARRELL

Dolphins play in the wake of a boat.

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Dalis Sport Fishing: Three custom vessels equipped with onboard restrooms for fishing excursions with experienced captains (fishnaplesdalis.com) Dolphin Explorer: A 47-foot dolphin research catamaran offering two survey trips daily (dolphin-study.com) Miss Naples: A new 48-foot custom catamaran that can accommodate up to 48 passengers (naplescatamaran.com) Naples Princess: The largest cruise ship in Naples offering a variety of cruises (naplesprincesscruises.com) Pure Florida: A host of cruises and tours, as well as boat, ski, and personal watercraft rentals (purefl.com) Sweet Liberty: A 44-passenger, 53-foot sailing catamaran specializing in sunset, shelling, and sightseeing cruises (sweetliberty.com)

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FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS, THE COLLIER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICT EARNED AN “A” RATING FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Just three blocks from Gulf beaches. Complimentary beach package with beach shuttle, towels, chairs and bottled water. Convenient to golf courses, shopping, art galleries and all attractions. Each of the following services are provided to guests at no charge: Wi-Fi, garage parking, fitness center, 24-hour business kiosk and bicycles. Home to Shula’s Steak House, voted best steak house in Southwest Florida. Plus no resort fees. It all adds up to happiness poolside. Always get the lowest price only when you book direct at Naples.Hilton.com or call 1 800 HILTONS.

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PURSUING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE IN NAPLES IS AS EASY AS A WALK IN THE PARK

Yoga on the beach at the Edgewater Beach Hotel

California to Japan, nine common denominators arose, including: being less sedentary, partaking in healthful diets, and engaging in increased socialization. The well-being of Collier County is connected to other factors, as well. More than 75 percent of the county’s lands are preserved—set aside as national, state, and regional parks—so there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Local taxpayers agreed to pay for conserving green space and environmentally sensitive land through Conservation Collier. In addition, there are 34 miles of white-sand beaches. The area is working together to promote Collier as a health and wellness destination. The Wellness Tourism Visionary Task Force, an initiative of the Paradise Coast Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), organized the inaugural “Be Well in Paradise” in 2019. More than three dozen businesses and hotels featured healthful packages during the day-long event. “We hope to make it an annual, signature event,” says CVB Executive Director Jack Wert. MARY DOMINGUEZ

Naples Botanical Garden

It’s a secret no more: Naples has held the No. 1 spot as the “happiest city in the nation”— four consecutive years in a row—in the Gallup National Health and Well-Being Index. Since the NCH Healthcare System launched the Blue Zones Project Southwest Florida in 2015, more than 645 organizations, businesses, and gated communities have pledged to improve the well-being of residents, employees, and customers. The program grew nationally out of the bestseller The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. From 20

Conservation Collier Trails Conservation Collier lands entice hikers, walkers, and joggers. Twelve sites are open to the public. These are the longest trails by the listed linear feet. Pepper Ranch Preserve: 72,000 ft. (6315 Pepper Road, Immokalee) Caracara Prairie Preserve: 14,800 ft. (2320 Corkscrew Road, Immokalee) Gordon River Greenway Preserve: 9,400 ft. (Two Access Points: 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road and 1596 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples) Red Root Preserve: 2,800 ft. (1330 Limpkin Road, Big Corkscrew Island) Alligator Flag Preserve: 2,100 ft. (7875 Immokalee Road, Naples)

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Dig in! BLUE ZONES RESTAURANTS

Tooling around the Naples Design District

Alternate Routes FOR A HEALTHIER AND MORE ADVENTUROUS WAY TO EXPLORE NAPLES, PARK THE CAR BICYCLES If you have company coming to town or you’re visiting on an extended stay, rent a bike from Big Momma’s Bicycles, Beach Bum Rentals, Naples Cyclery, Naples Extreme Family Spot, Trek, or The Bike Route and choose from a variety of models. There are plenty of scenic routes to explore, including Pelican Bay Boulevard, Rich King Memorial Greenway, Gordon River Greenway, and along Gulf Shore Boulevard and Gordon Drive.

SEGWAY Segway of Naples provides fun and easy Segway tours around town for every member of your family. Its new, futuristic machines balance themselves—and don’t require a driver’s license. (segwayofnaples.com)

Pedgo Trail Tracker

ELECTRIC BIKES Pedego Naples offers quiet, eco-friendly electric bikes that allow you to pedal until tiring and then kick on the power switch. (pedegoelectricbikes.com)

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When your legs grow tired of strolling, slide into a free Slidr to get around the neighborhood—from the Naples Pier to the Naples Zoo, Crayton Cove to Fifth Avenue South, and Bayfront to Third Street South. Slidr’s electric vehicles will drive you door-to-door, free of charge. Hail your on-demand ride through a mobile app. (rideslidr.com/naples)

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These restaurants have crafted healthful menu items to meet Blue Zones approval. Each eatery also chose other strategies to implement, such as strict nonsmoking policies, allowing pets or meal-splitting, removing saltshakers, or reducing sugary beverages.

BRK Pizza, 6355 Naples Blvd., Naples (239) 777-3041 Baleen Naples, 9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples (239) 598-5707 CJ’s on the Bay, 740 N. Collier Blvd., Suite 105, Marco Island (239) 389-4511 Coast at Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1901 Gulfshore Blvd. N., Naples (239) 403-2156 Cosmos Ristorante and Pizzeria, 536 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239) 262-8181 Greek Gourmet, 2196 Airport Road S., Naples (239) 403-7003 Juicelation, 4947 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239) 398-0673 Mel’s Diner, 3650 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239) 643-9898 Naples Flatbread, 9118 Strada Place, Suite 8170, Naples (239) 784-8088 Organically Twisted, 13040 Livingston Road, Naples (239) 302-8669 Riverwalk at Tin City, 1200 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239) 263-2734 Shula’s Steak House, 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239) 659-3107 Skillets locations in Lely on Collier Blvd.; North Naples on Vanderbilt Beach Road; Parkshore on Tamiami Trail N.; The Pavilion on Vanderbilt Beach Road; and The Strand on Strand Blvd. (847) 561-6507 The Boathouse on Naples Bay, 990 Broad Ave. S., Naples (239) 643-2235 The Bowl, 1427 Pine Ridge Road, 103, Naples (239) 734-3867 The Bowl Central, 1200 Central Ave., Naples (239) 209-6847 The Dock at Crayton Cove, 845 12th Ave. S., Naples (239) 263-9940 The Local, 5323 Airport-Pulling Road N., Naples (239) 596-3276 True Food Kitchen, 5375 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 15, Naples (239) 431-4580 Vanderbilt Country Club Restaurant, 8250 Danbury Blvd., Naples (239) 348-2662 Wynn’s Market, 141 Ninth St. N., Naples (239) 261-7157 NAPLES ON THE GULF 2020

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Gulf Jewels

DIP A TOE OR DROP A LINE INTO LOCAL WATERS

Vestiges of the old Naples Pier

The Naples area is home to 34 miles of white-sand shoreline, and each beach is its own unique slice of paradise. In the original 1888 brochure promoting Naples as a new resort destination, “surf bathing” in the warm waters along the gently sloping shores of the Gulf of Mexico was touted as a “healthful” year-round pursuit. (Gulf temperatures generally range from 68 degrees Fahrenheit in early February to 88 degrees in early August.)

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Naples Pier Vanderbilt Beach Tigertail Beach

Naples Pier

Boardwalk at Tigertail Beach

For 130 years, the Naples Pier has been the pulse of Naples Beach. This historic landmark (see page 88) is an ideal place to stroll, lounge, fish, boogie-board, and wade. The pier features restrooms, showers, concessions, and beach supplies. Metered parking is located nearby, with additional parking and access points along Gulf Shore Boulevard. Pay stations at the Naples Pier offer the convenient Extend-by-Phone text service to extend parking time without leaving the lounge chair. (Location: West end of 12th Avenue South, Naples)

Tigertail Beach

Tigertail Beach is the jewel among the smooth, wide beaches along Marco Island’s western shore. On the island’s north end, the pristine beach can be accessed by five boardwalks though a mangrove forest. Across the tidal bay is Sand Dollar Island, a popular nesting area for a wide variety of birds. The beach is known for its abundance of shells and sand dollars, and as a bird migration superhighway. (Location: 430 Hernando Drive, Marco Island)

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Where to Park All parking spaces require a payment or a valid beach parking permit. Full-time residents and property taxpayers can park free with a city or county beach parking permit. (Any disability permit holder may park at any space without payment.) Without a permit, beachgoers should use metered parking spaces or pay stations (both accept quarters and credit/debit cards).

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Where to Fish

Few places in North America offer such a wide variety of fishing options as Southwest Florida—the choices are limitless, depending on your target. Here are a few places to put on your radar.

1. Naples Pier

2 3. TIGERTAIL BEACH Fish in the tidal pools or wade across the lagoon to drop your line at Sand Dollar Beach.

4. TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS Strike out from Everglades City on boat or kayak to explore the rich mangrove estuarine within this chain of islands and 100 miles of waterways.

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Hundreds of species of fish can be found here in salt, fresh, and brackish waters. To navigate with comfort, check out the Paradise Coast Blueway paddling trail (paradisecoastblueway.com) featuring six daytrips from Everglades City to the village of Goodland on Marco Island. Paddlers are guided by GPS.

This prime beach and sightseeing spot attracts a variety of fish and fishing enthusiasts. The pier is licensed, so no fishing license is necessary here. The snack shop also sells bait.

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bass, bluegill, crappie, and shellcracker fishing at the 1,500-acre freshwater lake. The headwaters of the historic Everglades watershed is home to a marina, pier, boat ramp, and airboat excursions—and plentiful alligator and bird populations.

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Lowdermilk Park

Lowdermilk Park is a great place for the whole family. Spend the day at this premier beachfront park with two playgrounds, picnic tables, sand volleyball courts, and two rentable gazebos. Convenient facilities include a concession stand, spacious restrooms, and outdoor showers. There is ample metered parking onsite and on the street. (Location: 1301 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., at the corner Banyan Boulevard)

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The three-quarter-mile boardwalk through the mangroves at Clam Pass is a memorable, nature-filled jaunt. The thriving tidal ecosystem is home to various birds and other wildlife, and the mangrove roots provide important spawning grounds for fish and shellfish. Once you’ve made it through—on foot or on the courtesy tram—one of Naples’ most pristine and scenic beaches awaits. With a concession stand, restrooms, equipment rentals, and more, you won’t need to overpack. With nearly 200 parking spaces, you rarely have to search for a spot. (Location: Corner of Crayton Road and Seagate Drive)

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Barefoot Beach

One of the last undeveloped barrier islands in Southwest Florida, Barefoot Beach is regularly rated among the country’s best beaches. The 342-acre preserve may just be the region’s most perfect pairing of natural beauty and great amenities. More than a mile of sugary sands made Barefoot Beach famous. But there’s much more to see and do. The park is home to gopher tortoises, sea turtle nesting grounds, sabal palm and gumbo limbo groves, a mile-long nature trail, and pavilions to gather with family and friends. Between the park and the Barefoot Beach access point, there are nearly 500 parking spaces. (Location: 505 Barefoot Beach Blvd., Naples)

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Vanderbilt Beach Park

Vanderbilt Beach Park

Vanderbilt Beach Park

At this county park, beachgoers can drop off their gear at the circle before parking in the nearby garage. Vanderbilt offers beach wheelchairs and life jacket loans, as well as restrooms and showers. Snacks and watersports rentals are available at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, and Vanderbilt Inn resorts. Fees: $8 per vehicle (Location: West end of Vanderbilt Beach Road)

Getting Started A license is required for freshwater and saltwater fishing. Exceptions are for people younger than 16; Florida residents older than 65 or disabled; fishing from a for-hire vessel or a licensed pier; or a Florida resident in the U.S. armed services. Nonresident freshwater or saltwater licenses are available for three days, seven days, or a year. Additional permits are needed for snook, lobster, and tarpon.

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Licenses, issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), are available at: • Collier County Tax Collector offices • Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission: MyFWC.com or (888) FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356) • Select bait and tackle shops • Retailers including Walmart and Sunshine Ace Hardware Download a guide at MyFWC.com that shows fish species, when each is in season, legal sizes, and catch-number limits.

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Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Secluded and relaxing, this park boasts of one of the most unspoiled beaches in the United States. Get your cameras ready—wildlife abounds. Along the nature trails and open waters, expect to spot resident and migratory birds, tortoises, dolphins, and more. The park’s waters are perfect for fishing and shelling. Outside of the pass, calm surf and shallow water make this a popular sunbathing spot. Fees: $6 per vehicle (Location: 11135 Gulfshore Drive, Naples)

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Fresh

Investments

NEW PROJECTS AND EXPANSIONS HIGHLIGHT COLLIER COUNTY’S ROBUST ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL GROWTH

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s Collier County’s population rises steadily each year, the economic landscape continues to expand as it meets the demand for more greenspace, recreational facilities, and cultural opportunities. In Bayshore, a supercharged revitalization has worked profoundly well. The once-distressed area east of downtown has become a thriving cultural hot spot. Elsewhere, Oakes Farms’ Seed to Table wonderland is sure to become a regional foodie destination. Throughout the county, more than $150 million in investments in regional parks will boost recreation options and fuel the county’s thriving sports tourism industry. For so long, these exciting projects were on

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the horizon, but now they are in full bloom—a testament to local leaders’ and business owners’ visionary persistence in keeping Collier County a robust place to live.

Spotlight on Bayshore

Friends thought Diane Sullivan was making a shaky decision when she abandoned the corporate world to open her realty brokerage on Bayshore Drive in 2013. “People said, ‘Oh, be careful,’” Sullivan recalls. Even though Bayshore—an 1,800-acre area being revitalized by the Bayshore/Gateway Triangle Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)—was years into concerted revival efforts, it still strug-

gled to shake its downtrodden reputation. That’s certainly not the case anymore. Businesses and eateries are flourishing, arts and culture are in the limelight, crime rates have dropped, and developers now have to take a number to get their foot in the door. “I have more businesses that want to open here than I have places to put them,” says Sullivan, who lives in Bayshore, which sits mostly south of U.S. 41. “I thought that if I was going to try to convince others to live here and do business here, I needed to live here and do business here.” Others have done the same. Destinations popular with families and millennials—such as Celebration Park Naples, an open-air, water-

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Ankrolab Brewery Company and Celebration Park Naples are two of many hip businesses enhancing Bayshore’s reputation for cultural vibrancy.

The waterfront Celebration Park Naples is a happening food truck hotspot in the Bayshore neighborhood.

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vestments, and coordinated community engagement with public agencies and law enforcement. “The community’s gone out and fought like crazy,” says Gutierrez. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office “gets kudos big time,” he adds. “Their focus has

empowered people to better their own streets.” The modern-day renaissance has gone so well, Bayshore is wearing its old reputation as a badge of honor. Sullivan helped establish nonprofit status for the Bayshore Arts & Business Association, which will operate under a name that may make residents smile: Bayshore Arts District, or BAD. Looking forward, there are plans to add green space and a cultural and performing arts center on 17 acres of public land. “It’s a win-win for the future,” Gutierrez says. “If you do something really well, people will recognize it. That’s what we’ve done in Bayshore.”

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front, food truck pavilion; the waterfront Three60 Market; and Ankrolab Brewing Company—have enhanced the district’s reputation for cultural diversity and vibrancy. These hip landmarks dovetail with an orchestrated intent to distinguish Bayshore—a former fishing village now promoting local artists and musicians—from its neighbors. “The whole neighborhood has that flare, that vibe,” says Maurice Gutierrez, chairman of the CRA’s advisory board and a Bayshore resident since 1978. Collier County created the CRA in 2000 to earmark property tax dollars to upgrade infrastructure and amenities. It’s finally been full steam ahead thanks to a strong economy, growing inNAPLES ON THE GULF 2020

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Regional Foodie Paradise

Oakes Farms’ new Seed to Table market—a 65,000-square-foot paradise for foodies—is a unique combination of in-store dining and inventory of produce and seafood that is “nothing but fresh,” according to owner Alfie Oakes. Located at the northeast corner of Immokalee and Livingston roads, Seed to Table projected hiring about 500 full- and part-time employees, including Culinary Institute of America–trained chefs, before opening. The one-of-a-kind destination combines casual, upscale, and outdoor dining; bars for wine, beer, smoothies, and freshsqueezed juices; and a café. Service areas offer from-scratch items, such as pasta, salads, ice cream, and carryout. Oakes has called it “one huge, fresh concept with a big piece of it being a place for people to meet, sit down, and enjoy food or freshly prepared grab-and-go.” Oakes got his start working at his father’s roadside vegetable stand. Twenty years ago, he opened Oakes Farms Market on Davis Boulevard with his late father, Frank Oakes, who established the Naples organic general store Food & Thought. Today, he’s the CEO of Oakes Farms, which he’s built into one of South Florida’s largest independent agribusinesses. He purchased the site of Seed to Table, a former Albertsons supermarket, for $5 million in 2014.

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Renderings of Seed to Table’s interiors prior to its long-awaited opening The one-of-a-kind destination combines casual, upscale, and outdoor dining, artisanal food and beverage stations, and from-scratch graband-go items. fine wines, local produce and seafood, and a Thoughtful Threads boutique provide a diverse shopping experience in an environment that encourages meeting with family and friends.

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FREEDOM PHOTOGRAPHY

U.S. Open Pickleball Championships at East Naples Community Park

NAPLES IS AN AMAZING PLACE TO LIVE. YOU CAN ALWAYS BE OUTDOORS AND ACTIVE. WE HAVE GREAT SCHOOLS, LOW CRIME, AND A COLLECTION OF AMAZING, ACCOMPLISHED PEOPLE THAT CALL NAPLES HOME. THERE IS NOWHERE ELSE I WOULD RATHER BE.” Gourmands waited patiently for Seed to Table’s opening after delays caused by evolving plans, construction hiccups, and permitting issues because of the unique nature of the market. Oakes has noted: “It’s not a restaurant; it’s not a grocery store. It’s going to be unlike anything that exists, especially from the culinary end.” Some of Seed to Table’s ingredients and fresh inventory comes from Oakes’ local farms. The market also includes a book room, Thoughtful Threads boutique, and children’s playground. “It turned into a much bigger project than I originally anticipated,” Oakes has acknowledged.

—Dan Lavender, Chief Executive Officer, Moorings Park Institute, Inc

Growing Sports and Recreation Options

Yes, there will be more pickleball—and a whole lot more. Whether you are looking for new places to run, hike, enjoy the fresh air, or play football, softball, or soccer, Collier County has several sizable parks projects in the works. They include the Paradise Coast Sports Complex northeast of Collier Boulevard and Interstate 75, an expanded East Naples Community Park near Bayshore Drive, and Big Corkscrew Island Regional Park near Immokalee and Oil Well roads. These additions, with a combined price tag of $150 million, will help alleviate the demand at current facilities, which boast a utilization rate of more than 90 percent. At the new Paradise Coast Sports Complex, located at City Gate Boulevard South and Brennan Drive, five multipurpose playing fields, a

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welcome center, a maintenance building, and restrooms are part of the 66-acre first phase under construction, slated to open in June 2020. Ultimately, the $70 million sportsplex will include 19 multipurpose fields on nearly 180 acres. It will play host to the Football University National Championships—already held in Naples—and invite international soccer clubs for clinics and exhibition games. East Naples Community Park—which has hosted the U.S. Open Pickleball Championships annually since its 2016 inception—is undergoing $23.8 million in upgrades. The first phase is adding 10 pickleball courts to the existing 54 courts. Electrical, water, and wireless upgrades are also included in the project, expected to be completed

by mid-2020. The second phase will add a 3,500seat stadium, 1,000 additional parking spots, and a community center and welcome center. The championships draw an estimated 2,100 visitors annually. Farther east, Big Corkscrew Island Regional Park has been on the drawing board for years but lacked funding. Now, the 48-acre project near the Collier County Fairgrounds can move forward, thanks to partial funding from the county’s voterapproved sales surtax that has been earmarked for significant projects. The $60-million-plus facility will include an aquatics center, a community center, athletic fields, an event lawn, a playground, basketball and racquetball courts, and walking paths. NAPLES ON THE GULF 2020

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Architect Matthew Kragh, AIA, founder of MHK Architecture & Planning, with offices in Naples, Palm Beach, the Carolinas, and Colorado

Where Success

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Talent and timing, inspiration and insight, sacrifice and hard work: Successful entrepreneurs in Naples know what it takes to excel and expand.

Coastal Contemporary

Looking over final proofs for his firm’s first book—containing some 500 pages of elegantly crisp, clean Old Florida–style designs—Matthew Kragh marvels at the volume. “I’m like, ‘How did we do all this in 10 years?’” he wonders. With a lifelong love of design, Kragh, 46, left the security of a local firm to launch his own in 34

2009, despite uncertainty from the Great Recession, so he could have more control in flexing his own design vision. Before long, MHK Architecture & Planning was a mushrooming, awardwinning enterprise, with offices in Palm Beach, the Carolinas, and Colorado. Of his cottage-style exteriors with clean-lined interiors, he explains, “The buzzword that’s stuck is ‘coastal contemporary.’ We took it to the next level.” Kragh, known for his effusive energy, puts the firm’s total output at nearly 650 homes—about half of its design output. The other half are com-

LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS ARE RAISING THE BAR IN THEIR FIELDS mercial developments and pro bono community projects, such as the Naples Dog Park, Norris Center, and Baker Park. The firm’s portfolio is celebrated in his new book, The Florida Architect. The secret behind managing a busy practice with several offices and his young family lies in his strict regimen. From about 5 to 8:30 every morning—when all is still and quiet—Kragh fuels up on caffeine and drills down on work matters and design. The early starts get him home for cherished evenings with his wife, Trista Sue, and their children, Maverick, 7, and Shiloh, 3. “I

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CONTINUOUS INNOVATION IN ALL ASPECTS OF OUR BUSINESS HAS LED TO OUR GLOBAL SUCCESS.”

JOHN TRIGIANI PHOTOGRAPHY

ARTHREX INC.

—Reinhold Schmieding, Founder and CEO of Arthrex

get about three amazing hours of work done” in the early-morning hours, Kragh says. “It works out really well.”

Global Medical Success

He started with his own money and a drafting table in an apartment in the Olympic Village in Munich, Germany. Nearly 40 years later, arthroscopic surgery pioneer Reinhold Schmieding has never wavered from his drive to provide physicians and patients with minimally invasive procedures and improved outcomes. The company he founded, Arthrex, has become a global leader in arthroscopic surgery and minimally invasive orthopedics with the mission of “helping surgeons treat their patients better.” Born into a family of physicians in Michigan, Schmieding earned a physiology degree from

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Michigan State in 1977 and founded Arthrex in Munich in 1981. A decade later, in 1991, he moved the medical device design and manufacturing company to Naples. To date, Arthrex has developed more than 13,000 surgical devices and related procedures used in more than 150 countries. Nearly 3,000 of Arthrex’s 5,000-plus employees are based at its global headquarters in Naples. Consistently ranked among Fortune’s “Top 100 Places to Work,” Arthrex is a major employer in the region—one recognized for providing hightech jobs and pushing for innovation in local manufacturing training—and is active in community outreach programs. Helping surgeons treat their patients better “still is our primary mission and focus,” Schmieding told an audience in 2018, while accepting an honorary doctorate from Florida Gulf Coast University. “Continuous innovation in all aspects of our business has led to our global success.” Arthrex is privately owned and doesn’t rely on outside investors, which allows it to introduce products to market expeditiously and focus solely on surgeon and patient needs.

Cycles & Sandwiches

It’s a common misconception. The “fit” of Fit & Fuel Café and its adjacent Naples Cyclery doesn’t mean fitness. It’s for “fitting”—as in matching a bicyclist to a bicycle for better performance, com-

fort, and injury prevention. No matter. It still, well, fits perfectly with the culture Mark Trudeau and Peter Marsh have established at the popular businesses at the intersection of Vanderbilt Beach Road and U.S. 41. “There is a synergy for the two,” says Marsh, 33, a Naples High School graduate who started working at Naples Cyclery when he was 13. Trudeau offered Marsh a stake in the business long ago, before he opened the café in 2011. The inspiration for the café arose from a simple question Marsh asked himself: “How do we NAPLES ON THE GULF 2020

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Customers of Naples Cyclery can grab a bite and a beverage at Fit & Fuel Café while waiting for a bike repair; the businesses are linked by an interior hall and both businessowners are passionate about promoting cycling.

create more than a retail experience?” The answer has been clear, he says. “It appeals to a pretty wide range of folks.” Last year, the café expanded to meet a growing demand when the Subway sandwich franchise between the businesses closed. The interior hallway linking the businesses augments the culture in both directions. Those coming to get a flat tire changed at Naples Cyclery can wait next door “with a coffee, beer, or sandwich—not

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necessarily in that order,” Marsh says. Conversely, café customers get a glimpse down the hall of “a bunch of skinny guys with smooth legs,” Marsh says, “and they ask, ‘What’s up with that?’ Getting people out on a bike, for fitness or for fun, is pretty fun for us.”

An Insider’s Guide to Naples

When life dealt her lemons, Jennifer Adams whipped up a successful lifestyle website and social media channels elevating the place she knows and loves: Naples. Adams was the editor of a local magazine until the publisher shuttered the operation. In 2014, when she launched The New Naples online (thenewnaples.com), Adams envisioned the site as a resource for young professionals looking for things to do on the weekend and volunteer opportunities. Thanks to SEO and social media, it evolved into a resource for visitors who were asking for recommendations about where to eat, stay, and go. “I recognized an opportunity to serve as a resource for people to get an authentic insider’s take they wouldn’t get unless they had a friend who lived here,” Adams explains. Her site has grown to more than 10,000 unique monthly visitors and nearly 18,000 monthly page views. Her advertising clients are 40-plus handpicked businesses and restaurants, who are pleased with getting a measurable return on investment and the carefully crafted content. “People recognize when they’re being sold to, and they tune out—especially online,” she says. “I pay close attention to what resonates with readers.” Though she’s frequently asked, this isn’t even her full-time job. Adams works at an advertising firm

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Brothers Jorge (below) and Rufino Hernandez (right) have grown the family business, Golden Gate Nursery, launched by their Cuba-born parents.

Resources to Grow Your Business

and, with her husband, owns the local magazine The Inside Coup. “Everyone I meet thinks The New Naples is my full-time job,” says Adams. “I’m not quite there yet.”

American Dream: Growing a Family Business

When Ruben and Rosa Hernandez emigrated from Cuba to Naples in the early 1960s, Ruben cleaned boats and worked in air-conditioning, roofing, and landscaping to provide for the family. In 1984, the couple moved their tiny, homegrown flower and plant business from a shack on Bayshore Drive to Collier Boulevard. Today it stands as the thriving, full-service Golden Gate Nursery garden center. Two decades after its opening, Ruben died, and his sons took over. There was only one thing for Jorge and Rufino Hernandez to do: keep working hard. “They didn’t speak a lick of English, didn’t have any money or resources,” says Rufino Hernandez, 52, who owns and runs the nursery with Jorge, 58. Their parents “were the quintessential American dream—worked hard and saved. They did everything they could to provide a better existence for us.” Rufino took his business acumen and love

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of botanicals a step farther when he opened the popular, upscale Garden District flower design shop in downtown Naples in 2004, the same year as his father’s passing. The award-winning Garden District has earned praise for its floral designs for weddings, galas, and private events, as well as multi-million-dollar events for the likes of Swarovski, Royal Bank of Scotland, and the March of Dimes. Golden Gate Nursery, on 20 acres, prides itself on excellent service and unique offerings, such as tools, citrus trees, and imported garden artwork. Two years ago, a 4,000-square-foot, open-air greenhouse was added to the 6,000-square-foot main store. Last year, the store was renovated and repainted red and white like an old barn to match the shack their parents once operated. In 2018, the Hernandez brothers were faced again with going it alone after Rosa died. Just as he had done before, Rufino poured himself into his work. “It was kind of my therapy, to be honest,” he says. “I like being at the nursery because I feel like I’m closer to them. We feel like the best way to honor them is to grow and succeed.”

v If you want to launch, expand, or relocate your business, or learn about networking and business resources, contact the Greater Naples Chamber: (239) 262-6376 or info@napleschamber.org.

If you are a budding entrepreneur planning a startup, need help expanding your growing business, or want to relocate to the Naples area, the Greater Naples Chamber can help make the process seamless. The Chamber is a partner with several regional, state, and national organizations— including SCORE Naples, the Florida Small Business Development Center @ FGCU, and Enterprise Florida—with expertise in helping new and expanding businesses. The Chamber works closely with the Collier County Office of Business and Economic Development to provide comprehensive economic development services to all of Collier County. The Chamber’s host of responsibilities include business retention, expansion, attraction, and talent development. The county oversees the regulatory environment and incentive programs. It also manages two accelerators. The Naples Accelerator on Kraft Road is a co-working office for startups and international companies seeking a professional place for a “soft-landing” entrée into Southwest Florida and the United States. The Florida Culinary Accelerator is a state-of-the-art kitchen and production facility at Immokalee Regional Airport, designed for culinary and agricultural startups. Learn more at colliercountyfl. gov/doing-business.

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Right: The Norris Garden courtyard at dusk and grand staircase Below: Rendering of The Baker Museum‘s new balcony and terrace

Port of Dieppe, Evening, Claude Monet

Arts for All The Baker Museum at Artis—Naples is reborn.

Southwest Florida’s crown jewel of visual arts is shining bright after undergoing an extensive renovation and expansion following damage from Hurricane Irma in 2017. The $26.5 million Baker Museum renovation includes an elevated, open-air terrace offering sunset vistas and rotating outdoor exhibits, a performance and learning center, event space, and the lushly landscaped Norris Garden. The three-story museum reo38

pened to the public in late 2019 with major exhibitions, including Monet to Matisse: French Masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens and Iconic Works from the Permanent Collection, as well as the interactive outdoor Color Field sculpture exhibition. The Baker Museum is the first phase of a $150 million campus masterplan to create flexible spaces for interactions between people, art, and nature. Opened in 1989, the Artis—Naples campus at Pelican Bay is the home of the renowned Naples

WHETHER YOU WANT TO BE MOVED BY MONET OR BEETHOVEN, STROLL AN OUTDOOR FESTIVAL, OR KICK BACK TO A LOCAL BAND, THE ARTS TAKE CENTER STAGE IN NAPLES Philharmonic Orchestra and world-class music, Broadway and European touring shows. The Baker Museum was unveiled in 2000 with a permanent installation of sea-inspired Dale Chihuly glassworks. Education remains a key component of Artis— Naples’ mission. Approximately 45,000 schoolchildren attend concerts each year, and residents and visitors are enriched through programs such as the Lifelong Learning Series and Naples International Film Festival. (artisnaples.org)

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Gulfshore Playhouse

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Guys & Dolls by The Naples Players

TheatreZone’s G&L Theatre

LaTraviata by Gulfshore Opera

THEATER THE NAPLES PLAYERS AT SUGDEN COMMUNITY THEATRE Headquartered in its sleek Fifth Avenue South theater, The Naples Players has been entertaining audiences since 1953. With both a main and black box stages, and a robust KidzAct program, this premier community theater mounts more than 200 performances each year. (naplesplayers.org) GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE Gulfshore Playhouse produces professional theater, bringing in more than 100 professional guest artists annually. The nonprofit stages six performances each year at The Norris Center in downtown Naples and is raising funds to build a $45 million permanent home in Naples Square. (gulfshoreplayhouse.org)

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THEATREZONE TheatreZone draws professional actors to four performances staged at the 250-seat G&L Theatre at the Community School of Naples each year. It has been bringing lost Broadway treasures to the Paradise Coast since 2005, when founders Mark and Karen Danni relocated from New York City. (theatre.zone) THE MARCO PLAYERS This community theater group stages classic plays and children’s shows and musicals at its intimate black box theater at Marco Town Center Mall. (themarcoplayers.org)

OPERA OPERA NAPLES Opera Naples brings world-class opera to Naples,

pairing international talent with regional performers to nurture emerging singers and audiences. The nonprofit group delivers cultural masterworks ranging from classics such as La Bohème to the modern comic tale Scalia/Ginsburg to choral masterpieces. Its performances are held at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center, as well as various venues around town. (operanaples.org) GULFSHORE OPERA Gulfshore Opera is in its sixth season as the regional opera company for Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties, offering classical vocal performances with high artistic quality at an affordable price. (gulfshoreopera.org) NAPLES ON THE GULF 2020

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School’s Out, Dora Knuteson Naples Art District

Small Wonders: Insects in Focus Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Naples Art

VISUAL ARTS NAPLES ART Naples Art is a modern art center on Park Street, featuring rotating exhibitions and outdoor art festivals displaying the work of local, national, and international artists. It is the home of the Naples Art Association, celebrating its 66th anniversary. The galleries, an extensive resource library, and a one-of-a-kind gift shop are free and open to the public. Naples Art hosts summer camps, workshops, and special events during season, such as Dinner with Artists. Outdoor art shows and festivals hosted by Naples Art bring artists and patrons together through monthly art shows during the fall and winter months. Art in the Park is held the first Saturday of each month, November through April. Juried shows from January through March draw artists from all over, including the Naples National Art Show, which consistently ranks among the Top 25 by Sunshine Artist magazine. (naplesart.org) 40

NAPLES ART DISTRICT More than 60 working artists, designers, and light industrial businesses catering to the trades thrive in the Naples Art District centered around Shirley Street in North Naples. Here, the streets come alive with regular open-studio receptions and entertainment. Attend classes and workshops and meet the creative professionals who make this the largest concentration of professional working

artist studios and galleries in Southwest Florida. (naplesartdistrict.com) CENTERS FOR THE ARTS BONITA SPRINGS This nonprofit’s two campuses in south Lee County—Center for Performing Arts and Center for Visual Arts—provide a diverse array of yearround programming for all ages. Expect to find rotating art exhibitions, lots of films, children’s

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Bill Colletti on the flugelhorn on Fifth Avenue South

The Good Bad Kids performing at 7th Avenue Social in Naples Think About It, Maggie DeMarco Naples Art District

camps, theater, improv, play competitions, and musical acts such as Damon Fowler and Albert Castiglia. (artcenterbonita.org)

LIVE MUSIC

Cambier Park: Free concerts in the downtown 13-acre park featuring Gulf Coast Big Band, Naples Concert Band, Naples Jazz Society, Naples Dixieland Jazz Band, and others are held from 2 to 4 p.m. each Sunday, November through early May. Stardust Memories Big Band takes the stage at 7 p.m. each Monday, November through April. (naplesgov.com) Third Street South and Fifth Avenue South: These prominent destinations host live entertainment and community events. Restaurants and bars along these promenades feature live music and bands. Regular events such as Third Thursday on Third and Evenings on Fifth guarantee memorable evenings of alfresco entertainment. (thirdstreetsouth.com; fifthavenuesouth.com) Bone Hook Brewing Co.: This 10,000-squarefoot brewpub fosters a relaxing environment with local musical talent playing on the intimate

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Downtown Naples

stage on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. (bonehookbrewing.com)

Live music at South Street

Celebration Park: Naples’ newest waterfront, open-air food truck park and bar offers a menu of live entertainment daily, from acoustic to Memphis blues to DJ sets. (celebrationparknaples.com) South Street: Like its namesake in Philadelphia, South Street in Naples is abuzz with live blues, rock, jazz, reggae, R&B, and progressive alt-rock Friday through Sunday by top local musicians. The vibe is complemented with fresh-made comfort food and one of the area’s largest selection of craft brews on tap. (southstreetnaples.com) NAPLES ON THE GULF 2020

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Golfing in Naples

Tee Time

FLORIDA’S GOLF CAPITAL INVITES YOUR GAME

Did you know that Collier County has more than 90 public and private golf courses? Or that the Naples–Marco Island area has the most holes per capita nationwide? The area has attracted the most renowned golf course designers to create new courses and renovate long-established ones. It also is a favorite destination for national professional and amateur tournaments. This makes Naples the ideal place to perfect your game. Here are courses that are open to the public—a “tee-rific” place to start.

Arrowhead Golf Course

2205 Heritage Greens Drive, Naples Par/yardage: 72/6,832 Consistently voted “Best Public Golf Course” in regional polls, Arrowhead features 16 lakes, sculpted fairways, and contoured greens. Warm up on the grass practice range and putting green. 44

Eagle Lakes Golf Club

18100 Royal Tree Pkwy., Naples Par/yardage: 72/7,177 This course matches up against the lowest handicappers while providing casual players with a one-of-a-kind Everglades golf experience. Keep your eye out for abundant wildlife, including a pair of American bald eagles and other “birdies.”

Hibiscus Golf Club

5375 Hibiscus Drive, Naples Par/yardage: 72/6,476 Wide fairways, bunkered greens, and numerous lakes and streams make each hole a new challenge at this 18-hole course. It was originally created in 1969 but underwent a renovation, along with the clubhouse, in 2007. It recently underwent a major tee box renovation, as well as ongoing landscaping enhancement with 150 new trees and 400 shrubs.

Lely Resort (Flamingo Island) 8004 Lely Resort Blvd., Naples Par/yardage: 72/7,095 The oldest of three courses in Lely Resort—and one of two open to the public—Flamingo Island has been named a “Top 50 Resort Course” by Golf World magazine. Flamingo Island is the more challenging of the two public-play courses. The other is the welcoming Mustang course. Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples Par/yardage: 71/6,929 In 2016, Jack Nicklaus and John Sanford redesigned this historic, 1940s course at Southwest Florida’s only beachfront resort with an on-site championship layout. This is where then-11year-old Nicklaus broke 40 on nine holes for the first time in his life during a family vacation in 1951.

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The championship golf course at the AAA Four Diamondrated Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club was redesigned in 2016 by Jack Nicklaus in collaboration with John Sanford. Featuring five tees, ranging from 4,800 yards to more than 6,900 yards, it is open to the public.

Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort

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Tiburón Golf Club

Panther Run Golf Club

6005 Anthem Pkwy., Ave Maria Par/yardage: 72/7,532 This semi-private course is worth the drive to Ave Maria. With ample former agricultural land to work with, designer Gordon Lewis made sure to include all the length anyone could need. He also had fun with the design, throwing in elements such as a classic “Redan” green—sloping away from the entrance.

2620 Tiburón Drive, Naples Par/yardage: Gold Course: 72/7,382; Black Course: 72/6,949 Both courses are part of the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, which do accommodate outside play. The longer Gold Course is home to the LPGA Tour’s CME Group Tour Championship and Greg Norman’s 24-player QBE Shootout PGA Tour event. The Black Course may be tougher, with more forced carries and tighter lines on firm, fast fairways.

TPC Treviso Bay

9800 Treviso Bay Blvd., Naples Par/yardage: 72/7,367 Part of the PGA Tour’s network of Tournament Players Club courses, Treviso Bay was built with the capacity to host professional golfers. A members’ course also open to outside play, Treviso Bay is lined with an Arthur Hills signature design element: endless humps, bumps, and nobs that frame the fairways and guard the green complexes.

Riviera Golf Club of Naples

48 Marseille Drive, Naples Par/yardage: 62/1,800 This executive-length course offers a mix of 11 par 3s, six par 4s, and a par 5 to ensure a player’s entire game is tested, and that every club in the bag is used. The course features Sunday Ultra-Dwarf greens, wide fairways, mature trees, bunkers, and back-9 ponds that attract wildlife.

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TPC Treviso Bay

Valencia Golf & Country Club

1725 Double Eagle Trail, Naples Par/yardage: 72/7,145 Renovated in 2018, Valencia is inviting, affordable, well-maintained, and as challenging as you want it to be. Ample practice grounds are another attraction at this daily-fee facility.

Get in the Swing If you are new to the game and need to gear up, or looking to repair or replace a club, the Naples area has several options for getting into the swing of things. FOR THE LOVE OF GOLF Specializing in women’s apparel 9765 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 566-3395 fortheloveofgolfinc.com GOLF BALLS GALORE Rows of golf balls, new and used 2181 J & C Blvd., (239) 597-6528 golfballsgalore.com GOLF GALAXY Clubs, shoes, accessories, club fitting, and repair 6438 Hollywood Blvd., (239) 254-0483 golfgalaxy.com PGA TOUR SUPERSTORE From clothing to clubs, all your golf needs, including an indoor driving range 2135 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 384-6380 pgasuperstore.com/naples

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Kid Approved

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SUN-N-FUN LAGOON AT NORTH COLLIER REGIONAL PARK Escape the Florida heat at Collier County’s only water park. With more than one million gallons of water, Sun-N-Fun Lagoon includes five waterslides, a lazy river, four pools, and a splash playground. Turtle Cove, for ages 5 to 12, features fountains and a rope jungle gym. The waterpark is seasonal, though North Collier is a prime location for families year-round. (15000 Livingston Road; napleswaterpark.com)

NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN This world-class garden consists of 170 acres of cultivated greenery and preservation land representing seven distinct natural habitats and ecosystems. The playful Smith Children’s Garden, an interactive world

of vibrant flowers, abundant vegetables, and colorful butterflies, caters to all age groups. Guided tours are offered daily with no reservation needed. (4820 Bayshore Drive; naplesgarden.org)

NAPLES ZOO AT CARIBBEAN GARDENS The Naples Zoo just celebrated its 100th anniversary as a botanical garden established in 1919, which has evolved and blossomed into a lush 43-acre zoo with a focus on conservation and education. Spend the day feeding giraffes, meeting endangered leopards, embarking on a primate expedition cruise, and attending daily wildlife presentations. (1590 Goodlette-Frank Road; napleszoo.org)

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF NAPLES (C’MON) Young visitors can become a weather forecaster, The Key West Express farmer, artist, chef, and much more at the dozens of interactive exhibits at C’MON. The gift shop has a wide selection of books, puzzles, and games that foster learning. (15080 Livingston Road; cmon.org)

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Orange Jeep Tours

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

WHO GETS TO HAVE MORE FUN IN NAPLES—THE ADULTS OR THE KIDS?

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Tour the Everglades area on an airboat or swamp buggy, get up-close with alligators, and see panther, tigers, lions, and other wildlife. (wootenseverglades.com)

Billie Swamp Safari: Swamp buggy and airboat rides exploring 2,200 acres of untamed Everglades wilderness on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation (billiesswamp.com) Coral Cay Adventure Golf: Two separate, 18-hole mini-golf courses (coralcaygolf.com) Naples Train Museum: Ride an outdoor scale train pulled by live steam or diesel locomotives (naplestrainmuseum.org) Naples Trolley Tours: A vintage trolley that provides narrated tours highlighting more than 100 points of interest (naplestrolleytours.com) Orange Jeep Tours: Narrated, 90-minute Jeep safaris departing daily from Ave Maria Town Center through Old Florida prairies and woods (orangejeeptours.com) Revs Institute: World-class museum featuring more than 100 rare automobiles dating to 1896 that blazed technical and aesthetic pathways (revsinstitute.org) Rock Climbing Wall at Miromar Outlets: Sixteen rock-climbing FunWalls, covered seating, and a playground area (miromaroutlets.com)

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Pet Friendly

Vacation doesn’t mean you have to say au revoir to your four-legged companion. Did you know that Naples recently ranked as one of the top 20 dog-friendly communities nationwide?

HAPPY SLUMBERS Enjoy the luxuries of your Naples stay alongside your best friend at several hotels and resorts in the Naples area. From world-class to waterfront to extended-stay, check out these dog-friendly accommodations: Naples Bay Resort, Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Hyatt House Naples/Fifth Avenue, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Residence Inn by Marriott, and La Quinta Inn & Suites Naples Downtown.

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ten host special pooch events and dog-friendly farmer’s markets. Many restaurants and cafes with outdoor courtyards and patios welcome well-behaved, leashed dogs. Here are a few places to take your fur baby along for alfresco dining. Celebration Park, a waterfront bar and food truck park in East Naples, offers Bark in the Park Sunday brunch from noon to 4 p.m. Downtown favorites include Ridgway Bar & Grill, Tony’s Off Third, Sea Salt, Chez Boët, and Vergina. The Dock at Crayton Cove on Naples Bay invites dogs on the outdoor deck.

PET-FRIENDLY DINING PATIOS You may have noticed that popular shopping and dining areas find tails wagging—in downtown Naples along Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South, and at the Village on Venetian Bay, Waterside Shops, and Mercato. These locales of-

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leashed dogs. This hidden “pawadise” (accessible only by boat) is renowned for its superb shelling and vast natural environment. Get to the barrier island on Pure Florida’s Bark on the Ark cruises or Marco Island’s Hemingway Water Shuttle based on Marco Island. If you prefer pawadise on terra firma, head to the CREW Marsh Trails, straddling Lee and Collier counties. Stroll through oak hammocks, marshes, pine flatwoods, and a popash slough on connected looping trails. The Marsh Trail in the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge is good for leashed walks to a three-story birding tower.

HIDDEN “PAWADISE” Pack up your pooch for a boat excursion to Keewaydin Island, the only beach in Collier County that allows

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Top-Dog Destinations

For a picnic with the pooch, Collier County is home to eight dog parks. These are within Naples’ city limits: Naples Dog Park 99 Riverside Circle Rover Run 1895 Veterans Park Drive Fleischmann Park 1600 Fleischmann Blvd. Gordon River Greenway Park 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road or 1596 Golden Gate Parkway

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Community Connector THE GREATER NAPLES CHAMBER IS A CATALYST FOR COLLABORATIONS DESIGNED TO BOLSTER THE AREA’S ECONOMIC WELL-BEING TODAY— AND DECADES DOWN THE ROAD “Our businesses know the health of the community is directly tied to their well-being,” he says. “Being a connector between businesses and other groups, we can collectively address issues in the community.” Some of these partnerships include: v Analyzing workforce and career education needs from the Chamber’s OpU.S. Senator Rick Scott and Michael Dalby at a Chamber breakfast portunity Naples study, which to led Future Ready The Greater Naples Chamber is like an attuned Collier, steered by Champions For Learning, the concierge that knows where connections should Education Foundation of Collier County. The inibe—and can be—made. tiative brings together 60 organizations to propel As CEO and president of the Greater Naples kindergarten readiness and post–high school colChamber, Michael Dalby has been a boots-onlege and career readiness. the-ground leader who is building community rev Partnering with the Community Foundation of lationships to nuture economic resiliency. Since Collier County and secondary and higher educahe assumed the role in 2016, the Chamber has established collaborations with philanthropic partners such as foundations and nonprofits, as well as government agencies, universities and colleges, and public schools. Dalby sees the Chamber’s role as a vital force in the community’s economic well-being, and has launched several partnerships Naples community leaders visit Palm Beach County with Naples that take a long view of the area’s Chamber to learn best practices quality of life. 54

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tion entities to assess local career and technical training options, now and in the future. v Partnering with the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation to address workforce housing issues. v Working closely with county officials to ensure passage of a one-cent surtax to fund needed projects ranging from roads and parks to mental health services and workforce development. v Working with Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida SouthWestern State College, and Hodges University on projects that address evolving demographics, economic indicators, and workforce trends and projections. “It all boils down to addressing the quality of place—making sure we have a great place for people to live, work, and visit,” Dalby says. People are drawn to the Naples area for more than its year-round climate and unparalleled natural resources. The county’s population has consistently risen annually during the past decade. That’s a great advantage, Dalby explains, because it’s new fuel for the economy. It also means that both local and regional collaborations are key to ensuring that talent, services, infrastructure, and amenities keep up with demand.

WE’LL CONTINUE TO SEE THESE COLLABORATIONS AS A KEY COMPONENT TO OFFERING AN EXCELLENT QUALITY OF LIFE HERE. IN THE LONGER TERM, WE’LL SEE MORE REGIONAL COLLABORATIONS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.”

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Leadership Collier Foundation

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Pathways to the Future

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other,” John F. Kennedy once said. Each year—through the Leadership Collier Foundation—more than 100 residents and 4,000 students get the kind of invaluable experiences that Kennedy emphasized long ago. Since 1989, the Leadership Collier Foundation, a nonprofit affiliate of the Greater Naples Chamber, has been making an indelible impact in Collier County by educating local business leaders about societal and economic challenges facing the community. Since then, the foundation has expanded its umbrella to foster engagement in both young professionals and high school students, while also connecting thousands of youth with real-time career experiences. Here is a snapshot of the foundation’s leadership-building programs: Leadership Collier: About 40 participants are selected for the program, which is spread over 10 sessions from September to March. Program 56

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participants learn about local issues and solutions in several fields—including healthcare, the environment, law enforcement, and education—through site visits to government offices, agencies, businesses, and nonprofits. Upon graduation, each class often chooses an advocacy project to tackle. Often, alumni remain engaged through the Leadership Collier Alumni Association. Growing Associates in Naples (GAIN): About 40 young professionals and emerging leaders, ages 21 to 40, are selected for this nine-week program from February through April. Its mission and format are similar to Leadership Collier. Youth Leadership Collier (YLC): About 32 rising high school seniors from a diverse mix of public and private schools are chosen to learn about what’s happening in the community and become inspired to make a difference. Now in its fifteenth year, YLC has reached more than 500

students and has inspired further engagement between the Chamber and future talent. Leadership Collier Foundation Vice President Amanda Beights says that, no matter which leadership program they go through, “many graduates feel it has positively impacted them personally and professionally. Our leadership programs inform, engage, and make a difference. We are proud of the work our alumni do in the community, for each other, and with each other, to make Collier County the best place to live, work, and visit.”

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Lighting the Way

Through Work-Based Learning Getting local students prepared for their future careers is another goal of the Leadership Collier Foundation. Local leaders understand that connecting businesses with the skilled talent they need—and keeping younger generations in the Naples area—ensures the region’s economic prosperity. The foundation is aligned with Collier County Public Schools and Future Ready Collier, an initiative designed to ensure every high school senior graduates with a clear career path. Today, the foundation has expanded its pilot work-

based learning initiative. The goal is to connect local business owners and professionals in various fields with students who are interested in those careers through internships, worksite visits, one-on-one interviews, industry fairs, and in-school presentations. In the last year, 3,827 local students experienced work-based learning opportunities, and the foundation worked with 152 educators and 287 businesses to make it happen. “These internships allow our students to see what types of industry we have locally and consider future jobs here in Collier County,” says Collier County Public Schools Superintendent Kamela Patton, calling student-to-workplace interfacing “essential in creating our future workforce.” The foundation also works in tandem with private and technical schools, colleges, and nonprofit educational organizations, including Grace Place for Children and Families, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, and the Immokalee Foundation. “While our current focus is on high schoolers, we support several K-12 and post-graduate students,” says Beights. “Learners at all stages can reach out.” Naples Children’s Business Fair Another way the foundation is light-

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There are more than 2,000 Leadership Collier Foundation alumni. Of 150 surveyed, their significant community impact in 2019—a goal of the program—is obvious: v 20,500 volunteer hours served in Collier County v 350 committee positions v 180 board of directors positions v 70 community betterment projects v 60 participated in a mentor-mentee relationship v 11 ran or served as an elected official

ing career pathways is through the Naples Children’s Business Fair. A nationally recognized program, the fair is an entrepreneurial showcase for ages 6 to 17 that gives students the opportunity to create and sell their products and services to the public. In 2018, the Naples Children’s Business Fair was one of the top five largest fairs of its type in the nation, with more than 100 youth-run businesses and 150 student participants. Through internships, business fairs, mentoring, training sessions, and leadership programs, “students are able to see all that our community has to offer in terms of incredible opportunities and how valuable their voice and participation is as young people,” says Patton. “What more could you ask for?” Learn more: napleschamber.org/talent.

v There are several local opportunities for young professionals to network, socialize, fundraise, and make an impact while growing their leadership skills. Learn more: napleschamber.org/leadership. NAPLES ON THE GULF 2020

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Neighborhoods in Naples Bayshore neighborhood

Home Sweet Home Naples is a remarkably beautiful city. That’s what the founders, inspired by the rich bay waters, thought when they named it after the romantic, eponymous town in Italy. While Naples has ranked as one of the wealthiest cities in the nation, it’s also a diverse place where each community’s unique characteristics lend charm and variety to area neighborhoods. Aqualane Shores

Aqualane Shores

Sandwiched between Old Naples and Port Royal, Aqualane Shores is a small community of about 350 homes nestled along Naples Bay with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. There’s a shared experience that comes with living here: Nearly every home has a breathtaking water view. Because it borders Third Street South, residents are never far from shopping, dining, and downtown entertainment. PRICE RANGE: $3.9 million to $9.5 million

tycoon Tom Monaghan. Located south of lmmokalee, Ave Maria is a single-family-home community with a vibrant town center with shops and restaurants, schools, a water park, and other amenities. It has been named the fastest-selling new-home community in both Collier and Lee counties for the past four years. PRICE RANGE: $183,900 to $599,900

Ave Maria

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Located in the northern­most reaches of Collier County, Barefoot Beach is practically part of Bonita Springs, an ideal spot for anyone who

wants one foot in Lee County and the other in Collier. This neighborhood offers stunning waterfront homes with views of Little Hickory Bay and the gulf. PRICE RANGE: $995,000 to $12.9 million

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Bayfront

For the buzz of downtown Naples, Bayfront is the place to be. The upscale oasis is a walkable, urban hub with colorful, European-style, mixed-use buildings featuring shops and residences. PRICE RANGE: $470,000 to $2.5 million

Bayshore

This 1,800-acre area south of U.S. 41, just east of Naples, has been the focus of concerted revitalization efforts that are attracting new businesses and residents. Exciting projects on the drawing board for this area include a cultural and performing arts center. PRICE RANGE: $65,000 to $949,000

Coquina Sands

Coquina Sands, the first community to develop outside the borders of Old Naples, is a tranquil enclave of condominiums and older singlefamily homes—many updated in recent years and with waterfront panoramas. Running north of the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club from the gulf, these desired addresses are conveniently located near the beach, shopping, and downtown. PRICE RANGE: $279,000 to $7.4 million

East Naples

You get a little bit of everything in the eastern corridor along U.S. 41—suburban neighbor-

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hoods alongside sparkling developments such as TPC Treviso Bay golf course and Lely Resort. PRICE RANGE: $59,900 to $2.5 million

Everglades City

Once the base for Barron Collier’s development of the Tamiami Trail, linking the east and west coasts of South Florida, Everglades City is located on the edge of Chokoloskee Bay. This remote incorporated city is renowned for fishing and its proximity to Everglades National Park and Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve. PRICE RANGE: $173,000 to $850,000

Golden Gate Estates

Golden Gate Estates is a rural area east of I-75 where residents can enjoy oversized properties in a serene setting. It’s also expected to experience a population surge over the next two decades. That expectation has led to a movement to attract new commercial growth to the area. PRICE RANGE: $175,000 to $2.7 million

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Immokalee

With a name derived from the Seminole word for “our home” or “my home place,” lmmokalee is a diverse community with strong roots in agriculture. The University of Florida’s Southwest Florida Research and Education Center located here is focused on the area’s agricultural industry. The Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee draws national entertainment throughout the year. PRICE RANGE: $99,000 to $334,900

Lely

With 40-plus neighborhoods featuring condominiums, attached villas, and coach and singlefamily homes, there is a home for every lifestyle here. This expansive neighborhood is bordered by the Tamiami Trail, Naples Manor, and Lely Resort, a sprawling golf community with nine neighborhoods halfway between Naples and Marco Island. PRICE RANGE: $119,000 to $1.6 million

Marco Island

At 24 square miles, Marco is the largest barrier island of the region’s Ten Thousand Islands, home to 100 miles of waterways. It’s a pleasure-seeker’s paradise, particularly for second-home buyers, with a low crime rate and permanent population of 16,521 that swells to 40,000 during the peak winter season. Picturesque and tranquil, Marco invites outdoor recreation in a small-town ambience. PRICE RANGE: $135,000 TO $9.4 million

Moorings

Situated just north of downtown and running along the gulf coast, the Moorings is one of the city’s most venerable, desirable, and exclusive communities. With a private country club and beach, it offers the amenities expected of a gated community with a diverse range of single-family homes and condos —without the gates. PRICE RANGE: $195,000 to $10.7 million

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Naples Reserve Repeats as Community of the Year for the Second Year in a Row Ask any Naples Reserve resident – they’ll tell you why they love living there. Maybe it’s the five tennis and four pickleball courts at the community’s Match Point complex, where they meet their neighbors for some friendly competition. Maybe it’s the community’s 22 lakes, where they like to kayak, paddleboard, bird-watch, or admire the sunset. It might be the meandering linear park that circles around the community, where they take their daily walk or bike ride amidst the carefully selected tropical landscaping that complements the scenic natural setting.

It’s all about choice at Naples Reserve, from how you have fun to where you live. Naples Reserve offers Southern Coastalinspired attached villa, single-family and custom estate homes 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, and buyers can choose among lakefront lots or homesites with preserve views. To see if this Community of the Year is the right choice for you, stop by at 14885 Naples Reserve Circle, just off U.S. 41, two miles southeast of the Collier Boulevard/CR 951 intersection and 10 minutes from I-75’s Exit 101.

This kind of attention to detail and anything-but-ordinary array of amenities helps explain why, for two years in a row, Naples Reserve and its developer iStar were honored with Sand Dollar Awards for Community of the Year ($500,000 to $1 million) and Best Landscape Design (Over $1 million) by the Collier Building Industry Association. The Sand Dollar Awards are its highest accolades, given annually in recognition of building, design, and marketing excellence in Collier County. Naples Reserve ranks as one of the best of the best. It’s also one of the best-selling communities in South Naples. Buyers keep falling for its laid back, lakefront lifestyle. Every day at Naples Reserve can be a vacation, spent lounging by the resort-style, zero-entry pool or gathering with friends for sunset cocktails at the Chat ‘n Chill Tiki Bar. Hop aboard one of the community’s Duffy electric boats to enjoy a day of exploring 125-acre Eagle Lake and its destination Kontiki Island. Play a while at the Walk & Wag dog park with your four-legged friend, then wind down at the lakeside fire pit.

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Neighborhoods in Naples

Vanderbilt Beach

Naples Park

At one-square-mile, this affordable single-family neighborhood boasts an enviable proximity to the beach, shopping, dining, hotels, and entertainment, including Mercato. Many of its 3,000 homes and duplexes were built in the 1970s and 1980s. PRICE RANGE: $264,900 to $1.4 million

North Naples

North Naples is more of a geographical reference than a neighborhood. This expansive stretch north of downtown encompasses a large array of housing

options. Here you’ll find some jewels in the crown of gated communities, such as Grey Oaks and Mediterra, but there’s a wide range of neighborhoods. PRICE RANGE: $95,000 to $7.7 million

Old Naples

Stretching from the Naples Pier north to the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club and from the gulf to U.S. 41, Old Naples is architecturally diverse, with homes ranging from quaint 1900s cottages to modern mansions. High-end shopping and dining are nearby, as well as easy beach access,

making Old Naples a highly sought-after spot. PRICE RANGE: $245,000 to $8.9 million

Park Shore

With wide streets, beachside parks, lush green spaces, and plentiful gulf and bay views, Park Shore is a popular neighborhood for young families, professionals, and retirees. With Venetian Village as a landmark, there is a range of choices, from single-family homes to low- and mid-rise condos, and waterfront high-rises. PRICE RANGE: $189,000 to $9 million

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Pine Ridge

Pelican Bay

Home to more than 6,800 residents,Pelican Bay is a sprawling community of 2,100-plus acres north of Pine Ridge Road, stretching to the gulf west of U.S. 41. There are at least 65 individual neighborhoods and condominiums, so Pelican Bay offers an incredibly wide variety of housing options and prices. Residents enjoy the exclusive beach club, 27 holes of golf, fitness, tennis, and on-site restaurants, as well as the fact that Artis—Naples and the Waterside Shops are close by. PRICE RANGE: $390,000 to $17.5 million

This neighborhood, which has been named the best neighborhood in the United States by a real estate research firm, is in a narrow corridor bounded by U.S. 41, and Goodlette-Frank, Vanderbilt Beach, and Pine Ridge roads. What makes it the best? The ranking was based on affordability, home-price appreciation, school scores, crime rates, unemployment rates, and property taxes. The properties in Pine Ridge are a lovely mix of older homes with character and big yards, and new construction in a range of styles. PRICE RANGE: $157,900 to $6.5 million

Port Royal

Port Royal lives up to its name. It’s home to titans of industry, leading philanthropists, and jetsetters. This stretch of land south of Old Naples wedged between the Gulf of Mexico and the bay represents the pinnacle of Southwest Florida real estate. On the gulf side, most of the homes

are grand mansions, ranging into 20,000 square feet and beyond. Those on the bayside can be a bit more modest, though not always. Regardless, be prepared to spend big money here. PRICE RANGE: $2.9 million to $42.5 million

Royal Harbor

Royal Harbor is a boater’s paradise. Located on Naples Bay, east of downtown, this neighborhood is a mix of old and new homes, most on the bay or on canals with gulf access. PRICE RANGE: $1.2 million to $5.5 million

Vanderbilt Beach

If you want to live on the water, this is one of the best places to do it. Located north of Pelican Bay, Vanderbilt Beach is split into two segments: beach and canal. On the beach is a mix of lowand high-rise condos and single-family homes, while the canals, with gulf access, offer a good selection of new and older single-family homes. PRICE RANGE: $173,500 to $6.9 million

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A Big Kind of

Small Town for All Generations Looking for a community that combines an active lifestyle with the charm and friendliness of a small town? Ave Maria, the area’s number-one selling new home community for the past five years, is home to a vibrant mix of residents including active adults, growing families, and young professionals. Holes of Golf. Sips of Coffee. Steps to School. Just a few of the ways to mark time beyond the ticking of a clock. Ave Maria is a self-sustained town, complete with Town Center, preserved open space, exciting amenities, and Pre-K through Post-grad on site. And because there is so much, so close to your front door, not only does it seem like there’s more to see and do- there’s more time to do it with.

CC Homes CC Homes offers 24 floor plans from 1,500 to over 5,400 square feet. At Maple Ridge, every home includes granite countertops and stainless appliances in the kitchen, wood cabinetry, and designer lighting and flooring. Brand new! The Club at Maple Ridge exclusive recreation center for residents. Visit the on-site sales center and model homes and begin designing your dream home. From low $200s.

Del Webb Naples At Del Webb Naples, active adults find the home of their dreams and a lifestyle to match. Homes here range from 1,289 to over 2,600 square feet and feature 2 to 4-bedrooms. Come out today and explore the Oasis Club and schedule a round of golf at Panther Run Golf Club. Model homes open daily. From the high $100s.

Pulte Homes Pulte Homes presents several single- and two- story floor plans in Avalon Park, conveniently located within walking distance to the Town Center. This national home builder’s floor plans are Life Tested® by real homeowners, giving you the very best and latest in modern home designs. Models open daily. From low $200s.

New this Year- Lennar National homebuilder Lennar introduces the National Golf & Country Club at Ave Maria. A variety of home sizes and styles from terraces to estate homes with an active golf club lifestyle ideal for Florida.

Come Visit Us 24 Models Open Daily For more information visit Ave Maria.com or call 239-352-3903. Take I-75 exit 111 (Immokalee Rd) east; turn right onto Oil Well Rd; then approximately 10 minutes to the main Ave Maria entrance. *prices are subject to change and availability.

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Eat in Naples

of Naples

Naples is as widely respected for its gastronomical excellence as it is for its stunning shorelines. Here is a select list of local spots to get you started. For additional recommendations, reviews, and more, visit naplesillustrated.com or the Greater Naples Chamber business directory at napleschamber.org.

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Osteria Tulia

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Bar Tulia

•DINING GUIDE• ASIAN AZN AZIAN CUIZINE (239) 593-8818 Mercato, 9118 Strada Place, Naples aznrestaurant.com NAMBA RAMEN & SUSHI (239) 592-4992 8847 Tamiami Trail N., Naples nambanaples.com ZEN ASIAN BBQ (239) 260-7037 10823 Tamiami Trail N., Naples eatatzen.com

BAKERIES AND SWEETS LA COLMAR BAKERY & BISTRO (239) 315-4303 80 Tamiami Trail N., Naples lacolmar.com

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MENCHIE’S FROZEN YOGURT (239) 572-8936 6355 Naples Blvd., Ste. 4-B, Naples menchies.com NORMAN LOVE CONFECTIONS (239) 687-7215 3747 Tamiami Trail N., Naples normanloveconfections.com NOTHING BUNDT CAKES (239) 294-2484 1410 Pine Ridge Road, Unit 9, Naples nothingbundtcakes.com/bakery/ fl/naples TONY’S OFF THIRD (239) 262-7999 1300 Third St. S., Naples tonysoffthird.com

CASUAL BARBATELLA (239) 263-1955

1290 Third St. S., Naples barbatellanaples.com BEACH BOX CAFÉ (239) 631-6080 9020 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples beachboxcafe.com BOKAMPER’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL (239) 431-7611 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way, Naples bokampers.com BURNTWOOD TAVERN (239) 631-8964 9110 Strada Place, Ste. 6135, Naples burntwoodtavern.com COSMOS RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA (239) 262-8181 536 Tamiami Trail N., Naples cosmospizzanaples.com

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THE COUNTER CUSTOM BURGERS (239) 566-0644 9110 Strada Place, Ste. 6130, Naples thecounter.com

12035 Collier Blvd., Naples melsdiners.com NEWK’S EATERY (239) 230-2310 6340 Naples Blvd., Ste. 1, Naples newks.com

THE CRUST (239) 244-8488 8004 Trail Blvd., Naples The Pavilion, 875 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples thecrustpizza.net

SAM SNEAD’S TAVERN AT LELY RESORT (239) 793-6623 8004 Lely Resort Blvd., Naples samsneadslely.com

DYLAN’S DRAFT HOUSE (239) 300-0192 1258 Airport Pulling Road N., Naples dylansdrafthouse.com

SUNBURST CAFÉ (239) 263-3123 Pine Ridge Crossing Plaza, 2340 Pine Ridge Road, Naples sunburstnaples.com

EJ’S BAYFRONT CAFE (239) 353-4444 469 Bayfront Place, Naples ejsbayfrontcafe.com FIRST WATCH – PARK SHORE (239) 203-2597 900 Neapolitan Way, Naples firstwatch.com

TEXAS ROADHOUSE (239) 417-1111 6815 Collier Blvd., Naples texasroadhouse.com TOOJAY’S (239) 778-1813 Mercato, 9105 Strada Place, Naples, toojays.com

JASON’S DELI (239) 593-9499 2700 lmmokalee Road, Ste. 1, Naples jasonsdeli.com

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TWO GUYS KITCHEN & CATERING (239) 384-9072 1230 Airport Pulling Road N, Naples twoguyskitchenandcatering.com

ALEXANDER’S RESTAURANT (239) 262-4999 4077 Tamiami Trail N., Naples alexandersnaples.com

YARD HOUSE (239) 263-3773 4251 Tamiami Trail N., Naples yardhouse.com

CUBAN FERNANDEZ THE BULL CUBAN CAFE (239) 653-9097 3375 Pine Ridge Road, Naples (239) 254-9855 1201 Piper Blvd., Unit 10, Naples fernandezthebull.com RUMBA CUBAN CAFÉ (239) 659-2996 1265 Airport-Pulling Road S., Naples rumbacubancafe.com

FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR (239) 598-2424 8985 Tamiami Trail N., Naples flemingssteakhouse.com

THE CAPITAL GRILLE (239) 254-0640 9005 Mercato Drive, Naples thecapitalgrille.com

THE GRILL (239) 598-3300 The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples ritzcarlton.com

THE CONTINENTAL AMERICAN PROVISIONS & CRAFT BAR 239-659-0007 1205 Third St. S., Naples damicoscontinental.com

LAMORAGA INTERNATIONAL CUISINE & TAPAS (239) 331-3669 3936 Tamiami Trail N., Naples lamoragarestaurant.com

COOPER’S HAWK WINERY RESTAURANT (239) 449-1700 11905 Tamiami Trail N., Naples chwinery.com

SEA SALT (239) 434-7258 1186 Third St. S., Naples seasaltnaples.com

SANDY’S CUBAN CAFE (239) 331-8204 1383 Airport-Pulling Road, Naples

VANESSA ROGERS

MEL’S DINER (239) 643-9898 3650 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239) 455-4242

Norman Love Confections

Cooper’s Hawk Winery Restaurant

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THE LOCAL (239) 596-3276 5323 Airport-Pulling Road, Naples thelocalnaples.com

RIVERWALK AT TIN CITY (239) 263-2734 1200 Fifth Ave. S., Naples riverwalktincity.com

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RIDGWAY BAR & GRILL (239) 262-5500 1300 Third St. S., Naples ridgwaybarandgrill.com

FRENCH BLEU PROVENCE (239) 261-8239 1234 Eighth St. S., Naples bleuprovencenaples.com CHEZ BOËT (239) 643-6177 755 12th Ave. S., Naples chezboetnaples.com ESCARGOT 41 (239) 793-5000

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4339 Tamiami Trail N., Naples escargot41.com THE FRENCH BRASSERIE RUSTIQUE (239) 315-4019 365 Fifth Ave. S., Naples thefrenchnaples.com

GREEK MYKONOS KUZINA (239) 325-8502 13510 Tamiami Trail N., Naples mykonoskuzina.com

LUMINAIRE FOTO

SHULA’S STEAKHOUSE (239) 430-4999 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples shulasnaples.com

Bleu Provence

INDIAN

OLYMPIA RESTAURANT AND BAR (239) 732-5400 2800 Davis Blvd., Naples olympiadining.com

21 SPICES BY CHEF ASIF (239) 919-8830 4270 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 21, Naples 21spicesdining.com

PELAGOS CAFE (239) 263-2996 4951 Tamiami Trail N., Naples

PASSAGE TO INDIA (239) 513-0024 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd.,

Bonita Springs thetasteofbangladesh.com

ITALIAN ALDOS ITALIAN TABLE & BAR (239) 659-2536 4820 Davis Blvd., Naples aldosnaples.com

AMORE (239) 643-2201 Neapolitan Way, 4681 Ninth St.N., Naples amoreristorante.com BAR TULIA (239) 228-7606 462 Fifth Ave. S., Naples bartulia.com

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VANESSA ROGERS

Bar Tulia

BICE RISTORANTE (239) 262-4044 300 Fifth Ave. S., Naples bice-naples.com BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE (239) 593-5319 Waterside Shops, 5505 Tamiami Trail N., Naples brioitalian.com CAMPIELLO RISTORANTE & BAR (239) 435-1166 1177 Third St. S., Naples campiellonaples.com

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DEROMO’S GOURMET MARKET & RESTAURANT (239) 325-3583 Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Stes. 140 and 148, Bonita Springs | deromos.com MINO ITALIAN PIZZERIA NAPLES (239) 302-5990 1100 Sixth Ave. S., Ste. 1, Naples minofl.com MIRAMARE RISTORANTE (239) 430-6273 4236 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples miramarenaples.com

Vergina

OSTERIA TULIA (239) 213-2073 466 Fifth Ave. S., Naples osteriatulia.com PARMESAN PETE’S ITALIAN KITCHEN (239) 992-3663 7935 Airport-Pulling Road, Naples parmesanpetes.com

VERGINA (239) 659-7008 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples verginarestaurant.com

MEXICAN AGAVE BAR & GRILL (239) 598-3473 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples | agavenaples.com

FELIPE’S MEXICAN TAQUERIA (239) 302-1444 4255 Tamiami Trail N., Naples felipestaqueria.com K-RICO MEXICAN GRILL (239) 316-7662 475 Bayfront Place, Naples kricomexicangrill.com

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Eat in Naples

Homemade fresh pasta dishes, pizzas and salads!

Family owned since 1991! Matt and Seth welcome you into our Noodles family home to join with us in our passion and love of food. Feast, Dine, Drink, Dance, Love and be Merry! Buon appetito!

Tacos & Tequila Cantina

ROCCO’S TACOS & TEQUILA BAR (239) 500-8226 Mercato, 9123 Strada Place, #7135 A14, Naples roccostacos.com TACOS & TEQUILA CANTINA (239) 254-8226 8971 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (239) 732-8226 4834 Davis Blvd., Naples tacosandtequilanaples.com TURCO TACO (239) 331-4527 410 Ninth St. N., Naples theturcotaco.com

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SEAFOOD THE BAY HOUSE (239) 591-3837 799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples bayhousenaples.com BAYSIDE SEAFOOD GRILL & BAR (239) 649-5552 4270 Gulf Shore Blvd. N.,

VANESSA ROGERS

Or try Naples #1 rated delicious sushi, from our Asian kitchen!

Naples baysideseafoodgril-landbar.com THE BOATHOUSE (239) 643-2235 990 Broad Ave. S., Naples naplesboathouse.com BONEFISH GRILL (239) 417-1212 1500 Fifth Ave S., Naples bonefishgrill.com THE CLAW BAR (239) 231-3912 221 Ninth St. S., Naples theclawbar.com M WATERFRONT GRILLE (239) 263-4421 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples mwaterfrontgrille.com REAL SEAFOOD COMPANY OF NAPLES (888) 456-3463 Vanderbilt Galleria, 8960 Fontana Del Sol Way, Naples realseafoodconaples.com

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THE FLAVOR Taste OF THE

Gulf Coast

The Bevy

TRULUCK’S SEAFOOD, STEAK, AND CRABHOUSE (239) 530-3131 698Fourth Ave. S., Naples trulucks.com THE TURTLE CLUB (239) 592-6557 9225 Gulf Shore Drive N., Naples turtleclubnaples.com USS NEMO RESTAURANT (239) 261-6366 3745 Tamiami Trail N., Naples ussnemorestaurant.com

ANDRE’S STEAKHOUSE (239) 263-5851 2800 Tamiami Trail N., Naples BAMBU TROPICAL BAR & GRILLE (239) 649-5800 Bayfront Inn Fifth Avenue, 1221 Fifth Ave. S., Naples bayfrontinnnaples.com THE BEVY (239) 228-4220 360 12th Ave S., Naples naplesbevy.com

UPSCALE CASUAL

BHA! BHA! PERSIAN BISTRO (239) 594-5557 865 Fifth Ave. S., Naples bhabhabistro.com

7TH AVENUE SOCIAL (239) 231-4553 849 Seventh Ave. S., Naples 7thavenuesocial.com

BLUE MARTINI (239) 591-2583 Mercato, 9114 Strada Place, #12105, Naples | naples.bluemartinilounge.com

Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon. thru Sat. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. 239.263.2734

RIVERWALKTINCITY.COM Blue Martini

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For 43 years, we’ve been the Naples staple for amazing food & views.

Eat in Naples

Tommy Bahama Restaurant

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BRICKTOP’S (239) 596-9112 Waterside Shops, 5555 Tamiami Trail N., Naples bricktops.com/naples

THE PEARL STEAK & SEAFOOD Seasons 52 (239) 591-5939 7935 Airport-Pulling Road N., Ste. 20, Naples thepearlnaples.com

DORONA (239) 529-2819 2110 Ninth St. N., Naples doronanaples.com

THE PEWTER MUG NORTH (239) 596-6844 14700 Tamiami Trail N., Ste. 14, Naples pewtermugnorth.com

THE DOCK AT CRAYTON COVE (239) 263-9940 845 12th Ave. S., Naples dockcraytoncove.com

SEASONS 52 (239) 594-8852 8930 Tamiami Trail N., Naples seasons52.com

KC AMERICAN BISTRO (239) 566-2371 885 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples kcamericanbistro.com

TOMMY BAHAMA RESTAURANT (239) 643-6889 1220 Third St. S., Naples tommybahama.com/restaurants/naples

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2390 TAMIAMI TR. N., SUITE 210, NAPLES 239.262.6376 | NAPLESCHAMBER.ORG

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Nightlife

Kane Tiki Bar & Grill

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Bar Tulia Naples Botanical Gardens

The Bevy

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The Naples area has a wealth of nightlife and entertainment venues for dancing the night away, tasting craft cocktails, and listening to live music. Here are a few unique ways to find magic when the sun goes down.

Cruise Around

Join your family and friends on a two-hour tour on the Pedal Pub, with stops at breweries, bars, and restaurants. Piloted by a driver, up to 15 riders sip adult beverages and pedal through downtown Naples. (pedalpub.com) For groups of six, glide around the calm Naples Bay backwaters aboard the Cruisin’ Tiki Tour Boat with a captain and cooler full of your favorite libations. (cruisintikisnaples.com)

Off the Hook Comedy Club

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on Vanderbilt Beach Road hosts comedy shows Thursday through Sunday, bringing in national acts. (offthehookcomedy.com)

Southwest Florida Event Center

Offering classic rock to classical music to standup comedy, this Bonita Springs venue is also a full-service restaurant. (swfleventcenter.com)

Mercato

Catch a flick, dinner, and cocktails at this one-stop nightlife destination. Relax with a cigar at Burn by Rocky Patel, an upscale Casablanca-style lounge with outdoor seating. Blue Martini offers innovative interpretations of these gin-and-vermouth drinks, as well as live music and dancing. Here, there are plenty of lively hotspots, including the Hampton Social, Burntwood Tavern, Rocco’s Taco, Too Jay’s, and Cavo Lounge. (mercatoshops.com)

Resort Romps

Even if you’re not staying at a local resort, you can enjoy its primo setting. Swing by The RitzCarlton, Naples, for live music at Bites in the lobby lounge, or get cocktails and sushi in the waterfront Dusk. (ritzcarlton.com) The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Resort is home to the open-air Sunset Beach Bar for food, drinks, live music, and sunset vistas. For 34 years, the resort has staged the free Summer Jazz on the Gulf series on the gulf-front Watkins Lawn (naplesbeachhotel.com). The Kane Tiki Bar & Grill at J.W. Marriott Marco offers an Indonesian menu and rum (70 types) flights with gulf views. (marriott.com)

Downtown Naples

Third Street South is always buzzing, and The Bevy invites evening revelers with creative cocktails and small late-night plates. From fashion shows to wine tastings, expect the unexpected on Third Street South. (thirdstreetsouth.com) Fifth Avenue South is home to lively gathering places, such Truluck’s, Bar Tulia, and Ocean Prime, and live street entertainment during Evenings on Fifth on the second Thursday of each month. ( fifthavenuesouth.com)

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Craft Brews on Tap LOCAL BREWERIES ELEVATE SIMPLE SUDS TO AN ART FORM Traditional in approach and independently operated, craft breweries appeal to our entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Brewpubs offer an inspired selection of handcrafted beer and food, old-fashioned games, and the chance to reconnect with family and friends. Here is a sampling of Naples favorites. Each offers live music and a family-friendly environment, many with dog-friendly outdoor seating. (Check websites for details.) BONE HOOK BREWING COMPANY Backstory: John English, Dave Genson, and Jason Vogel founded Bone Hook in 2016. They partnered with a local restaurant group to provide full-service lunch and dinner. Beers: The 20-plus beers on tap rotate weekly.

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Popular: Dirty Dave’s IPA is the flagship beer and the most popular. Details: bonehookbrewing.com NAPLES BEACH BREWERY Backstory: After moving from Michigan to Florida, Will Lawson had trouble finding craft beer. He graduated from the brewing program at Chicago’s Siebel Institute of Technology and founded Southwest Florida’s first microbrewery in November 2012. Beers: Seasonal specialties join 28 fixed taps. Popular: Keewaydin Crusher, a cream ale named for a nearby barrier island, and an IPA called Latitude Adjustment Details: naplesbeachbrewery.com RIPTIDE BREWING COMPANY Backstory: Three friends—Bob Menzies, Scott Alexander, and Norm Scherner—began brewing beer together in their garages. They rented a warehouse and opened RipTide in November 2015. Beers: Between 10-15 on draft, including guest taps from other local craft breweries. A special keg, such as the experimental Jalapeño IPA, is released every week. Popular: The Paddlepuss Blonde Ale (“paddlepuss” is surfer lingo for someone who can’t catch a wave) and Kraken Double IPA, which has 10 percent alcohol and is heavy on

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Naples Beach Brewery

the malt and hops Details: riptidebrewingcompany.com SOUTH CYPRESS BREWING Backstory: South Cypress is a microbrewery located inside the Naples outpost of The Brass Tap. Head brewer Mike Rose owns the franchise with his brother, Mathew Baum. The Brass Tap is a comfortable, laid-back sports bar with banks of TVs and seating for about 100 inside, as well as a shaded outdoor terrace. Beers: There are more than 70 active taps, 10 of which contain South Cypress creations on a rotating basis. Popular: Honest Abe, an American red ale; Sticky Icky, an IPA; and Cacophony, a brown ale with flavors of coconut and coffee Details: southcypressbrewing.com

More on Tap Ankrolab Brewing Company: Bayshore neighborhood in Naples (ankrolab.com) Marco Island Brewery: Marco Town Center (marcoislandbrewery.com) Oil Well Craft Beer: Town of Ave Maria (oilwellcraftbeer.com) Southern Latitudes: Bayfront Place in Naples (slatitudes.com)

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Shopping Paradise

Waterside Shops

FROM THE BEACH TO THE BALLROOM, FIND WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE ANY OCCASION SPARKLE AT NAPLES’ WIDE SELECTION OF SHOPPING DESTINATIONS Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt

A Mediterranean-style setting provides a relaxing vibe at Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, where visitors discover unique stores like Zazou, Pretty is Pink, Kathryn’s Collection, Pop Toy, and Paws Pet Boutique, plus upscale consignment shops True Fashionistas and Designer Divas. Grab a bite at Pei Wei Asian Diner, Flaco’s, or Havana Blue. If fresh honey, baked goods, and flowers are what you seek, the Shoppes host a yearround farmer’s market. (Vanderbilt Beach Road at Airport-Pulling Road, shopvanderbilt.com)

matches Southwest Florida’s weather and lifestyle. More European women’s fashion can be found at Bio New York. This lifestyle center also holds East West Fine Art, Cariloha Bamboo ecofriendly home store, Whole Foods, Nordstrom Rack, Paper Source, Tommy Bahama, and Zen Gallerie. Mercato is home to 13 places to eat and drink, and the state-of-the art Silverspot Cinema. (U.S. 41, north of Vanderbilt Beach Road, mercatoshops.com)

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Waterside Shops

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Waterside Shops

At the south end of Pelican Bay, Waterside Shops is home to 60 shops and restaurants—anchored by Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue—which

draw shoppers to Carolina Herrera, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Rolex, Bulgari, L’Occitane, and Johnny Was. Many other popular stores offer something for everyone in the family, including

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Color, Wildflower, Teruzzi menswear, Sara Campbell, Dana Tyler, Casanova Venetian Glass & Art, and Sukie’s Wine Shop; you’ll also find names you know, including J. McLaughlin, Sperry, and Tommy Bahama. (Gulf Shore Blvd. N. at Park Shore, venetianvillage.com)

Coastland Center Mall

Coastland Center, Naples’ only indoor shopping center, lets you beat the heat while perusing goods at anchors Dillard’s, J.C. Penney, and Macy’s. This longtime Tamiami Trail landmark is also home to favorites Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Old Navy, and Victoria’s Secret. (1900 Tamiami Trail N., coastlandcenter.com)

Mercato

Tin City

Third Street South

Tin City

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Tin City—a kitschy, fun-filled destination for the whole family, and for your Northern visitors—is a collection of colorful, tin-roofed Old Florida buildings on the Gordon River. A former oyster- and clam-processing plant, it is home to more than 30 unique, locally owned shops, two restaurants, and water-based adventures. (Fifth Ave. S. and 12th Street S., tincityofnaples.com)

Third Street South

Head to downtown’s Third Street South for fashions from the luxury boutique for men and women, Marissa Collections. From surfer

Anthropologie, Apple, J. Jill, Pottery Barn, Lilly Pulitzer, Michael Kors, and Tesla. (U.S. 41 at Seagate Drive, watersideshops.com)

The Village Shops on Venetian Bay

More than 30 upscale shops are set in the waterfront, old-world ambience of The Village Shops on Venetian Bay. Meander through upscale shops including A Horse of a Different

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Coastland Center Mall

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ROBERTO OF ITALY SALON

Shopping in Naples

The Color Room

Superior hair coloring skills

A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon We do what needs to be done to make your hair more beautiful Real Italian

EXPRESSO comes with it

WHEN ONLY THE BEST WILL DO CALL: (239) 261-8812 for your reservation 862 Neapolitan Way, Naples, FL 34103

SILVER EAGLE GALLERY

Fifth Avenue South

NATIVE AMERICAN & CONTEMPORARY SILVER JEWELRY CRYSTAL, GEM & MINERAL GALLERY

threads to classic looks, there are endless options, including Tickled Pink, Maus & Hoffman, The Beach House, and C. Orrico, a Lilly Pulitzer boutique. This sophisticated destination for art, antiques, home and garden decor, gourmet food and wine, and jewelry boasts award-winning dining at Campiello Ristorante & Bar, Sea Salt, Jane’s Café on Third, Ridgway Bar & Grill, and The Continental. (thirdstreetsouth.com)

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Nearby Fifth Avenue South is Naples’ historic business district, home to almost 40 restaurants and cafés, as well as a dazzling collection of galleries, jewelry shops, and clothing boutiques.

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s

ROOKERY BAY ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER

Fifth Avenue South

NAPLES, MARCO ISLAND, EVERGLADES CVB

Touch See EXPLORE • •

Marine-life touch tanks and aquarium Art gallery, nature store & films • Coastal and environmental exhibits

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Naturalist guided boat & kayak tours Trails and scenic overlook Programs and activities for all ages

300 Tower Rd. Naples, FL 34113 239-530-5940 RookeryBay.org

Here you’ll discover Alice Simone, Arabesque of Naples stationer, Giggle Moon children’s wear, English Traditions custom furnishings, Lovejoy Antiques, Regatta gifts, Port Royal Jewelers, and Bluemercury, a cosmetics and skincare retailer with an on-site spa. Hungry shoppers don’t need to leave the avenue to please their palates. The delectable dining choices include Sails, Brambles English Tearoom, The French Brasserie, Pazzo! Italian Café, BiCe Ristorante, and many more. ( fifthavenuesouth.com)

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Shopping in Naples

Marco Island

Marco visitors and locals agree that Beach Daisy, on the island’s south end, is a favorite for women’s clothing and accessories, while Island Style—on the northern tip—is a go-to for resort wear and shoes. The Esplanade Shoppes holds C’est la Vie women’s boutique and Butterfly Beach.

ESTERO Coconut Point

Coconut Point is a picturesque outdoor mall featuring more than 140 stores, including Dillard’s, Apple, Michael Kors, Banana Republic, J. Jill, Lily Pulitzer, Tommy Bahama, and Barnes & Noble, as well as restaurants surrounding several acres of lakes with a boardwalk. You’ll also discover little gems like Artanis Belgian Chocolatier, ACSWF Co-Op Art Gallery, and Naples Soap Company. Before a show at the 16-screen Hollywood Theaters,

Coconut Point

indulge at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, South Fork Grille, or Marlin Bar, or grab a bite at Five Guys Burgers and Fries. (Estero, Fashion Drive off U.S. 41, simon.com/mall/coconut-point)

Miromar Outlets

Miromar Outlets’ store directory is like music to discount shoppers’ ears: Neiman’s Last Call,

Columbia Sportswear, and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH. There are more than 140 designer and brand-name outlets for the home and everyone in the family. Sweets-lovers also make regular treks to patronize Norman Love Confections and Le Macaron French Pastries. (Estero, Corkscrew Road, miromaroutlets.com)

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FOUR WINDS GALLERY Masterworks of Native American Jewelry and Art...since 1982

FOUR WINDS GALLERY Exceptional Native American Jewelry & Art

Exceptional Native American Jewelry & Art

Nationally recognized for exceptional American Indian handcrafted gold and silver jewelry, art, sculpture, basketry, beadwork, pottery, weavings and unique tribal offerings. Also offering consignment and private collection purchases.

2020 Trunk Shows: Artie Yellowhorse March 6-7-8 • David Rosales (Supersmith) March 27-28-29 HISTORIC THIRD STREET DISTRICT

340 13th Avenue South, Naples

239-263-7555

www.FourWindsNaples.com

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Stay in Naples

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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

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Naples has accommodations to meet every traveler’s needs. Whether you have your heart set on a beachside bungalow, high-rise suite, all-inclusive resort, or a spot in the middle of all of the action, you will find it here, in price ranges that will fit your budget. Find out more at the Greater Naples Chamber accommodations directory at napleschamber.org. BAYFRONT INN 5TH AVE.

DOUBLETREE SUITES BY HILTON NAPLES

92 Rooms 1221 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 649-5800 | (800) 382-7941 bayfrontinnnaples.com

BELLASERA RESORT EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL

100 Rooms 221 Ninth St. S., Naples, FL 34102 (844) 652-7290 | bellaseranaples.com

125 Rooms 1901 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 403-2000 | (866) 624-1695 edgewaternaples.com

BEST WESTERN INN & SUITES 110 Rooms 2329 Ninth St. N., Naples, FL 34103 (239) 261-1148 | (800) 243-1148 bestwesternnaples.com

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT 190 Rooms 3808 White Lake Blvd., Naples, FL 34117 (239) 530-3355 | marriott.com

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT-NAPLES 102 Rooms 3250 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103 (239) 434-8700 | (800) 321-2211 marriott.com

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GONDOLIER INN 9 Rooms 407 Eighth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 262-4858 | gondolierinn.com

MEETING FACILITIES

HANDICAP FACILITIES

BILL SUMNER

101 Rooms 12200 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34110 (239) 593-8733 | (800) 222-8733 doubletreenaples.com Naples Grande Beach Resort

GREENLINKS GOLF VILLAS AT LELY RESORT

HAMPTON INN BY HILTON-BONITA SPRINGS/NAPLES NORTH

1 10 Rooms 7995 Mahogany Run Lane, Naples, FL 34113 (239) 732-9920 | (888) 992-2099 greenlinksnaples.com

92 Rooms 27900 Crown Lake Blvd., Bonita Springs, FL 34135 (239) 947-9393 | hilton.com/en/hampton

GULFCOAST INN NAPLES

HAMPTON INN BY HILTON-NAPLES I-75

87 Rooms 2555 Ninth St. N., Naples, FL 34103 (239) 261-6046 gulfcoastinnnaples.com

91 Rooms 2630 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Naples, FL 34119 | (239) 596-1299 | (800) 426-7866 hilton.com/en/Hampton

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BILL SUMNER

Naples Grande Beach Resort

Hyatt House Naples/Fifth Avenue

HAWTHORN SUITES OF NAPLES 82 Rooms 3557 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL 34109 (239) 593-1300 hawthornnaples.com

HILTON NAPLES 199 Rooms 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103 (239) 430-4900 hiltonnaples.com

• FISHING TACKLE & BAIT • BOATING & BEACH SUPPLIES • OUTDOOR APPAREL • GRILLS & ACCESSORIES • LAWN & GARDEN PRODUCTS

HILTON MARCO ISLAND BEACH RESORT AND SPA 310 Rooms 560 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 (239) 394-5000 hiltonmarcoisland.com Edgewater Beach Hotel

• HARDWARE & OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT • HOME GOODS • HOME REPAIR & SERVICES

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES NAPLES DOWNTOWN FIFTH AVENUE 124 Rooms 1785 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 261-3500 ihg.com/holidayinn

HYATT HOUSE NAPLES/FIFTH AVENUE 83 Rooms 1345 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 775-1000 hyatt.com

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DOWNTOWN NAPLES | MARCO ISLAND GOLDEN GATE | BONITA | EAST NAPLES | SAN CARLOS PORT CHARLOTTE | LARGO | KINGSWAY

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Stay in Naples

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Inn on Fifth

Naples Bay Resort and Marina

Inn on Fifth

INN AT PELICAN BAY 99 Rooms 800 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34108 (239) 597-8777 | (800) 597-8770 innatpelicanbay.com

INN OF NAPLES 99 Rooms 4055 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103 3509 (239) 649-5500 | (800) 895-8858 innofnaples.com

INN ON FIFTH 87 Rooms 699 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102

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(239) 403-8777 | (888) 403-8778 innonfifth.com

LAPLAYA BEACH & GOLF RESORT

NAPLES BAY RESORT & MARINA

189 Rooms 9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108 (239) 597-3123 | (800) 237-6683 laplayaresort.com

85 Rooms 1500 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 530-1199 | (866) 605-1199 naplesbayresort.com

LEMON TREE INN

NAPLES BEACH HOTEL & GOLF CLUB

134 Rooms 250 Ninth St. S., Naples, FL 34102 6259 (239) 262-1414 | (888) 800-5366 lemontreein.com

319 Rooms 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 261-2222 | (239) 435-2455 naplesbeachhotel.com

MARCO BEACH OCEAN RESORT

NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORT

100 Rooms 480 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145 (239) 393-1400 | (800) 715-8517 marcoresort.com

474 Rooms 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 (239) 227 2182 | (844) 993-9576 naplesgrande.com

Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES NAPLES DOWNTOWN 104 Rooms 1555 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 793-4646 | (800) 753-3757 wyndhamhotels.com/laquinta

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES EAST/I-75 103 Rooms 185 Bedzel Circle, Naples, FL 34104 (239) 352-8400 | (800) 753-3757 wyndhamhotels.com/laquinta

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PARK SHORE RESORT 60 Rooms 600 Neapolitan Way, Naples, FL 34103 (844) 783-5290 parkshorefl.com

RAMADA INN OF NAPLES

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT 102 Suites 3798 White Lake Blvd., Naples, FL 34117 (239) 352-2234 | marriott.com

STAYBRIDGE SUITES NAPLES-GULF COAST

137 Rooms 1100 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 263-3434 (800) 465-4329 naplesramada.com

122 Suites 4805 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103 (239) 643-8002 | (877) 238-8889 ihg.com/staybridge

RED ROOF INN AND SUITES-NAPLES

STAYBRIDGE SUITESNAPLES/MARCO ISLAND

157 Rooms 1925 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104 (239) 774-3117 redroof.com

XX Rooms 9401 Triangle Blvd., Naples, FL 34113 (239) 774-1200 | (877) 238-8889 ihg.com/Staybridge

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT

VANDERBILT BEACH RESORT

120 Rooms 4075 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103 (239) 659-1300 (888) 236-2427 marriott.com

34 Rooms 9225 Gulfshore Drive N., Naples, FL 34108 (239) 597-3144 (800) 243-9076 vanderbiltbeachresort.com

RITZ-CARLTON GOLF RESORT, NAPLES

WHITE SANDS RESORT CLUB

295 Rooms 2600 Tiburon Drive, Naples, FL 34109 (239) 593-2000 (800) 542-8680 ritzcarlton.com

Vacation Property Management 260 Third St. S., Naples, FL 34102 6304 (239) 261-4144 vacationnet.com

RITZ-CARLTON, NAPLES

WOODSPRING SUITES NAPLES

450 Rooms 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34108 (239) 598-3300 | (800) 241-3333 ritzcarlton.com

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www.CollierVotes.com | (239) 252-VOTE (8683)

Get Connected. NAPLESCHAMBER.ORG/EVENTS @NaplesChamber

123 Rooms 3786 White Lake Blvd., Naples, FL 34117 (239) 239-351-2299 woodspring.com

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Landmarks

Naples Pier A LANDMARK FOR THE AGES Photography by Dennis Goodman

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he Naples Pier is the city’s most iconic landmark—a world within a world for longtime locals and first-time visitors. The most-photographed subject along the region’s shores, it has been called a “little United Nations” due to the diversity of languages sharing experiences during the height of tourist season. For generations, the pier has served as a fishing and communing spot for friends. If its planks could talk, legendary fishing stories would almost sound like whoppers. From dawn to dusk, in clear sky and storm, its many moods shift from tranquil and contemplative to turbulent and energizing. Four-time Naples Mayor Bill Barnett has observed that the Naples Pier is like “the soul of Naples. If you remember anything about Naples, you’ll remember the pier.” Here is a brief timeline of this special stretch at the west end of 12th Avenue South.

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The pier is constructed for visitors to the Naples Hotel—built at Third Street South by town cofounder Walter N. Halderman—and for potential investors in the brand-new resort town to disembark from the steamship, Fearless. The T-shaped, double-deck pier extends 600 feet into the Gulf of Mexico. A wooden track connects the pier to the hotel for easy transport of luggage, cargo, and mail.

Early 1900s The pier is a popular hub for social gatherings and as a recreational area with a bath house and changing rooms.

1910 to 1950s The community rallies to rebuild the pier following Mother Nature’s whims. During reconstructions, the pier becomes a single deck and is lengthened to 1,000 feet.

2015

The 1,100-foot pier undergoes a $2.7 million renovation, including installation of dense, durable Brazilian ipe hardwood planks and new restrooms, replicating original designs.

1960 Seasonal residents and 2017 The city repairs the pier generous philanthropists Lester J. and Dellora Angell Norris pay $130,000 to rebuild the pier following Hurricane Donna.

1970s The Norrises fund another restoration with the caveat that it will remain open to the public, free of charge.

v Catch the Naples Pier action 24/7: NAPLESPANORAMA.ORG

for $183,000 following Hurricane Irma, reopening in August 2018.

Today Two community events—Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrations—continue their long traditions. The Naples Pier Panorama webcam provides a 24-hour live stream showing daily happenings, sunsets, weather conditions, and celebrations to people all over the globe.

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