over $1 million; overall closed sales activity increased 17 per cent for homes priced over $1 million; and the majority of homes sold in the $2 million and above category were cash sales. Typically, those that have the resources to pay cash for million dollar homes are careful and savvy buyers, which speaks highly for the value of Naples' real estate.
communities offering opportunities to invest and reside. Over 80 championship golf courses offer multiple chances to hit the links. During the season Naples is a nonstop venue for festivals and cultural events ranging from the Stone Crab Festival
and Naples International Film Festival to the LPGA’s CME Group Titleholders tournament and Iron Joe Turkey Ride bike race. Other must-do holiday festivals include the Third Street Christmas lighting and St. Patrick’s parade. Avid runners can also participate in a number of half marathons under the sun.
With resale inventories tight across much of Florida, builders are increasing their production of new homes and condominiums as much as they can. It takes a long time to produce new homes, so inventory may remain tight in many markets. The lifestyle in Naples is a uniquely effortless blend of Old Florida and casual sophistication. Globally inspired restaurants, bistros, pubs and cafés include Caribbean, “Floribbean”, Thai, Italian, Irish, French, American and fusion styles. There are steak houses, seafood restaurants and bistros specializing in everything from pasta to sushi. No matter what type of meal you choose, fresh air and sunshine are guaranteed to accompany you tableside. What better place to enjoy fresh seafood than on the waterfront? There are even a few Fidofriendly places that allow pets. Much of Naples’ activities are naturally centered on the water, with year-round sailing, boating, jet skiing and windsurfing. Fishing for your supper is a fun way to obtain your own seafood for the evening’s dinner with grouper, pompano, cobia and sea trout, and tarpon becoming “the catch” in spring and early summer. Rent a boat at one of many marinas or take a charter boat for fishing, shelling and adventurous excursions. Naples’ largest fishing fleet moors at the City Dock at Crayton Cove. For more laidback angling, fish from the historic Naples Pier.
BERMUDIAN STYLE ARCHITECTURE
LITTLE HARBOUR 200 LITTLE HARBOUR LANE With all the romance and charm of Bermudian-styled architecture combined with the privacy of a quiet end cul-de-sac location, this Kurtz built home strikes the perfect balance between inside and outside living. Little Harbour is a unique enclave of luxury homes, and the only gated community with Port Royal membership opportunity.
Naples is one of the wealthiest communities in the United States, well known as one of the golf capitals of the world with many luxurious golf