Located in Collier Country, Naples, is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation. Low unemployment, an expanding skilled labor force, an exceptional tax structure, a pro-business environment and a great climate all give Naples the "total package.”
Pristine beaches, world-class golf and recreation amenities, and a variety of entertainment and cultural events provide Collier County residents with limitless activity options. This unique functional paradise also offers comprehensive civic resources - from renowned medical facilities to dynamic cultural venues, from esteemed educational institutions to convenient transportation options.
The area continues to have one of the strongest economies in the State of Florida, with one of the lowest unemployment rates, highest rates of job creation, and average wages in the top quartile of all Florida counties. Supplanted by extraordinary wealth, and maintained by an ever-growing working population, Collier County is poised to become the ideal market to introduce new goods and services and expand product offerings.
Beaches and Outdoors:
Our year-round sunny weather is perfect for exploring the outdoors. Despite being in one of the fastest growing areas in the country, Naples and surrounding areas maintain many natural features and attractions.
You'll find beautiful surroundings, warm sands and spectacular sunsets no matter where you choose to lose your shoes and dip your toes in the sand.
In addition to the sugar-white sand beaches for which Naples is famous, Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast is home to a massive ecosystem. Rent a kayak or a canoe for a day and explore all of the pristine bays, inlets, estuaries, and mangrove forests that house our many natural resources.
Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve are two of our most famous, but we also have many state, local and private parks and preserves perfect for viewing birds and other wildlife and enjoying outstanding outdoor recreation, including nature photography, fishing, hiking and boating.
Arts and Culture:
Whether your passion is paintings or sculptures, symphonies or rock bands, Broadway or one-man shows, Naples belies its small-town feel with a growing cultural hub of offerings sure to please the widest variety of artistic tastes.
In Collier County (Naples) alone, there are 58 non-profit arts groups and cultural destinations, according to the United Arts Council of Collier County. Such groups include a full range of organizations, from large to small, like The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, the von Liebig Art Center, the Sugden Theatre and volunteer groups like the Bach Ensemble, the Pastel Society and the Barbershop Chorus.
• There are over 75 galleries and artist studios in the area
• Over 500 artists and entertainers call Collier County home
• Over 1,000 arts and cultural events are scheduled annually in the county, and many of them are free
Whether you're looking for antiques or that new designer handbag, one of Naples' more than 30 shopping centers is bound to have it.
A few hours among the restaurants and local shops will show you why Fifth Avenue is known as the Heart of Naples. As you stroll down its banyan-laced sidewalks to admire the Mediterranean architecture, browse the various galleries, wineries, and clothing shops that line the streets. Fifth Avenue is also just a few blocks away from our famous beaches.
If you really want to experience the Naples of old, then you should check out Third Street South, Naples' oldest commercial district. Look for the latest fashions and accessories at Marissa Collections, sample an island meal at Tommy Bahama or outfit your table with the finest in flatware from Christotle. The winding avenues include some spectacular art galleries and any number of surprisingly beautiful shops.
The upscale Waterside Shops is home for some of the finest designer-brand retailers from around the world. Featuring 60 major-name and local retailers set among cascading waterfalls and captivating architecture, Waterside is bound to impress even the most discerning customer. You might also want to explore the Village on Venetian Bay, a quaint collection of nearly 60 shops situated directly on the waterfront. And, of course, if you're in the mood for the traditional mall experience, look no further than the Coastland Center, home to over 150 stores, and adding more all the time.
Just down the road from Gomez Tennis Academy is the Mercato shopping center which includes shopping, dining, the Silver Spot Cinema and a Whole Foods Market. Also, conveniently within five minutes of the club, is a Publix Super Market, Walmart, Vanderbilt Beach and much more!
The dining scene in Naples is as dynamic as it is diverse and often showcases locally grown and harvested fresh vegetables and seafood. The chefs are accomplished and acclaimed and are known for raising the bar with their innovative creations.
From casual to formal, waterfront to neighborhood, downhome to cosmopolitan, every dining desire can be delightfully fulfilled in Naples.
Thanks to the discriminating and sophisticated clientele of Naples’ flagship restaurants and the arrival of talented newcomers, the restaurant environment is always changing; always adapting. But, as anyone can
Ask around. Foodies, who can be found everywhere, will be more than happy to tell you where to find the tastiest grouper sandwich, tangiest key lime pie, and freshest, just off the boat stone crabs. Naples is a gastronomic feast.
From the deluxe to the family-friendly, the area offers a wide range of lodging options. Pamper yourself at one of the region's five-star resorts, relax at a casual beach-front cottage or play one of the world’s most acclaimed courses at a golf resort. The choice is yours.