From Port Royal to Mediterra: Which Southwest Florida Neighborhood is Right for You?

  • Matt Brown
  • 12/23/20

From Port Royal to Mediterra: Which Southwest Florida Neighborhood is Right for You?

From exclusive golf clubs to beautiful beaches, high-end dining to historic neighborhoods, Southwest Florida is paradise. No matter your lifestyle, there is guaranteed to be a community you’ll love. Discover which area is perfect for you. 

For the distinguished voyager, try Port Royal

If you want the best Naples has to offer then you should consider Port Royal, ranked as the priciest neighborhood in America by the Robb Report in 2018. This neighborhood is known for its large properties and waterfront estates, where you have the opportunity to join the exclusive Port Royal Club located on the beach. This elite club offers membership only available to select Port Royal owners. Homes in this opulent neighborhood feature lots that stretch at least half an acre with a boat dock large enough for a private yacht. These ample boating amenities and Port Royal’s convenient location near the Gordon Pass to the Gulf of Mexico are attractive to avid boaters. This area is perfect for yachting, with easy access to Naples’ abundant yacht clubs and quick access to the Gulf of Mexico for fishing or cruising. Choose one of the gorgeous beachfront properties or glamorous mansions in Port Royal, and you’ll enjoy panoramic beachfront views with breathtaking sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.  Click here to check out the current Port Royal properties for sale...    

For the seasoned captain, try Royal Harbor

Royal Harbor is home to waterfront properties galore with ample, lavish boating amenities to make boating simple. Take advantage of Royal Harbor’s South Naples location, which is close to Naples Botanical Gardens and only a mile from downtown Old Naples' world-class shopping and dining along Fifth Street Avenue South and Third Street South. This neighborhood provides close access to Naples’ beautiful parkland, Sugden Regional Park, East Naples Community Park, Rookery Bay, and Keewaydin Island. Boaters will adore the waterfront properties, most of which include boat access to Naples Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This boating community is perfect for anyone with sealegs.  Click here to check out the current Royal Harbor properties for sale...  

For the boating enthusiast, try Aqualane Shores

Aqualane Shores is a dreamy waterfront community with deep channels that provide easy Naples Bay access. This community’s unique location keeps downtown Naples dining and shopping amenities within walking distance, where you can enjoy elegantly plated meals at Campiello, bask in the casual ambiance of The Dock at Crayton Cove, or window shop along 3rd Street South. This neighborhood provides plentiful opportunities to support the arts in Naples, with tickets to GulfShore Playhouse or reserved seats for a production by The Naples Players. Aqualane Shores residents will love panoramic beachfront views with outstanding sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Click here to check out the current Aqualane Shores properties for sale...  

For the old soul foodies, try Old Naples

Old Naples is unlike anywhere else in the city. This historic neighborhood is draped with breathtaking modern architecture and landscaping that gives the area a distinct visual texture, including banyan trees, Hong Kong orchid trees, and streets lined with old canopy trees forming tunnels. This central area is a must for exemplary shopping and dining experiences at your fingertips. Living here makes it a short walk to downtown Naples, where you’ll find 5th Ave South and 3rd Street South entertainment districts. This laidback village atmosphere creates a strong sense of local community and preserves the area’s long history, while its close proximity to the city’s heart provides an upbeat lifestyle. Residents here can enjoy a short walk to Naples Beach and the Naples Pier, while homesteads in the area enjoy sweeping gulf front views of the glistening Gulf of Mexico.  Click here to check out the current Old Naples properties for sale...  

For the occasional villager, try Coquina Sands

Coquina Sands is situated along the beaches of Naples, which makes this area ideal for anyone craving proximity to white sands and crystalline waters. Homes here allow for more space while still giving the benefit of easy access to Old Naples for the shopping and dining offered there. This area’s lavish homes and opulent condominiums provide residents with easy access to fabulous Naples beaches, such as Lowdermilk Beach and Park and Naples Beach. Plus, low- to mid-rise condos conserve the beautiful oceanfront views. When you live in Coquina Sands, you’ll enjoy stunning oceanfront views from sunrise to sunset and can take advantage of Naples’ nearby luxurious championship golf courses. And again, Old Naples only a few blocks away, you’ll be able to enjoy appetizers alfresco with the abundance of outdoor eateries.  Click here to check out the current Coquina Sands properties for sale...  

For the carefree beachgoers, try Moorings

Moorings is a lovely community situated between Coquina Sands and Park Shore. This area’s waterfront homes provide boating and fishing access out Doctors Pass to the Gulf of Mexico, which makes this area beloved by avid boaters and sun lovers. Moorings’ pristine luxury living options range from upscale condominiums to stately renovated homes, so you’ll find a place for yourself here regardless of your preferred living style, whether you dream of single-family dwellings or all the amenities of condominiums. With dazzling views of the Gulf of Mexico, any day in Moorings is a day in paradise.  Click here to check out the current Moorings properties for sale...  

For the relaxed beachcomber, try Park Shore

Immaculate Park Shore is an easy choice for beachgoers, with its close access to the Gulf of Mexico and white sand beaches for days in the sun. This neighborhood provides a private beach and boardwalk that is reserved specifically for Park Shore residents. Enjoy a charming atmosphere with close proximity to the best that Naples has to offer for food, drinks, and entertainment. Park Shore is nearby to the town’s center, which keeps residents in tune with everything North Naples and downtown Naples have to offer. Don’t worry, homes in this area also have breathtaking waterfront views and provide excellent fishing and boating access through Doctors Pass to the Gulf of Mexico.  Click here to check out the current Park Shore properties for sale...  

For the avid golfer and tennis player, try Grey Oaks

Grey Oaks is home to three luxurious championship golf courses and provides its residents premier privacy in a highly coveted gated community. This amenity-rich community offers residents a brand new expansive wellness center, luxurious tennis courts, a resort-style pool, and plentiful fine dining options. Grey Oaks boasts a prime location three miles from the Gulf of Mexico and 4.5 miles from everything downtown Naples has to offer, but with all of the lavish amenities offered in this distinguished residential club, you won’t need to go far to find everything you’re looking for.  Click here to check out the current Grey Oaks properties for sale...  

For the estate life, try Pine Ridge Estates

Ranked as one of the best neighborhoods in the USA, Pine Ridge Estates is situated with a unique central location that provides close access to the beach and luxury shopping at Waterside Shops, set back from the beach on the east side of Highway 41. Large lot sizes from one to five acres make this neighborhood feel roomy and private, and these acreage estates allow for multiple uses, including raising horses, secondary garages for car collections, and extra space for a guest house. Plus, plentiful foodie-approved eateries nearby allow residents to stay on top of culinary trends.  Click here to check out the current Pine Ridge Estates properties for sale...  

For the active community member, try Pelican Bay

Pelican Bay is a community of over 6,500 residents spread over three square miles for a small-town feel. Lavish local amenities include two private beach clubs, two beachside restaurants, tennis leagues, a community center, and a wellness studio. A tram service through Clam Pass Park makes this area easily navigable and provides plentiful greenspace to explore. A wealth of natural beauty at your fingertips with over 88 acres of parkland in the area.  Pelican Bay is an excellent area to bike, walk, rollerblade without ever leaving your neighborhood.  Click here to check out the current Pelican Bay properties for sale...  

For the beach enthusiast, try Vanderbilt Beach

Vanderbilt Beach’s mid- and high-rise beachfront and bayfront condo buildings and beach villas create a resort-style community. Beachfront condos offer stunning sunset Gulf views and homes on the bay are popular for boaters with access to the Gulf of Mexico via Wiggins Pass.  This neighborhood is walkable to public beach Vanderbilt Beach and Delnor Wiggins State Park, and its North Naples location is close to Bonita Springs and Estero for premier shopping and dining as well as Mercato Shopping Centre offering Whole Foods, Silverspot Cinemas and 15+ dining options.  Click here to check out the current Vanderbilt Beach properties for sale...  

For the active nature lover, try Mediterra

Mediterra is widely renowned for its world-class golf course and award-winning tennis program on-site, plus a sports club that promotes a healthy, active lifestyle. This ultra-private, low-density neighborhood prioritizes resident experience, and half the 1,700-acre community is reserved for open spaces and nature. This neighborhood is consistently rated as one of Naples' most prestigious golf communities, with two Tom Fazio designed championship golf courses weaving along sparkling lakes, wetlands, and nature preserves. Close to North Naples, Bonita Springs, and Estero amenities, including premiere shopping destinations and culinary experiences, Mediterra provides an all-around living experience that suits many lifestyles. Homes in this master-planned community boast a classic Mediterranean style and provide an exclusive Florida beach experience with a 10,000 square-foot Beach Club while nearby Little Hickory Island features casual indoor and alfresco dining and an elevated swimming pool with an expansive sundeck.  Click here to check out the current Mediterra properties for sale...  

 

If you’re interested in learning more about Naples real estate, from Coquina Sands estates to homes for sale in the Moorings, contact me for more information, a quick call often will help you dial into specific neighborhoods which fit your desired lifestyle.  If you are still in a discovery phase, check out Homes By Area which outlines 42 popular Naples neighborhoods and communities as well as popular Southwest Florida areas like Bonita Springs, Estero, Marco Island, Captiva and Sanibel.  I’d love to help you find the best neighborhood to suit your lifestyle. Please reach out, one call can help you find the direction you are looking for.  Matt Brown can be reached at (239) 580.8864 or matt.brown@raveis.com.
  

 

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