Welcome to Naples on the Gulf

We know you'll love living here as much as we do.

You Can Count on Midwestern-Style Friendliness

Most of us came from somewhere else. But, even long-time Neapolitans welcome new residents and make them feel at home.

Plenty of Housing Choices for New Residents

Affordable Single-Family Homes, Villas, and Condos

Plenty of Housing Choices for New Residents

Luxury Waterfront Condos

Wonderful Schools: From Pre-K to Post-Grad

Florida Gulf Coast University:

Great professors, superb technology, wonderful environment, affordable tuition

High Quality Medical Care for Young and Old

Two Top-Ranked Healthcare Providers: NCH Healthcare and Physicians Regional Healthcare

Lots of Outdoor Activities All Year Long

Even Evenings are Fun in Our Many Restaurants and Bars

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You'll love Moving to Naples: The Un-Tourist Guide

Vanderbilt-BeachMore Than Just Beaches & Sunshine

On the surface, Naples Florida is a beautiful beachside town.

And yet, for a town of its size, Naples has so much more to offer than what vacationers’ untrained eyes behold. The beach is just one of the dozens of reasons Naples continues to attract new residents of all ages.

For those who live, work and play in this Gulf coast paradise, the area’s low cost of living and slower pace of life actually trump Naples’ more popular hallmarks, like the beach.

Yes, you read right. Naples is (gasp!) affordable.

nice small Naples homeDoes this surprise you? Many perceive Naples to be an exclusive retreat for the wealthy, but regular folks are finding that living here is actually considerably cheaper than other areas of the country.

The most touted advantage to life in Naples is no state income tax, but do you also know that property taxes, energy costs and housing take less of a bite out of your budget compared to many northern locales?

Additionally, if you’re coming to Naples from a big city, like Washington, D.C., Chicago, Dallas or San Francisco, you will surely notice a slower pace of life here, not to mention much less congested roads. Rush hour here is like driving at midnight on the beltway around D.C.

It is this combination that encourages so many folks to move here.


Read On. You May Want to Call the Movers Right Away

14 Excellent Reasons to Make the Move to Naples

Reason #1

Wonderful Weather

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Imagine never having to pick up a snow shovel again. Why endure those long, gray days of winter that hang around for months up north, while here in Southwest Florida we wake to sunshine every day?  … there’s just no comparison. Naples experiences California-like weather during winter. While our summers are hot and humid, we simply rely on a little invention called air-conditioning that makes those sultry days bearable. Plus, we regularly enjoy a comfortable sea breeze.

Reason #2

Low Cost of Living

It’s a myth that Naples is overpriced and unaffordable. Many people believe that housing, energy costs and property taxes are astronomical. The reality is the typical residential monthly electric bill is $99.95 according to Florida Power & Light (based on 1,000 kWh in January 2014). Compare that with $137.69 in Michigan, $182.72 in New York, and $226.13 in California. And housing … $350,000 will buy you a spacious three-bedroom, two-bath, pool home with a lake or golf course view in Naples, but it will barely afford you a one-room, closet-sized apartment in Manhattan, a cozy two-bedroom condo in Chicago , plus you’d have to shell out an additional $30,000 for a parking spot, or a 1960s, two-bedroom ranch with about 1,000 square feet of living in Napa, California. And property taxes in California, New York and New Jersey will bleed you dry, while here they amount to an average of your home’s assessed fair market value.

Reason #3

Wide Variety of Housing 

Nice Affordable Naples house

While the mega-mansions along the beaches are an amazing spectacle, that level of wealth represents just a small slice of Naples life. Naples offers housing for every lifestyle and every budget. Choose from charming beach cottages, towering beachfront condominiums, custom architectural masterpieces, contemporary single-family homes, condos, villas, carriage and town homes in gated, master-planned communities; expansive horse farms, and manufactured homes.

 Reason #4

Health Sciences Hall exterior-3Abundant Educational Facilities – From Pre-K to MBA 

From infant to teen to college-age to adult education, Naples offers quite an educational selection. The Collier County Public School System has expanded as the area’s population has grown placing schools at every corner of the county and everywhere in-between. Or, if your pocketbook permits, you can send your children to one of the highly regarded private schools. Charter schools are also starting to gain a foothold in Naples. College choices include Hodges University and Florida SouthWestern State College (formerly Edison State College), which are in town, as well as Florida Gulf Coast University, which is just a 30-minute drive away.

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