Located in southwestern Florida along the Gulf Coast, Naples is one of Florida's premier retirement and resort communities. Many high-rise condo and hotel towers line the beautiful white sandy beaches of this coastal city.
Naples was a desolate area until 1887 when a small group of pioneering entrepreneurs formed the Naples Company and built the Naples Hotel and a 600 foot pier. The establishment quickly became a popular resort destination and is credited for sparking Naples’ first real estate boom.
Naples is indeed named after Naples, Italy as the Naples Company advertised the area as “The Italy of America.” Ever since, Naples has had a European, specifically Italian motif which is evident in its postmodern Mediterranean and Italian estate styles of architecture as well as the naming of many of its luxury residential high-rises, such as The Trieste, The Salerno, The Coronado, and The Brittany Condominiums.
The combination of the city’s high-end shopping and entertainment districts and its numerous wildlife preserves are undoubtedly what contribute to making Naples a popular retirement community.