Last updated on October 22nd, 2020
With the serene, natural beauty of its beaches and the excitement of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment, Naples truly offers the best of all worlds. Naples residents can fish the Gulf of Mexico, play a round of golf, enjoy a symphony performance, and dine on artisan cuisine. The possibilities are endless, and the city’s outstanding quality of life has not gone unrecognized. Travel + Leisure dubbed Naples “The happiest, healthiest city in the U.S.,” and Naples ranks #1 on SmartAsset’s “Best Places to Retire” list. Read on to discover our six top reasons to call this sought-after city home.
Situated on Florida’s Southwest coast, Naples features stunning natural preserves and miles of picturesque Gulf beaches, which can be enjoyed year-round thanks to the Paradise Coast’s temperate climate.
One does not have to visit the Caribbean to find white “sugar” beaches and tranquil, turquoise waters. Residents have tropical getaways minutes from their homes thanks to Naples Beach, which features the Gulf of Mexico’s clear, calm waters. The term “live where you vacation” certainly applies to Naples.
Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Visitors to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida can take boat tours through the area’s natural preserves, go kayaking, or volunteer to help with meaningful conservation activities. The center also features group tours and family fun days, allowing people of all ages to learn about Florida’s natural beauty and wildlife.
With so much outside fun to be had, it’s a good thing that the beautiful climate is simply perfect for living and loving life outdoors, from sunny strolls along the beach to balmy evenings poolside. Naples residents enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine on average each year. And with 70-degree temperatures in January, they may be able to permanently retire their winter coats.
Arts & Culture
Naples is known as the “#1 Small Art Town” for good reason. The city prides itself on its diverse cultural offerings. Whether enjoying a Broadway performance or visiting a contemporary art gallery, there is truly something for everyone. Artis—Naples, home of the Naples Philharmonic and Baker Museum, provides a year-round calendar of events, shows and performances. The campus also offers programming and educational opportunities for those interested in the performing arts. Artis—Naples hosts the Naples International Film Festival, featuring over 60 screenings from top filmmakers each year.
Shopping & Dining
The area offers abundant, unique shopping experiences that enhance the region’s allure. One-of-a-kind boutiques line 5th Avenue South in the heart of downtown, offering upscale apparel and home décor. Other popular shopping venues include Waterside Shops, several designer outlet centers, and Coastland Center mall.