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Old 03-23-2011, 09:13 AM
 
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Gas is much lower in other cities of Florida than in Naples. Today in Orlando gas is 3.40 and in Sarasota about the same according to gasbuddy.com. Why is it at 3.55 and higher in Naples? This is gouging, and doesn't present a good image during season.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:24 AM
 
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I imagine they charge what they know they'll get for it. After all, they have us over a barrel here. After all, it's not like we're going to drive up to Ft. Myers to fill up. I think you said it all when you said the word "gouging"! This is an expensive area in many ways. "They" seem to forget that we're not all living on Gordon Drive or Gulf Blvd!!
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:29 AM
 
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Naples charges the maximum local option gas tax allowed by law. This pays for the roads.

A few years ago this was extended for a second ten years.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:59 AM
 
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Well the gas tax explains it. I guess that keeps property tax from going up. Still they have us trapped, because it is too far to drive to Ft. Myers.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:24 PM
 
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Guess it's a boon to us when all the visitors are here helping us to pay for our roads, though, even if it means that we have to pay for them, too. (And that only seems right.) Just think what our taxes would be if they weren't helping us.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:27 AM
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Location: Easthampton, MA
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Because in Naples you pay a premium for everything.... Naples is overrated.......
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Lakewood NJ/Murrells Inlet SC/ N. Naples FL
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Because in Naples you pay a premium for everything.... Naples is overrated.......
No. Naples is worth every penny.....
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:31 PM
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Location: Easthampton, MA
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No. Naples is worth every penny.....
Yeah, I will take Estero any day over Naples....
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Olde Naples
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Chris We all know Naples isn't for everyone. Obviously it wasn't for you. Fortunately SW Florida has lots of places. I'm happy you found Estero. It's a nice community.

Regarding fuel in Naples, one of the reasons it's higher is it's farther from the pipeline. It comes in by truck 8000 gallons at a time. I don't know for sure, but I'll bet the freight charge is different from Naples compared to Ft Myers. I'm not sure if they do it by county or mileage. Maybe there's fuel trucker on here who knows. It's gets even more expensive in the keys.

Beth
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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I've always have been fascinated with beauty of Naples...and back in late 90's I almost moved there but it didn't happened...so I am considering a move now. So how do I know if Naples is right for me? I have made a name for myself in the WA coastal community I live in because I am an artist, radio DJ, and dance teacher. It's time for a change, and even though I have family and friends all over FL...I would like to retire in Naples not only because of the beautiful beaches but their interest in the Arts (185 galleries is a lot per capita). I am a single woman in my 50's, and looking for a nice safe area to buy a home rather than a condo. Looking for something less than $100K...square footage is not of much importance...but proximity to beach and shopping is...but safe area a must. Thanks in advance for your imput.
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