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Old 07-05-2016, 12:09 PM
 
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I am considering moving to Naples - am a single professional woman who is 65 and of course, would like to meet other men and women when I get down there. Considering Treviso Bay because it is only 10 minutes from 5th Ave and 3rd St and also Stonebridge in North Naples - both gated communities with lots to do. Anyone have any advise?
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Old 07-05-2016, 01:37 PM
 
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I am considering moving to Naples - am a single professional woman who is 65 and of course, would like to meet other men and women when I get down there. Considering Treviso Bay because it is only 10 minutes from 5th Ave and 3rd St and also Stonebridge in North Naples - both gated communities with lots to do. Anyone have any advise?
I really can't offer much insight other than the fact that we live in East Naples. We are very happy here. We lived in North Naples Behind Sam's Club in Four Seasons for about a year but sold and moved back into our home off Davis Blvd. Having to wait at the stop sign for more than one or two cars to pass by really irks me nowadays but luckily it's rare.

In my opinion, East Naples goes at a much slower pace with a nice mixture of races, cultures and ages. The ability to be downtown in 10 minutes or so is also very appealing. The more they keep building towards the intersection of Collier Blvd and US 41 the closer to the center of action we become.

As far as crime, it's mostly non-existent unless you live in the Manor, Bayshore or a few other enclaves of lower cost housing (at least in EN).

Good luck, either way you can't go wrong.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:38 AM
 
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Apples and oranges. You need to look around at both areas and see what suits you best.

We chose North Naples. Everything we want or need is between Immokalee and Pine Ridge. We go downtown occasionally, but not frequently.

Downtown/East Naples is older, North Naples is newer. There are a lot of new restaurants and shopping areas north of Immokalee up to the Bonita Beach area.
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:03 AM
 
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So is South Naples now seen as a Getto for Crime and Shootings? So avoid South Naples then? Aim for North Naples or better still Bonita Springs?

Reading with interest being British and planning to buy and live in Florida South West Coast (for retirement Snowbird). Or would I be better to look elsewhere like Venice or East Coast Florida?
No...South Naples is not seen as a ghetto. It's about property value and resale. South Naples has a few gated communities, but I don't believe the resale value in the long run will equal properties in central or or north Naples. Same for Marco Island.

However if you are Latin and that is your culture, you may love south Naples. It's deceiving when you look at a map because "South Naples " is really to the East....It's all that is East of the intersection of 5th Ave S. to the east of 41. It is a strong Latin area of the town.

Marco Island is just generic. Kinda boring. Out of the way. Lots of concrete. If I had the money I would not invest there but its a personal choice. I think most people who buy there think it's a better deal but when they want to go out to eat or have fun and enjoy all things social they end up in Naples proper.

Having lived here since 1976 and according to one's financial abilities...I would invest in Olde Naples, Central Naples, North Naples and areas that are west of Interstate 75. If you find something you like between 41 and I -75 the lower the taxes and flood zone for insurance. The town is growing to the north.

Golden Gate , which is perfectly beautiful, larger properties is out to the east...has more nature, trees etc. But it is more of an area where workers bees live but also many properties that are "bandaid" shapes. ...Meaning....you can't see the house from the road because the driveway winds back on the property and sadly more crime hits those homes for that reason.

I think there are little pockets of peace mixed within the communitie

Regardless, all in all....do your homework. Know your kinship as to the culture and people with who you relate so you will feel at home.

TL
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