Naples is famous for its many pockets of residential neighborhoods that are as diverse in features and amenities as the people who live there. Naples' most exclusive neighborhood is Port Royal, located at the southernmost end of Old Naples. Ownership in this neighborhood allows application to the Port Royal Beach Club and its renowned tennis center, green spaces and beachfront restaurants and pool areas. Here, Florida's scenic coastal landscape is on display at all times as the Gulf of Mexico lies to the west, Naples Bay to the east, and the Gordon Pass and Key Island to the south. Most homes are located along one of many waterways, feature boat slips or docks, and provide a peaceful resort-like lifestyle in the most luxurious of accommodations.
Aqualene Shores is another popular residential community for the affluent. Here, a variety of waterfront single-family homes are situated along narrow canals that eventually open up to Naples Bay. Original construction of these homes was in the 1960s, but the latest trend in Aqualane Shores is the tear down and reconstruction of homes or the complete refurbishment of properties to update them with the latest amenities and housing designs.
Old Naples might be the truest of the city's many living areas in its preservation of the Naples' historic routes. Old Naples has many historic properties around its 3rd Street shopping district. The area also features the most variety in housing styles, which truly makes living in this part of the city unique. Beachfront properties are strictly residential in Old Naples, meaning no high rises to disrupt the view. Single-family homes dominate the beach area while less expensive options are available inland. Old Naples also has an active business district that includes many new shops, restaurants, hotels and a community arts center and theater.
Other popular places to live in Naples include the Coquina, Moorings and Park Shore developments, as well as both Pelican Bay and North Naples. Regardless of where one resides in Naples the amenities, attractions and opportunities to explore the great outdoors are plentiful. Proximity to the Gulf of Mexico makes Naples a water wonderland for fisherman and boaters. Long walks along the shore can be as active or romantic as you want them to be and a day spent lounging on the sandy-white beaches are as relaxing in real life as they are in your imagination.
Cultural attractions in Naples include the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples Players Community Theatre, Naples Botanical Garden and the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. Add to these the long list of smaller, more intimate entertainment venues, an eclectic mix of restaurants, cafes and other eateries, world-class golf and tennis facilities and a plethora of boutiques and outlet stores that make this city a shopper's paradise and it's easy to see why so many choose to live, work and play in the city of Naples.