Top 10 Reasons to Move to Naples Florida
Top 10 Reasons to Move to Naples Florida
If you are considering buying another home, relocating or retiring, here are the top 10 reasons you should consider move to Naples Florida.
It’s January and it was in the 70’s on January 1st. And, we average more than 300 days of sunshine per year. No more cloudy days, no more freezing temperatures, the weather in SWFL is just the first of many reasons to consider a move to Naples.
2. NO STATE INCOME TAX
Additionally, Florida is one of seven states which does not have a state income tax on earned income. Provided you live in the state for at least 6 months and 1 day, you qualify to be a Florida resident and therefore, will not pay state income tax. Are you ready to move to Naples yet?
In addition to no state income tax, Naples residents also pay the 3rd lowest tax rate in the state of Florida. Also, if you are a permanent resident, you may apply for homestead which caps the increase in your taxes to no more than a 3 percent increase each year.
Naples has been rated one of the Top Food Cities in America. Part of Southwest Florida’s Paradise Coast, has been named one of America’s top food cities as part of Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice Awards. Naples landed at number 17 on the list, alongside other cities renowned for their culinary offerings including New York, San Francisco, Charleston and Napa.
Known as the Paradise Coast, Collier County has more than 30 miles of sandy white beaches. Unlike many cities, all of the beaches are open to the public and are very easy to access. Some of the best beaches in the county include Naples beach with with its iconic pier stretching 1,000 feet into the Gulf of Mexico and Barefoot Beach Preserve which was ranked #2 on Dr. Beach’s Top Ten USA Beaches for 2015.
You name we have it! For examples, for high end luxury stores head to Waterside Shops, where you will find some of the best shopping around at Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. Or, if you prefer to shop at smaller boutique shops, venture downtown Naples to explore a wide variety of stores along Fifth Avenue South and Third Street. Or, head to Mercato and Venetian Village for a wide variety for both your traditional mid-range stores to unique boutique stores.
Overall, our healthcare facilities and hospitals are excellent. USA Today’s Gallup Poll ranked Naples and Marco Island at one of the Top Ten Cities for Overall Wellbeing in the country. We are fortunate to have 4 top notch hospitals in Collier County giving residents quick and easy access to healthcare when needed. Additionally, Naples Community Hospital which has two locations, has become a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member.
8. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
So, if you are looking for an active luxury lifestyle, you can’t beat Naples Florida. We have over 100 golf courses within a 30 mile radius. No wonder we were known as the Golf Capital of the World. Additionally, we offer opportunities to play Tennis, Piccle Ball or Bocce Ball. Or, head out to the Gulf of Mexico for fishing, paddle boarding, canoeing or kayaking. Finally, if you’re looking for an adventure, head into the everglades for an air-boat ride, bird watching or a hike.
9. ARTS and CULTURE
Naples is home to a plethora of venues for arts and culture. Every year, you will find a first class line-up of world renowned performers at the Artis (formerly known as the Naples Philharmonic). Additionally, you can take in performances at the Sugden Theatre in downtown Naples on Fifth Avenue South. Also, explore numerous art galleries along Third Street South such as local artist Paul Arsenault or the many galleries along Fifth avenue. Or you can attend one of the many art festivals held throughout the year including Naples National Art Festival one of the Nation’s top rated art festival in the country
Looking for the ideal location to escape and relax? Head to the beach to read a book, enjoy a picnic or take in one of our amazing sunsets. Or perhaps you would rather head to one of our luxury spas for a massage or facial. No matter what you chose for relaxation, Naples has it all.
Ultimately, between the whether, dining, shopping and activities, it’s no wonder Naples was named as one of the Happiest Cities by National Geographic. While there may be other great places in the United States to live, it’s pretty hard to beat Naples Florida and the luxury lifestyle we offer residents. Not sure if this is where you want to live and you’re still not sure you want to move to Naples? Schedule a vacation and see for yourself why we are the Paradise Coast!
Begin Your Own Property Search:
So, if you’re ready to move to Naples and begin your property search, I encourage you to explore my website to find information about communities in Southwest Florida. If golf is your game, I specialize in golf community real estate and would be happy to help you navigate the more than 100 different golf communities in our area. If you prefer a more direct approach, I will provide a list of properties that meet your criteria and/or communities that meet your needs.
If you are buying a home in a golf community, you will find it’s more complex than a typical home purchase. As you can probably imagine, there are significant differences between golf communities. There are many different fee structures, membership options, pet restrictions, demographics and many other details that apply to the SWFL golf communities.
Also, if you are considering new construction, remember the contractor’s real estate agent represents the builder’s best interest, not yours. There is no cost to you to have an agent represent you. In fact, I may be able to help you save money and negotiate for extras which the builder may not let you know about.
If you’re looking for information about a specific community in Bonita Springs, Estero or Naples, please contact me and I will prepare a custom market report for you. I will provide the market information and insights to help make sure you select your dream home!
Lastly, I will handle all contract negotiations for your property from offer to close!
About Matt Klinowski
Contact Matt: Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com
January 4, 2018 Posted by Matt