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While trekking about Naples real estate journey back into time. Tours traversing the historic district of Naples are offered along with other adventures by the Naples Historical Society. Residents and visitors alike will obtain a wealth of knowledge regarding their community when taking part.
A mile long trip takes participants through Old Naples. Expert guides provide colorful tidbits of information making it easy to imagine the days lived in the early 1900’s. The excursion lasts approximately 90 minutes. Highlights include an extended exploration of Third Street South where the original general store, gas station and movie theater once lay. Other points of interest include the residences of notable past citizens such as the DuPonts and Naples’ founders the Haldeman's. Tours take place on select weekdays and reservations are required. Admission is $22 per person with discounts given to members of the Naples Historical Society.
Naples Historical Society docents enthusiastically take folks through the Historic Palm Cottage. Known as the oldest dwelling in the city, this treasure trove contains a wealth of antique furniture, artwork and home accents relevant to its early time period. Sitting on the corner of Gulfshore Boulevard and 12th Street South, the building first dates back to 1895. As an added bonus guests may stroll through the Norris Gardens after touring the Naples property.
Other events sponsored by the society bring the Naples real estate community together. Garden Side Chickee Chats feature an array of interesting lectures during the year. Topics range from trends in art and fashion, U.S. history, local history and more. Seniors enjoying their golden years are called upon for their expertise and memories. The Council of Longtime Friends meet together once a year to identify old photographs and give insight and first hand accounting of events of the past. Those wanting to join the club can find out more information by calling 239.261.8164.
Private or public play, great games of golf happen every day on Naples real estate. The beauty of the Florida landscape coupled with sunshiny days sets the scene. Courses around the region feature gorgeous rolling hills, green grassy open spaces and glistening water accents. Palm trees sway in the wind as amicable bouts of competition break out.
Member only establishments add an allure of exclusivity. At the top of the list, The Country Club of Naples is sophisticated in style and challenging in play. Recently celebrating their 50 year anniversary, generations have enjoyed second to none amenities in the clubhouse and on the course. A second private course earning rave reviews from golfers living in Naples and nearby is Club Pelican Bay. As a true supporter of Mother Nature, the landscape here is pristine. Honored as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, the results of conservation efforts can be viewed all around the golf course. Bird watching is an avid pastime of athletes waiting their turn. A virtual rainbow of feathered friends can often be observed. Several species including Purple Martins, White Pelicans, Green Herons, Blue Herons and Red Bellied Woodpeckers call this piece of Naples real estate home. Seeking to provide a true haven Osprey nesting platforms are camouflaged in the setting as well as numerous bee boxes.
Public courses are just as pretty and accommodating. Arrowhead Golf Club presents a challenge to all levels of players. Surrounded by lush greens, sparkling lakes and sandy bunkers patrons won’t want the day to end. Professional instruction is offered for youth seeking to learn the game and adults wanting to hone their skills. League play is perfect for regular get togethers with friends or for making new ones. With all it has to offer, it's no wonder Arrowhead Golf Course has been presented with the Southwest Florida Choice Award for Public Golf Courses repeatedly.
Aim for a hole in one and swing away on Southwest Florida golf courses. Whether public or private, beautiful places to play are scattered all around the region.
Animals roam wild near Naples homes. At the Naples Zoo families and friends gather to spice up a regular day with some of the world's most exciting and adventurous animals. When at the zoo visit species of birds, mammals, and reptiles.
While wandering the grounds it’s easy to observe that not all exhibits are focused on animals. Many include, botanical, wildlife, and special programs. However one must-see animal to visit is Uno the Panther. Uno was blinded by a shotgun and due to his unfortunate disability could not be returned to the wild after healing. Panthers are already an endangered species and thanks to the Naples Zoo, Uno has been cared for and given a cozy and permanent Naples home. After getting to know Uno, head on over to see other large cats. Two young clouded leopards Masala and Tikka were brought to the Naples property specifically for breeding. The clouded leopards status is vulnerable and decreasing in the wild but with these two being paired it is hoped that the population will be brought up.
For those who want a more personal and close up experience with animals, visitors are able to feed the zoo’s giraffes. Three pieces of romaine lettuce can be purchased for five dollars giving opportunities to one and all to closely encounter these magnificent creatures.
Once finished visiting the mammals reptiles are a neat sight as well. Not all are slithering and venomous snakes, the red-footed tortoise is an interesting and calm animal perfect to view when your trip is winding down. When feeling weary or famished from a day full of animal watching make your way over to Wynn’s Cafe for lunch or dinner. Salads, sandwiches, and hot dogs are up for grabs. Not to mentions refreshing beverages and deserts such as frozen yogurt. However if you find no time to stop for a meal and don’t want to interrupt the animal fun enjoy a quick snack along the way. Ice cream, pretzels, and popcorn are available all around the landscape. Open seven days a week, plan a visit and go wild at the Naples Zoo!
Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home sold and so much more. We’d love to invite you to do the same!
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