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Naples-Marco Island Metro Area
Profile: Beach/resort town Location: South Gulf coast, 40 miles south of Fort Myers, on the western edge of the Everglades Elevation: 15 Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
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Naples, an upscale residential enclave with beaches and a variety of activities, serves more year-round and winter residents than vacationing tourists. There are many golf courses and golf-course developments with upscale housing and shopping areas. The area is generally attractive and has a relaxed, modern feel. Job growth is among the highest in the state and educational attainment is among the best, but commercial activity is mainly related to supporting the area’s residents.
There are plenty of parks, excellent beaches, and outstanding nature preserves inland. With these attributes come a high cost of living and housing; Naples often ranks as the most expensive metro area in Florida. Commercial air service is still undeveloped; air travel usually requires a 75-mile trip across the Everglades to Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Marco Island is a large planned community 15 miles south on the northernmost of Florida’s “Ten Thousand Islands” chain. The median age for the whole area is 60, giving a hint to its main role as a retirement community.
Naples is near the southernmost point of habitable land where the Everglades begin to drain into the ocean. Beaches give way to cypress and mangrove forests, and undeveloped areas to the south. The Everglades marshes begin just to the east of town. The climate, distinctly subtropical with a strong marine influence, is similar to other southern Gulf locations. Summers are warm and humid with some sea breeze; winters are mild and relatively dry with temperatures mainly in the 70’s and 80’s. Afternoon thunderstorms are common in summer. Winter freezes, particularly near shore, are extremely rare.
Interesting Facts about Golden_Gate, Florida
As of 2014, Golden Gate's population is 26,327 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 25.30 percent.--------------------
The median home cost in Golden Gate is $123,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 13.00 percent.--------------------
Compared to the rest of the country, Golden Gate's cost of living is 7.20% Lower than the U.S. average.--------------------
Golden Gate public schools spend $11,812 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.3 students per teacher in Golden Gate.--------------------
The unemployment rate in Golden Gate is 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Golden Gate jobs have Increased by 5.62 percent.
Ranked #3 Hurricane Hotspots
Ranked #37 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #53 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #88 Best Green Cities
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Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.--------------------
Golden Gate's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)
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• Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
• Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
• Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
• Homes under $250,000
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