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-Winter climate
-Job growth
-Attractive setting


-Cost of living
-Air service
-Hurricane risk

What Bert Has To Say About Naples-Marco Island Metro Area

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.


Quick Facts About Naples

    The unemployment rate in Naples is 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Naples jobs have Increased by 5.62 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Naples's cost of living is 80.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Naples's population is 19,933 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -9.23 percent.
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Naples is $591,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 13.00 percent.
    Naples 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 Naples.

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re: Looking forward to living there - 2/8/2008
Laura, I just read your Sperling's Places Rated review of Naples, FL. Did you ever move to Naples? If so, how do you like it? I have been considering moving there for... (read more)
re: It takes a certain mindset to live here... - 6
Hi, Rob! Have things in Naples improved for you? I have been considering moving there for awhile, but concerns about the local job market are holding me back. Please let... (read more)
Naples / Marco Island the good bad and the ugly.
Like tons of others reading and leaving comments about Naples I came here from other areas of the country. I have actually lived in Naples twice for a total of about 10... (read more)
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