Naples, Florida attracts the rich and famous, why because it has long been known for its white sand beaches and warm tropical breezes as a place to spend the winter months. Naples has an ambiance all of its own, Old Naples, the area from central avenue south, down past 5th ave and 3rd street all the way to Port Royal is known as Olde Naples, it has an island-like feel with many roads leading to the water. While to the north side of Naples there are gated communities, golf courses, and country clubs. This area abounds with luxury homes belonging to the rich and famous. Many of Naples residents have other homes all over the world, but seek out Naples for its unique ambiance, small streets lined with restaurants and art galleries, this is a sophisticated place where the rich and famous celebrities can blend in and enjoy.
Port Royal Famous Residents reputedly include Bob Seagar owns two homes, one in Seagate and another luxury home on the beach. Larry Bird has had a home in Park Shore for many years. Robin Cook the writer also has a home in Park Shore. Judith Sheindlin more well known at Judge Judy lives in the Bay Colony area of Pelican Bay. Jose Feliciano, who is famous for singing "I wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart" lives just north of Naples in Lehigh Acres. Other famous Naples' celebrities include, Actress Jayne Seymour, the world-famous director Steven Spielberg, Alex Lifeson the guitarist from Rush has a home in Pelican Bay, Neil Boortz the talk show host lives at The Dunes in Naples, Sean Hannity another conservative talk show host has a condo in Moraya Bay Beach Tower, Matt Birk Super Bowl XLVII champion with the Baltimore Ravens has retired to Naples, football Coaches Mike Ditka and Don Shula also live here.
The area of southwest Florida has many other wonderful exotic places to live these attract their fair share of celebs too, John Mooney the blues guitarist lives on Pine Island, Ricky Medlocke lead guitarist for Lynyrd Skynrd lives part-time in Fort Myers.
Naples became a place for the rich and famous to retreat to many many years ago, starting with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, in their time they would have enjoyed peace and quiet as Naples was probably off the map, celebrities still choose Naples for the same reasons, peace and quiet, so if you happen to bump into a celebrity whilst shopping at Publix or walking the beach, let's respect their privacy and give them a little elbow room.