Waterfront homes in Naples are what living in Florida is all about. Homes in Naples on the waterfront obviously sell for a premium, but there are many canals and waterways that weave their way inland, many of them have water deep enough for boat access, which means you can take your boat out into the Gulf of Mexico, cruise on down to Marco Island or head north to Fort Myers and Sanibel, if your feeling brave, then take a cruise down to Key West! The waters of the Gulf of Mexico are normally calm, with very little tide movement, the trip down to Key West is around 3 hours, but many people take their time and take in the scenery as they cruise along.
Some of the larger waterfront communities are Vanderbilt, Port Royal, and Marco Island, Bayfront Condominiums sit at the head of Naples Bay the list is long so I will stop there, one thing waterfront communities have in common, is that they all have lots of boat access and homes for sale with docks to moor your boat. If the price range for a waterfront home is totally out of your range, then take a look at the many marinas that are dotted around Naples, if you live within a mile of Naples Harbor, you get preferential treatment and access to a dock at low prices, there are even high rise dry dock condos, where they take your boat out of the water when its not in use, then, when you want to get out on the water, you simply call ahead, they put the boat in the water and your ready to go, if your feelng lazy, then they will even wash your boat, fill it with gas and in some marina's they also do boat maintenance. Only here for a short time? then boats are available for hire in Naples Bay, there is also the Naples Princess, on which you can take an evening cruise out into the Gulf to watch the sunset. Whatever type of waterfront property you end up purchasing or renting in Naples, you are sure to enjoy the wonderful watery lifestyle that surrounds our town.
By Joe Epifanio