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For a state that is famous for its incredible coastal havens, Florida still has quite a few waterside destinations that are yet to be discovered by very many people. There are countless locales across the state that offer breathtaking views of the horizon, the gentle waves of the ocean, and the state’s famously tropical climate, and many of them are still hidden wonders.

The beaches of Southwest Florida are excellent places to enjoy a warm day under the sun, so here are a few of our most beautiful (and least well-known) hidden beach gems:

Gasparilla Island

The home of the fantastic Boca Grande Club, this small barrier island in North Ft. Myers is a stunning collection of migrating wildlife, native flora, flawless beaches, and the ever-shining

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After a year of record-breaking success, Stock Development is looking to carry the momentum into the New Year.

More than 100 sales exceeding $113 million were executed in 2013, an improvement of an astounding 1,200% over last year. This came thanks in part to Quail West’s diverse range of options for prospective buyers, including luxurious single-family residences that start from just the $700s.

More than 16,000 visitors have come to Quail West since Stock finalized its purchase of 234 home sites in the community in May 2012. In that same period of time, executed and pending sales have reached nearly $150 million, making this one of the most successful communities in all of Naples. 2014 is looking to bring the same success as well. According to Vice

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As the saying goes, “everybody’s working toward the weekend.”

So, now it’s a Saturday morning, at the end of another long week, and what do you do? For most people, the average weekend consists of catching up on chores, paying bills, and relaxing. But in Naples – the opportunities are endless. Between the fabulous beaches, unbeatable night life, and countless restaurants and activities, Naples is the Southwest Florida hub for all things fun for the weekend. Here are some of the city’s most desirable and exciting hotspots:

The Inn on Fifth

The Inn on 5th in Naples, FLThis gorgeous, Mediterranean-style inn tucked cozily in the heart of downtown Naples is the perfect place for a romantic getaway that is still only minutes from your home. The fabulous location also puts it

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Mark your calendars - the beautiful community of Maple Ridge at Ave Maria in Naples is adding a new series of model homes to its ranks in a special event this weekend, November 23-24. Starting at 9:30 a.m., the debut of the 8 new homes will be evenly split between each day. 

The models are all part of the stunning Captiva Garden Collection, a series of five floor plans – including the Almanor, Bristol, Caples, and Danby. The interiors of these homes were carefully crafted and designed by Kelly Young Designs, and include sports courts as well as rock-wall swimming pools.

The Almanor, a 2,569 square foot residence, comes with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a gorgeous eat-in kitchen, and a spacious great room that is perfect for

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With our northern neighbors currently braving severe snow storms and below-freezing temperatures, Naples residents have been warned that the area is at risk of a “sun-in.”

The local forecast calls for days upon days of bright sun, tropical temperatures, and gentle breezes – in other words, the usual. As opposed to a “snow-in,” where residents are urged to stay indoors and away from the cold, Southwest Florida citizens have been asked to prepare for the “sun-in” by stocking up on hot dogs, barbecue equipment, bathing suits, mojitos, sunscreen, and watermelon.

Experts agree that the best course of action for the sun-in is to quickly and efficiently evacuate to Naples’ famous beaches. In order to get the most out of this dangerously relaxing and

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In sunny Naples, there isn’t too much of a winter season – but that doesn’t mean you can let your home’s curb appeal slack off when the days get shorter. 

It can be easy to put off doing exterior maintenance once the cold weather kicks in, but it’s still something that needs to be done. There are countless ways to keep your home in tip-top shape during the chillier months, and still give it a winter flair that fits the holiday season. Here’s what you can do:

  • Fresh coats of paint

The leaves on the trees are starting to thin out as the temperature goes down, and that means any imperfections of your home’s exterior are going to be magnified. Chips and cracks in the paint will stand out, so take an afternoon to do some touch-ups and your

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Naples is well known for having some of the most beautiful beachfronts in the nation, but if you prefer to stay further inland, the hidden charm of this coastal city lies in its parks. 

Numerous, well-maintained, and brimming with fun and relaxation, the parks of Collier County are examples of how integrating the beautiful surroundings with fun amenities can create an experience that is impossible to beat. Different public parks are located in nearly every single community as well, so no matter where you live, you’ll always be near a gorgeous park that is a blast to play in, and just as enjoyable to relax in. Here are some of the best parks the city has to offer:

  • Eagle Lakes Community Park

From birding to basketball to an exciting

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There’s a reason why Southwest Florida is the premier destination, year in and year out, for snowbirds looking for some sun and fun – when the weather is as good as it is here in Naples, the city becomes irresistible.

And if a day on the water isn’t your speed, the local parks are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the warm sun, friendly people, and green grass. There are plenty of parks to see, so here are a few that stick out as some of the best around:

Lowdermilk Park
Located just minutes North of the quaint streets of Olde Naples, Lowdermilk Park combines the beautiful scenery of the Gulf coast beaches with a quiet charm created by lush grass shaded by tall palms. There is both metered and unmetered parking available for everyone, as well as

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