The Naples Art and Cultural Scene
BEST FLORIDA RETIREMENT CITIES
There's an Arts and Cultural explosion happening in one of the best Florida retirement cities, Naples, and the generation that redefined retirement and aging well, the Baby Boomers, are on the forefront of this movement in Southwest Florida. This time, they are infusing their expertise, savviness and wealth to help promote some of Naples’ most celebrated and aspiring painters, dancers, musicians, singers and various other visual artists. That is right, they are at it again. This generation has turned retirement into “Act Two”, and the second act is turning out to be just as intriguing as the first.
From renowned composer, conductor and pianist Leonard Bernstein to Expressionism artist Jackson Pollock, some of America’s most esteemed artists and performers undoubtedly benefited from the support and encouragement from those who love and appreciate the arts. That tradition is very much still in existence today, and it’s coming from the influential residents of Naples beach real estate communities, and the benefactors–Naples Philharmonic; The Baker Museum (formerly Naples Museum of Art); The Von Liebig Art Center; Naples Performing Arts Center; and Naples Philharmonic Orchestra–are appreciative of those continuous contributions to their creative endeavors.
With the holidays among us, now is the perfect time to checkout Naples arts scene. There are various events, running now until early 2016, for residents and visitors to choose from. Here is a brief overview of a few:
- A Choral Christmas 12/1 & 12/3
- The Nutcracker 12/5 & 12/6
- Holiday Pops 12/17-20
- Kristin Chenoweth 1/10/16
The Baker Museum (formerly Naples Museum of Art)
- Make-and-Take 12/2 (Family Friendly)
- Art After Hours 12/30
- Joan Jacobs – Art Talk 1/4/16
The Von Liebig Art Center
- Call Up the Figure 11/14 – 1/9/16
Naples Performing Arts Center
- Cinderella 11/13 – 14
- Thoroughly Modern Millie 12/4 – 6
The city’s vibrant arts scene isn’t Naples only attraction. Its eclectic restaurants, along with its trendy and traditional shopping scene, are big hits among natives and tourists visiting one of the best Florida retirement cities. Another hot spot, Naples beach real estate communities. Snowbirds flock to the silky sands of this oasis, in addition to Naples bundled golf communities, every year, and the popularity of these communities continue to grow thanks in part to distinguishing qualities and traits.
Grey Oaks Country Club is one of those sought after destinations. This elegant country club is best know for its top-notch golfing, tennis and numerous other recreational amenities along with its close proximity to the beach. Grey Oaks Country Club property owners score their community a whomping 95 out of 100 in customer satisfaction. Amenities include three championship golf courses, two golf clubhouses and tennis. Approximately 700 homes are built to date of the 900 planned. It’s hard to find more beautiful Naples bundled golf communities until reach Quail West.
Enter the gated community of Quail West and see how Mediterranean and Spanish architect influences the signature style of this luxury beach club residential neighborhood. Developed by Stock Development, homes are reflect the epitome of luxury living in a highly amenitized community. Neighborhoods to find new homes at Quail West:
- Cortland - estate homes priced from the $900k's
- Escala - villas priced from the high $700k's
- La Caille - villas priced from the low $900k's
- Newlands - estate homes priced from the high $800k's
- North Lake Estates - custom estate homes beginning over $1 million
- Tamworth - estate homes priced from the high $800k's
If the beach life is for you, then the oceanfront community of Pelican Bay may be where you’ll want to live. The mixed use master planned community offers the homes and condominiums on the beach, which spans nearly three miles, and beachfront living with the finest amenities. Pelican Bay won our 2014 Bliss Award for Best Beach Community of the Year.
Boaters will want to navigate to the peaceful and secluded atmosphere of Windstar on Naples Bay. Residents here enjoy private beach access along with a deepwater marina, golf course and stunning clubhouse. Gulfshore Business Magazine ranked this gated community the Best Private Country Club in Southwest Florida for three consecutive years.
Escape the cold of the winter and continue your home search with a trip to the Sunshine State of Florida. We’re confident the Naples beach real estate will impress you. The winter is Florida is the best time to take in a round or two of golf at one of Naples’ bundled golf communities to see if the lifestyle is right for you. No matter what activity you choose you will see why the best Florida retirement cities are found in the Southwest part of the Sunshine State.
If you’re exploring Naples for the first time, ask for our free Naples relocation information to help you learn more about the area. It’s our pleasure to help.