Best Beach Community of the Year - Pelican Bay
With two and half miles of private beach, property owners at Pelican Bay have the luxury of spending their days barefoot in white sugar sand or swimming in the warm aqua waters of the Gulf of Mexico. If you’ve never lived on the beach, it’s hard to adequately describe how living by the sea adds to your quality of life and longevity. Sunsets here are divine. Skies filled with hot pink and burnt orange reflecting on the sea. It's not uncommon to hear the blowing of a conch shell during sunset celebrations as the sun disappears into the ocean. Naples Beach has been named Best Beach in America by the Travel Channel.
Beach access is private and is fun to get to by boarding the community’s tram which passes over a 530 acre protected nature preserve and private lagoons. Sandpiper Beach Cafe and Sunset Cafe offer beachfront dining. Beach attendants keep the beaches well-maintained and gladly set up lounge chairs, cabanas, and umbrellas from 9am to Sunset. Pelican Bay offers water sports on the beach such as sailboats and sea kayaks. Access is through club membership and fees are low. Like most Florida residents, Pelican Bay residents can be seen spending their time outdoors whether on the beach, playing golf, fishing, or bicycling.
Developed by WCI Communities in the late 80’s, Pelican Bay has excellent curb appeal and all types of home styles are available in this gianormous oceanfront neighborhood. There are 6,700 Pelican Bay homes in all. From high-rise condos touching the clouds to maintenance free villas along the golf course or single family homes in a gated neighborhood. Additional amenities include a tennis center with 18 tennis courts, three fitness centers, a 27 hole championship golf course and golf clubhouse with dining.
Pelican Bay is within walking distance of the famous Philharmonic Center of the Arts and brand name shopping. Naples real estate prices have been trending skyward for the past two years and are leading the market in Florida. Fortunately, condos can still be found in the $300k’s and single family homes in the high $600k’s at Pelican Bay, one of the finest Florida beachfront master-planned communities.
Pelican Bay is Real Estate Scorecard's 2014 Bliss Award winner for Best Beach Community of the Year.