5 Reasons Summer Is Great In Naples
Today sitting in my office downtown on 5th Ave today I am only seeing an occasional passer by.
Some are holding shopping bags or an iced drink. Most look warm but not too hot as there is a nice breeze and scattered clouds today.
Now with summer in full swing I ask myself…“what’s there to do in Naples during the summer?”
There’s plenty for you to do….
1 Low priced golf – If you purchase the South Florida PGA golf pass for $50 like I do, you get super discounted greens fees at approximately 45 Naples area private and public courses. It’s a great time to tee it up at many different courses such as Bear’s Paw and Bonita Bay. I played the Lely courses Flamingo & Mustang. Naples Grande, Stonebridge, and Windstar are also on the list. As long as you tee off relatively early, I haven’t felt that the heat too much. Take a cart for shade and swing easy. Hit 2 balls because no one is pressing you.
Click here for South Florida PGA golf pass link
2 Freedom boat club – my wife and I joined this boat ave been enjoying it with our kids and golden doodle Archie at least once a week and loving it. Like any club there is an initiation fee and additional monthly fees but having the luxury of not being responsible for the storage and maintenance of a boat was important to us. We just get in and go and then at the end of a sandy day we just hand over the keys to one of the guys on the dock and say “see ya!”. With a variety of deck boats and center consoles we’re always trying something new.
Click here for Freedom Boat Club link (if you’re interested in this let me know and I’ll tell you who I worked with there)
3 Open beaches – I often notice how calm and clear the Gulf gets during the summer months. You can park at any of the beach blocks downtown with a beach sticker or feed the meter and just walk on. Bring an umbrella for shade and you’ll pretty much have your own stretch of private sand. Early morning walks on the beach are especially nice in the summer. The dolphin often cooperate and swim and leap just offshore. The Gulf is warm!
Click here for Naples beach pictures link
4 Restaurant summer specials – during season you needed reservations for just about every restaurant on 3rd St & 5th Ave waaaay in advance. At this time of year the best restaurants entice summer residents with dinner and drink specials that keep locals coming in. Summer is a great time to sit at the bar for an early cocktail and enjoy some of the best food in SW Florida at summer special prices! Here are some restaurant specials courtesy of The New Naples website.
Click here for Summer Restaurant Specials link
5 Real estate deals – sometimes the best time to buy property in Naples is in the summer when the number of showings that a seller sees is typically less. Some sellers don’t want to continue paying the HOA fees, taxes, mortgage, and upkeep over the summer when they are not using it. I have negotiated many deals during the summer months for buyers when the seller makes the decision to not hold on to the property for the next 5 or 6 months until season starts again and the buyer gets a great price. The sellers says “sell it!”
Click here for some summer real estate deals I like now link
Enjoy a wonderful summer where ever you & your family spend it!
Broker Associate Premier Sotheby’s