Whether you're looking for a sandy beach, a sunny garden, a plentiful fishing spot or 18 holes of superior golf, the city of Naples offers it all.
"Naples is the jewel of the west coast of Florida," says Cookie Boyd, a Realtor with Exceptional Properties of S.W. Florida, based in Naples. "It is easily accessible from any city in the country so within a few hours, you can be relaxing on our award-winning beaches, trolling for backwater trout or playing golf on one of our over 100 courses we have to offer.

"Our weather is wonderful year-round essentially, so you can play 365 days of the year."

Of course, many who travel here end up moving here, or at least buying a winter home. Long thought of by well-heeled Queen City residents as "Cincinnati South," Naples has developed into the place where many of the city's wealthy go to play in the frosty months"”the so-called "snowbirds" with second homes.

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