This gorgeous home just closed in Aqualane Shores…
I think it’s safe to say that if you live in Naples, you know all about having houseguests. And despite all the sayings about three days and the smell of fish, etc., you have to thank them for one thing: They reintroduce us to this great town. We take them to the beach, to the zoo, to the theater, to the ballpark, to the golf course and sometimes to the dog track. The best of them treat us to dinner at restaurants we wouldn’t dare enter outside of summer when the specials run rampant. Houseguests remind us just where we are living — and why we are here. It’s not the grocery store or the gas station or the office or any of the locales that occupy our minds during a typical day. Look around. The incredibly blue, blue sky, the freshness of the air, the boulevards lined with flowers, palm trees and shrubs, all of them perfectly manicured, wending through neighborhoods of tasteful homes and picturesque water scenes. Click C-SCAPES for the full article.
Banks are handing out mortgages of as much as $10 million to the wealthy in record numbers while first-time homebuyers struggle to get loans. Read more…
Naples ranked 5th in U.S. News Rankings and Reviews most relaxing beaches. It was the highest ranked U.S. mainland location, and only a few Hawaii and Caribbean beaches were ranked higher. That is a tremendous statement for the quality of our area beaches. More….
If you could live in any state, except the one you live in now, what state would you choose to live in?
The Harris Poll has asked this question every year since 1997. While California tops the list of most popular states to live in among Echo Boomers (now ages 18 to 33) and Gen Xers (ages 34 to 45), Hawaii is the top pick for Baby Boomers (ages 46 to 64) and Matures (ages 65 and over). Among Echo Boomers, Hawaii drops out of the top five.
Here are the top-10 states across the age groups:
- North Carolina
- New York
Source: Harris Interactive (10/19/2010)