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My interview about Nelsons Walk in Port Royal

Port Royal AERIAL 2

Zillow.com has named Nelsons Walk in Port Royal the 12th richest street in the United States.

Nelsons Walk is a quiet byway in Naples, but the 26 homeowners there are actually living on Easy Street.

That’s because Nelsons, with a median home value of $10.5 million, is No. 12 on Zillow.com’s list of the country’s wealthiest streets.

No. 1 on the list is Indian Creek Island Road on Indian Creek Island in Biscayne Bay. The median home value there is $21.5 million and residents include Denzel Washington and Eddie Murphy.

Nelsons Walk has its share of celebrities too: Residents include best-selling mystery author Janet Evanovich and pest control king Truly Nolen, chairman and president of Truly Nolen Inc.

The street gets a boost right off the bat by being part of Port Royal, the most expensive community in Naples.

Cheryl Turner, a real estate agent with Premier Properties Sotheby’s International Realty in Naples, said Nelsons is “a wonderful street, fabulous,” but that its Port Royal location likely was responsible for pushing it on the national list.

“You’ve got wider water views, no bridges, the Gulf, the most exclusive neighborhood in town,” she said. “The prices are just continuing to go up.”

People are often shocked at how expensive a house in Port Royal can be, Turner said. “I had a client call on a house and the asking price was $23 million — he had thought maybe $11 million.”

An ounce of (termite) prevention

When we were kids growing up in Connecticut, we used to giggle at TV cartoons that depicted swarms of termites buzzing through a home and leaving only dust in their wake. Sometimes they’d buzz through a whole town, and Acme Termite Control would be overwhelmed.

Termites always came in the form of armies, destroyed whatever they found in seconds and were unstoppable. At least these were the impressions we took away from those Saturday morning cartoons. Read full article.