Golden Gate Estates
Golden Gate Estates is Naples version of country living, with large lots of an acre or more.
But instead of country living among rolling hills, Golden Gate Estates is on former swamp lands, that were drained by a series of canals dug in the 1960s. Initial sales in Golden Gate Estates were through telemarketing efforts to buyers who bought sight unseen.
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Homes in Golden Gate Estates have wells for drinking water and are on septic systems. There are no street lights or storm sewers. Storm water runoff is directed by drainage ditches along the streets. Services are very limited so residents must fill up the gas tank and grocery bags before they enter the area. All these factors make the acreage very affordable. The further east into Golden Gate Estates the more affordable real estate becomes.
Because of the affordability, the majority of residents are primarily Naples local working families. But 20% of Golden Gate Estates residents are second home owners. These owner value the benefits of the affordable large lots which is perfect for hobbyist, workshops, animals, horse, fruit trees, etc.
"Do you want to buy some swampland?"
This is where that adage came about.
The intersection of Golden Gate Boulevard (shown on map above), and Wilson Blvd divide the area in four regions. Streets names Northeast of that intersection end with NE: 1st NE, 2nd St NE, etc. Similar for streets SE, NW or SW of the intersection. Golden Gate Blvd is 11 miles long, making the length of the eastern portion that long. Parts of the very western end of Golden Gate Estate is west of Interstate 75, and more in the general Naples area. And a lot more expensive.
The western edge of the Estates has a home on most of the lots, on the very eastern edge there are homes, but mostly empty lots.
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West of Collier Blvd vs. East of Collier