Naples Resort Communities

Naples does not have large resort type retirement communities, where residents zip around in golf carts going to shopping and dining. But it does have many communities with year round and second home residents that are loaded with wonderful amenities.

Even the smallest community with a pool, will have the occasional get together or pot luck. For this discussion, we will define any community that has a load of nice amenities and many various scheduled events for residents as a resort community.

The majority of the Naples area resort style communities are the bundled golf communities – membership included with the home purchase. Bundled golf has it all – golf, pool, restaurants, snack bar, tennis and many different scheduled events. Golf membership required communities (if you purchase a home, then the buyer must join the club), also have those amenities. But what about the non-golf resort style communities?

The Walks

The Walks refer to a series of gated communities built by Divosta, a national home builder. Divosta came up with a winning formula with the Walks. They have a town center with pools, fitness centers, tennis, cafes, post office, car wash, and many more items. There are many organized event for residents.

 The Walks have very pedestrian friendly as the streets end with cul-de-sacs surrounded by water. At the end of the cul-de-sac is a pedestrian bridge that connects to other neighboring cul-de-sacs.

The Walks include:

  • Village Walk was the first of the Walks, built mostly between 1995 and 1998. It has over 800 homes. Village Walk is located in a nice North Naples location.
  • Island Walk came next, just two mile east of Village Walk, at twice the size with nearly two thousand homes. Island walk was built mostly between 1998 and 2003.
  • Verona Walk in south Naples is the most recent Walk. The Walks kept on getting large with Verona Walks over 2,000 homes. Construction began in 2004..
  • Village Walk Bonita, is just north of the Naples area in Bonita Springs.

Other Communities

Other Naples communities with a large list of amenities including a restaurant:

Ole - Is an urban style community with clusters of condo and townhouse buildings. Its 20,000 sq. ft. village center include a concierge, bistro, ice cream parlor, pub internet cafe, coffee shop and a 90 seat movie theater. Ole is located in south Naples


Sterling Oaks - is a community centered around a tennis club with a clubhouse. It is located in north Naples on the border with Lee county. Sterling Oaks has condos and single family homes.

The Dunes - is a series of six high rise towers in north Naples just 1/2 mile from the beach. It has tennis, resort pool, fitness and dining.

The Fiddler's Creek - is a large master planned development 13 miles south of Naples near Marco Island. Fiddler's is eventually planned to have 6,000 homes that include nearly 100 separate condo and single family home subdivisions. All owners are required to join the Club and Spa for a refundable fee. The club has casual and formal dining a spa, resort pool and tennis. The golf club at Fiddler's is a separate membership

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