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Naples Flower Show at Naples Botanical Garden

Naples Flower Show at Naples Botanical Garden

March 22, 2019 – March 23, 2019 | Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Naples Botanical Garden and Naples Garden Club combine resources and talents to present the Naples Flower Show. The two-day event, one of the largest flower shows in Florida, includes a Garden Market, a variety of educational demonstrations as well as the Naples Garden Club’s spectacular juried Designs and Horticultural exhibits.

The Naples Flower Show is included with General Garden Admission. Tickets are available to purchase here.

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Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival

Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival

March 22, 2019 – March 24, 2019 | Daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The 2019 Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival offers a full weekend of fun. It begins on Friday, March 22 and the party continues through Sunday, March 24.

In addition to a weekend of great music, all your favorite seafood specialties will be available fresh fish, grouper, crab cakes, stone crab, shrimp, crawdads, chowder and more. There is a huge assortment of traditional landlubber favorites, too.

Beer and wine will be available to quench your thirst. Over 60 arts and crafts vendors will open Friday morning at 11:00 AM. A kid’s zone with bounce house, slide, rock climbing wall, trampoline and more to wear off some of that energy while you enjoy the music, the food and the friends.

Join us for a weekend of great food and music!

Single Day Admission $10 Per Person / Two Day Admission $16 Per Person.

Call the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce to purchase VIP tickets at 239-394-7459.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth

St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth

March 16, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Saturday, March 16 on Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples starting at 11:00 AM. A little over 40 years ago a group of fun-loving Neapolitans got together and decided to have a parade to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Through the hard work of many volunteers and the generous support of patrons, the parade has prospered in the decades since. The parade is now the largest privately-funded parade in the state. It draws over 40,000 people to downtown Naples each year to celebrate Irish heritage and Irish culture in America. The Naples St. Patrick Foundation has donated over $200,000 to local high school bands and scholarships in the last five years.

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Naples Florida Monthly Real Estate Market Update – February 2019

Naples Florida Real Estate Market News –
February 2019

 

 

 

NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS AND ESTERO – SINGLE FAMILY PROPERTIES

CLOSED SALES

  • The number of closed sales in the 12 months ending February 28, 2019 for the Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero area increased 4% year-over-year (7,017 vs 6,751). 
  • There were 31 closed sales, priced above two million, in February 2019 compared to 38 in February 2018 a 23% decrease. During the 12 months ending February 28, 2019, sales in this category increased 12% over the same time period in 2018 (407 vs 363). 

NEW LISTINGS / INVENTORY

  • During the 12 months ending February 28, 2019, a total of 11,591 new listings were added to the market, this is 7% more listings than the same time period, 12 months ending February 28, 2018.
  • Available inventory as of February 28, 2019 consisted of 6,216 units, an increase of 8% vs the same time period in 2018. Current inventory represents 11 months of supply based on current absorption rates. 

AVERAGE & MEDIAN SALES PRICE

  • The year-over-year average sales price for the area was $681,337 which improved over the same time period in 2018, representing an increase of 6%. 
  • The median sales price for the area decreased 3% to $395,000 vs $408,500 in 2018. 

 

NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS AND ESTERO – CONDOMINIUMS

CLOSED SALES

  • The number of closed sales in the 12 months ending February 28, 2019 for the Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero area increased 1% year-over-year (5,642 vs 5,564).
  • There were 9 closed sales, priced above two million, in February 2019 compared to 22 in February 2018 a 144% decrease. During the 12 months ending February 28, 2019, sales in this category decreased 15% over the same time period in 2018 (150 vs 128 units). 

NEW LISTINGS / INVENTORY

  • During the 12 months ending February 28, 2019, a total of 9,116 new listings were added to the market, approximately 4% more listings than the same time period 12 months ending February 28, 2018. 
  • Available inventory as of February 28, 2019 consisted of 5,125 units, an increase of 3% vs the same time period in 2018. Current inventory represents 10 months of supply based on current absorption rates. 

AVERAGE & MEDIAN SALES PRICE

  • The year-over-year average sales price for the area was $401,633, a decrease of 5% vs the same time period in 2018. 
  • The median sales price for the area increased 1% to $254,000 vs $250,785 in 2018. 

 

“The source of this real property information is the copyrighted and proprietary database compilation of Southwest Florida MLS. Copyright 2019 Southwest Florida MLS. All rights reserved. The accuracy of this information is not warranted or guaranteed. This information should be independently verified if any person intends to engage in a transaction in reliance upon it. Naples Florida Monthly Real Estate Market Update is provided by Dustin Beard.”

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40th Annual Naples National Art Festival

40th Annual Naples National Art Festival

February 23, 2019 – February 24, 2019 | Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The 40th Annual Naples National Art Festival is held in scenic Cambier Park and along 8th Street South in downtown Naples, Florida.

Because of its national ranking and the beautiful weather in southwest Florida during this time of year, the Naples National draws some of the finest artists in the country.

Sunshine Artist Magazine has ranked this art festival as high as the number nine art festival in the United States and has included The Naples National in its Top 10 national festival seven years running.

This is a juried art festival with artists applying in 18 categories including painting, jewelry, watercolor, ceramics, metal, sculpture and wood. The local community counts Naples National among its premiere, must-see events thanks to the high quality of the art, the engaging personalities of the artists and the festive atmosphere. More than 20,000 residents and visitors flock to this outdoor weekend art festival to enjoy the art, live performances and our world-class restaurants in downtown Naples.

Festival attendees take full advantage of the opportunity to meet artists from across the country and to learn about their inspiration and techniques.

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Paradise Coast Half Marathon

Paradise Coast Half Marathon

February 17, 2019 | Mon. – Fri 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Naples, Florida is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, fine dining, high end fashion shops and is a prime destination for a half marathon and 5k.

Both the half marathon and 5k race courses will take you past some of the most beautiful natural scenery, luxurious homes, and friendly fans cheering you on along the way.

Half marathon runners will travel through the beautiful Lely Resort which features several inclines; something unique to Southwest Florida running. Racers finish on Victory Lane of the “World Famous Swamp Buggy Races” track.

Both half marathon and 5k runners earn a huge colorful finisher medal.

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Chubb Classic

Chubb Classic

February 11, 2019 – February 17, 2019

The Chubb Classic, an official PGA TOUR Champions event, will be held February 11-17, 2019 at The Classics Country Club at Lely Resort. The 2019 Chubb Classic will be the 32nd playing of the event in the Naples community. The Classics course, a par 72, 6,714-yard championship layout, designed by World Golf Hall of Fame member and winner of the inaugural Chubb Classic, Gary Player, showcases the scenic beauty native to Southwest Florida, and serves as the centerpiece of The Classics Country Club at Lely Resort. Six years after the inception of the course, in 1996, The Classics Country Club at Lely Resort hosted the Chubb Classic and was won by the legendary Al “Mr. 59” Geiberger.

Since its inception in 1988, the Chubb Classic annually attracts a strong field of competitors. World Golf Hall of Famers Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Lanny Wadkins, Lee Trevino and Gary Player have all won the event. Last year, Joe Durant birdied the final two holes and held off Steve Stricker for the title. In addition to the Tournament, the event features several special events throughout the week – the Taste of SW Florida, the Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge and Subway® Family Putt for Dough. For more information about the Chubb Classic, please visit www.ChubbClassic.com or call the Tournament Office at (239) 593-3900.

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Naples Florida Monthly Real Estate Market Update – January 2019

Naples Florida Real Estate Market News –
January 2019

 

 

 

NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS AND ESTERO – SINGLE FAMILY PROPERTIES

CLOSED SALES

  • The number of closed sales in the 12 months ending January 31, 2019 for the Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero area increased 4% year-over-year (7,067 vs 6,793). 
  • There were 28 closed sales, priced above two million, in January 2019 compared to 25 in January 2018. During the 12 months ending January 31, 2019, sales in this category increased 15% over the same time period in 2018 (411 vs 358). 

NEW LISTINGS / INVENTORY

  • During the 12 months ending January 31, 2019, a total of 11,580 new listings were added to the market, this is 8% more listings than the same time period, 12 months ending January 31, 2018. 
  • Available inventory as of January 31, 2019 consisted of 5,730 units, an increase of 8% vs the same time period in 2018. Current inventory represents 10 months of supply based on current absorption rates. 

AVERAGE & MEDIAN SALES PRICE

  • The year-over-year average sales price for the area was $680,601 which improved over the same time period in 2018, representing an increase of 8%. 
  • The median sales price for the area increased 1% to $380,000 vs $378,000 in 2018. 

 

NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS AND ESTERO – CONDOMINIUMS

CLOSED SALES

  • The number of closed sales in the 12 months ending January 31, 2019 for the Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero area increased 4% year-over-year (5,748 vs 5,540). 
  • There were 12 closed sales, priced above two million, in January 2019 compared to 22 in January 2018 a 45% decrease. During the 12 months ending January 31, 2019, sales in this category increased 8% over the same time period in 2018 (141 vs 131 units). 

NEW LISTINGS / INVENTORY

  • During the 12 months ending January 31, 2019, a total of 9,272 new listings were added to the market, approximately 6% more listings than the same time period 12 months ending January 31, 2018. 
  • Available inventory as of January 31, 2019 consisted of 4,828 units, an increase of 3% vs the same time period in 2018. Current inventory represents 10 months of supply based on current absorption rate. 

AVERAGE & MEDIAN SALES PRICE

  • The year-over-year average sales price for the area was $406,988, a decrease of 1% vs the same time period in 2018. 
  • The median sales price for the area decreased 13% to $240,000 vs 2018. 

 

“The source of this real property information is the copyrighted and proprietary database compilation of Southwest Florida MLS. Copyright 2019 Southwest Florida MLS. All rights reserved. The accuracy of this information is not warranted or guaranteed. This information should be independently verified if any person intends to engage in a transaction in reliance upon it. Naples Florida Monthly Real Estate Market Update is provided by Dustin Beard.”

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Naples Winter Wine Festival at The Ritz Carlton, Golf Resort

Naples Winter Wine Festival at The Ritz Carlton, Golf Resort

January 26-28, 2019

Three days of the very best of wine and food = year-round impact for children in need. Proceeds from the Festival benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation, whose vision is to make a profound and sustaining difference in the quality of children’s lives. NCEF is committed to supporting charitable programs that improve the physical, emotional and educational lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County. Since its inception in 2001, the Naples Winter Wine Festival has raised more than $161 million for children in need.

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Run For the Paws

Run For the Paws

January 26, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Lace up your shoes, leash up your dog (cats in strollers welcome, too!) and join us for the 12th Annual Run for the Paws to raise money and awareness for Humane Society Naples, Southwest Florida’s premier no-kill animal shelter.

Pre-race packet pick up will be Friday, January 26 from 10 am – 4 pm at the main shelter on Airport-Pulling Road. Day of race packet pick up will begin at 7 am on Saturday, January 27 at the Civil Air Patrol Building at Naples Municipal Airport. 

Race begins at 8 a.m. Pets are welcome to participate with their Guardians, but must be leashed (non-retractable leash), up-to-date with vaccinations and cannot interfere with other participants or pets. Please only bring pets that are accustomed to this distance (3.1 miles). 

T-shirts to the first 1,000 participants to register. All participants are asked to line up according to pace (minute/mile). Finish times and awards will be based on chip time, so your net finish will count! Awards will be given to overall male & female and top 3 each age group (male & female): 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & greater, and weight category for dogs.

Finish line timing will continue for at least one hour and twenty minutes-results will be tallied as soon as possible.

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