about southwest florida
Welcome to the one destination that offers an unforgettable Florida experience, along with excitement and adventure found nowhere else on earth. Southwest Florida - One of America's most desirable places to live is home to a beautiful tropical climate with sunny skies, soft breezes, and occasional afternoon showers. Selected as a favorite place among top executives and professionals for quality of life, abundant housing and lifestyle options, Southwest Florida is a great place to call home, whether you stay for a week, a month or a lifetime. Here you can enjoy a luxurious and laid-back lifestyle that defines truly unique communities of waterfront and golf course homes, sumptuous dining, world class shopping, a vibrant arts scene and more outdoor activities than one could ever imagine. Southwest Florida boasts miles of beautiful soft-white-powder-like sandy beaches, some of the best fishing in the world, acres of prime golf courses and unique communities.
Naples is the most recognized and celebrated community in Collier County. The beautiful waterways, golf courses and prestigious homes decorate the landscape and give it the welcoming spirit of its famous Italian namesake. Driving through the historic section of the city, known as Olde Naples, one can expect to see tree-lined streets, quaint cottages, artful storefronts and welcoming open doors. In Olde Naples, you can mingle along while you enjoy perfect weather in perfect surroundings. Just minutes from downtown Naples lies the island of Marco. Known as a treasure for boaters, you will notice the Marco Island Yacht Club standing tall and proud the moment you cross the bridge to Marco Island. This laid-back area of Collier County provides a beautiful backdrop of sandy beaches, chickee huts, boat docks, and island life-style. Located between the city of Naples and the Everglades is another community often referred to as "The Heartland." This area is known for bringing together planting and harvesting, fishing and crabbing, and ranching and farming cultures to truly define diversity.
Naples and Marco Island, and the western portion of the Everglades make up Southwest Florida's Collier County – also known as The Paradise Coast. Collier is the largest county in the state of Florida, by land area, yet more than 80% of the vast expanse of land is preserved as park and nature preserve land by federal, state, county, city and private agencies. Beautiful beach communities surrounded by nature – it's no wonder the area is referred to as Florida's Last Paradise. It is truly paradise! Southwest Florida is an area filled with small town charm, international sophistication, and it is an area rich in culture and arts. Old Naples is sprinkled with fine art, symphonic concerts and high-end shopping. A charming city on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Naples exudes stylishness. Stroll beautiful pedestrian walks with shops, art galleries and restaurants. See row after row of palatial homes surrounded by tropical landscaping. The area is famous for its beautiful white sand beaches, golf courses, fishing, boating, water sports and spectacular sunsets.
Business opportunities in Collier County and Southwest Florida are growing by leaps and bounds. National business and trade publications have identified Collier County and Southwest Florida as a "top" place to live and operate a business. Just ask any one of the numerous entrepreneurs or veteran executive's who have journeyed to this area, started a business and now call it home.