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People from around the world visit throughout the year making tourism one of the top industries in southwest Florida. Here you’ll find upscale, beachfront resorts, quaint inns and affordable getaways. Most are within a short drive of the dazzling Gulf, world-class golf courses and the exotic Everglades National Park. Many hotels offer handsome packages for vacationing couples and families.
The Bonita Bay Trianon Hotel | Call 800-859-3939
Just 100 spacious guestrooms, heated pool, conference room lobby lounge and close to many popular championship golf courses, restaurants and shopping. Just minutes away from the beautiful Gulf beaches, including Lover’s Key State Park.www.trianon.com/bonitabay
Trianon Old Naples | Call (239) 435-9600 or 877-482-5228
The Trianon Old Naples is a beautiful, boutique style hotel featuring 55 spacious guest rooms, three large one-bedroom suites and a pool. Located in a quiet residential setting in the heart of historic Old Naples, guests are within a short walk of “Tin City” and the Fifth Avenue/Third Street shopping areas.www.trianon.com
The Ritz-Carlton Naples Golf Resort | Call (239) 593-2000 or 800-241-3333
In keeping with the Ritz-Carlton tradition, this top rated, world-class resort and spa offers 295 luxurious rooms. Incredible vistas and spectacular golfing on two Greg Norman designed courses and a complimentary shuttle to enjoy reciprocity with the services and amenities of the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort.www.ritzcarlton.com
The Bel-Mar | Call (239) 403-4747 or 800-403-7430
Just two short blocks from Naples’ beautiful, sandy beach and picturesque Fifth Avenue, the Bel-Mar offers the best in location, accommodations, quaintness, value and Old Naples charm. Guests will enjoy tropical breezes, shelling, fishing, beautiful sunsets and the relaxing pool at the Bel-Mar. Walk to Fifth Avenue shops and myriad restaurants.www.thebel-mar.com
Staybridge Suites, Naples Gulf Coast | Call (239) 643-8002
An extended stay, all-suite hotel offering studio, one and two bedroom/two bath suites with fully equipped kitchens. Complimentary breakfast buffets and evening beer and wine sundowners. Available 24 hours a day: convenience store, fitness center, business center and free guest laundry room. Outdoor courtyard with pool and spa, and cabana style Chickee Bar. Just 1 mile to the beach, 5 miles to Fifth Ave. South. Pet friendly.
Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa | Call (239) 466-4000, or toll free 800-767-7777
The spa’s lavish guest rooms and suites offer a warm and inviting décor inspired by the natural beauty of the seaside setting. Atop the majestic hotel you’ll find a group of elite suites fit for a royal family. Inside the complex, there are two sparkling pools and an inviting spa, all within a short distance of five restaurants and lounges.www.sanibel-resort.com
Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach Resort | Call 800-241-3333
Featuring 450 guest rooms and suites on 20 beachfront acres at the north end of Pelican Bay, most with private balconies and magnificent views of the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. There are 8 restaurants and lounges within the hotel for every culinary taste, plus a fully staffed fitness center and spa, 2 exquisite heated outdoor pools and upscale shops. Complimentary shuttle to enjoy the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort’s two Greg Norman courses. A Forbes 4 Star, AAA 5 Diamond hotel.www.ritzcarlton.com
Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa | Call (239) 463-6181, or toll free 1-888-222-7465www.pinkshell.com
Park Shore Resort | Call toll free 888-627-1595
Park Shore Resort has carved out a pleasant niche to envelop the weary and refresh them with every blissful feeling possible. The living room, dining area, kitchen and two bathrooms are so spacious visitors are bound to leave a little spoiled.www.parkshorefl.com
Waldorf Astoria Naples | Call 800-247-9810
On the edge of the Gulf of Mexico all 395 rooms and 29 suites offer breathtaking views. Guests have access to off-site championship golf at Waldorf Naples Golf Club, 15 Har-Tru tennis courts, three pools, and a Mangrove Mountain waterslide. Relax in the world-class spa while children enjoy supervised programs. There are 5 award winning restaurants from which to choose, and just a few blocks to the elegant Waterside Shoppes.www.waldorfastorianaples.com
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club | Call 800-237-7600
Beach, tennis, and golf all located in the heart of Naples on seven miles of white sand beach. As one of Naples’ first luxury hotels, ‘The Beach Club’ is known for its Old Florida charm. There are 317 totally renovated rooms and suites, plus 6 Har-Tru tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course. Enjoy fine dining, tropical cocktails and live music while taking in a glorious sunset in this popular beachfront resort.www.naplesbeachhotel.com
Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa | Call (239) 394-2511 or 800-438-4373
Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico along 3–1/2 miles of pristine white sand beach, the award winning resort offers more than 700 newly renovated rooms and suites, four restaurants, a full-service spa, and 18-hole championship golf course. The Marco Island Marriott Resort is the perfect location for golfers, families, or those who choose to just relax at a new spa or lounge on the beach.www.marcoislandmarriott.com
The Inn on Fifth | Call 888-403-8778
This locally owned and operated hotel epitomizes the boutique lifestyle in Old Naples. Located on fabulous Fifth Avenue, surrounded by unique shops and galleries, steps from Cambier Park and the Von Liebig Arts Center, and adjacent to the Sugden Community Theatre, home of the Naples Players. Large stylish rooms with balconies; full service spa/salon, heated pool and fitness center. Restaurants include the lively, popular McCabe’s Irish Pub and Truluck’s, but just a few steps in any direction will offer a vast array of fine eateries.www.innonfifth.com
Inn at Pelican Bay | Call 800-597-8770
A premier boutique hotel combining Old-World charm and modern conveniences, just one mile from the pristine Paradise Coast beaches. Guest privileges at a semi-private championship golf course nearby. Many rooms have balconies and lake views. All rooms have high speed internet, 32” flat screen tv, safe, mini-fridge and microwave, comfortable desk and chair and luxurious bedding. Exercise center, heated pool, and whirlpool.www.innatpelicanbay.com
Hotel Escalante | Call (239)659-3466
Considered “A Naples Hideaway” in the heart of Naples, just two blocks to the beach and dozens of award winning restaurants and world class shopping on prestigious Fifth Avenue. Elegant, European styled inn with 65 rooms, one and two bedroom suites, parlors, and VIP suites. Day spa, gourmet dining and other top amenities.www.hotelescalante.com
Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa | Call (239) 394-5000 or 800-445-8667
Rated by AAA as a 4 Diamond deluxe resort right on the beach on Marco Island, the Hilton is located just minutes from the Florida Everglades National Park, Caribbean Gardens, The Botanical Gardens, historic downtown Naples and many of the finest golf courses in Southwest Florida. Guests enjoy an array of dining, recreation and great entertainment choices for the entire family.www.hilton.com
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers | Call (239) 790-3500, or toll free 877-782-9444
Located just nine miles from Southwest Florida International Airport, the Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers Hotel features deluxe accommodations, friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere for all travelers. Amenities include complimentary high speed internet access, an in-room hospitality center with kitchenette and a large work desk with desk level outlets.www.hiltongardeninn.com
Hampton Inn & Suites, Fort Myers Beach | Call (239) 437-8888, or toll free 1-800-HAMPTON
The Hampton Inn & Suites offer 42 suites that sleep up to six people per room. An exercise gym, heated outdoor pool, safe deposit box and express checkout are just some of the many accommodations for visitors. The hotel is conveniently located at the crossroads entrance to Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel-Captiva Islands and only four miles to Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island.www.hamptoninn.com
Edgewater Beach Hotel, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel | Call 800-821-0196
Relaxed, Naples beachfront luxury set on seven miles of stunning Gulf of Mexico coastline. The only all-suite hotel and spa located directly on the beach. Two heated pools, a Pool Bar and the Coast Restaurant, with excellent cuisine and a great view from the sixth floor location overlooking the Gulf. Play a round of golf at the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club and enjoy the amenities at sister hotel the Waldorf Astoria Naples beachfront resort.www.waldorfastoria.hilton.com/Edgewater
Clarion Inn & Suites | (800)895-8858
The newly refurbished Clarion Inn & Suites is a classic Mediterranean style inn with a stunning lobby, beautiful deluxe and luxury hotel rooms and spacious one and two bedroom suites. The Inn offers large desks, phones with fax modems, in–room coffee, copier services, voice mail, alarm clock, private balcony, remote control television with free HBO, and more, including a heated pool, spa, workout room, restaurant and lobby bar, and complimentary Deluxe Continental breakfast.
Bellasera Resort | Call toll free, 888-627-1595
The tropical elegance, color and history of Naples are evident at the Bellasera. The resort's Old World charm makes it an ideal place to hold business meetings. Gourmet catering, championship golf and culinary art events make the hotel one of the most vibrant and exclusive meeting places in the city.www.bellaseranaples.com
'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort | 1-800-223-5865
Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound, legendary 'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort offers warm, island hospitality with 138 quality accommodations that fit the needs and desires of any party — be it couples or families, getaways or gatherings, meetings or matrimony. Amenities include a luxurious pool, spa, elegant and casual dining, tennis courts, marina, and beach. Also enjoy complimentary high speed internet access and continental breakfast, plus captivating sunsets free of charge.www.tween-waters.com
Southwest Florida’s Most Beautiful Beaches
It’s no secret people flock to Southwest Florida for its inviting year-round temperatures. The pristine beaches, though, are what gave the area its nickname, Paradise. The soft, white sand and clear, blue water are the stuff tropical dreams are made of. From Fort Myers to Marco Island, you’ll find vegetation and wildlife near the water that few other places in the United States have to offer. Listed below you’ll find a few of our favorite beach getaways.
Fort Myers and Sanibel Island
Family Fun magazine dubbed the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel tops in the southeast United States. Easy access to the sand and pleasant water temperatures make the area a favorite locale for beach-goers of all ages. Gulfside City Park on Sanibel Island is ideal for those seeking to dodge large crowds. Lofty Australian pines near the center of the island provide shade for a quaint picnic. The park offers an excellent opportunity for shelling. Recreational vehicle travelers will find Sanibel’s Tarpon Bay Beach more accommodating and popular than Gulfside City Park. Concessions are available during the winter. Dogs are allowed on Sanibel’s beaches providing you keep them on a leash and clean up after them. Captiva also has beautiful beaches but no dogs are welcome there.
If picturesque scenery and water sports are what you seek, South Fort Myers Beach is the place for you. Parasailing and fishing are just two of the activities visitors enjoy each year. Underneath a quaint gazebo couples get married year-round at Lovers Key State Recreation Area, Florida’s newest state park. Lovers Key is as far from the crowds as you can get. Dolphins frolic all around nearby Estero Bay. Kayaks are available for those wanting to venture into the water.
Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island
Bonita Beach is great for walking, shelling and a fun day with the family. For the dog lovers, Bonita is proud to now have a designated DOG BEACH; an area specifically designed so your dog can run freely, play in the surf with other puppies and even get a fresh water rinse off before heading home.
Farther south, Barefoot Beach Preserve Park is 342 acres of undeveloped land with a learning center and nature trail families will enjoy. Turtles, ospreys, bald eagles and an assortment of wildlife make this park an ideal place for nature lovers.
Just beyond the Mangrove preserve is Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, a mile-long stretch of beach perfect for sunbathing and swimming. Snorkeling, boating, fishing, hiking and kayaking are popular activities at the park.
In Naples crowds flock to Vanderbilt Beach, Lowdermilk Park, Naples’ seven miles of white sand beach and the Naples Municipal Fishing Pier. Lowdermilk Park features a gorgeous beach, a pavilion with restrooms and a snack concession, picnic areas, sand volleyball courts, and a host of ducks that call the park home.
The Naples Municipal Fishing Pier offers a perfect vista of glorious sunsets just about every day. The pier juts 1000 feet deep into the Gulf, and fishermen love it. No fishing license is required, so as long as you’ve got a fishing pole and some bait, you’re in good shape. If you don’t catch your dinner from the pier, it is just a 3 block walk to the sophisticated but fun Third Street South shopping and dining district, where there are plenty of options for a fresh, delicious seafood dinner.
It’s pretty easy to find your way around in Naples because the ‘streets’ run north and south and ‘avenues’ go from east to west, ending at the beach. It is just a short walk from the beach along trendy Fifth Avenue South to the bistros and specialty shops catering to tourists and locals alike.
Tigertail Beach on Marco Island
On Marco Island, the four-mile sun soaked stretch from South Marco Beach to Tigertail Beach offers some of the most breathtaking beaches in all of Southwest Florida. Warm temperatures make Marco Island an ideal place to spot dolphins, manatees and an assortment of colorful oceanic wildlife. Don’t miss the herons, gulls and sandpipers at nearby Sand Dollar Island.
Business / Employment in SW Florida
The U.S. Census Bureau predicts Florida's population will grow by 80 percent between 2000 and 2030 — the third-highest growth rate in the nation behind Nevada and Arizona. Experts predict more than 2 million people will inhabit Lee and Collier over the next 25 years. It's little doubt, Southwest Florida is growing by leaps and bounds.
As regional population explodes business opportunities will grow exponentially. According to the Collier County Chamber of Commerce, the fastest growing industries are wholesale trade, services, retail trade, government and construction.
As if the sheer numbers weren’t inviting enough, the area offers a number of extra incentives for entrepreneurs. There is no state personal income tax and corporate income tax is only 5.5 percent of an owner’s net income. Local banks actively lend through various small business administration (SBA) programs.
Local chambers of commerce help new businesses through promotion efforts, assisting in marketing and seminars for employees on improving business.
One non-profit organization that is devoted to helping small businesses start, grow and succeed is called SCORE. They provide free consulting services on a broad variety of topics including writing a business plan, advertising and marketing strategies, negotiating leases, trademark registrations and navigating local government licensing and regulatory issues. The local chapter of SCORE has over 60 volunteer counselors who provide confidential business counseling services at no charge. By appointment: (239) 430-0081.
According to the 2011 US Census in both Collier and Lee Counties:
- The ratio of men to women is almost 50/50
- The population by age: Approximately 25% under 18, and 25% over 65.
- The percentage of women-owned firms is over 26%
- The estimated population of Collier County in 2011: 328,134
- The estimated population of Lee County in 2011: 631,330
Cultural Resources and Activities in SW Florida
Over the past decade, the arts have transformed Southwest Florida into one of the state’s most cosmopolitan areas. Audiences delight in our performing arts scene, where talented local actors bring life to Broadway favorites and new plays at intimate community playhouses. Fine arts lovers will enjoy a host of exceptional galleries and studios. The galleries are bursting with brilliant renderings of the picturesque local environment, unique wildlife and breathtaking sunsets. In addition to the natural selections, you’ll find a wide variety of modernism, cubism, impressionism and abstract arts.
In Naples, the Philharmonic Center for the Arts is the premier performing arts hall in Southwest Florida, hosting more than 400 events a year including world-class dance, opera, classical and popular music and Broadway musicals. The Phil features four art galleries and two sculpture gardens. The Collector's Corner offers an outstanding variety of art and rare gifts for sale.
Another venue for Southwest Florida performing arts is Fort Myers’ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. For 20 years the venue has played host to the most popular shows and performing artists in the country. Cats, Mama Mia!, The Producers, Movin’ Out. You name it, they’ve had it. And if the show you’re looking for hasn’t played yet, chances are, it will.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Call (239) 481-4849
Home of Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. A variety of quality touring productions including Broadway shows, musicals, plays, dance and ballet programs, as well as concerts and other performances by national touring groups.
Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
Call (239) 275-3435 View Map
A trip to the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium offers visitors keen insight on Southwest Florida's natural history. Daily educational programs allow visitors an up-close-and-personal view of some of the area’s wildlife, including alligators, crocodiles and snakes. The stars are always in line for an adventure to the only planetarium south of Bradenton and west of Miami.
Caribbean Gardens: The Zoo in Naples
Call the ZooLine at (239) 262-5409 View Map
Gulfshore Life recently named Caribbean Gardens "Best Place to Take Kids" in the annual Best of the Gulfshore Awards. A natural path almost one mile in length winds past rare and beautiful animals residing within a 52-acre jungle of exotic plants first planted in 1919 with a fascinating history.
Collier County Museum
Call (239) 774-8476 View Map
Learn about mastodons and fierce saber cats, Calusa and Seminole Indians, and the rugged pioneers who settled one of America’s last frontiers at the Collier County Museum. Visitors will enjoy five acres of native gardens, two early Naples cottages, swamp buggies and a logging locomotive.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Call (239) 348-9151 View Map
The Corkscrew Swamp is a magnificent natural attraction with cathedral-like cypress forest and abundant resident wildlife. The swamp offers some of the best wildlife and nature viewing and photographic experiences in the world.
DeBruyne Fine Art
Call (239) 262-4551
Impressionist paintings from the 19th century to the present. Hand-turned wood, marble sculpture, bronze and steel sculpture.
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Call (239) 334-7419 View Map
Edison and Ford Winter Estates was the winter home of world-renowned inventor Thomas Edison. The estate is one of the greatest historic treasures in Lee County. Completed in 1886, the home served this as a winter retreat and work place for the prolific inventor until his death in 1931. Edison’s friend Henry Ford followed shortly thereafter, purchasing the neighboring property in 1915. The inventive genius of Edison and Ford are evident throughout the 17 acres of riverfront estates.
Call (239) 263-0835
Contemporary art with mixed mediums of paintings, sculptures, art class, jewelry, ceramics and crafts by local and internationally recognized artists.
Gardner Colby Galleries
Call (239) 403-7787 View Map
Gardner Colby Galleries are located in the heart Old Naples on "Gallery Row". Featured many times in prestigious publications such as Arts & Antiques ("Traveling Collector" series), American Art Collector and Fine Art Connossieur magazines, Gardner Colby has also been prominently featured in the travel sections of the Palm Beach Post and the Atlantic Constitution as "tops" for gallery hopping in Naples. They represent an exceptional group of living American and International artists and sculptors, among the most renowned working in the country today. Offering full Art Consulting services to the beginning collector as well as the seasoned buyer, Gardner Colby Galleries are dedicated to giving you a quality art experience in person or on the web.
Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
Call (239) 514-0084
A fun, interactive experience for children of all ages. Special programs, camps, workshops and events designed to celebrate the natural curiosity of children in a safe and wonderful place. Developed by experts in child psychology, using state-of-the-art technology, their mission is: “To provide an exciting, inspiring environment where children and their families play, learn and dream together”.
Call (239) 261-2637
Opened in 1964, Florida's oldest active, privately owned sales gallery. American art from 1920 to present represents 50 major artists ranging in style from abstractionism to realism.
Imaginarium Hands-On Museum
Call (239) 337-3332 View Map
Touch a cloud, feel the force of a hurricane, or run through a thunderstorm at Fort Myers’ own Imaginarium. The kids’ museum provides hours of fun and entertainment for the entire family, with more than 60 interactive exhibits, live fish, sharks, turtles, swans, iguanas and animal programs.
Lady from Haiti
Caribbean art gallery and boutique. Haitian folk art as well as world-renowned Haitian painters' works from steel drum sculptures to Papier-mâché.
Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre
Call (239) 263-7990 View Map
Long running community theatre troupe presents an average of eight productions a year in one of the finest community theatre facilities.
Call (239) 261-8164 View Map
Palm Cottage is a prime example of a 19th-century south Florida home, built of a cement-like material made of sand and seashells. The historically accurate interior contains the simple furnishings of the period.
Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art
Call (239) 597-1900 or toll free 800-597-1900 View Map
The Naples Museum of art is a reflection of the unique spirit and generosity of Southwest Florida. The visual arts center includes a three-story, 30,000-square-foot museum with 15 galleries, a glass dome conservatory, entrance gates by renowned metal artist Albert Paley, spectacular chandeliers and a Persian ceiling by acclaimed glass artist Dale Chihuly, a resource room and the Museum Store. Located at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Pelican Bay.
Philharmonic Center for the Arts
Call (239) 597-1111 View Map
Home to the Naples Philharmonic, an 85-piece chamber orchestra, The Philharmonic Center Choral. Presents 410 events in two auditoriums, four art galleries and two sculpture gardens.
Shaw Gallery of Naples
Call (239) 261-7828
Showcases a wide array of local, national and international artists. Contemporary to traditional. Special exhibits.
Southwest Florida Museum of History
Call (239) 332-5955
The Southwest Florida Museum of History is dedicated to preservation and interpretation of the history of the Southwest Florida area with emphasis on Fort Myers. Permanent exhibits include tributes to the Paleo, Calusa and Seminole Indians, Spanish explorers and early settlers.
Sydney & Berne Davis Art Center
Call (239) 333-1933
Located in historic downtown Ft. Myers the center offers an array of cultural and artistic opportunities in the visual and performing arts through dance, theater, musical performances, and film and art exhibitions.
Von Liebig Arts Center
Call (239) 262-6517
American art from the 1950's forward. Various exhibitions. Classes, lectures, special exhibits. Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Great Dining Experiences in SW Florida
Third Street South Area, Naples
If you head to “Old Naples” you will certainly want to traverse Third Street, with a sophisticated but casual selection of restaurants. Several musical groups are usually playing on the sidewalk at different locations, offering various musical styles. With the music, the quaint shops, and the array of statues and art galleries, Third Street is a fun place to have dinner and then stroll---one of the nicest strolls in southwest Florida. Check out a few of the restaurants in the area where the LOCALS go:
- Barbatella Restaurant - Trendy/casual indoor and outdoor seating; Italian fare and full bar.
www.barbatellanaples.com (239) 263-1955 1290 Third Street So., Naples
- Handsome Harry’s –good food and drink. Live entertainment most nights…dine and dance under the stars.
www.HandsomeHarrys.com (239) 434-6400 1205 Third St. So., Naples
- Tommy Bahamas – the original store and restaurant. Island style /tropical menu; . Sit on the patio and people-watch or sip a chocolate Martini at the bar.
(239) 643-6889 1220 Third St. So., Naples
- Sea Salt – very chic and very popular with the locals and visitors. Dedicated to seafood and devoted to organic and naturally raised produce and livestock
www.SeaSaltNaples.com (239) 434-7258 1186 Third St. So., Naples
- Campiello Ristorante & Bar – a popular Italian restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating and live jazz Thurs. – Sat.
www.Campiello.damico.com (239) 435-1166 1177 Third St. So., Naples
- Ridgway Bar and Grill – Well known local restaurateurs Tony Ridgway and Sukie Honeycutt provide great food, an extensive wine list and Old Naples ambience.
www.RidgwayBarAndGrill.com (239) 262-5500 1300 Third St. So., Naples
- The Dock Restaurant - Locally owned landmark restaurant & bar located on Naples Bay next to the City Dock. Casual dining at water’s edge.
www.dockcraytoncove.com (239) 263-9940 845 12th Avenue So., Naples
Photos and additional information: www.ThirdStreetSouth.com
Central and North Naples Areas
- M Waterfront Grille – at The Village on Venetian Bay in Park Shore. A locally owned Naples favorite known for cutting edge continental cuisine and incredible Sunday Brunch. Dine inside or waterside. Check website for live music schedule.
www.mwaterfrontgrille.com (239) 263-4421 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. No., Naples
- Noodles Italian Café & Sushi Bar – For twenty years Noodles has been a hot spot for locals. Enjoy a delicious meal, live music, dancing and fun events.
www.noodlescafe.com (239) 592-0050 1585 Pine Ridge Rd. in Mission Square Plaza, Naples
- Loving Hut Naples - part of a worldwide chain of VEGAN Restaurants known for its unique menu of Asian and Indian inspired 100% VEGAN dishes. Good food but short on atmosphere.
www.lovinghut.us/naples (239) 254-9490 975 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples
- Andre’s Steakhouse - Quaint, local, and delicious! Top shelf food and service.
(No website; just word of mouth!) (239) 263-5851 2800 Tamiami Trail No., Naples
- Greek Gourmet – Family owned and known for its delicious Tzatziki. Friendly, casual, eat-in or carry-out; reasonable prices.
www.lovegreekfood.com (239) 403-7003 390 Tamiami Trail No., Naples
- Thai Udon Café – Local owners created an enticing Thai-Japanese menu and inspiring ambience. Located in Magnolia Square at the northeast corner of Goodlette Rd. and Pine Ridge Rd.
(No website yet) (239) 596-7332 5926 Premier Way, Naples
- The Turtle Club at Vanderbilt Beach – Casually elegant fine dining with your feet in the sand or in the comfort of the indoor dining room. Locals rave about this hidden gem located directly on the beach on the grounds of the Vanderbilt Beach Resort.
www.windwardhospitality.com/naples (239) 592-6557 9225 Gulfshore Drive North, Naples
Fifth Avenue South Area, Naples
The true and original “downtown Naples” is the famous Fifth Avenue South. Here you will find bustling crowds at night, as they frequent the many restaurants, then head over to Sugden Theater for a play, hang out at some of the restaurant bars or window shop. Fifth Avenue remains the all-time favorite spot for Naples at night. To name a few:
- Café & Bar Lurcat – A quieter spot for sophisticated dining and relaxing. Top off a delicious dinner with their fresh, homemade, warm cinnamon-sugar doughnuts! To die for!
www.CafeLurcat.com (239) 213-3357 494 5th Ave. So., Naples
- Yabba Island Grill – Dine Caribbean style, then hang around until they clear out the tables and bring in a DJ and dance your heart out. Their motto: “Come for the food – stay for the fun!”
www.YabbaIslandGrill.com (239) 262-5787 711 5th Ave. So., Naples
- The Chapel Grill – Formerly a Baptist church this beautiful, Old Naples landmark promises a ‘heavenly dining experience’ with an ‘inspiring’ menu and wine list. Casual, relaxed, with indoor and outdoor seating.
www.chapelgrill.com (239) 206-4310 811 7th Ave So., Naples
- Chops City Grill – good steaks and seafood; popular happy hour bar.
www.ChopsCityGrill.com (239) 262-467 837 5th Ave. So., Naples
- Vergina – Italian sophistication in the center of the Avenue; great place to dine in or alfresco. Enjoy live music and dancing nightly in the bar.
www.VerginaRestaurant.com (239) 659-7008 700 5th Ave. So., Naples
- Bha Bha Persian Bistro– Great Persian food now located on Fifth Avenue!
www.BhaBhaPersianBistro.com (239) 594-5557 865 Fifth Ave So., Naples
- Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab House – Award winning restaurant and wine list; piano bar. (Tucked away in the corner next to Sugden Theater)
www.Trulucks.com/pages/naples-florida (239) 530-3131 698 4thAve. So., Naples
- Stoney’s Steakhouse at Bayfront Place - (Just north of Tin City on Goodlette Rd.) Locally owned
www.stoneyssteakhouse.com (239) 435-9353 403 Bayfront Place, Naples
- The Riverwalk at Tin City - Overlooking the Gordon River and Naples Bay; Fresh seafood, tropical cocktails and live music in a charming, relaxed setting.
www.riverwalktincity.com (239) 263-2734 1200 5th Ave So., Naples
Photos and additional information: www.FifthAvenueSouth.com
Mercato in Naples
A large center at the corner of Vanderbilt Beach Rd. and Tamiami Trail North, featuring upscale shops with posh private residences above. A wide variety of dining options, a movie theater and trendy hot spots, plus monthly events on the lawn.
- The Pub – Authentic British pub, extensive beer selection, and waiters in kilts! Live music and fun specials.
www.experiencethepub.com/naples (239) 594-2748
- Blue Martini – A contemporary lounge featuring great music, plenty of room to dance, and a thriving happy hour.
www.BlueMartiniLounge.com (239) 591-BLUE
- AZN – Sophisticated sushi and Asian dining.
www.AZNRestaurant.com (239) 593-8818
- Silverspot Theater – Plush, leather chairs, reserved seating, full restaurant and lounge; Enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the latest releases. (11 theaters)
www.SilverSpot.net (239) 592-0300
- MASA – Traditional Mexican cuisine with a contemporary flair and cocktails especiales!
www.masa-restaurant.com (239) 598-0887
- The Wine Loft – An elegantly appointed wine bar and restaurant for local professionals. Mouthwatering tapas menu for lunch and dinner. Located below the Silverspot Theater.
www.thewineloftofnaples.com (239) 598-5601
Photos and additional information: www.mercatoshops.com
Waterside Shops in Pelican Bay and Venetian Village in Park Shore are two beautiful, open air, upscale shopping centers which frequently host musical events, fashion shows and a variety of holiday festivities. Check websites for weekly events: www.WatersideShops.com www.venetianvillage.com
- The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club – the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill is the best party around on Sunday evenings, with live music, dancing, and a fun easy going crowd of all ages. During the summer months, the “Beach Club” also is host to Jazz on the Green, once a month on Saturday night, featuring live jazz and blues.
www.NaplesBeachHotel.com (239) 261-2222 851 Gulfshore Blvd. No., Naples
- M Waterfront Grille – Enjoy live jazz on Wednesday and Friday evenings. A beautiful waterfront setting, great drink specials and creative menu.
Higher Education and Local School District Links
Former Governor Jeb Bush declared, "The state of education in Florida is stronger than ever." Southwest Florida schools truly are a testament to that statement. Area schools are among the best in the state when it comes to providing individual assistance to students. School curriculums offer a broad variety of subjects in an attempt to mold a well-rounded student. Literally thousands of students attend class at more than 100 elementary, middle, and high schools around the area. Florida Gulf Coast University, Edison State College, Hodges University, Southwest Florida College and Ave Maria University are the area's premier higher learning facilities. Each year, the universities provide a variety of challenging courses and varied majors.
Collier County Public Schools • COLLIER.K12.FL.US
The Collier County School District, located in Southwest Florida, is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. (239) 377-0001 www.collier.k12.fl.us
|Avalon Elementary||3300 Thomasson Dr. Naples 34112||(239) 377-6200|
|Big Cypress Elementary||3250 Golden Gate Blvd. W Naples 34120||(239) 377-6300|
|Calusa Park Elementary||4600 Santa Barbara Blvd. Naples 34104||(239) 377-6400|
|Corkscrew Elementary||1065 C.R. 858 Naples 34120||(239) 377-6500|
|Eden Park Elementary||3650 Westclox Street Immokalee 34142||(239) 377-9200|
|Estates Elementary||5945 Everglades Blvd. N. Naples 34120||(239) 377-6600|
|Golden Gate Elementary (PK-2)||4911 20th Place SW Naples 34116||(239) 377-6900|
|Golden Gate Elementary (3-5)||5055 SW 20th Place Naples 34116||(239) 377-6900|
|Golden Terrace Elementary (Primary)||2711 44th Terrace SW Naples 34116||(239) 377-7000|
|Golden Terrace Elementary (Intermediate)||2965 44th Terrace SW Naples 34116||(239) 377-7000|
|Highlands Elementary||1101 Lake Trafford Rd. Immokalee 34142||(239) 377-7100|
|Immokalee Community School||123 N 4th Street Immokalee 34142||(239) 867-3223|
|Lake Park Elementary||31295 14th Ave. N Naples 34102||(239) 377-7200|
|Lake Trafford Elementary||3500 Lake Trafford Rd. Immokalee 34142||(239)377-7300|
|Laurel Oak Elementary||7800 Immokalee Rd. Naples 34119||(239) 377-7400|
|Lely Elementary||8125 Lely Cultural Pkwy. Naples 34113||(239) 377-7500|
|Manatee Elementary||1880 Manatee Rd. Naples 34114||(239) 377-7600|
|Mike Davis Elementary||3215 Magnolia Pond Drive Naples 34116||(239) 377-9000|
|Naples Park Elementary||685 111th Ave. N Naples 34108||(239) 377-7700|
|Osceola Elementary||5770 Osceola Trail Naples 34109||(239) 377-7800|
|Palmetto Elementary||3000 10th Avenue SE Naples 34117||(239) 377-9100|
|Parkside Elementary||5322 Texas Avenue Naples 34113||(239) 377-8900|
|Pelican Marsh Elementary||9480 Airport Rd. N Naples 34109||(239) 377-7900|
|Pinecrest Elementary||313 9th Street South Immokalee 34142||(239) 377-8000|
|Poinciana Elementary||2825 Airport Rd. S Naples 34105||(239) 377-8100|
|Sabal Palm Elementary||4095 18th Ave. NE Naples 34120||(239) 377-8200|
|Sea Gate Elementary||650 Sea Gate Dr. Naples 34103||(239) 377-8300|
|Shadowlawn Elementary||2161 Shadowlawn Dr. Naples 34112||(239) 377-8400|
|Tommie Barfield Elementary||101 Kirkwood St. Marco Island 34145||(239) 377-8500|
|Veterans Memorial Elementary||15960 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Naples 34110||(239) 377-8800|
|Village Oaks Elementary||1601 S.R. 29 Immokalee 34142||(239) 377-8600|
|Vineyards Elementary||6225 Arbor Blvd. Naples 34119||(239) 377-8700|
|Corkscrew Middle||1165 C.R. 858 Naples 34120||(239) 377-3400|
|Cypress Palm Middle||4255 18th Ave NE Naples 34120||(239) 377-5200|
|East Naples Middle||4100 Estey Ave. Naples 34104||(239) 377-3600|
|Golden Gate Middle||2701 48th Terrace SW Naples 34116||(239) 377-3800|
|Gulfview Middle||255 6th St. S Naples 34102||(239) 377-4000|
|Immokalee Middle||401 9th St. Immokalee 34142||(239) 377-4200|
|Manatee Middle||1920 Manatee Rd. Naples 34114||(239) 377-4400|
|Marco Island Charter Middle||1401 Trinidad Street Marco Island 34145||(239) 377-3200|
|North Naples Middle||16165 Learning Lane Naples 34110||(239) 377-4600|
|Oakridge Middle||14975 Collier Blvd. Naples 34119||(239) 377-4800|
|Pine Ridge Middle||1515 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples 34109||(239) 377-5000|
|Barron Collier High||5600 Cougar Dr. Naples 34109||(239) 377-1200|
|Everglades City||P.O. Box 170 415 School Dr. Everglades City 34139||(239) 377-9800|
|Golden Gate High||2925 Titan Way Naples 34116||(239) 377-1600|
|Gulf Coast High||7878 Shark Way Naples 34119||(239) 377-1400|
|Immokalee High||701 Immokalee Dr. Immokalee 34142||(239) 377-1800|
|Lely High||41 Lely High School Blvd. Naples 34113||(239) 377-2000|
|Lorenzo Walker Technical High||3702 Estey Avenue Naples 34104||(239) 377-3300|
|Marco Island Academy||1450 Winterberry Drive Marco Island 34145||(239) 404-3622|
|Naples High||1100 Golden Eagle Circle Naples 34102||(239) 377-2200|
|Palmetto Ridge High||1655 Victory Lane Naples 34120||(239) 377-2400|
Upon moving to Florida, students should be registered for school. Parents can call (239) 334-1102 to find out which school their children will be attending. Students in kindergarten and first grade must provide birth certificates. Proof of residency must be provided (i.e., Declaration of Domicile, proof that a home has been purchased, or living quarters have been leased), social security numbers, a Certificate of Immunization, and proof of a physical examination within the previous year. Students do not need transcripts. the school will send for them.
Collier County Private Schools
|Cedar Montessori||10904 Winterview Dr., Naples, FL 34119||239-377-7190||Website|
|Christ Community Lutheran School||14785 Collier Blvd., Naples FL 34119||239-430-2655|
|Community School of Naples||13275 Livingston Rd., Naples FL 34119||239-597-7575||Website|
|Corkscrew Christian School||22022 Immokalee Rd., Naples FL 34120||239-348-8855|
|Eagle's Nest Christian Academy||6920 Immokalee Rd., Naples FL 34119||239-593-0060|
|Educational Pursuits||1035 5th Ave. N., Naples FL 34102||239-261-8371|
|First Baptist Academy||3000 Orange Blossum Dr., Naples FL 34109||239-597-2233||Website|
|Grace Community School Golden Gate||5524 19th Ct. SW, Naples FL 34116||239-455-4520||Website|
|Grace Community School Naples Park||871 100th Ave., Naples FL 34108||239-566-7167||Website|
|International Learning Academy||2740 Bayshore Dr. #5, Naples FL 34112||239-774-1800||Website|
|Journey's Hoffman Learning Academy||10641 Airport-Pulling Rd., Ste 26 Naples FL 34109||239-593-5535|
|Naples Christian Academy||3161 Santa Barbara Blvd., Naples FL 34116||239-455-1087||Website|
|Nicaea Academy INC.||2200 Santa Barbara Blvd., Naples FL 34116||239-455-9090||Website|
|Royal Palm Academy||16100 Livingston Rd., Naples FL 34110||239-594-9888||Website|
|Saint Ann School||542 8th Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102||239-262-4110||Website|
|St. Elizabeth Seton School||2760 53rd Terrace SW, Naples FL 34116||239-455-2262|
|St. John Neumann High School||3000 53rd St. SW, Naples FL 34116||239-455-3044||Website|
|Seacrest School||7100 Davis Blvd., Naples FL 34104||239-793-1986||Website|
|Seagate Christian School||1010 Whippoorwill Ln., Naples FL 34105||239-262-2226||Website|
|Steps To The Future Christian Academy||1207 Carson Rd., Immokalee, FL 34142||239-657-7070|
|The Village School||6000 Goodlette Frank Rd., Naples FL 34109||239-593-7689||Website|
Lee County Schools • LEE.K12.FL.US
|Allen Park Elementary School||3345 Canelo Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33901||239-936-1459|
|Alva Elementary School||17500 Church Ave., Alva, FL 33920||239-728-2494|
|Bayshore Elementary School||17050 Williams Road North Fort Myers, FL 33917||239-543-3663|
|Bonita Springs Elementary School||10701 Dean Street SE Bonita Springs, FL 34135||239-992-7074|
|Caloosa Elementary School||620 S. Del Prado Blvd Cape Coral, FL 33990||239-574-3113|
|Cape Elementary School||4519 Vincennes Blvd. Cape Coral, FL 33904||239-542-3551|
|Colonial Elementary School||3800 Schoolhouse Rd E. Fort Myers, FL 33916||239-939-2242|
|Diplomat Elementary School||1115 NE 16th Terrace Cape Coral, FL 33909||239-458-0033|
|Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Littleton Elementary School||700 Hutto Road N. Fort Myers, FL 33903||239-995-3800|
|Edgewood Academy School||3464 Edgewood Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33916||239-334-6205|
|Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School||2401 Euclid Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33901||239-334-6232|
|Fort Myers Beach Elementary School||12751 Oak Street Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931||239-463-6356|
|Franklin Park Magnet School||2323 Ford Street Fort Myers, FL 33916||239-332-1969|
|G. Weaver Hipps Elementary||1200 Homestead Rd N. Lehigh Acres, FL 33936||239-368-7042|
|Gateway Elementary School||13280 Griffin Drive Fort Myers, FL 33913||239-768-3737|
|Gulf Elementary School||3400 SW 17th Place Cape Coral, FL 33914||239-549-2726|
|Hancock Creek Elementary School||1601 Skyline Drive N. Fort Myers, FL 33903||239-995-3600|
|Harns Marsh Elementary School||1800 Unice Avenue N. Lehigh Acres, FL 33971||239-690-1249|
|Hector A. Cafferata, Jr. Elementary School||250 Santa Barbara Blvd. N. Cape Coral, FL 33993||239-458-7391|
|Heights Elementary School||15200 Alexandria Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33908||239-481-1761|
|J. Colin English Elementary School||120 Pine Island Rd. N. Fort Myers, FL 33903||239-995-2258|
|James Stephens International Academy||1333 Marsh Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33905||239-337-1333|
|Lehigh Acres Elementary School||200 Schoolside Drive Lehigh Acres, FL 33936||239-369-2477|
|Manatee Elementary School||5301 Tice Street Fort Myers, FL 33905||239-694-2097|
|Mirror Lakes Elementary School||525 Charwood Ave. S. Lehigh Acres, FL 33936||239-369-2200|
|North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts||1856 Arts Way N. Fort Myers, FL 33917||239-997-2131|
|Orange River Elementary School||4501 Underwood Dr. Fort Myers, FL 33905||239-694-1258|
|Orangewood Elementary School||4001 DeLeon Street Fort Myers, FL 33901||239-936-2950|
|Patriot Elementary School||711 SW 18th Street Cape Coral, FL 33991||239-242-1023|
|Pelican Elementary School||3525 SW 3rd Ave. Cape Coral, FL 33914||239-549-4966|
|Pine Island Elementary School||5360 Ridgewood Dr. Bokeelia, FL 33922||239-283-0505|
|Pinewoods Elementary School||11900 Stoneybrook Golf Drive Estero, FL 33928||239-947-7500|
|Ray V. Pottorf Elementary School||4600 Challenger Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33912||239-274-3932|
|Rayma C. Page Elementary School||17000 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers, FL 33908||239-432-2737|
|River Hall Elementary School||2800 River Hall Pkwy Alva, FL 33920||239-693-0349|
|San Carlos Park Elementary School||17282 Lee Road Fort Myers, FL 33967||239-267-7177|
|Skyline Elementary School||620 SW 19th Street Cape Coral, FL 33991||239-772-3223|
|Spring Creek Elementary School||25571 Elementary Way Bonita Springs, FL 34135||239-947-0001|
|Sunshine Elementary School||601 Sara Ave. Lehigh Acres, FL 33971||239-369-5836|
|Tanglewood Elementary School||1620 Manchester Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33919||239-936-0891|
|The Sanibel School||3840 Sanibel-Captiva Road Sanibel, FL 33957||239-472-1617|
|Three Oaks Elementary School||19600 Cypress View Drive Fort Myers, FL 33912||239-267-8020|
|Tice Elementary School||3345 Canelo Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33901||239-694-1257|
|Trafalgar Elementary School||4524 Tice Street Fort Myers, FL 33905||239-283-3043|
|Treeline Elementary School||10900 Treeline Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33913||239-768-5208|
|Tropic Isles Elementary School||5145 Orange Grove Blvd. N. Fort Myers, FL 33903||239-995-4704|
|Veterans Park Academy for the Arts||49 Homestead Road S. Lehigh Acres, FL 33936||239-303-3003|
|Villas Elementary School||8385 Beacon Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33907||239-936-3776|
|Alva Middle School||P.O. Box 128, 21219 N. River Road Alva, FL 33920||239-728-2525|
|Bonita Springs Middle School||10141 W. Terry Street Bonita Springs, FL 34135||239-992-4422|
|Caloosa Middle School||610 S. Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral, FL 33990||239-574-3232|
|Challenger Middle School||624 Trafalgar Parkway Cape Coral, FL 33991||239-242-4341|
|Cypress Lake Middle School||8901 Cypress Lake Drive Fort Myers, FL 33919||239-481-1533|
|Diplomat Middle School||1039 NE 16th Terr Cape Coral, FL 33909||239-574-5257|
|Fort Myers Middle Academy||3050 Central Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33901||239-936-1759|
|Gulf Middle School||1809 S.W. 36th Terrace Cape Coral, FL 33914||239-549-0606|
|James Stephens International Academy||1333 Marsh Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33905||239-337-1333|
|Lehigh Acres Middle School||104 Arthur Avenue Lehigh Acres, FL 33936||239-369-6108|
|Lexington Middle School||16351 Summerlin Road Fort Myers, FL 33908||239-454-6130|
|Mariner Middle School||425 Chiquita Blvd Cape Coral, FL 33993||239-772-1848|
|North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts||1856 Arts Way N. Fort Myers, FL 33917||239-997-2131|
|Oak Hammock Middle School||5321 Tice Street Fort Myers, FL 33905||239-693-0469|
|Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School||4750 Winkler Ave. Ext. Fort Myers, FL 33966||239-334-1357|
|The Sanibel School||3840 Sanibel-Captiva Road Sanibel, FL 33957||239-472-1617|
|Three Oaks Middle School||18500 Three Oaks Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33912||239-267-5757|
|Trafalgar Middle School||2120 Trafalgar Parkway Cape Coral, FL 33991||239-283-2001|
|Varsity Lakes Middle School||801 Gunnery Road Lehigh Acres, FL 33971||239-694-3464|
|Veterans Park Academy for the Arts||49 Homestead Road S. Lehigh Acres, FL 33936||239-7303-3003|
|Cape Coral High School||2300 Santa Barbara Blvd Cape Coral, FL 33991||239-574-6766|
|Cypress Lake High School||6750 Panther Lane Fort Myers, FL 33919||239-481-2233|
|Dunbar High School||3800 E. Edison Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33916||239-461-5322|
|East Lee County High School||P715 Thomas Sherwin Ave. Lehigh Acres, FL 33974||239-369-2932|
|Estero High School||121900 River Ranch Road Estero, FL 33928||239-947-9400|
|Fort Myers High School||2635 Cortez Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33901||239-334-2167|
|Ida S. Baker High School||3500 Agualinda Blvd Cape Coral, FL 33914||239-458-6690|
|Island Coast High School||2125 De Navarra Pkwy Cape Coral, FL 33909||239-458-0362|
|Lehigh Senior High School||901 Gunnery Road Lehigh Acres, FL 33971||239-693-5353|
|Mariner High School||701 Chiquita Blvd Cape Coral, FL 33993||239-772-3324|
|North Fort Myers High School||5000 Orange Grove Blvd. N. Fort Myers, FL 33903||239-995-2117|
|Riverdale High School||600 Buckingham Road Fort Myers, FL 33905||239-694-4141|
|South Fort Myers High School||14020 Plantation Road Fort Myers, FL 33912||239-561-0060|
|Bonita Springs Charter School, K-8||25380 Bernwood Dr., Bonita Springs, FL 34135||239-992-6932|
|Canterbury School||8141 College Pkwy., Fort Myers, FL 33919||239-481-4323|
|Fort Myers Christian School||1550 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907||239-939-4642|
|Montessori School of Fort Myers||2151 Crystal Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33907||239-936-4515|
|Bishop Verot Catholic High School||5598 Sunrise Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33919||239-274-6700|
|Sonshine Christian Academy||12925 Palm Beach Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33905||239-694-8882|
|Hebrew Academy of Lee County||14486 A-W Bulb Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33908||239-489-3006|
Colleges and Universities
Ave Maria University • 877-283-8648 • NAPLES.AVEMARIA.EDU
The town of Ave Maria, located west of Naples, was the result of a dream project of Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monihan. There he created Ave Maria University, and the Barron Collier Companies built the new town around it. Ave Maria also has the area’s only law school, currently located off site, but with plans for moving to the main campus.
The charming, semi-circle town center, La Piazza, features various businesses to serve the community. The focal point is the massive marble sculpture that dominates the front of the Oratory. The area is gradually attracting manufacturing and other businesses at nearby business parks, thus ensuring a steady growth of the still young town. it is a charming and very clean city, filled with energy from the many young families, retirees, and others who are residents.
Edison State College • 239-732-3701 • EDISON.EDU
Edison State college, located in Southwest Florida, is a Florida public college offering two and four year undergraduate degree programs. There are campuses in Collier County, Lee County and Charlotte County.
Florida Gulf Coast University • 800-590-3428 • FGCU.EDU
Florida Gulf Coast University, with its innovative programs, technology friendly campus, and outstanding faculty, is one of the most exciting educational environments in America. FGCU, a member of the State university System of Florida, is a comprehensive university created to address the educational needs of the rapidly growing Southwest Florida population. Classrooms showcase state-of-the-art multimedia instructional systems that feature internet access, document cameras, and audio/video presentations.
Hodges University • 239-513-1122 • HODGES.EDU
With campuses in Naples and Fort Myers, Hodges University offers Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science, and master-level degree programs in career-related disciplines. In addition to granting degrees, The college offers continuing education programs which include instruction in English as a second or foreign language and lifelong learning classes for senior citizens. Specifically designed programs and special courses are also available to businesses and professional firms seeking instruction or personalized seminars. They have a Program Participation Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education for eligible students to receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. direct loans).
Southwest Florida College • 888-526-7973 • SWFC.EDU
Southwest Florida College is an accredited private institution of higher learning that is listening to employers and providing its students with lifetime career placement assistance in today's most demanding career fields. The college is centrally located in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Tampa, Port Charlotte, and includes the Institute of Interior Design located within the Miromar Design Center in Estero. Career training is offered in fields such as Health Care, Business, Design, Education, Information Technology and Legal Studies.
Health Care Resources
Southwest Florida is one of the most popular retirement destinations in the country. As a result, you’ll find a healthcare system that’s second to none.
General practitioners, cosmetic surgeons and specialists of all kinds can be found in the Naples and Fort Myers areas providing high quality diagnostic and rehabilitative services. Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System (NCH to the locals) boasts some of the region's most outstanding healthcare facilities. With two hospitals and 26 satellite branches, NCH is recognized as a leader in a comprehensive, integrated range of services. A number of assisted living, independent living, nursing and continued care facilities provide care for the aging and infirm.
NCH Naples Campus (Downtown Naples)
NCH Naples Campus has more than 500 physicians, 4,000 highly trained employees, and 1,900 volunteers who comprise the outstanding medical team at this 420-bed hospital. Specialties include cardiology; oncology; inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation; psychiatry; pediatric emergency medicine; surgery; diagnostics, and wellness program.
NCH North Naples Campus (off Immokalee Road)
NCH North is a 261-bed acute care hospital providing a range of services including obstetrics/gynecology, a Level II neonatal nursery, orthopedics, diagnostic cardiac catheterization, general surgery, emergency medicine, intensive care and outpatient infusion. The geriatric unit has 32 acute care beds and The Children’s Medical Services Clinic provides pediatric sub-specialties.
Naples Heart Institute (Briggs Health Pavilion)
The NCH Naples Campus is home to one of the most successful cardiac programs in the nation. Our mortality rate is less than half of the national average and we're consistently rated as a five star program by independent rating agencies. Our services include invasive cardiac procedures, Coronary Artery By-pass Graft and Cardiac Valve surgeries, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness programs.
Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
Constructed in 1994, the Golisano Children's Hospital is a 98 bed facility which is located within HealthPark Medical Center and provides vital health care for children from infancy through age 18. It is the only accredited children's hospital between Tampa and Miami, and is home to the region's only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida
This team of fellowship-trained specialists has developed a high level of expertise in diagnosing and treating conditions and injuries affecting feet, ankles, hands, hips, knees elbows, shoulders, and spines, ranging from imaging services to joint replacement. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists (Physiatrists) provide therapy and pain management treating the ‘whole person’ not just the problem area.
Physicians Regional Healthcare System
(239) 348-4000 (Pine Ridge Rd location) View Map
(239) 354-6000 (Collier Blvd Location)
More than 300 physicians offering advanced medical care and comprehensive programs in more than 45 specialties, including 24-hour emergency services, stroke care, cardiology, vascular disease, ear, nose and throat; digestive diseases; research; orthopedic, spine and neurosurgery; and women’s services.
Lee Memorial Hospital
This hospital is a 355-bed acute care facility that is home to the only Level II Trauma center between Tampa and Miami. Services include cardiac care, cancer services, wound care, sports medicine, women’s care, pediatric care and surgery, neurosurgery, senior specialty services, and many out-patient treatments.
HealthPark Medical Center
HealthPark is the primary location for Lee Memorial Health System’s Heart and Vascular Institute. It is also a designated Chest Pain Center and home to the new Endovascular Suite for endovascular neurosurgery and a variety of other vascular procedures. Originally opened in 1991, HealthPark has grown to a 369-bed acute care facility with more than 1,000 physicians on its medical staff and more than 1,000 volunteers.
Recreational Activities and Adventures
Southwest Florida is known as the Golf Capital of the World. More than 200 challenging courses pepper the area for players casual and competitive. When winter residents head north in the spring, course rates drop significantly and tee times are much easier to come by. If you’re lucky, you can find one of the many private courses open to the public from
For detailed information on our area’s Golf Courses and Golf Club Communities visit our website: www.TeeUpFlorida.com/
The area is brimming with options for environmental enthusiasts. On the water recreational activities are without limit: Boating, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, sailing, fishing. You name the water sport…paradise has it!
Land lovers might prefer shelling, sun bathing or bird watching. Nearby Everglades National Park is the only subtropical park on the continent. The park is known for its rich bird life, but it’s also the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles exist side by side. Airboat tours depart throughout the day from quirky Everglades City.
Collier and Lee counties take pride in their Parks and Recreation departments. Collier alone has more than a dozen family-friendly parks perfect for picnicking and fun.
Boston Red Sox Spring Training
(239) 334-4700 View Map
Did you know that the Philadelphia A's began training at Terry Park in Ft. Myers in 1925? Fort Myers in Lee County has had a long history of hosting spring training for teams, such as the Cleveland Indians and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Since 1993, Fort Myers has been the spring-training home of the Boston Red Sox since 1993. JetBlue Park at Fenway South is their new location and provides state-of-the-art training facilities positioned on a single site that is intended to be used year-round. It includes JetBlue Park, the main ballpark with a total capacity of approximately 11,000 fans (including standing room and berm), six practice fields, and other adjoining facilities that house both the Major and Minor League operations, and a rehabilitation center.
Caribbean Gardens/Naples Zoo
(239) 262-5409 View Map
A trip to Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens promises a full day of fun activities. The paved path winds nearly a mile past rare Tigers, Giraffes, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Black Bears, Coyotes, Antelope, Bearded Dragons and many others residing within a historic tropical garden of exotic plants first planted in 1919 with a fascinating history. Safari Canyon presentations enable you to understand wildlife in exciting ways through living animals, wildlife videos, and live camera close-ups. The Primate Expedition Cruise takes you through islands inhabited by monkeys, lemurs, and apes. You can also enjoy the Meet the Keeper Series, Snake Sunbathing, and Alligator Bay Feeding. Children have fun at the presentations and exploring each of the play areas.
Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Explore 13 acres of nature trails and mangrove waterways. Canoe and kayak rentals, aviaries, aquariums, serpentarium, interactive exhibits, wildlife rehab facility and nature store.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
This 13,000 acre preserve is designated as a National Audubon Society Sanctuary. Located just east of Bonita Springs, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary features a two-mile boardwalk through an ancient forest of giant bald cypress trees and is home to over 200 species of birds and other rare wildlife. Now open after hours for special events you can enjoy activities such as night sky viewing with the Everglades Astronomical Society and their huge telescopes or searching for the elusive Ghost Orchid with your own binoculars.
Everglades Day Safari
(239) 472-1559 or (800) 472-3069 View Map
Everglades Day Safari offers half-day Adventure eco-tours or an all-inclusive, nine hour tour of the Everglades featuring birdwatching and wildlife photography of the plants, birds, alligators and other animals of the Big Cypress Preserve and the Everglades outback. A highly trained guide accompanies you through a full day of nature by riverboat into the Ten Thousand Island estuaries, hiking into a natural cypress strand or swamp, airboating in the sawgrass prairies and a wildlife drive into the savannah outback by safari van. A full lunch is included which features swamp cuisine appetizers and other southern delicacies. We provide binoculars, ponchos and other comfort items.
Everglades Wonder Gardens
(239) 992-2591 View Map
The Everglades Wonder Gardens, located in Bonita Springs, first opened in 1936 with the purpose of caring for injured animals. It is now the home to alligators, panthers, bears, deer and all sorts of exotic birds. The site also features lush botanical gardens with plants and trees from around the world. You can learn about the area’s Calusa Indian history at the museum, check out the reptile display, cross the alligator pit on a swinging bridge and laugh as you watch the playful live otter show. Guided tours are also available.
Germain Arena in Estero
Home of the Florida Everblades NHL Hockey Team, this venue also hosts concerts by big-name acts of all genres from Miranda Lambert and Willie Nelson to Elton John and Stevie Nicks, Zach Brown and Three Days Grace to Slightly Stoopid. You may also take in a Professional Bull Riders competition, Disney on Ice, Cirque du Soleil or the Harlem Globe Trotters in this popular center but with a seating capacity of only 8,200 you may want to buy your tickets early! Also open to the general public for ice skating lessons in 8 week sessions.
Golden Gate Community Park and Aquatic Center
This community park includes a large exercise pool, kid's activity pool and water slide, lighted tennis, racquetball, basketball, volleyball and shuffleboard areas, a playground and restrooms.
JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
(239) 472-1100 View Map
The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located on the subtropical barrier island of Sanibel in the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. It is world famous for its spectacular wading bird populations.
Koreshan State Historical Site
(239) 992-0311 View Map
Preserved on the banks of the Estero River, an unusual pioneer settlement reflects the freedom of religion that is one of our most basic rights. In 1894, a visionary named Cyrus Reed Teed formed a colony he foretold would become a “New Jerusalem.” He and his followers practiced the religion of Koreshanity, which was conceived by Reed in his laboratory in upstate New York during what he termed as “Illumination.” Among his beliefs was that God had a male-female aspect (Koreshan prayers were to the Mother-Father) and the belief that the earth was a hollow sphere with all life, planets, moon and stars within it. Upon Teed’s death in 1908, membership began to decline until the four remaining members deeded the land to the state in 1961.
M & H Stables
Supervised trail rides and riding lessons for ages 4 and up.
Minnesota Twins Spring Training at Hammond Stadium
(239) 768-4270 View Map
Hammond Stadium is home to the Twins’ spring training since 1991. It is a part of the 80-acre Lee County Sports Complex, which includes five full and two half baseball fields, two soccer fields, a softball complex and an eight acre lake for public fishing. During the summer months, Hammond Stadium is home to the Fort Myers Miracles Baseball Team.
Naples Princess Cruises & Private Charters
Cruise aboard one of the most elegant luxury yachts in all of southwest Florida in a fully enclosed and air-conditioned interior salon or bask in the sunshine of the fresh-air outdoor seating. There are full-service bars and delicious, freshly prepared meals; you just have to pick which cruise you want to enjoy: the sightseeing tour, lunch, sunset dinner cruise or a private charter while taking in the natural beauty of Naples Bay and a peek at some of Port Royal’s spectacular homes. A great option for a special occasion such as a wedding, anniversary or family reunion.
Naples Trolley Tour
Lively narrative accompanies a tour of more than 100 points of interest. Passengers can disembark and reembark at will.
Shell Factory and Nature Park
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If you're in the mood to 'shop til you drop,' you've certainly come to the right place! Not only is our collection of common and rare shells, sponges, coral, fossils and sea life specimens the largest in the world, but we also sell sea and nautical-inspired lamps and night lights, shell and gold jewelry (or you can pick your own pearl & have it mounted in one of many styles of bands), inlaid shell toilet seats, accent pieces such as wood and ceramic sculptures, folk art birds, drift wood, hand-painted tables, wall hangings and a wide variety of mirrors, decorations for every holiday imaginable, palm tree wine glasses, books and maps, cards and stationery, nautical-motif gifts and accent pieces, furnace-blown glass, candles, magnets and key chains, and citrus and palm trees that can be grown indoors.
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
Located on east side of Six Mile Cypress Parkway in South Ft. Myers, just north of Daniels Parkway, this 2200 acre preserve is teeming with beautiful, native plantings and wildlife. The Boardwalk is a little over one mile in length.
Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Water Park at North Collier Regional Park
Five giant water slides, Sunny’s (lazy) River, the Family Falls 4 foot deep pool with waterfalls, a diving and lap pool, and Turtle Cove, a large pool just for toddlers (and their parents at all times) with swings, animals to ride in the water, the squirting water worm and dumping buckets all in just 18 inches of water.
Veterans Community Park and Rover Run Dog Park
This community park includes tennis, racquetball, sports fields, volleyball, restrooms and concessions. It is also known as the park where people love to bring their dogs to bask in Southwest Florida's beautiful sunshine. This is currently the only dog park in Collier County and offers separate play areas for large and small dogs.
Places to Shop in Southwest Florida
Shopping and vacation time go hand and hand. Specialty shops abound in Southwest Florida making discriminating shoppers feel right at home. Here you’ll find the latest fashions, exclusive artwork and just about every golfing need you can imagine.
Shopping along Fifth Avenue is a must for anyone visiting Naples. Pedestrians stroll the street in search of that special something and they usually find what they’re looking for. Fifth Avenue is packed with historical landmarks, sophisticated boutiques, art galleries, hotels, theaters, neighborhood shops, and ample eateries. Neapolitans will tell you it’s the most happening place in town. Don’t expect to leave Fifth Avenue empty handed or with an empty belly!
The Downtown River District in Fort Myers is another fun place to visit with its nostalgic blend of shops, bars, galleries and such, in contrast to the big box stores and malls.
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Naples only enclosed mall features JC Penney, Macy’s, Dillard’s and Sears as its anchor stores, plus all the other big chain stores you expect to find. This indoor, climate-controlled mall is ideal when the weather is not! With over 150 specialty stores there is plenty to see. There are a couple of sit-down restaurants at Coastland Center, but when the kids all want something different to eat, the Food Court is the perfect choice and there’s even a small Merry-go-round for them to ride on!
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Coconut Point is the center of focus for a 500-acre, master planned community that is more than a shopping center. The property includes 90,000 square feet of office condominiums, residential units, up to 1.2 million square feet of retail space, and a variety of great restaurants - all surrounding several acres of lakes with a boardwalk. Coconut Point is the place for people to gather, shop, dine, work, play, see a new film - you name it; in an open, Main Street-style shopping destination with Mediterranean Revival-style architecture that is designed to fit gracefully with the architectural flavor of Southwest Florida.
Charming boardwalk along Naples Bay with clever and unique gift shops, just one block from Tin City.
Downtown Fort Myers River District
The River District offers shoppers an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, pubs and galleries. On the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m., Art Walk features local and national artwork in the downtown art galleries. The evening culminates with an after party at 10 p.m. The Downtown Farmers Market is also popular with its diverse gathering of vendors ranging from locally grown produce and flowers to homemade, aromatic soaps and delicious Artisan breads!
The Edison Mall
This is one of the largest indoor malls (so you can shop rain or shine!) in southwest Florida, anchored by the typical department store favorites like Dillard’s, J.C. Penny and Macy’s. More than 160 vendors offer everything from shoes to beach toys, sporting goods to jewelry. Of course, the food court offers the convenience of a quick meal on-the-go or a brief respite from a long day of shopping.
Fifth Avenue South
Naples’ Fifth Avenue South exudes charm and small-town friendliness with its historical landmarks, sophisticated boutiques, art galleries, hotels, theaters, neighborhood shops and colorful buildings. This tree-lined avenue was originally the ‘main street’ of Naples and is still considered the “Heart of Old Naples”. Host to many seasonal events throughout the year, this is the most happening street in Naples and is loaded with great restaurants.
Gulf Coast Town Center (in Estero)
Located at the intersection of I-75 and Alico Road, this center is another open-air mall with a village like setting featuring lots of restaurants, both casual and upscale, a movie theater and a variety of specialty shops. Being located near Florida Gulf Coast University has added to the popularity of this mall and its eateries, such as Bar Louie’s, plus Bass Pro Shop is an interesting event all by itself. Check out the Concert Series on Friday & Saturday nights, featuring Oldies, Blues, Reggae, Funk and Classic Rock.
This unique center is a blend of luxury residential condominiums, dozens of upscale retail shops, an 11 screen premier-style movie theater, a very diverse selection of exceptional restaurants and a vibrant year-round calendar of outdoor events. Conveniently located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail North), Mercato offers plenty of options for the discriminating palate. Whether you crave fish and chips, Asian inspired appetizers, Italian comfort food with a glass of fine wine, an elegant steak dinner, homemade gourmet cupcakes or a tropical Martini while dancing to live music, Mercato is a ‘hot spot’ of activity that will satisfy your needs.
Miromar Factory Outlets
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Miromar Outlets features more than 140 top designer and great brand name manufacturers' outlets, including: Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Escada Company Store, Donna Karan/DKNY, Ellen Tracy, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Cole Haan, St. John, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Coach, Nautica, White House/Black Market, Soma Intimates and many more! In addition to great savings and great selection, Miromar Outlets also offers great dining, with restaurants including Naples Flatbread and Wine Bar, Luna Rossa Italian Restaurant, LaBamba Mexican Restaurant, Luna Pizza, and more! Friday and Saturday nights have live music with Jazz, Rock, Blues and Oldies from 5-7 at the Restaurant Piazza. On weekends, the whole family will enjoy watching a live ski show on Lake Miromar!
The Village on Venetian Bay
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This Park Shore shopping area is as pretty to look at as it is fun to visit. With its Mediterranean architecture, lush tropical landscaping, stunning sculptures and waterfront location, there is always something going on to entertain you while exploring more than 50 specialty shops, wonderful waterside restaurants and galleries. Flanking both sides of Park Shore Drive with a pedestrian walkway connecting the two sides, ‘Venetian Village’ as the locals call it, hosts many special holiday events including a Christmas Lighted Boat Parade, St. Patrick’s Day Irish Dancers, A visit from The Easter Bunny, Spring Fashion Shows, International Wine Tastings, and on Thursdays, the ever popular “Village Nights” featuring Live Music and Dancing. Don’t miss the Sidewalk Sales for incredible bargains!
Third Street in Old Naples
Nestled in between the neighborhoods of Old Naples and Port Royal, this very attractive shopping and dining area is full of chic and original shops, galleries, award winning restaurants, and outdoor cafes. Frequent events, art shows, farmers’ markets, live music, and even a pet parade keep things lively on Third. The annual Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting is a favorite for visitors and locals alike as millions of twinkly white lights are illuminated as the official start to the Holiday Season. Casual elegance is the appropriate attire, and you’ll be grateful for comfy shoes after a long day of shopping and an evening of dancing under the stars.
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A landmark waterfront shopping village that was once the site of a 1940's clam shelling plant. Today it is an expansive center with unique shops, restaurants and boat and trolley tours. Tin City is rustic, charming and a bit quirky; the perfect change of pace for a rainy afternoon. End the day with a fresh seafood dinner and a Pina Colada from Riverwalk Restaurant.
Waterside Shops at Pelican Bay
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Waterside Shops is a collection of the finest luxury brand retailers from around the world and elegant dining options creating a memorable shopping experience. Shoppers enjoy Florida’s outdoors surrounded by cascading waterfalls, lush flowering plants, and dramatic architecture all under the canopy of towering Royal Palm trees. Anchored by Nordstrom’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, there are more than 60 different internationally renowned designer brand stores including Hermes, Cartier, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. Waterside Shops is located within the exclusive community of Pelican Bay, at the corner of U.S. 41 and Seagate Drive.
Although statistics show that both Lee and Collier Counties attract a growing number of younger families moving to our area to enjoy life on the Paradise Coast, our population is comprised of approximately 25% over the age of 65. To accommodate the different levels of need for elder care within our communities, Southwest Florida offers many lifestyle options for you or your loved ones. From active retirement communities to those which provide skilled nursing, assisted living, or memory care facilities, rest assured there is a wide range of choices and top quality care available here.
Collier County Facilities
|Arbor Glen At Arbor Trace
1000 Arbor Lake Drive, Naples
|Heron House of Naples
5175 Tamiami Trail E., Naples
120 Moorings Park Drive, Naples
|Arden Courts Alzheimer’s Assisted Living
6125 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd., Naples
|Home Instead Senior Care
10621 Airport Pulling Rd Naples
10949 Parnu Street, Naples
|Homewood Residence At Naples
770 Goodlette Rd. N., Naples
|Healthcare Imperial (NCH)
900 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Naples
|Aston Gardens At Pelican Marsh
4800 Aston Gardens Way, Naples
|Imperial Health Care Center
900 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Naples
|The Glenview Premier Place
100 Glenview Place, Naples
|Vi at Bentley Village
704 Village Cir. Naples
|Harborchase Memory Care
101 Cypress Way, Naples
| Bentley Care Center
875 Retreat Drive, Naples
|Manor Care at Lely Palms
1000 Lely Palms Drive, Naples
6825 Davis Blvd., Naples
|Buena Vida Retirement Home, INC.
8901 Tamiami Trail E., Naples
|Manor Care Health Services Nursing & Rehab Center
3601 Lakewood Blvd., Naples
|The Cove At The Marbella
7425 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples
|The Carlisle Naples
6945 Carlisle Ct., Naples
| Merrill Gardens At Naples
1710 SW Health Pkwy., Naples
|Chateau At Moorings Park
130 Moorings Park Drive, Naples
|Juniper Village Alzheimer’s & Wellspring Memory Care
1155 Encore Way, Naples
| Glenview At Pelican Bay
100 Glenview Pl., Naples
|Harborchase of Naples
7801 Airport Pulling Rd. N., Naples
Lee County Facilities
36 Barkley Cir., Fort Myers
|Calusa Harbour Health Center
2525 East First Street, Fort Myers
10 Seventh Street, Bonita Springs
|Coral Trace Health Care
216 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral
|Cypress Community Care Center
7173 Cypress Drive SW, Fort Myers
|Evans Health Care
3735 Evans Ave., Fort Myers
|Gulf Coast Village Care Center
1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral
(239) 772-1333 or Home Health Care (239) 772-7480
|Health Park Care & Rehabilitation Center
16131 Roserush Ct., Fort Myers
|Heartland Health Care Center
1600 Matthew Drive, Fort Myers
|Heron House of Fort Myers
9731 Commerce Center Ct., Fort Myers
|Shell Point Assisted Living
3699 Kings Crown Ct., Fort Myers
|Lee Convalescent Center
2826 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers
|Life Care Center of Estero
3850 William Rd., Estero
|Lodge At Cypress Cove
10500 Cypress Cover Drive, Fort Myers
|Manorcare Health Services
13881 Eagle Ridge Drive, Fort Myers
|Rehab & Healthcare Center of Cape Coral
2629 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral
|Shady Rest Care Pavilion
2310 North Airport Rd., Fort Myers
|Shell Point Retirement Community
15071 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers
|Springwood Court Assisted Living Community
12780 Kenwood Ln., Fort Myers
|Tandem Healthcare of North Fort Myers
991 Pondella Rd., Fort Myers
|The Plaza At Bonita Bay
26850 South Bay Drive Bonita Springs
3250 Winkler Extension
For additional information about elder care in Southwest Florida, visit this Assisted Senior Living website: http://www.assistedseniorliving.net/ba/What-is-assisted-living.cfm Here you will find an overview of various senior facilities and lifestyle options such as: Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Dementia Care, Retirement Communities and other senior services.