Is Naples Florida a good place to retire?
Let's talk about retirement communities, Naples, FL.
Why retire in Naples
Did you know that Naples, Florida, is one of the top places to retire in the country?
Naples was named No. 1 on the list of ‘best cities for early retirement’ in the United States.
Naples earned the top ranking in 2018 by a SmartAsset study.
Naples Florida – A Great Place to Live, Play & Relax
Naples, Florida, is not only a top destination for vacationers, but it is also a hot spot for the over 55 crowd as well. The warm sunny year-round weather is a big draw for both groups, but there is more to do in Naples, Florida, for retirees then you might think.
Active baby boomers can stroll on the beach, take a walk in one of the many county and state parks, join a tennis league, or the ever-popular pickleball. You can play a round of golf at one of the numerous public golf courses.
Naples also has a very active fitness scene, including running and walking groups, cycling groups, and even an open water swim group that meets daily on the beach. Are you a triathlete? Naples has an active triathlete group, including many baby boomers.
Maybe you are looking fora less strenuous activity?
How about yoga on the beach or a leisurely paddleboard through the mangroves.
Are you looking for a bit of relaxation? The summer afternoon lightning storms are a treat to watch.
With the weather so beautiful all year long, you might find yourself more active than ever in your retirement.
Besides the weather, here is another reason why Naples, Florida, is the best place to retire.
Florida is tax-friendly to senior citizens.
Florida has no income tax, which means all forms of retirement income (including Social Security income, pension income, and income from an IRA or 401(k) ) are tax-free at the state level. While most income-tax-free states make up for the lost revenue with high taxes on property or sales, Florida’s sales and property tax rates are close to the national average.
So what do retirees love about Naples, Florida?
Naples Florida, has become a popular place for baby boomers, active adult communities, and retirees. The crime rate is low in Naples, Florida, and traffic is less stressful than other large cities. Naples is one of the best places to retire for culture as well. Naples is home to The Artis- Naples and the Naples Philharmonic, The Baker Museum, The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, and many more museums.
Did you also know that Naples has more than 200 restaurants from fantastic sushi to steakhouses, beachfront dining, waterfront eateries, casual dining, and fine dining establishments? There’s literally something for everyone in Naples, making it an ideal place for retirees.
Well, besides all of the perks I just mentioned, Naples, FL, offers a small-town feeling of comfort and security with all the amenities of a larger city. We have big box stores and small boutiques, malls, restaurants, and entertainment. And, Naples Florida is becoming more pet-friendly.
Check out this video: Top Five Reasons People Retire to Naples Florida
What are the best communities in Naples, Florida for retirement?
People are generally friendlier here. I’ve only noticed this because I’ve traveled to many places throughout the country, and I keep coming back to the genuine authenticity of Naples residents.
The key is to get involved. But, even if you prefer more homebody activities, staying active doesn’t mean running in the marathon or joining every club in town. The weather in our area makes it easy to stay active all year long, even if it’s just walking down to the local coffee shop a couple of times a week. But, if you plan on getting involved, the Naples Newcomers group is a great place to start.
Are you convinced to move to Naples, Florida for retirement?
If you’re starting your search for some of the best places in the country to retire in, I urge you to consider Southwest Florida, including Naples and Marco Island. I love helping baby boomers and the 55 and over group find the perfect home. Whether you are looking to downsize or maybe you need room for the grandkids to come to visit, I can assist you in your journey into retirement.
Naples has a variety of 55 and over communities, as well as condominium buildings. Start your search here for the best places to live.