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Naples Florida

Updated on December 12, 2013
Naples Piers is just a few blocks away from 3rd Street.
Naples Piers is just a few blocks away from 3rd Street.

Old Naples is the historic area located in Naples, Florida between Naples Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Full of charm and elegance, it is home to two main streets - 3rd Street and 5th Avenue South. Boasting a small-town atmosphere, the charm will overtake you as stroll down tree-lined streets that offer sidewalk cafes, hotels and businesses.

Often called gallery row, this area is home to numerous art galleries and antique shops. These shops act like small museums with collections ranging from the 18th – 21st century.

Homes located in the area are from the early 20th century and represent Florida and European styles. These homes owned by the locals along with snow-birds from the chilly northern states. Snow-birds and locals are often seen gathering on the nearby beach with a bottle of wine and a sand chair to enjoy the Gulf of Mexico sunset.

3rd Avenue, Naples, Florida
3rd Avenue, Naples, Florida | Source
Herons on 3rd Avenue, Naples, Florida
Herons on 3rd Avenue, Naples, Florida | Source


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      Howie Watts 5 years ago

      Just returned from Maderia beach and St. Johnns pass. Very nice area. St Johns pass was very cool with lots to do. As for the beach itself, I would still rank Siesta Key as the top beach in Florida , at least of the ones I have been to :-)

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Reading about Naples has brought back some old memories. We did enjoy living in Southern Florida for many reasons. It is a charming town with lots to offer----if you look for it. Nice to read about it again.

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      Howie Watts 5 years ago

      Naples is indeed a beautiful place. I am heading that direction in a few short days as long as tropical storm Debbie doesnt change my plans. My favorite place to go in your beautiful state is Siesta Key. We have made that our home away from home for the last several years, although this trip, on the advice from a friend, we are visiting Maderia Beach and St. Johns pass. All of southern Florida is a beautiful place....and Naples is there among them.