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Aqualane Shores In Naples Florida Is A Boater’s Paradise

December 14th, 2015 by

naples-north-waterfront-homes-1Aqualane Shores is an exclusive waterfront community in the city of Naples Florida located between Port Royal and Olde Naples.  Its deep water canals and close proximity to the historic Third Street and Fifth Avenue Shopping Districts make it one of the most desirable waterfront locations in Naples.  Access to the area’s best restaurants and the Gulf of Mexico beachfront is another great feature of this downtown Naples community.  

Aqualane Shores was one of the first areas of development in Naples starting back in 1949, the same year Naples became an official city.  The first homes were completed in 1950.  The majority of the original homes in Aqualane Shores have been completely reconstructed or torn down and replaced with beautiful luxury waterfront estate homes with proper deep water docks and boat lifts.  There are approximately 350 waterfront homes, most of which are on deep water canals, with direct access to Naples Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. 

Not only will you find waterfront canal homes in Aqualane Shores, there are also exquisite beachfront homes along portions of the Naples shoreline.  Aqualane continues to keep and treasure an Old Naples charm and beauty that folks have come to know in Naples.  The community borders along Third Street’s finest dining and upscale shopping experiences.  The residents are also within walking or biking distance to the beach and the Naples Pier.  This is an ideal location for homeowners who own or plan on purchasing a large boat.  Be sure you’re able to dock and navigate through the canals of Naples Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.  Why wouldn’t you want to live so close to the water?

You won’t want to miss the Naples Boat Show in downtown Naples every October.  The show is at the Naples City Dock and Crayton Cove and is free for the whole family.  Wander through Crayton Cove, along 12th Avenue through the booth vendors and large boat displays, dine at one of the fantastic restaurants or grab a quick bite from a show vendor as you meander the Naples City Dock gazing at the million dollar yachts.  You can even hop aboard some of the boats to get a first hand look at the upgrades.  

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The City of Naples enjoys tropical weather year-round, with average highs ranging from the mid-70’s to mid-90’s and average lows from the mid-50’s to the mid-70’s, depending on the season.  With a record high of 99 (1986) and a record low of 26 (1982), we are rarely as hot as the rest of the United States and, thankfully, rarely as cold.  For most of the tourist season, December through April, we are also relatively dry with long, sunny days.  

Yes, we get an occasional tropical storm.  Yes, it can get humid sometimes in the Summer (though afternoon rains will drop humidity for the evening).  But we generally have more than 300 days of sunshine a year, even though we have more annual rainfall than Seattle, Washington (they get a drizzle all year long, we get several inches in a half-hour downpour, and the skies clear).  

There are approximately 350 home sites in Aqualane Shores and most have waterfront in their back yards with quick access to the Gulf of Mexico.  The beautiful palm-lined streets of Aqualane are a marvel to explore.  The white sandy beaches are a short walk from most homes.  And, The Naples Pier, Third Street shopping and dining enhance the value of this community.

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Melinda Sullivan is Realtor specializing in luxury property in the Naples, Bonita Springs & Estero areas. She updates this blog on a weekly basis and writes about anything and everything to do with buying or selling property in Southwest Florida. You will find regular blog posts on her website at

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