Naples, Florida – Retirement Guide

Naples, Florida   Retirement Guide

Well-heeled Naples may just be the picture postcard of a tony retirement destination.

This tiny town along Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast offers retirees a charming downtown chock full of entertainment. Retirees can enjoy the opera and philharmonic; cultural attractions such as the Naples Players Theater, fine and casual dining, as well as upscale shopping, including a number of antiques stores.

Still, Naples isn’t merely for the monied retiree. The city’s cost of living is only slightly higher than the national average and home prices are at a median of $220,529. Naples weather is typically warm, with pleasant winters a hot summer rainy season.

The town also offers retirees a number of gated communities and retirement communities where they can easily meet and socialize with others.

With more than 60 golf courses in the region as well as a number of parks, beaches and wildlife refuges, Naples also attracts outdoor lovers and active retirees.

Pros: Low crime rate, ample activities for culture and outdoors lovers
Con: High cost of living

At a Glance
Best For: Well-heeled retirees
Population: 19,939
Cost of Living: 4.5% higher than national average
Median Home Cost: $220,529
Unemployment: 7.8%
Top State Income Tax: no state income tax
Crime Rate: 48.7% lower than national average

The town is located a mere 45 minutes from one of Everglades National Park’s entrances, and the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, both of which are popular destinations for tourists and residents alike.

Photo by designatednaphour via Flickr. All statistics were up to date as of publication. See these sources for the most current data.