Gulf of Mexico in the Greater Naples Area


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Why is the Greater Naples Area the First Choice for Florida Living?

July 8, 2022 | Read Time: 4 minutes

From the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the protected wetlands of the Everglades, Southwest Florida’s Paradise Coast is one of the country’s most sought-after destinations for a warm and relaxed coastal lifestyle. This tropical locale has been a long-favored winter destination for snowbirds seeking sandy shores and the ease of gracious Florida living. According to U.S. News, however, Bonita Springs and the greater Naples area have become a coveted year-round destination for homebuyers and is ranked as the nation’s fourth fastest-growing city. Discover just a few of the reasons why homebuyers are choosing to move to Southwest Florida and why so many are choosing The Island at West Bay for their future home.

Stunning Natural Landscapes

Southwest Florida’s natural beauty is a magnet for nature lovers, filled with nature preserves, pristine beaches, and the beautiful turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Sanibel and Captiva Islands are world-renowned for their miles of powder-soft white sand and crystal-clear waters. These islands provide the perfect day trips for gathering seashells, refreshing ocean dips, and watching the area’s breathtaking sunsets. For those who prefer to nature preserves, Estero Bay Preserve State Park and Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary provide a wildlife sightseeing adventure for kayakers to enjoy, with manatees, gopher tortoises, and a myriad of bird species calling these protected wetlands home.

Girl Kayaking in Estero Bay

A Vibrant Arts & Entertainment District

A cultural hub that tends to go unnoticed, the greater Naples area is surrounded by numerous art galleries, theaters, and world-class shopping. From high-end retailers and boutique shops to art galleries and antique stores, Naples’ Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South are some of the area’s most popular shopping districts. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and Artis-Naples are favored destinations for world-class modern and contemporary art. Fort Myers also hosts numerous art festivals that showcase more than 200 artists monthly, including the River District Art Walk and the ArtFest. For theater lovers, the Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers and the Gulfshore Playhouse in Downtown Naples are professional regional theaters with seasonal shows and ongoing educational programs.

Theatre in Greater Naples Area

Sporting Opportunities by Land or by Sea

For those who enjoy an active, sporting lifestyle, Southwest Florida provides plentiful opportunities for nearly every land and water-based sport. From deep-sea fishing along the Gulf of Mexico to the inshore waters of Estero Bay, the area is well-known as one of the best fishing destinations in Florida, with plentiful tarpon, grouper, red snapper, and more to be found. Nature lovers can hike or bike through the area’s stunning local ecosystems at San-Lee Park, Naples Preserve, and Gordon River Greenway. For the sports enthusiasts, the region is also well-known as a spring training ground for many popular MLB teams. The Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins hold spring training at JetBlue Park, the Lee County Sports Complex, and Hammond Stadium, respectively.

Discover Southwest Florida’s Newest Luxury Address

With a premier location near Bonita Springs north of Naples, future residents of The Island at West Bay will enjoy everything the area has to offer. The Island at West Bay is the first new condominium tower in Estero in over a decade, and the final neighborhood to be developed within the master-planned gated community of West Bay Club. Priced from $2.5 million, this 24-story tower will feature 86 luxurious 3- to 4-bedroom residences, each indulging in spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico, and exquisite designer touches.

The Island at West Bay Exterior

The Island’s wide array of signature amenities will create inviting social spaces and provide services that elevate everyday experiences into meaningful moments. A dramatic porte-cochere entrance and an exemplary on-site staff ensure a memorable arrival experience. Atop The Island’s 24th floor, the Rooftop Amenity Deck creates a breathtaking backdrop for morning yoga in the shaded Fitness & Yoga space, refreshing dips in the adult Relaxation Pool, and sunset celebrations overlooking the expansive Gulf of Mexico vistas. The ground-level amenities include a Resident Club Room, a heated lap pool, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, private guest suites, refrigerated storage for deliveries, a Kid’s Club Room, and an indoor golf simulator.

Map of The Island in Great Naples Area

With a prime location and an unmatched set of amenities, The Island at West Bay is world-class living with the comforts of a close-knit community. For more information on this exciting new residential offering, our Sales Center is open daily at the West Bay Realty office at 22050 S. Tamiami Trail. To stay updated on The Island’s progress or learn more about specific design features, register your interest at or contact West Bay Realty at 239-948-9009 to schedule a private presentation with our Sales Team.

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