Best Places to Retire: Naples, Florida

best places to retire naples florida

Retire to Florida’s Paradise Coast in Naples

With its fantastic tropical climate, more than 30 miles of white sandy beaches, and endless activities, it’s no wonder Naples was named on Where to Retire magazine’s list of “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire.” Let’s dive into just a few of the reasons retirees are flocking to this breathtaking stretch of Florida.

Great Weather and Beautiful Beaches

Located along the warm waters of the Gulf Coast, Naples offers some of the best beaches in the world with an average of 300 days of sunshine. Unlike to many Florida communities, beaches and beach access are free to the public and offer easy access.

Favorites like Barefoot Beach Preserve and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park are always popular for sunsets, swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing, and other water sports. And with an average temperate of 77 degrees, you never need much encouragement to go outside and enjoy the weather.

You can also travel about 45 miles north to the famous shelling islands of Sanibel and Captiva.

Sensational Shopping

From boutiques to antiques, Naples offers an array of shopping options. In the downtown area, for example, you can go shopping at popular hot spots like Fifth Avenue South and Third Street, offering cute clothing shops, jewelry stores and outdoor cafes within walking distance of the beach.

If you’re looking for an upscale shopping experience, then Waterside Shops is the place to go. Here, you’ll find high-end retailers like Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co., William Sonoma and much, much more.

Good Eats and Fine Dining

If you have a hankering for anything, Naples will deliver. From casual comfort food to five-star restaurants, there is no shortage of fabulous food. Some of the area’s top restaurants include:

Golfing Galore

Naples is also known as the “Golf Capital of the World,” boasting more golf courses per capita than anywhere else in the world! Legends like Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer have carved their mark here, creating some of the best golf courses in the entire state as a result. Here are some popular favorites you won’t want to miss:


In addition to the obvious reasons why Naples is such a popular area to retire, other reasons include its low crime rate, access to award-winning medical care, and low property taxes. Sun RV Resorts offers two outstanding locations at Marco Naples and Lake San Marino that cater specifically to the active 55+ plus crowd. Find out for yourself all of the reasons why Naples is the perfect place for your retirement.

Know anyone who’s looking to retire in Naples? Share this post with them on social media to give them the skinny on just how great this area is!


Related Posts


*No Cancellation Fee policy is only valid on reservations at a Sun RV resort placed through March 31, 2021 for stays completed by May 27, 2021. Guests wishing to cancel without fees must call the resort at least 48 hours prior to the resorts’ check-in time to confirm their cancellation. Guests who fail to show for their scheduled stay without confirming their cancellation with the resort, will be charged in accordance with the resort’s cancellation policy. Policy is not valid on reservations with stays of over 28 days, with the exception of participating Florida properties, which vary by resort. Policy expires March 31, 2021.