James E. Forrest of The Forrest Company Realty of Naples, Inc. Talks Market Amenities, Job Market, and Transportation

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What local amenities does your market have to offer?

Amenities include Cambier Park in downtown Naples off 5th Ave., beautiful sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, a historic pier for fishing/viewing the sites, Port Royal Beach Club that offers a world class tennis, fitness center and spa facility, and The Naples Yacht Club and Sailing Club.

What is the job market like or major industries that are at the core of this area?

The economy of Naples is based largely on tourism and real estate development. Due to its proximity to the Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands, Naples is also popular among ecotourists.

The Naples metro area is home to major private employers and numerous small businesses. Fortune 1000 company Health Management Associates and medical equipment manufacturer Arthrex are located just north of the city in North Naples. Due to the wealth present in Collier County, Naples is also home to many small non-profit organizations.

What is transportation like to the area's major surrounding cities, or within the city?

C.A.T (Collier Area Transit) are Naples’ “Trolly-wrapped” buses and there are numerous taxi/limo services available. The closest major airport to Naples is Southwest Florida International Airport located in Fort Myers, FL.  Naples is also within driving distance to airports in Miami, Tampa and Orlando.

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