It must reflect the family lifestyle at that particular stage in their life. In this case the age of the children, 5 and 7, played a very important role.
I selected three communities in Naples, Collier County, the Dunes, Cove Towers at Wiggins Bay and Pelican Isle. All chosen for their amenities, located close to the beach, tennis and many activities. They all had the basic interior requirements, updated, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a view, approximately 3000 square feet of living area, secured personal parking and located in a gated community.
It took the better part of the day! But the most important thing was that with each community we entered, in the end the condo, although was important took second place to the actual community. A realization that in this particular case it was important that we were out and about viewing during the "living" part of the day. That being when many people are using the amenities!
Our decision was made and it was The Dunes located in the Vanderbilt Beach, Wiggins Pass area in North Naples. Here you could
- Walk to the beach,
- the large community pool,
- clay court tennis courts,
- fitness center
- and be close to some of our fine restaurants and be close to
- The LaPlaya Club on the beach