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Naples, Florida

Florida’s Gem City

Florida’s Gem City

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census the city’s population was 19,537. Naples is a principal city of the Naples-Marco Island, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a population of 321,520 at the 2010 census.

Naples is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States, with the sixth highest per capita income in America, and the second highest proportion of millionaires per capita in the US. Real estate is among the most expensive in the country, with houses on sale for in excess of $40 million.

The economy of Naples is based largely on tourism and was historically based on real estate development and agriculture. Due to its proximity to the Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands, Naples is also popular among eco-tourists.

 

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Shopping in Naples

Downtown Naples is home to The Naples Players and the 5th Avenue South and 3rd Street South shopping districts, which feature a variety of antique shops. Gallery Row is a concentration among the numerous art galleries spread throughout the downtown area.

The Village on Venetian Bay is an upscale open-air shopping district on the Gulf coast. Located directly off of Tamiami Trail are the Waterside Shops, an upscale open-air center.

Near downtown on Naples Bay and the Gordon River is the shopping district Tin City. This open-air shopping center specializes in antiques and handmade local novelties. Also near downtown is Big Cypress Market Place with over 100 diverse vendors.

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