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The 5 Best Places to Retire in Florida

If you’re like most people, whether you’re moving from Chicago, San Francisco or New York, you’d love to settle down where the sun is warm, the sand is beautiful, and the ocean breezes keep you cool. Check out the five best places to retire in Florida – you may find your dream home in one of them.

The Five Best Places to Retire in Florida

Naples, just south of Fort Myers and north of Marco Island, is known for its breathtaking scenery, challenging golf courses, high-end shopping and luxury homes. It’s the perfect place to retire, tucked neatly in the Gulf of Mexico and teeming with all the amenities you need to settle in for retirement.

The five most desirable communities for retirement are all nestled within this tropical paradise; they are:

  1. Pelican Bay
  2. Aqualane Shores
  3. Talis Park
  4. Olde Naples
  5. Coquina Sands

Here’s a closer look at each area so you can start searching for your paradise. (And to be fair, each of these communities has its own character, style and feel – so this list isn’t in ranked order. They’re all equally amazing.)

#1 Best Place to Retire in Florida: Pelican Bay

Pelican Bay’s private beaches, Gulfside dining, pristine nature preserves and resort-style living make it an exceptional place to retire. A number of musicians, media personalities and film moguls live in Pelican Bay, which is known for its spacious luxury homes and high-end condos with breathtaking views.

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#2 Best Place to Retire in Florida: Aqualane Shores

Known as “the friendliest neighborhood in Naples,” Aqualane Shores has only 587 addresses. This exclusive Florida community features deep water canals ideal for boating directly to Naples Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Only moments from the area’s best restaurants, world-class shopping experiences and the beach, Aqualane Shores is a wonderful place to retire.

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#3 Best Place to Retire in Florida: Talis Park

Talis Park is one of Naples’ most desirable communities and features a wide range of custom homes. Nestled in the heart of the nationally renowned Talis Golf Course and home to the award-winning Vyne House Clubhouse, this immaculately planned community offers a number of health and wellness amenities, dining and recreational sports. There are three distinct communities in Talis Park: Corsica Coach Homes, Isola Bella and Viansa.

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#4 Best Place to Retire in Florida: Old Naples

Historic Old Naples is home to Bayfront, Third Street South, Fifth Avenue South, Crayton Cove, Tin City and the Naples Pier. This large, warm and welcoming community has such distinct character – you’ll find historic homes, custom luxury estates, brand-new condominiums and more throughout the area, which is also home to the Cambier Park Band Shell and the Von Liebig Art Center.

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#5 Best Place to Retire in Florida: Coquina Sands

Coquina Sands is truly a tropical paradise. The streets are lined with mature, tropical trees, and many of the homes sit on canals equipped with boat lifts; others are on the white, sandy beaches that Naples is famous for. You’ll find sophisticated and ultra-modern luxury estates, spacious condos and everything in between in Coquina Sands, where luxury living is the norm – and that makes it the perfect place to retire for those with discerning tastes.

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