Old Naples

Life in Old Naples can be a whirlwind of parties and events or a literal day at the beach.

Welcome To Old Naples

A lively Naples town full of historic elegance

Originally built as a seasonal resort town, Old Naples dates back to 1887. This elegant beach community boasts a vibrant downtown scene as well as an atmosphere that will make you feel like you’re on a tropical island getaway. One of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the area, Old Naples proudly displays its gorgeous mansions and tall palm trees. Vintage beach cottages, some dating back to the early 1900s, are nestled between swaying palms and multi-million dollar waterfront estates. This charming combination of old glamour and new money sets Old Naples apart from nearby beach towns.

The romantic charm and luxurious atmosphere of Old Naples extend to the stunning architectural styles, which range from Mediterranean and Spanish to Coastal Contemporary and Colonial. Building codes here are strict, which helps keep the beaches the star of this tropical show.

What to Love

  • Exploring the historic downtown 
  • High-end boutiques and a lively arts scene
  • Outdoor recreation and plenty of sunshine
  • An unpretentious, elegant feel

People and Lifestyle

Life in Old Naples feels like a respite from real life. During the winter season, residents love to see and be seen at the many art shows, outdoor concerts, restaurants, and the beloved Saturday farmers market, while the summer months offer spa-level tranquility and quiet. An exclusive community, Old Naples attracts the highly educated and affluent, and residents tend to be well-traveled and refined as well as healthy and active. From a sunny day on the tennis court followed by a casual lunch at the club or a five-star dinner in tails ahead of a night at the theater, Old Naples locals are cultured and content.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Sunset is an event in Naples, and there’s no better way to see it than while sipping a glass of wine at upscale bistro Sails. This high-end restaurant offers exquisite European fare, heirloom ingredients, and an expertly curated wine list. You’ll find more mouth-watering options on Third Street South, the elegant home of some of Old Naples’ finest cuisine.

Nationally acclaimed Ocean Prime features fresh American fare, such as classic steak, Caesar salads, and lobster tail, in an elegant lounge setting. The rustic Italian eatery Tulia has the distinction of being Florida’s first osteria. Its charming farmhouse atmosphere, fine wines, and spectacular Italian cuisine make this a local favorite. Known for fresh sea-to-table dishes, Sea Salt is a spacious Venetian-inspired eatery. The French-influenced menu at chef-owned Ridgway Bar and Grill takes New American classics to a new level.

Shopping may become your favorite pastime with boutiques like the designer-driven Marissa Collections, which specializes in apparel, shoes, and accessories for women and men. You’ll love furnishing your new Old Naples home with the luxury goods from A Mano as well as the sumptuous sheets, duvets, and sleepwear from Gattle’s Fine Linens.

Things to Do

Life in Old Naples can be a whirlwind of parties and events or a literal day at the beach. With all this elegant town has to offer, you can fill your dance card to your own desire. If a day of sunshine and relaxation is your fancy, you’ll love the parks of Old Naples. Cambier Park is a 12-acre outdoor oasis offering shuffleboard courts, a tennis center, live music, a playground, and plenty of sprawling lawn space for picnics or lazy days spent reading in the warm, breezy air. The newest member of the Old Naples park collection is Baker Park, which offers a gorgeous trail along the Gordon River, a dog park, and a children’s play area.

One of the highlights of Old Naples is the Art Walks on 5th Avenue South. Mingle with artists at upscale cocktail parties, attend a fashion show featuring the best in luxury resort wear, shop the many boutique galleries for that perfect statement piece you’ve been searching for, or take in one of the juried art shows.

No neighborhood is complete without an unofficial community meeting place, and Old Naples delivers with the Third Street Farmer’s Market. This local gem offers buckets of fresh flowers, heirloom produce, the freshest seafood, organic roasted coffee, and even gourmet treats for the family pup.


Old Naples is home to the exclusive Seacrest Country Day School, a highly rated private school for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

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