Collier and Lee County Homeowners Wonder If Now Is the Time to Sell Their Second House

May 20, 2022

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Over the past two years, Southwest Florida has become the nation’s most popular destination for relocation. In 2021 alone, more than 547,000 people made the jump to the Sunshine State causing real estate prices to surge. The jewel of SWFL continues to be Naples. According to real estate analysis Rexter Marqueses of Mashvisor, Naples is one the most desirable places in the United States, ranking No. 7 in the U.S. News Best Places study of 150 metro areas. The city also topped the Best Places to Live in Florida. It also ranked favorably in other categories, including:

  • Best Places to Retire: No. 2
  • Safest Places to Live: No. 2
  • Best Places to Live for Quality of Life: No. 3
  • Fastest-Growing Places: No. 4
  • Most Expensive Places to Live: No. 14

The area’s excellent rankings continue to lead people to flock to the area. With the prices of Collier and Lee County homes skyrocketing, many of the area’s affluent boomer and senior homeowners are now looking to take some of their money off the table.

Moorings Park Communities Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tom Mann observes, “We’ve seen a recent rush of people reserving at our three Naples communities. Many of our clients are fortunate enough to own multiple homes, so they’re able to sell their current house here in Collier or Lee County … take some money off the table while the returns are at an all-time high … and reserve at Moorings Park Grande Lake. Even if we don’t have a residence available for them right now, they can wait it out in one of their other homes as we build their new home for them. They’ve seen housing bubbles before, and this is an attractive trade.”

Timeless Luxury

The newest hub for the well-heeled is an exclusive club that mixes decadent 5-star restaurants, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a gorgeous swimming pool, attentive wellness instructors, concierge physicians, and resort staff; all seductively wrapped together in a stunning lakeside Clubhouse.

“The Clubhouse alone is truly something to witness. Aside from being absolutely striking from floor to ceiling, the services found inside are everything one would ever need. Since our October opening, I’ve been watching members’ faces light up from and enjoy its many offerings. So much hard work and love have been poured into this spectacular space,” reports Moorings Park Grande Lake Executive Director, Katy Kurili.

Location Beyond Compare

At Moorings Park Grande Lake, everything is conveniently accessible. Whether you need some retail therapy or just want to spend the day at the remarkable Southwest Florida beaches, it’s a short distance to do so. In fact, Grande Lake is only five miles to the popular 5th Avenue shopping center and four miles to the renowned Gulf of Mexico beaches. The perfect way to experience more.

The UN-Retirement Community

Boasting 223,053 square feet of resort-style amenities and residential living, the Grande Lake Clubhouse is unlike any other in North America. “I have had several residents and tours tell me that the Clubhouse feels like they have arrived at The Ritz. I take that as a compliment, but I always tell them that it’s more than just the architecture. It’s the services here, like the concierge physicians, that you won’t find anywhere that allows us to serve our members on an unprecedented level. If you are looking for a luxurious home, along with world-class healthcare, this is your opportunity,” states Mann.

Step inside the Clubhouse and you’ll discover three casual and fine dining restaurants to please every palate: Zest Café and Bistro; Savor 26, an upscale, yet casual “go-to” with a playful menu; and BlueStone, the fine dining restaurant with an emphasis on prime meats, seafood, and overall cuisine.

“The restaurant views, the perfect décor, the exclusive selections of china, glassware and silverware, the soft music, amazing culinary options prepared by our chef have all been received with great appreciation from all our residents. We wanted to ‘wow’ our members and I feel that we have done so and exceeded,” says Kurili.

With its resort-style feel, the Clubhouse features a top-of-the-line TrackMan Golf Simulator, a fitness center equipped with modern pneumatic machines and personal trainers, and a theatre for movie nights, special performances and guest speakers.

Chat with friends in the lounge. Deal the next hand in the card room. Create a new masterpiece in the art studio. Or, make every day a vacation; sunbathe poolside or read the latest best-seller in the shade of our cabanas. 

Incomparable Views Paired with Curated Living

This 55-acre community fronting the gorgeous 28-acre lake is equipped with arguably some of the best views in Naples, having already created a buzz throughout Southwest Florida.

“What’s incredible about our lake and golf course views lies in the fact that there are no homes built around the course, which is a rarity in Naples. The views not only from the large lanais, but from the kitchens, great rooms, and master bedrooms are absolutely spectacular. And every residence has incredible sunset views from their impressive lanais,” notes Mann. 

Designed by Moorings Park Grande Lake’s partner, London Bay Homes, each residence boasts two private elevator entries for maximum privacy and comfort. Entrance fees for the residences at Moorings Park Grande Lake start at $1.73 million and are 70 percent refundable, a portion of which is tax-deductible. 

Mann continues, “London Bay has designed some of the finest homes in Port Royal, Mediterra, Gulfshore Boulevard and Bonita Springs, and now they have taken those same refined building and design skills and brought them to Grande Lake. They truly understand that our clients expect the very best in their homes.”

World-Renowned Healthcare

Life-enriching amenities are undoubtedly important, but so is having top-notch healthcare when you need it. Moorings Park Grande Lake residents will have the comfort of knowing on-site concierge physicians and personalized healthcare are included with residency, as well as assisted living and memory care services should you ever require them.

The Center for Healthy Living ® with Outpatient Therapy services, as well as the Care 360 concierge physicians and personalized healthcare program, developed in partnership with NCH Healthcare System is also located within the Clubhouse.

“I say to everyone that is interested in this one-of-a-kind Life Plan community, ‘it’s better to be five years too early than five minutes too late.’ While our healthcare is incredible – truly the best - we want our members to be able to enjoy all that this unique community has to offer. Everything we do is designed to keep you healthy and active so that you never need the higher levels of care … but it’s better to plan ahead and have the services available should you ever need them,” said Mann.

Experience a Taste of Luxury at Our Luncheon

Ready to do a little window shopping? Moorings Park Grande Lake will host a delectable Informational Luncheon on Friday, June 3rd at 11:30 a.m, hosted by Mann himself. This event is designed to give you a sneak peek of what life the Grande life looks like with a look inside the social hub, the Clubhouse. 

To register for this delicious event hosted by Moorings Park Grande Lake, please visit, call 239-232-3903, or scan the QR code.

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