It’s no secret that in the last few years, Florida’s real estate market has become more competitive than ever before, with many experts predicting this trend isn’t likely to change soon. The scarcity of homes for sale compared to the number of motivated buyers has driven prices to an all-time high – and the center of this boom can be found in the city of Naples.
In a January 2022 article on Money.com, Sarah Hansen writes, “the Sunshine State has seen a huge surge in housing demand during the pandemic, and that momentum is expected to continue this year.” The same article cites a recent list of the top 20 emerging housing markets in the country, compiled by Realtor.com and the Wall Street Journal. The ranking includes no less than five cities in Florida, with Naples perched at the very top of the list.
Naples’ Fastest Selling Life Plan Community
For those looking to retire in Southwest Florida, this trend has some potential home buyers considering luxury Life Plan communities like Moorings Park Grande Lake as an appealing and financially prudent alternative to expensive home ownership. Offering brilliantly designed residences with spectacular lake and golf course views, Moorings Park Grande Lake has quickly become Naples’ newest - and hottest selling - community designed for baby boomers.
According to Moorings Park Communities’ Vice President and successful aging expert Tom Mann, the hidden value of moving to a resort-style community like Grande Lake is something of a well-kept secret.
“Living in one of our communities frees residents of many of the expenses associated with traditional home ownership,” Mann says. “At Moorings Park Grande Lake, you have no real estate taxes, no condo assessments, no yard maintenance, or costly home repairs. Plus, you have access to a concierge doctor, as well as assisted living and memory care, should you ever need it. And because the IRS views expenses associated with living in a Life Plan Community as pre-paid health benefits, there are some healthy tax deductions as well!”
The 55-acre luxury community offers a variety of floorplans ranging from 2,776 to 7,863 square feet. Each residence is impeccably designed and features private elevators, beautifully designed kitchens, and incredible views of the 28-acre Grande Lake and the Naples Grande Golf Course. In addition, these residences come with the most spacious lanais you will find in the area, providing the perfect place to entertain family and friends while enjoying magnificent sunset views.
Custom Design for Personalized Living
When building Grande Lake, Moorings Park Communities partnered with London Bay Homes, the renowned local builder known for creating custom homes from Port Royal to Bonita Springs. With the help of the London Bay Design Studio, residents enjoy a huge selection of stylish flooring, countertops, lighting options and more – all available to make your residence feel like home.
Entrance fees for Moorings Park Grande Lake start at $1.65 million and are 70 percent refundable, a portion of which is tax-deductible.
A Clubhouse Like No Other
One of the features that sets Grande Lake apart from other communities is its spectacular, newly opened Clubhouse. With sweeping views of the pristine lake and a scope that goes above and beyond what you’ll find in any other community in the country, the Clubhouse offers a host of resort-style amenities, social activities, and luxury residential living.
It is also home to 3 extraordinary restaurants, each offering a unique take on fresh, 5-star dining. With the creative menus at Zest Café and Bistro, Savor 26, and BlueStone, residents can always find the perfect culinary treat to suit their taste.
“No other Life Plan Community has a Clubhouse that compares to ours,” says Grande Lake Sales Director Gina Paris. “The beautiful décor, the attention to detail, and the sheer size of the building sets the tone for the incredible lifestyle offered at Grande Lake.”
Unparalleled Wellness and Healthcare Programs
Moorings Park Grande Lake has also earned a reputation for providing the unmatched level of integrated healthcare and wellness that boomers and seniors are looking for. The Center for Healthy Living®, also located in the Clubhouse, includes Moorings Park’s Care 360 program, which features concierge physicians and personalized healthcare that are included with residency. Assisted living and memory care services are also included, should you ever need them.
With certified personal trainers to guide you every step of the way, the Fitness Center is well-equipped with modern pneumatic machines. The TrackMan Golf Simulator provides a great opportunity to work on your golf swing, and a host of fitness classes, yoga, personal training, and water aerobics in our resort-style pool are also available. The Clubhouse’s comfortable theatre is perfect for enjoying movies, guest speakers and a variety of special performances hosted by the Grande Lake community.
You’ll Feel at Home the Day You Arrive
With the rising popularity of the community and few residences currently available, Executive Director of Moorings Park Grande Lake Katy Kurili is thrilled that construction of its newest building, the Keybay, is almost complete.
“It has been amazing to see the community grow, and the residents couldn’t be any happier,” Kurili says. “When a building is completed and its new residents move in, it’s customary for their neighbors to open up their own homes and offer a cocktail or a glass of wine, to welcome them for dinner in one of our beautiful restaurants or invite them to join in for a round of golf.”
You’re Invited to Grande Lake’s Lunch & Learn Event
Join Tom Mann as he hosts a valuable Lunch & Learn on Friday, April 1st at 11:30 am. The event will be held at DeRomo’s Restaurant in the Promenade, located at 26811 S. Bay Drive in Bonita Springs.
“This RSVP-only event will provide an in-depth look at what this beautiful community has to offer, including information about prices and fees. And, of course, you’ll be treated to a fantastic lunch at DeRomo’s.”
To register for Grande Lake’s Lunch & Learn, you can visit MooringsPark.org/Events or call 239-232-3903. Please RSVP by March 30th.