Resident Spotlight: 5 Reasons to Choose Moorings Park Grande Lake As Your New Home

August 16, 2018

Nancy and Jim Whiteman, longtime Naples’ residents, were very happy with their current home and their current lifestyle. But upon learning about Moorings Park Grande Lake, Naples’ newest Life Plan (CCRC) community, they decided to attend an informational luncheon about the project. It was a decision that changed their lives.

 Mr. & Mrs. Whiteman


“We’ve lived in Naples for 15 years and have followed Moorings Park pretty much all that time,” said Nancy. “It was out of curiosity that I made the reservation to attend the informational luncheon at Moorings Park Grande Lake and sort of dragged Jim along. I’m glad I did.”

“I wasn’t ready to move. I thought I was too young,” said Jim. “But, to be honest, we were blown away by the whole concept, the amenities, everything about it.”

Perfect Location 

Moorings Park Grande Lake is located south of Golden Gate Parkway, between Airport-Pulling and Livingston roads, and shares an entrance with Naples Grande Golf Club. Jim describes the location as “simply beautiful.”

Added Nancy, “We love the location which is so close to downtown Naples. We also love to golf and Grande Lake is being developed on the property adjacent to the Naples Grande Golf Club, with the residences overlooking a large lake and the Naples Grande golf course.”

Spectacular Architecture

Moorings Park Grande Lake is being developed by Moorings Park in partnership with esteemed luxury custom homebuilder and developer, London Bay Homes, long known for its award-winning architectural design and attention to detail. It was a partnership that Jim Whiteman could not ignore.

“I couldn’t believe the architecture,” stated Jim. “It’s like they’re building a country club. I thought, this can’t be real. But the more we learned, the more we saw, and the more we heard – well, it is magnificent. Absolutely, magnificent.”

Situated on 55 acres, the pet-friendly Moorings Park Grande Lake, will consist of luxurious mid-rise residences, including spacious penthouses.

World-Class Amenities

Planned outdoor activities or amenities will include a yoga pavilion, walking paths, lakeside parklettes with boardwalks, gardens, fire pits and overlooks, several bird-watching posts, and bocce and pickleball courts.

The clubhouse, as planned, will feature casual and fine dining venues, a private dining room, long curved bar, art studio, wellness center, state-of-the-art fitness center, strength and cardio area, salon and spa, golf simulator, and a resort-style pool with poolside cabanas.

“The pool. The clubhouse. It simply has everything one would want,” commented Jim. “I kind of think of this like being at the Ritz, but with the likelihood if something happened to one of us there will be constant care provided.”


Also located in the clubhouse will be The Center for Healthy Living. The center is home to rehabilitation services, as well as the Care 360 concierge healthcare program, which was developed in partnership with NCH Healthcare System. The Care 360 program offers a higher level of personalized primary care, with concierge physicians accessible by appointment, plus 24/7 access via phone, text or email.

Assisted Living and Memory Care services are available with no increase in monthly fees.


It’s the planning for their future needs that prompted the Whitemans to be one of the early buyers in Moorings Park Grande Lake.

“One of the reasons we are doing this is we want to take this burden off our children. We also want to make our own decisions. We don’t want to get in the situation where they’re taking care of us long distance. We don’t want to leave Naples. We don’t want to go back up north. We love it here. It’s important we stay here. Moorings Park Grande Lake helps us do just that. We feel very grateful,” she said.

Jim added, “If we have to move somewhere, this is the only place to go. We just feel it’s going to be a great place for us – and our future. And we know we’ll meet a whole new group of great friends.”

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