Olde Naples was founded in 1886 and has since then become a “slice of living history.” Originally the town was built around what is now the famous Naples Pier. From the time it was built in 1888 up until this day, the Naples Pier has always drawn in crowds, locals and tourists, who are fond of good fishing and the stunning Gulf of Mexico sunsets.
The original settlers have really taken advantage of the innate beauty and value of the area. Before it became what it is today, it was only the Millionaires Row – the first line of beachfront homes. This area is what’s considered as the true Old Naples. With the continued growth and development, the city has grown to encompass a whole lot more and that is the region of Mooring Line Drive, south past the Pier and eastward unto Naples Bay.
While all this is happening, preserving the true feel of Olde Naples and the history that comes with it has always been an ultimate goal but it has also made way for modern conveniences.
Living in Olde Naples allows residents to discover very many interesting things. Aside from the Pier, there are a number of buildings and founding homes that have been beautifully preserved and are now open to locals and tourists.
Olde Naples is, like most communities, a very accommodating venue for fun and exciting activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, golfing, walking, running and biking. When it comes to shopping and dining, you have the fab 5th Avenue and 3rd Street South.
Lake Park Elementary, Gulfview Middle School, Naples High School and baroon Collier High School serve the Olde Naples communities and provides quality education for children of families living here.