Relocating to a new area comes with so many questions.
“Where do I send my kids to school?”
“Is the area safe?”
“Will there be enough things to do to keep everyone entertained?”
Luckily, you have come to the right place. Not just here in the sunshine state in the beautiful Naples area, but for advice. Naples has something to offer for everyone, but especially for families with children. We compiled a list of the top 6 things you should know before relocating (or if you’re considering a move) to the Naples area.
Finding the right community is key
Choosing a new house is just one piece of the puzzle when moving. But integrating into a community is another important component. You want to feel connected to the community you are relocating to, and you want to ensure it’s the best environment for your family.
School choice in the area
One of the most important things for families with children to know about when relocating is schools. Collier County has one of the highest concentrations of top-ranked public schools in Florida, according to Public School Review. Another boast-worthy statistic is that schools in Collier County also have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20 percent of Florida public schools.
To see the top 10 best public schools in Collier County, click here. Parents enrolling their kids into public school can find out more about school choice and school zoning by visiting the Collier County Public School’s site.
Lowest crime rate county
Parents, you can rest assured that safety is a top priority in the Naples area. According to data from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Collier County has the lowest crime rate than all other metropolitan counties in Florida. Naples is also listed as one of Florida’s top 50 safest cities with low violent crime and property crime, which makes our city a great option for families to raise their children.
Endless options for beach days
Sugar-soft, white sand. Green and blue water. Easy access to miles and miles of the Gulf of Mexico. These are just a few of the many things that makes the beaches of Naples and the surrounding area so special. With beach options located in state and county parks, nature preserves, or within city limits, you won’t find there are any shortages of places to spend the day playing at the beach. Save this list for a sunny day.
Plus, did you know that Collier county residents can get a free beach parking sticker to use at city and county beaches? Click here to find beach parking information and locations.
Outdoor, family-fun activities
If you’re looking to check out some other tropical outdoor areas besides the beautiful sandy beaches of Naples, you’re in luck. The Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre, world-class garden with plants from all around the world. The walk around the grounds of the garden can take up to two hours, but guests can also make a day out of it. Families, be sure to ask about the W.O.N.D.E.R. activity pack when you visit.
The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is nationally accredited. This walk-through zoo has paved walkways that wind nearly a mile passing by rare and beautiful animals such as lions, giraffes, monkeys, pythons, and bears. Make sure you feed the giraffes when you visit.
Arts & culture fun for the whole family
Naples is a beautiful, pristine area, which makes for a vibrant art, culture, and museum scene, as well. The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (also known as C’mon) is a brain-building powerhouse museum devoted to children and families learning through play. This museum offers hands-on exhibit galleries, mazes, interactive games, and a water play station. Children can also engage in activities where they can become weather forecasters, farmers, chefs, fishermen, artists, architects, or veterinarians. All of the exhibits and programs give kids the opportunity to play, learn, invent, explore, and develop their building and sensory skills.
If your family has a budding entertainer, KidzAct at The Naples Player offers quality arts education for all ages–preschool through high school. There are musical productions the whole family can attend; virtual classes for kids and teens, summer camps, and more.
With something for everyone and endless sunshine, it’s no wonder that Naples was rated the #1 “Happiest City in the Nation” for four consecutive years.
About Naples Relocation Experts
Naples Relocation Experts specialize in helping clients through every step of their move. We use our first-hand experience with the city to ensure that your new forever home or winter retreat is an investment that pays off in every possible way. Even after you’ve unpacked the last box from the moving van, we are there to help you navigate your new life in paradise.
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