Why Do Buyers Choose This Community?
The Villages of Monterey enjoys an alignment of the stars for families that want excellent schools, convenient location and a sense of community that is very special. This gated neighborhood feels right, feels cozy with mature landscaping and many homes enjoy lake views. Centrally located amenities include night lit Har-Tru tennis courts, basketball courts, swimming pool, professionally equipped fitness center, play area and a clubhouse. A recent renovation of the common facilities have things looking better than ever and there is an organized social activity and event calendar for kids and adults, if you are so inclined. Monterey is also one of the very few communities in the area where you will find reasonably priced homes with four, five or even six bedroom floor plans. We can find great single family homes with three bedrooms all day long. However, if you need 4, 5 or 6 bedrooms it becomes more challenging in the Naples area. Monterey might very well be your answer. You will be impressed by the low HOA fees, too. Price range in Monterey is ~$450,000 to $1,800,000 at this writing (with lots of options in between). This is a pet friendly community with no approval needed.
What Is the Neighborhood Like?
Monterey is a secure neighborhood with a 24 hour manned gatehouse that is conveniently located between Airport – Pulling Road and Goodlette–Frank Road on Orange Blossom Drive. Mission Drive runs around the perimeter with cul-de-sacs offering different views from the private backyards. Of the single family homes, you will not find two that are the same. The architecture varies from classic to contemporary to Spanish to modern West Indies to coastal style. No “cookie cutter” homes here with every home looking the same and most of them empty during the summer months. This is an active, friendly, family neighborhood with people who appreciate the lifestyle, amenities and organized activities. Swimming is popular here and the community supports its own swim team. The development started in 1990 and was built in four distinctive sections with a total of 400+ homes. Generous lot sizes and mature landscaping give the community an established and comfortable feel. Many of the homesites have lake views.
Within easy striking distance of the beach, Monterey benefits from being close to daily necessities and conveniences, grocery stores, shops, boutiques, restaurants, a Collier County library, movie theaters as well as so many family friendly activities. Whatever else you need – it’s right around the corner – fitness clubs, ballet studio, karate lessons, top level competitive swimming club (T2 Aquatics) and any other interest you might have. Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South are accessible within a short drive and Mercato is even closer for Whole Foods, Silverspot theater, more restaurants, shopping and nightlife.
What Are the Schools?
Pelican Marsh Elementary School is one of the most sought after schools in Collier County with Pine Ridge Middle School and Baron Collier High School completing a preferred A-rated group. Also, the location is central to several private schools of note including Community School of Naples, The Village School of Naples, Seacrest Country Day School and Royal Palm Academy. If you are thinking of moving within Naples or relocating your school age children to an active, family oriented neighborhood then call us to talk about your options.
Looking for a Home in Monterey?
Call us directly or send an email so that we can update you with current listings in the neighborhood and bring you up to speed with recent activity. We can set up an MLS search for you that will automatically keep you up to the minute with new listings that fit your criteria. It is a discreet, unobtrusive way of getting the most accurate information delivered to your email address so that you can track the market, see all of the photos and get a “heads up” the very moment a new property is available. You can also explore by searching the Naples MLS system – go to www.StepsToTheBeach.com and click on the ‘Advanced Search’, choose Monterey for the development and any other criteria to suit your own needs.
At this moment, here are the properties currently on the market for sale:
Call Tim @ (239) 272-4848 or Ellie @ (239) 776-5077 to schedule a private showing of the homes that peak your interest.
As full time real estate professionals, we represent both buyers and sellers in the Naples. If you are a seller, we market your home to local, national and international buyers for the best results. If you are a buyer, we listen well and will find your own “Piece of Paradise” at the best negotiated price and terms.
Tim Cranch at 239-272-4848 or Ellie Penaranda at 239-776-4848