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Tim Cranch

Ellie Penaranda

What’s in a Name? Conners at Vanderbilt Beach in Naples, FL

Conners at Vanderbilt Beach is a neighborhood of 500 single family canal homes in north Naples with boating access to the Gulf of Mexico and located in the middle of the social and cultural action. Here’s a little history lesson before you click on the links below to see the homes and property currently on the market for sale.

Old aerial photos (circa 1952) show the Vanderbilt Beach area as wilderness of scrub oak habitat, mangrove and lagoons before reaching the sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Around that period of time, a dredge opened a channel from Wiggins Pass at the Gulf to what is now the Vanderbilt inter-canal area. Salt water flooded in the backwater areas and two subsequent dredging operations created the first solid buildable landmass. The finger canals and streets were constructed in the mid-50’s.  

J. B. Conners was a road builder from Tampa and was the land development pioneer of the Vanderbilt Beach area. When Conners began to develop the area, the only inhabitants were occasional occupants of a fish camp. It is said that he chose the name ‘Vanderbilt Beach’ as a marketing ploy to create the impression of wealth and prestige. By 1959, the platting process was complete and his vision of homes on the water with access to the Gulf of Mexico was a reality.

Today, the neighborhood enjoys a great location in the middle of the action including restaurants, nightlife, theaters, shopping, conveniences, cultural venues and beaches.  Conners is close to Mercato, the Ritz Carlton Beach Hotel, LaPlaya Resort, Delnor-Wiggins State Beach Park, Vanderbilt Beach Park, Pavilion Shopping Center, Marketplace at Pelican Bay and nearby Waterside Shops. The community is  within walking distance to beautiful beaches and has great direct boating access to the Gulf of Mexico through Wiggins Pass as well as backwater boating all of the way up to Fort Myers Beach.

Check out the canal homes and vacant building lots that are currently listed for sale in Conners by clicking on the links below:

Canal Homes for Sale in Conners at Vanderbilt Beach

Lots for Sale in Conners at Vanderbilt Beach

Call us for a tour of homes in this neighborhood. You will learn a lot more than a little history of the neighborhood! There are choices for different budgets but, the supply is shrinking so, don’t wait any longer. 

 As full time real estate professionals, we represent both buyers and sellers in 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 Ellie Penaranda at 239-776-5077

TimCranch@StepsToTheBeach.com Ellie@StepsToTheBeach.com