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Olde Naples

Charming neighborhood

Olde Naples is composed of old beach cottages and mansions that sit along the beach shore situated beautifully amongst gorgeous banyan trees and coconut palms. Due to the cities zoning restrictions, condos are prohibited south of the hotels so only single family homes rest along the beautiful beaches. Near the Naples Pier you can find one of the original landmarks, Palm Cottage, which was built in 1895. The building is now the National Register for Historic sites.

A couple streets down from the famous fifth avenue is the enchanting Third Street. Here you can indulge in the romance of the historic Old Naples. A combination of fine dining, small art galleries, hundreds of high end apparel shops, and enchanting gift shops. The elegant area is situated between the Naples Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Third Street South shopping area invites you with its charm and elegance

Romance In Olde Naples

History of Naples

A couple streets down from the famous fifth avenue is the enchanting Third Street. Here you can indulge in the romance of the historic Old Naples. A combination of fine dining, small art galleries, hundreds of high end apparel shops, and enchanting gift shops. The elegant area is situated between the Naples Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Third Street South shopping area invites you with its charm and elegance

Before the European colonial period, the Calusa Indians had dwelt in the region for thousands of years, from Charlotte Harbor to Cape Sable. In 1513, Juan Ponce de León landed in the region and found resistance from the Calusa, which was then followed by nearly 200 years of strife between the Spanish and the Calusa. In the early 1700s, following slaving raids by Uchise Creek and Yamasee Indians allied with the English Province of Carolina, most of the Calusa retreated south and east.[8]

The city of Naples was founded during the late 1880s by former Confederate general and Kentucky U.S. Senator John Stuart Williams and his partner, Louisville businessman Walter N. Haldeman, the publisher of the Louisville Courier-Journal. Throughout the 1870s and ’80s, magazine and newspaper stories telling of the area’s mild climate and abundant fish and game likened it to the sunny Italian peninsula. The name Naples caught on when promoters described the bay as “surpassing the bay in Naples, Italy”. Major development was anticipated after the railroad reaching Naples on January 7, 1927, and the Tamiami Trail linking Naples to Miami was completed in 1928, but did not begin until after the Great Depression and World War II. During the war the U.S. Army Air Forces built a small airfield and used it for training purposes; it is now the Naples Municipal Airport.

After a hurricane in 1945, fill was required to repair the damage. A local dredging company, Forrest Walker & Sons, created a lake north of 16th Avenue S, between Gordon Drive and Gulf Shore Boulevard. In 1949, Forrest Walker asked Mr. Rust to sell him the 296 acres (120 ha) from Jamaica Channel to today’s 14th Avenue S. The Jamaica Channel was widened, one canal was dredged, and 14th Avenue S was created by March 1950; a new subdivision was named “Aqualane Shores”[9] at the opening party that same year. Additional channels were eventually added to the south of 14th Avenue S and are named alphabetically for local water birds. The first channel south of 14th Avenue S is Anhinga Channel, then Bittern Channel is south of 15th Avenue S, Crane Channel is south of 16th Avenue S, Duck Channel is south of 17th Avenue S, and Egret Channel is north of 21st Avenue S. From the channels there are coves named Flamingo, Gull, Heron, and Ibis, as well as the original Aqua Cove. These initial channels, canals, and coves were dredged and bulldozed from the mangrove swamps. Where shallow rock precluded digging, land was filled to create lots with navigable water.

The Aqualane Shores Association was incorporated as a non-profit corporation on February 3, 1966. It served lot owners in the area roughly bounded by the Bay of Naples to the east, Gordon Drive to the west, and the land between 14th Avenue and 21st Avenue S, as well as Marina Drive, Forrest Lane, and Southwinds Drive. Thirty years later, in 1996, a state-mandated city master plan renamed the area to the Aqualane Shores Neighborhood and extended its boundary west to the Gulf of Mexico, east to the Bay of Naples, and the area from 14th Avenue S all the way south to Jamaica Channel. The numerous canals and waterfront homes add a distinctive feature to the south portion of Naples and provide access to the Gulf of Mexico for many homeowners.

Dining in Olde Naples

Restaurants Galore

Dine on 5th

Whatever cuisine you’re in the mood for, upscale or casual, you can find it on 5th Avenue South. Fuel your day with early morning cafes and late night treats, enjoy traditional Italian pizza and pasta, build an all-American burger, or indulge in the freshest seafood in town. When you dine on 5th, be sure to come hungry!

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Often considered to be the heart of Naples, 5th Avenue South features a wide variety of restaurants that visitors and residents love to enjoy. Grab lunch at a sidewalk café after a long morning shopping. Or treat yourself to a special dinner at one of our award-winning restaurants. From fine dining to eating al fresco under the stars, there is something for everyone. When you dine on 5th, be sure to come hungry!

Sophisticated And Fine Dining – From world-class seafood to mouth-watering steaks and chops, our upscale eateries make for the ultimate date night or business dinner.

Fun And Casual Dining – Our casual eateries invite you to come as you are and enjoy good food with friends and family. From pizzerias and pubs to sandwich shops, we’ve got you covered when you need a break from the beach or shopping.

Cafes, Coffee Shops, And Markets – From early morning coffee to late night delicacies, our casual cafes and shops offer a variety of treats that are sure to have you returning for more!

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