Port Royal, Naples, FL
Port Royal, a prestigious landmark of Naples, is considered one of the finest neighborhoods in the world. The very private single-family community is comprised of approximately 550 homes.
Perfectly situated at the southern end of Naples between the Gulf and Naples Bay, the community was developed in the very late 1940s, with most of the original construction taking place in the late 1950s and 1960s. Some of the early homes, which were often only 2,000 or 3,000 square feet, still remain. However, as land values in Port Royal have continued to escalate, the majority of the older homes have been razed to make way for new, grandiose residences that typically have living areas ranging from 4,000 to 7,000 square feet, with some over 10,000. Most residents enjoy dramatic bay front or wide waterway views from the rear of their home. The many docks on the deep waterways contain a variety of boats and yachts, ranging from 20 to over 100 feet in length.
One of the focal points for the area is the beautiful Port Royal Club, located on a serene stretch of Gulf-front beach directly across from the Kingstown Drive entrance to the community. Membership in the club is primarily limited to Port Royal property owners and it features nine tennis courts, complete formal and informal dining facilities, and an Olympic-sized pool. Prices of homes in Port Royal typically range in the millions.