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Naples City

Collier County, Florida

Photo: Home in the Naples Historic District; photographed by wikipedia user:Ebyabe (own work), 2010, via wikimedia commons [cc by-3.0], accessed October, 2019.

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Naples City Hall is located at 735 Eighth Street South, Naples, FL 34102.
Phone: 239‑213‑1000.

Naples [1] is a premier City that offers a high quality of life exemplified by cleanliness, safety, well-maintained homes and businesses, distinctive architecture, tree-lined streets, landscaped medians, a high level of municipal services, environmental corridors, pristine beaches, and tropical climate. In addition to these assets, the mix and location of residential, commercial, institutional, and recreational land uses within a neo-traditional framework fosters the small town character and charm.

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Naples as Described in 1939 [2]

Naples was named for the Italian city and planned as a winter resort as early as 1887, when this part of the State was isolated and all mail and supplies had to be brought from Fort Myers by boat. A frame hotel and a few cottages were built, but the resorts growth was retarded by lack of transportation. The construction of the railroad and the Tamiami Trail led to the building of a large tourist hotel and numerous cottages along the 7-mile stretch of white beach. General W.N. Haldeman, former publisher of the Louisville Courier-Journal, and 'Marse' Henry Watterson, Kentucky journalist, were among the first settlers in Naples and aided in its development.

  1. City of Naples Comprehensive Plan, 2013, www.naplesgov.com, accessed October, 2019.
  2. Federal Works Agency, Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Program, Florida: A Guide to the Southernmost State, American Guide Series, Florida Department of Public Instruction, 1939.