Summer in Florida


I've lived in a few places, but Naples in Florida is my favorite, its warm and sunny, the winter is delightful with temperatures in the 70's or 80's and cool evenings, but not too cool to sit out and barbeque or even camp and sit around the campfire roasting marshmellows! The winter snowbirds (seasonal residents who come from the colder states to spend their winters) flock down and the town comes alive, street cafes, art festivals and fairs, evening time brings crowds to 5th Avenue South to walk up and down the street, window shopping or continuing to the end of the road to sit on the beach and watch the sunset, life is good. Spring comes around and all our winter visitors fly home to their now warm states, leaving us behind. Summer bring its torrential thunderstorms, the threat of hurricanes and worst of all the mosquitoes! normally at this time of year I am covered head to toe in protective clothing if I want to sit outside at night, however, this year, its been a delight, although hot its not as humid as normal and the evenings are down in the 70's. I walked the beach yesterday, the water is wornderfully warm, the beach while not deserted by any means, is deffinately a lot less inhabited than during the winter, I even managed to find a spot on Naples Pier to sit and fish without getting tangled up with everyone elses lines, a skill which I have yet to master during the winter season. Then I sat andI watched dolphins and children play in the waves and lost track of time. Why am I writing all this down you ask? Because sometimes, you just have to stop and look around and take a breath. Working in the Real Estate Market has not slowed down for me, I am busy busy busy, so just to take stock of all that Naples has to offer and watch pelican's dive for their dinner, brings me back to reality and the reason I moved to Florida in the first place.

Dependably yours,

Joe Epifanio
Managing Broker
Engel & Voelkers Olde Naples


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