NAPLES, Fla. (August 3, 2018) – Naples Reserve, iStar’s 688-acre South Naples community of Southern Coastal-inspired attached villa, single-family and custom estate homes, has been honored with three Silver Aurora Awards.
Now in its 39th year, the Aurora Awards are bestowed by the Florida Home Builders Association and Southeast Building Conference. This year, the organizations received nearly 400 entries, which were narrowed down to a list of Silver Award Honorees by category. Grand Aurora Honorees will be chosen from each group of Silver Award Honorees and will be announced at the Aurora Awards Gala on August 17 at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando.
Naples Reserve was awarded in the following categories: Best Community Site Plan, Residential Housing Community of the Year – Masterplan and Best Recreation Facility or Amenity.
“As one of South Naples’ fastest-selling master-planned communities, we already knew that Naples Reserve appeals to a wide range of homebuyers,” said Heather Thompson, marketing manager for Naples Reserve, which is nearing the halfway mark in terms of Phase One sales. “Our Silver Aurora Awards help reinforce for buyers the unique kind of nature-inspired community and casual lakefront lifestyle they can find at Naples Reserve.”
Created amongst 22 lakes and sweeping open water views, the community emphasizes lakefront living with Southern Coastal-inspired homes and amenities along the water’s edge. Residences range from 1,519 to more than 3,500 square feet of living space and are located in six distinctive neighborhoods. The community’s landscaping includes mature palms and native, drought-resistant, low-maintenance plants for a natural, tropical look.
The community features a variety of lakefront resort-inspired amenities, including the $7 million Island Club social center located on the centerpiece 125-acre Eagle Lake. The Island Club features a 5,160-square-foot clubhouse and an adjacent 3,500-square-foot fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and a movement studio for spinning, Zumba and yoga. Outdoors, an expansive, resort-style zero-entry pool offers dedicated lap lanes and ample room for relaxation.
Indoor and alfresco gathering areas at the Island Club include a lakeside fire pit and casual beverage and dining options at the Chat ‘n Chill Tiki Bar and Latitudes Cafe. At the Outrigger Center, a variety of watercraft options are available for resident use, including kayaks, canoes and the community’s new Hydrobikes. Cruises on the community’s two Duffy electric boats depart from the center’s floating docks for residents to explore Eagle Lake and Kontiki Island. Naples Reserve also offers homebuyers along Eagle Lake the opportunity for a personal floating boat dock.
A mile-long rowing lane stretches along a section of Picayune Strand State Forest, a 78,000-acre state park with protected pinelands, cypress swamps, marshes and abundant wildlife. The lakefront Match Point complex offers residents access to five tennis and four pickleball courts.
Nearby, the Walk & Wag dog park provides a place for residents and four-legged friends to enjoy together. An additional dog park – Paws Awhile – is also planned, as well as a Kid’s Cove playground and picnic area and a meandering linear park for biking, hiking and jogging. Navigating a loop road circling Naples Reserve, the park is designed to engage residents with their natural environment and provide an alternative mode of transportation throughout the community.
Naples Reserve residents receive complimentary one-year social memberships at Walker’s Hideaway Marina of Naples, a yacht club along the Gordon River offering a marina, indoor storage for 600 boats, two waterside restaurants, outdoor pool and sauna and access to Naples Bay.
Naples Reserve offers 18 fully decorated models available for viewing, built by Southwest Florida’s premier homebuilders, including Ashton Woods, D.R. Horton, Florida Lifestyle Homes, KTS Homes, Lundstrom Development, Marvin Development, McGarvey Custom Homes and Stock Signature Homes. Homes are priced from the high-$200,000s to more than $1 million.
Naples Reserve is located off U.S. 41, 2 miles southeast of the Collier Boulevard/CR 951 intersection and 10 minutes from I-75, Exit 101.
About iStar Land & Development:
iStar Land & Development creates unique communities, considering the best use of the land with a focus on future residents. iStar has financed and invested in over $10 billion of residential projects since 1993, making it one of the largest investors in luxury condominium, multifamily and master-planned residential developments in the U.S. Its portfolio has included interests in over 18,000 condominium units in the nation’s top markets, and 65,000 acres in master-planned communities with the potential for an estimated 50,000 single-family and multifamily units. Offering a fully integrated platform, the team includes best-in-class developers, architects, builders, marketers and community liaisons.
iStar (NYSE: STAR) finances, invests in and develops real estate and real estate related projects as part of its fully integrated investment platform. Building on over two decades of experience and more than $35 billion of transactions, iStar brings uncommon capabilities and new ways of thinking to commercial real estate and adapts its investment strategy to changing market conditions. The company is structured as a real estate investment trust, with a diversified portfolio focused on larger assets located in major metropolitan markets. Additional information on iStar is available on its website at www.istar.com.