Any natural disaster that hits and does damage can have lasting affects. We focus on preparing for a natural disaster like a hurricane, but what do you do after one strikes and you are left to deal with the impact? This article shares some resources to help you start the road to recovery.
Every area of the US has some kind of natural disaster risk. In Southwest Florida, we enjoy hurricanes. Now, at first blush that sounds terrifying. But, when you think about it, hurricane's provide the most advance notice for preparations... so if you have to pick your poison, I would take the hurricane over many other alternatives. The key to dealing with a hurricane is being prepared. This article provides some good resources to help you with that task.
Who doesn't love saving money on your purchases and spending? Most people are aware that Florida doesn't have a state income tax, which attracts people from all over the US to make Florida home for at least 6 months and a day. What you may not know is that our state has a history of granting Tax Holidays each year.
As Collier County becomes more and more popular for families, having information on school performance is key for families considering the move to paradise. The Florida Department of Education just released the school district grades and Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) received an ‘A’ for the 5th year in a row and was the only Southwest Florida school district to receive the high mark this year. Information was published and is available for individual schools within Collier County.
Naples is well known for having amazing restaurants and great cuisine. To build on the traditional choices of dining venues, in the last few years there has been the introduction and growing popularity of area food trucks. Celebration Park (a local food truck park) served as an assertor in the explosion of food trucks. This article is to showcase the variety of food trucks in the Naples area ranging from sweet treats to an eclectic collection of cuisines.
The end of the year is always a favorite time of year. The holiday spirit starts to creep in... the itch for Hallmark movies and holiday music takes hold. The anticipation of families and free time tends to get us all excited. As we start to gear up for the holidays, I thought I would share some of the highlights of activities going on in Naples so that you could start to plan your calendars early.
Naples is know for its breath and diversity of dining experiences. I often say that I could eat out every day and still not have hit them all. There are so many great restaurants in Naples it was hard to down select. But, I don't know about you...on those rare occasions when we venture out for a dinner, I always love some place with a little personality. Places that offer a setting that is just a little different than the others. Sure, some of the best places to eat in Naples may be in the most unassuming locations/settings... but for this post, I want to focus on five of my favorite restaurants in Naples that offer personality.
Naples is known to attract home buyers looking for a golf lifestyle because we have over 90 championship courses in town. If you are going to consider golf communities, it is important to understand some up front overview information. This 15-minute video provider some good insights to get you started.
Some places deal with earthquakes, some deal with tornados... although we deal with the risk of Hurricane's in Southwest Florida, at least we have advance notice of these storms to allow us to prepare as much as possible for the potential impact.
Watch this "Hurricane Preparedness" presentation with Meteorologist Matt Devitt, Wink News. Learn what's in store this hurricane season, how to determine your risk, how to prepare, plus Q&As.
Here is a checklist published by Naples Daily News to help homeowners prepare for possible hurricanes as hurricane season is around the corner.
For buyers coming to Southwest Florida from other areas, flood is always on their minds when it comes to purchasing property especially since flood risk may be a new concept to them. A nonprofit research firm called the First Street Foundation unveiled a searchable website this week that allows homeowners to find detailed flood risk information on specific properties nationwide.
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