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Featured Community Park Shore
This week's featured community is Park Shore.
Park Shore, similar to the Moorings and Coquina Sands, is a fabulous Naples Florida beach community. Featuring pristine beaches, a private Gulfside boardwalk and shopping center at Venetian Village, it represents a unique community. With many of the beachfront tower condominiums encircled by gardens or community parks, it is not only beautiful but a very convenient place in town to live in Naples.
Park Shore was developed in the 1960s. Some older buildings are showing their age but many have undergone renovations. If you want the newest high rise condos, Aria is the newest building and was completed in 2006. Built in 2002, the Regent is one of the most luxurious buildings on the beach. Located across the street from Venetian Village, Provence was built in 2000. Le Jardin was built in 1998 and Le Rivage was built in 1996; Le Rivage has already undergone remodeling including all exterior glass replaced to impact glass. Built in 1991, Enclave features spectacular design. Residents have access to a private beach park with a full bathroom installed in 2012.
From a historical perspective, Raymond Lutgert purchased an undeveloped 760 acre parcel of land bordered on the west by a mile and a quarter of pristine Gulf beach and on the east by U.S. Highway 41 in 1964. Lutgert's vision would establishing the first planned unit development district in Collier County and the first in the State of Florida! The first step of the land plan was creating Venetian Bay, which provided both bayfront and gulf front opportunities for homesites, plus included area for five beach side parks, four open space commons and most notably, a beach promenade. From 1970 to 1983, the Lutgert Companies began to develop the neighborhood. Their first Florida condominium was Colony Gardens; a unique combination of mid-rise apartments and town homes with private docks on the bay. One year later, the company would introduce Horizon House, the first indicator of what would become the Lutgert Companies' trademark. In 1976, Venetian Villas was completed - a tribute to the Venetian Mediterranean-styled architecture. An architectural and permitting achievement, each of the villas is actually built over the water. In 1988, the Village on Venetian Bay was developed and featured collection of exclusive specialty shops, fashion boutiques, restaurants and galleries. Venetian Village created a wonderful retail environment for all residents to enjoy.The next development step for Lutgert featured high rises on the beach - first the The Vistas, then Le Parc in 1990 and the Enclave in 1991. Enclave introduced the innovative concept of a single, spectacular residence on each floor.By the mid 1990s, it was clear that the area was a premier location within Southwest Florida. With the addition of Le Ciel Park Tower in 1994, Le Ciel Venetian Tower in 1995, and Le Rivage, Park Shore was officially on the map.In 1998 Le Jardin was built, then Provence (2000), Regent (2002) and Aria (2006) were added to the beachfront high-rise collection.
The Lutgert's vision has made the area a unique and high demand neighborhood within Naples.
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