Posted on Friday, October 07, 2011
Our Naples lifestyle is a surprise to many new comers to town. I thing the perception might be we are this sleepy little resort town in southern Florida and although the weather is great some worry about boredom overtaking them. Fear Not.
Since retiring five years ago next month I have found more options than I can participate in. On the sports scene golf, tennis, log distance cycling, triathlon, fishing, spring major league baseball not too far away, and more. For culture we have an exceptional symphony orchestra, a developing opera, artists, art galleries, art fairs, and culinary options which rival Chicago or New York, on a smaller scale. Non-profit opportunities to help others abound. I am the vice-president of Habitat for Humanity and there are close to 100 individual non-profit organizations you can help with, lead, fund and make a difference.
Let’s just look at one option – tennis. Tennis does not often jibe with the northerners view of old retired Florida. They are in for a surprise. We have plenty of 3.5 and 4.0 teams for starters. In fact my club, Windstar on Naples Bay is in a league with twenty other clubs. We play three days a week. Throw in a standing weekly lesson and you have a decent week of activity. And that is just one sport.
Is the 3.5 and 4.0 level too easy for you? Good for you – you are beyond me! We have 4.0+ unlimited leagues in town. Naples has the New England clay court champion in town and plenty of x-D1 College players to run your socks off around the court.
You wont be bored here believe me. In a town of 80,000 people in the summer and 350,000+ people in the winter you can find enjoyment year round.
Tell us what you think.