Thinking of purchasing real estate in Naples? Be sure to put a significant amount of time in exploring the sweetest community in Southwest Florida: Imperial Golf Estates. Located in North Naples this is a “must see” part of your real estate tour. Why? Location, Location, Location, oh, and Value. With a combination of product from affordable condominiums and villas to spacious estate homes, this little darling of a community is situated perfectly on the east side of US 41. Where do I begin to tell all of you that haven’t been to Naples or those that are here but have forgotten about it because it’s tucked away so neatly into it’s expansive quadrant of land, about life in Imperial? Well, let’s start with the location: Conveniently located on the east side of US 41 (Tamiami Trail) and flanked by neighbors such as Collier’s Reserve and LaPlaya Golf Course, you are a short 7-8 min drive to the beach at Delnoir-Wiggins State Park to the south and about 10-12 min to the beach at the county park of Barefoot Beach. Got golf? You bet, 36 holes for your playing pleasure. Two pristine conditioned courses with an incredible clubhouse as the signature centerpiece to the community and is membership-based play with a list of impressive reciprocals during off-season. Need to sweat but want to have fun while doing it? No problem, again, within this community is the Imperial Tennis & Racquet Club as a separate membership. You say you want culture? Drive about 10 min. south to the Naples Philharmonic and the Naples Museum of Art. Boutique and designer shopping? Right behind the Phil is Waterside, a chic shopping area developed on a water feature with dancing waterfalls. Have a desire for in-town entertainment such as outdoor concerts and plush theatre seating featuring restaurants with alfresco dining, check out the Mercato, again, about 7-8 min from Imperial. Need a quick exit to the airport, we got it, only a 15 min. drive to Interstate 75. Now, let’s look at value: Currently, there are 28 homes for sale in Imperial from $299,000 for a pool home of 23oo+ s.f. to $1,049,000 for an estate size home of 3600 s.f. Lot sizes generally average about 115 ft for frontage with a few homes set on reduced lots averaging about 85 ft for frontage and many lots having depths of 100 ft+ providing ample privacy for each and every homeowner. Now, here’s the icing for the cake: Imperial residents are benefiting from years of planning by their Board of Directors with the fruition of a second back entrance that will allow residents to be on Livingston Rd through an access road currently under construction saving them travel time to all points Naples. This is a huge time-saving endeavor and the residents are so excited that, not only will it save them travel time but will also provide quicker emergency services and an alternative hurricane route. One last point, and this is significant: Imperial Golf Estates is the only community in North Naples on US 41 that can provide homeowners with these great benefits, location and value. There currently is only one home on the market in another golf community along the US 41 corridor, Audubon, that is listed at $500,000. There are currently 15 homes in Imperial Golf Estates at $500,000 or under. If that doesn’t build excitement for you, I’m just not too sure what will. For a quick peek, click this link to see homes for sale in Imperial Golf Estate or for further information or any questions on Naples real estate please contact Ruth Bethem at Ruth@RuthBethem.com or call direct at 239-777-7007 or toll free 877-777-7545.