Most parcels are one to five acres, but other homesteads can be as large as ten acres. As for the homes themselves, you can find entry-level homes or glamorous mansions closer to the beach. Guesthouses, pickup trucks, all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and recreational vehicles (RV) are also allowed on all premises unlike many other communities. As for housing itself, you can find single-family dwellings in Golden Gate Estates with some located on mile-long streets that dead end at a canal - providing valuable privacy for owners.
A library, fire station and general store are all nearby. The community contains needed amenities while maintaining its small town feel. Golden Gate Estates is growing in popularity as a family area of Naples too by having some of the newest schools in the Collier County school district.
Since parcels are large, homes are not crowded or stacked upon each other. On the other hand, you’re not totally isolated from local family, friends and neighbors. Set among pines, palms and cypress trees, Golden Gate Estates offers modern day living set within Florida’s natural vegetation.
What it all means is whether you’re single, married with children or retired, Golden Gate Estates has something for everyone no matter your price range or status.
The large parcels in this area give the freedom of seclusion, but they are not so large that owners are totally isolated. Located near major expressway I-75, Golden Gate Estates is one hour to Ft. Lauderdale and two and a half to Tampa. Naples beaches are within a 20-minute drive. Golden Gate Estates residents also have easy access to the Southwest Florida International Airport. Buyers can find homes in the $200s to millions of dollars, depending on size and location. Wooded acres allow hoofed animals and ATVs for outdoor enthusiasts.
In addition to being less than 30 minutes from Naples beaches, there are new schools in the area, a National Park, a library, a fire station and a general store. For golf lovers, you’ll find both public and semi public courses nearby.
Golden Gate Estate golf course vary from public to semi private courses such as Valencia Golf and Country Club, Golden Gate Country Club, Arrowhead Gold Course, Cedar Hammock Gold and Country Club and Forest Glen Country Club.
A first class public golf course rated three and a half stars from Golf Digest, Valencia’s course is for players of all skill levels. With nearly 7,000 yards and wide fairways this beautiful course and country club is located just seven miles east of 1-75.
Part of a Quality Inn & Suites Resort property, Golden Gate Country Club features 180 rooms - efficiencies and suites - in addition to fine golfing. Located on the Golden Gate Parkway, and only minutes from the sandy beaches of Naples, you'll find an 18-hole, par 72, 6,570-yard championship golf course. Designed by architects Dick Wilson and Joe Lee, this course is constructed for all skill levels. With a lighted driving range and putting green you can practice day or night.
This semi-private 18-hole course features a rolling terrain with very ample greens, averaging 10,000-square feet. Well-maintained and creatively sculpted fairways are moderately rolling, with a nice mixture of wooded areas for your playing experience. A full bar, snack bar and restaurant are on site so golfers can enjoy a full day’s experience on or off the green.
Cedar Hammock Golf and Country Club is one of South West Florida's newest 18-hole championship courses. Set among a cypress and pine preserve this course offers 6800 yards of golfing with five sets of tees golfers of any level can enjoy. Aside from the Lewis/Azinger designed golf course, visitors can also take pleasure in the 20,000 square foot clubhouse with restaurant and lounge. You’ll also find tennis courts, a fitness center and a heated pool with spa. Located within 15 minutes of Naples shopping district, the club is also located nearby Gulf of Mexico beaches.
Featuring more than a dozen lakes and acres of preserved lands this 18-hole course is challenging for players of all skill levels. Golfers can enjoy the clubhouse, tennis court, pool, billiards room, restaurant, fitness center and fully equipped golf pro shop. Designed by Gordon Lewis, Forest Glen is a par-72 championship golf course. In addition to golfing, visitors can find the paved path through the preserve for biking, jogging or simply strolling through the community. Located between downtown Naples and Marco Island, Florida beaches are only 10 minutes away.
The white sandy beaches of Naples on the Gulf of Mexico are only a short 30-minute drive for most Golden Gate Estates residents.
The Golden Gate community has a host of various clubs and organizations including: VFW, MOMS Club, chess clubs, AARP, FOE, Kiwanis Club, and Rotary. Residents can also find special activities such as dance classes in ballroom, swing, Latin and salsa at the Golden Gate Community Center.
With something in every price range, residents vary from single individuals through retirees, although the growing majority of owners are those with children, thanks the new school construction in the area. People who enjoy outdoor living, horseback riding and such are drawn to the Golden Gates Estates area because of its policy on allowing horse, RV and ATV ownership.