The Calusa tribe of Native Americans first discovered this heavenly piece of earth long ago. For the Calusa, this area of Florida’s Southwest Coast meant abundance and good living. Throughout the history of Olde Naples, people have continued to come here for essentially the same reasons.
Founded in 1886, Olde Naples is a slice of living history. The original town was centered around the now famous Naples Pier which was built in 1888, and subsequently re-built several times due to various natural disasters. Through its incarnations, the Pier has always drawn and continues to attract those fond of good fishing and stunning Gulf of Mexico sunsets.
The original settlers recognized the innate values of this area and set about taking full advantage of it and inviting others to do the same.
Millionaires Row was the first line of beachfront homes built back around the turn-of-the-century. This area is the true Olde Naples, however the city has grown beyond this to encompass the region from Mooring Line Drive, south past the Pier and eastward to Naples Bay. Preserving history is a penultimate goal, yet the conveniences of modern life are here as well.
Points of interest abound including historical sites such as the Pier itself and numerous early buildings and founding homes that have been preserved and are now open to tourists and locals with an interest in origins. Fish, boat, swim, golf, walk, run, bike, think – whatever your pleasure, Olde Naples provides an accommodating venue.