Tin City reopens in Naples with the 100th anniversary party

Tin City reopens in Naples with the 100th anniversary party. The iconic waterfront shopping and dining destination suffered service damage from Hurricane Ian. Then, as the recovery was picking up speed, a speeding car crashed into the building, again destroying many of the shops and businesses. While many businesses have been back for a couple of months, the official reopening was celebrated over the weekend, along with a huge anniversary party.

Tin City is the center of Naples on the Gordon River. It could be described as the seafront of Naples. You can see the colorful shops and restaurants across the river as you travel the Tamiami Trail. Tin City is named for its rustic tin buildings that were home to oyster processing businesses decades ago. It has that “old Florida” vibe. A rustic contrast to some of the fancy neighborhoods not far away.

Most dinners are casual and feature Florida fare. Plus, much of the shopping is geared toward the Florida lifestyle, like the tropical Christmas decorations pictured above. You can also take ferry rides along the river, as well as gulf and bay fishing charters, from boats that are docked at the Tin City Marina.

While most of Tin City is open again, four stores in the #. #1 are still under repair. However, the damage is not from Hurricane Ian. The destruction was caused on November 25, when a runaway car crashed into the building and caught fire.

Tin City reopens in Naples with the 100th anniversary party and it was quite a weekend celebration. It’s another positive sign of hurricane recovery in Southwest Florida just as we kick off the season again. Yes, hurricane season is officially back on. Make sure you’re ready this year. Check out this guide for great tips and important information.

Naples Named Best Place to Live in the US

Living in SWFL is heaven and Naples has been named the best place to live in the US.

Naples, Florida is a beautiful coastal city located in Collier County. You’ll find beautiful white-sand beaches, year-round warm weather, and a luxurious lifestyle. This Gulf Coast gem has appeared on multiple lists of being a great place to live, and now it’s at the top.

First, Naples has a warm and sunny climate throughout the year. There is an average of 264 days of sunshine per year, making the climate ideal for outdoor activities such as golf, fishing, and boating.

One of the main attractions of Naples are the stunning beaches. With over ten miles of pristine white-sand beaches, there’s plenty of room to sunbathe, swim, and paddle board at popular beaches like Vanderbilt Beach, Clam Pass Park, and Lowdermilk Beach.

Naples is also home to a great art scene. There are several museums, including the Naples Art Association and the Baker Museum in Artis-Naples. The Naples Players Theater and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra provide theatergoers and lovers of classical music with world-class performances.

Plus, Naples screams luxury. There are plenty of luxury shops, magnificent hotels, fine dining restaurants and exclusive golf courses. Additionally, the city is home to several high-end gated communities such as Port Royal, Pelican Bay, and Park Shore.

What makes a city the best place to live?

Scholaroo compared 150 cities in the US in 9 different areas. Crime levels, Affordability, Quality of life, Leisure/Entertainment, Health, Education, Employment and Infrastructure. In their report, they revealed that Naples is the best city to live in America. While Naples ranked last for affordability, it was ranked #1 for both leisure and entertainment and healthcare.

Whether you’re a retiree looking for a quiet place to settle down or a young professional looking for a thriving city, Naples certainly has something to offer for both.

I’m not sure I’d get too excited about living in some of these cities or states (Nebraska?!), but maybe there’s something there! What do you think?

The 10 best places to live in the US, according to Scholaroo: