August/September Updates: Naples listed as one of the Best Cities for Job Growth

August/September Events: 

August 23rd: Farmers’ Market on Third Street South

North Collier Regional Rampage 5K, 7:00am-12:00pm, 15000 Livingston Rd., Naples, FL 34109

August 6th-October 26th: 5th Anniversary Stonecrab Festival along the Gordon River, Downtown 5th Avenue, 1785 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102

September 13th: September’s Summer Jazz On The Gulf at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, 6:30-9:30pm, Watkins Lawn, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples, FL 34102

September 14th: Paradise Coast International Triathlon-Duathlon-10K Run, 7:00am-3:00pm, 4284 Avalon Dr., Naples, FL 34112

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Photo credit:Dan Taylor

Naples, Austin Head List Of Best Cities For Job Growth

Naples has leaped ahead of Austin and is #1 on the list for Best Cities For Job Growth. The projected annual job growth is 4.1%. This is fabulous news, considering in the early to mid 2000s, Naples and Florida’s economy took a nose dive. Home prices plummeted, foreclosures soared and unemployment peaked at 11.4% for the state.

“Florida has crawled back from the depths of the recession and the  employment outlook is bright, particularly for the retirement enclaves in the southern part of the state. Leading the way is Naples, which is expected to have the fastest job growth rate among the 200 largest metro areas with an annual rate of 4.1% through 2016, according to Moody’s Analytics.”

Florida added retail jobs at an exponential rate of any state in 2013 and Naples was the top market in Florida. “Naples is also one of the wealthiest retirement areas in the U.S. and many retirees are sitting on big nest eggs that have skyrocketed with the strong equity markets over the past five years. These gains are fueling spending on construction and consumer goods in the area. The improved U.S. economy is also spurring more tourism, which is a major component of the south Florida market. Unemployment which peaked at 12.2% in Naples in January 2010 was just 5.4% last month.”

To read the full article, please visit here.

August Home Checklist, To Do’s:

August is a transition for many. Vacations are wrapping up and School is starting back up again. Consider one of these To Do’s to make your transition easier.

1. Get prepped for dinners at home. Meals are beginning to shift from the grill to the stove (unless your in sunny Naples). Encourage family dinners around the dining table with fresh linens, bring in flowers or potted plants and consider storing silverware and cloth napkins on the table in a cute caddy.

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About yournapleshome

Karen is originally from Cape May County, New Jersey but considers herself a Floridian due to the many years she has resided in this sunny state! She has two children, Kimberly and Jennifer. Kimberly graduated form the University of Florida in 2000 and resides in Naples with her husband and two children. She works in education . Jennifer graduated from the University of Florida in 2006 and resides with her husband in Raleigh, North Carolina. She currently works for the Sweatlock Team as a marketing executive. The Sweatlock Team provides top-notch personable and professional real estate services, custom marketing for listings, efficient and honest service, fair representation, and a team that is ready to work for you! All combined with great expertise and impeccable service- a combination that can't be beat! Our clients are clients for life.
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