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Naples, Florida, is a city on the southern Gulf coast of the state. The city offers warm temperatures year-round, a relaxed atmosphere and many cultural events and visitor attractions. Naples draws visitors from all over the world, with entertainments for people of all ages and all tastes.
The area around Naples was first inhabited by a native tribe called the Calusa Indians. These people enjoyed an easy life fishing the warm waters of the Gulf, building a vast and complex community of settlements. As white people trickled into the area, word of the extraordinary beauty of the beaches, the warm climate and the vast expanses of land began to draw interest. The area was compared to the Italian coast and was soon given the name "Naples." Tradition credits John and Madison Weeks as being the first white permanent residents of Naples. In 1887, Kentucky newspaper magnate, Walter N. Haldeman purchased the entire area of what would be the city of Naples. One of his first tasks was the construction of a 600-foot, T-shaped pier that extended into the Gulf. The Naples Hotel became host to many celebrities and dignities who came to enjoy the warm climate and waterfront view. World War II brought servicemen to the U.S. Army Airfield near Naples. During the 1960s, the population increased rapidly as the tourist industry in Naples began to boom.
Located in Collier County in southwest Florida, Naples provides year-round sunshine for residents and visitors. In the winter, temperatures rarely dip below 70 degrees. Even in the middle of summer, temperatures rarely go above 92 degrees, with afternoon rains, and nights in the 70s, perfect for enjoying evening outdoor activities.
As of 2012, Naples has a population of 19, 537. During its peak tourist season from October to late May, the population of the entire Collier County area grows to 387.183. Up to 48.5 percent of the population is over the age of 65, and 10.4 percent is under the age of 18. Median household income between the years 2006 to 2010 was $75,836.
Tourism is the largest contributor to the Naples economy. Lodging and eating establishments abound within the city limits and surrounding area. Real estate development is also brings money to the city. Agricultural interests operate in the areas surrounding the city.
Naples, Florida has 32 elementary school districts, 11 middle schools, and 9 high schools. Ave Maria University, Edison State College, and Hodges University are located outside the city limits.
Naples' seven miles of white sand beaches, year-round sunshine and warm temperatures allow people to enjoy many water sports and other outdoor activities. The Naples Pier provides a good location for land-based fishing.