Naples Florida is full of exceptional communities, many of which are tucked behind grand gates and manned guard houses.

One such community, tucked away off Livingston Road north of Immokalee Road, is Mediterra. Encompassing nearly 1,700 acres, this master-planned sanctuary is more than just exquisite villas and elegant estates … it’s main attraction is its 1,000-plus acres of open space not to mention its 36 holes of golf designed by Tom Fazio.

Additional amenities include the beach club, just a quick drive away from Mediterra, the clubhouse, the fitness center and the spa.

I’ve had the opportunity to explore Mediterra on a few occasions, most recently of which I took a stroll through one of its three parks, a beautiful retreat situated at its heart that boasts gorgeous plantings.

Photo by Alysia Shivers, Realtor, Naples Florida

Real estate has been robust this year in Mediterra with 41 single-family homes and 13 condominiums selling through September 1, 2011.

The source of this real property information is the copyrighted and proprietary database compilation of Sunshine MLS, LLC. Copyright 2011 Sunshine MLS, LLC. All rights reserved. The accuracy of this information is not warranted or guaranteed.