Welcome to Naples
A captivating oasis steeping in luxury, where picturesque waterways and grand estates abound
A gorgeous fountain set in a European-feeling plaza sits at the heart of Naples, the exclusive community inspired by the dreamy aesthetics of Italy and the modern luxury of SoCal. Swaying palm trees line deep blue canals, where kayakers, gondolas, and small vessels make their way at a leisurely pace.
The community of Naples was established in the early 1900s, developed through the creation of three man-made islands carved out from the preexisting marshland. Pulling from the “Venice of America,” designs of Abbot Kinney, Naples is a paradise of privacy and beauty. It’s surrounded by the quiet, calm waters of the Alamitos Bay, connected to the mainland via 2nd Street and Appian Way, and only a mere 14 minutes away from the entertaining pulse of Downtown.
Multimillion-dollar homes are the norm in Naples. Potential buyers who tend to browse the area are drawn to its affluence and prestige, as well as its great architectural diversity. New-build custom homes pull from a variety of styles that can range anywhere from Colonial and contemporary to Georgian. Naples is also packed with charming mid-century modern estates and bungalows.
What to Love
- Esteemed reputation and quiet atmosphere
- Family-friendly amenities and activities
- Boundless water activities and outdoor recreation
In Naples, residents are all about maintaining their privacy while simultaneously engaging with a warm, friendly community of locals who share the same values. Though the neighborhood has an exclusive feel to it due to its affluence, Naples still carries that same open and welcoming attitude shared by all Long Beach communities.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
In Naples, 2nd Street acts as the main commercial throughway. A few adorable specialty stores populate the area, but the main attraction of 2nd Street is its wonderful collection of restaurants. Michael’s on Naples is renowned for its menu of decadent Italian cuisine, while the Naples Rib Company is among the finest sources for barbecue in all of Long Beach.
Heading east on 2nd Street across the water, residents will encounter a plethora of upscale chain shops, dining, and entertainment. Whether they’re browsing gourmet, organic groceries from Whole Foods, grabbing a frappuccino from Starbucks, or catching the latest cinematic releases at the AMC Marina Pacifica theater, visitors to eastern 2nd Street have plenty of commercial options.
West on 2nd Street and onto the mainland is Belmont Shore’s vibrant commercial corridor, replete with independent boutiques and enviable restaurants. The products available along Belmont Shore’s 2nd Street can range from metaphysical finds like crystals and herbs to trendy women’s clothing and hand-crafted, artisanal gifts. This district, conveniently a short walk from Naples, is also well-known for its dynamic nightlife and plentiful LGBTQ-friendly bars.
Things to Do
The residential peace and the plethora of upscale shopping isn’t the only thing that draws residents to Naples. The show-stopping array of nature and superb outdoor recreation offerings appeal to all outdoor enthusiasts at heart. Families and watersport beginners appreciate the calm waters of Mother’s Beach, named for its gentle waves.
The Long Beach Yacht Club works to promote excellence in yachting and competitive sportsmanship. For those who simply want to enjoy the water, the canals of Naples prove to be ideal for boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding. The canals are also intrinsic to community events in Naples, and each year the neighborhood hosts the ever-colorful Christmas Boat Parade.
Naples is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
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