Collier County has approved the development of the 150- acre Big Corkscrew Island Regional Park just east of the Collier County Fairgrounds and adjacent to The Ronto Group’s Orange Blossom Naples community in North Naples. The park will be developed in two phases with phase I expected to open in 2020. The project is expected to cost more than $60 million with about $31 million budgeted for phase I. Preliminary plans indicate the first phase will include sports fields and courts, walking trails, a playground, a community center, and a swimming pool. Phase I is also expected to feature a large lawn where movies will be presented, as well as an amphitheater and an aquatic facility. The approximately 48-acre Big Corkscrew Lake will be re-graded as part of the two-phase project. Plans call for an entrance to the park from within the Orange Blossom community.
The new park will contribute to the amenity-rich lifestyle enjoyed by residents of the gated resort-style Orange Blossom community on Oil Well Road. Continued commercial and retail development along Immokalee Road has made the community one of the most conveniently located in Collier County. Single-family homes, twin villas, and townhomes by Lennar Corporation and Pulte Homes priced from the $200’s, K-12 schools located within one mile of the community, and retail shopping venues, a Publix grocery store, restaurants and bars, a public golf course, and an array of on-property amenities provide an unprecedented value to working families and retirees intent on enjoying a resort lifestyle while residing at a Naples address. The beach and the shopping, dining, and entertainment attractions found along U.S. 41 are easily accessed via Immokalee Road.
No other gated community in Naples can offer the level of amenities and new residences from the $200’s price point available at Orange Blossom. Orange Blossom will include approximately 1,600 single-family residences and townhomes at build-out, more than 300 of which have already been sold. Fully developed home sites and furnished models by Lennar are available. New furnished models by Pulte are open for viewing.
Creating a resort style ambiance that allows residents to enjoy life in Southwest Florida at a price point working families and retirees can afford is central to Ronto’s strategy at Orange Blossom. From the landscaped gated entry feature, to the amenity complex, Orange Blossom is designed to be enjoyed. Two resort-style pools and a spa are the centerpiece of Orange Blossom’s amenity offering. Tiki huts and cabanas provide places to relax on the pool decks, or to enjoy a beverage from the outdoor bar. Basketball courts, tennis courts, a beach volleyball court, bocce ball courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a fishing pier offer additional outdoor fun. A poolside Community Center includes a social room, a catering kitchen, and a fitness center.
The Orange Blossom Naples Welcome Home Center at 1948 Oil Well Road is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.