NAPLES, Fla. (Dec. 11, 2014) – Mediterra, Naples’ premier golf and beach club community, continues to earn accolades, most recently recognized by Best Retirement Destinations as the No. 1 community in Florida for retirees.
Mediterra earned a perfect score across all five categories, which included home options, visual appeal, recreational activities, social networking opportunities, and safety. Best Retirement Destinations, the independent authority on where to retire, announced its top 10 community rankings in November.
“We’re certainly pleased that Mediterra has received this recognition, particularly since Best Retirement Destinations considers social opportunities in its ranking process,” said Mark Wilson, president and CEO of London Bay, which manages new home sales and marketing for the luxury community. “Mediterra was designed with amenities that foster camaraderie and friendships among neighbors of all ages.”
Mediterra consistently has been recognized for the quality of its lifestyle, amenities and championship golf. It is the Collier Building Industry Association’s eight-time Community of the Year winner and received a 2013 Aurora Award as one of the best communities in the Southeastern U.S.
BoardRoom Magazine has designated Mediterra as a Distinguished Emerald Club, an honor attained by only the top five percent of private clubs in the world. The designation was based on the quality of member experience – from food and beverage service to golf operations and courses, clubhouse facilities and community reputation.
Mediterra was also recently named by Prevo Health Solutions among the top 10 America’s Healthiest Clubs for a second consecutive year.
Additional accolades this year include the peer-nominated 2014-2016 Platinum Club of America designation by the Club Leaders Forum; an Aurora Award for the interior design of the Capriano model; and Excel Awards for Mediterra’s revamped website and London Bay Homes’ e-newsletter.
The Club at Mediterra previously has achieved national recognition as one of the top golf facilities in America. It has been honored with the Environmental Leaders in Golf Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Golf Digest magazine, and has been named by Golf Magazine as one of the 50 Best Golf Communities in America. Mediterra also has been named one of the top 100 golf communities in America by Travel + Leisure Golf for four consecutive years and twice by Links magazine. It was the first 36-hole course to earn Audubon International’s Silver Signature Sanctuary status.
Mediterra’s tennis facilities have been recognized by the United States Tennis Association, the United States Tennis Court & Track Builders Association and Tennis Industry magazine.
The 1,700-acre community offers an array of lifestyle amenities, including two world-class Fazio-designed courses; the recently renovated 32,000-square-foot clubhouse offering formal and casual dining; the Tavern on 18 lounge with indoor and outdoor seating; fitness complex with tennis and bocce courts; and the Beach Club, featuring an elevated swimming pool, casual dining with a full bar, and valet service for beach chairs, umbrellas, and beverage and food menus.
Mediterra’s Golf Learning Center offers indoor and outdoor hitting stations, video equipment with launch monitor, a 2.5-acre short game practice complex with three greens, and a staff of certified PGA professionals. Membership opportunities at Mediterra are limited to just 225 members per 18 holes.
All of the community’s amenities are member-owned.
Mediterra’s master plan includes more than 1,000 acres dedicated to open space with golf, parks and nature preserves.
Since December 2009, London Bay Homes and affiliates have managed all new home sales and marketing for the luxury community. Resale properties are listed through Mediterra Realty.
Available home designs in Mediterra include single-family estate homes and single-family maintenance-free villas priced from the $800,000s to more than $7 million.
For more information about Mediterra, visit www.MediterraNaples.com, call 239-949-8989, or visit Mediterra, located on Livingston Road, two miles north of Immokalee Road and west of I-75.