COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Nearly 1200 miles separate Manhattan from Naples, Florida. But they have a bond when it comes to real estate. A new report from Coldwell Banker ranks the cities as the top two when it comes to most active homes for sale priced at $1 million dollars and up. NYC is first with more available options.
"NYC has much higher price ranges, and you have these wonderful penthouses and high rises in the city," said Nancy MacDonald, Managing Broker of Coldwell Banker on 5th Avenue in Downtown Naples.
And Naples is close behind, which is pretty impressive when you put the whole thing in perspective.
"New york city has I believe 20 million or approximately population, at peak season we have 340,000 I think."
So, what can you get for your money in both spots? WINK News compared homes for sale in the two cities, both priced at just more than six million dollars. The views in Manhattan are impressive, but you get a much different lifestyle here in Southwest Florida. No snow on the ground, just sand.
"People are recognizing Southwest Florida, might not be quite as sleepy as we have the reputation for, which indeed is absolutely true."
MacDonald said buyers from up north are keeping an eye and making offers to live so close to the beautiful Gulf.
"The market is a very active market, and yes, because the inventory is quite low we are having multiple offers. We saw an increase of people looking a day or two before theyre leaving."