Originally developed in the 1960’s-1970’s, Royal Harbor is a waterfront community consisting of over 600 plus single family homes and condominiums located on the Eastern shore of Naples Bay. Characteristic to the other luxurious neighborhoods like Port Royal, Aqualane Shores, Old Naples, Moorings and Park Shore, Royal Harbor has its healthy share of newer single family homes. Many residences in this community are on canals that have direct, bridge-less access through Naples Bay and Gordon Pass to the Gulf of Mexico. Royal Harbor is located near the heart of Naples, across the bay from Port Royal and just minutes away from the fine dining and shopping of 5th Avenue and 3rd Street. Containing some of Naples’ most exclusive properties, Royal Harbor is tucked away from the beaten path and heavy tourist traffic offering an oasis of tranquility, convenience and privacy. Dolphins, manatees and an array of bird species are a common sight. Nature enthusiasts can put their binoculars and cameras to good use every day.
Condominiums in Royal Harbor range in size from 1,000 to 1,700 sq. ft., while single family homes range anywhere from 1,800 to a magnificent 10,000 sq. ft. Waterfront residences in this community typically have boat docks. Buyers are encouraged to inquire as to the water depth of the canal to access Naples Bay. Most canals support deep draft sail boats and large vessels while a few are limited to shallow draft power boats.
Royal Harbor has gone through drastic transformations over the last couple of decades. A lot of the older homes have been torn down and new luxury waterfront estate homes have taken their place. Real estate in Royal Harbor is considered one of the better values for those seeking direct access waterfront property, with homes ranging in price from around $1 million up to $5 million plus, depending on the size, location and age of the property.
Royal Harbor Home Owners Association is voluntary and dues are under $100 per year. The roadways are public and maintained by the City of Naples. The Association manages the common areas and enforcement of the bylaws, rules and regulations. Condos in this community have various rental policies in place however there are no rental restrictions in Royal Harbor when it comes to single family homes. Currently, over 80% of residents list their full time address as Naples.