Audubon, Naples Frequently Asked Questions
Many people who like Audubon also consider Collier’s Reserve, Talis Park and Mediterra. Collier’s Reserve is most similar because they’re both located in North Naples, home prices are similar and they’re both smaller boutique-sized golf course communities.
The first Audubon homes were completed in 1989. Construction continued through the early 2000’s with construction slowing dramatically in 2008. A small number of homes have been built as late as 2019.
Audubon is pet-friendly in that pet approval is not required but there are restrictions in Montclair, Audubon’s condominium subdivision. Dogs cannot exceed 20 lbs. There are currently no dog amenities in Audubon Naples, Florida. There is a dog park in Collier’s Reserve where residents hold “Yappy Hours” where neighbors can get together with their four-legged friends.
Many people enjoy the affordability of Audubon. Home prices can start as low as the $500’s during off-peak highs. Comparatively golf membership fees are also lower than Collier’s Reserve.
Audubon approved a 7 million dollar improvement plan to construct a new 18,000 square foot two-story building to include tennis and work out facilities along with a casual indoor/outdoor dining area to be completed in December 2019.
While Audubon is located in Collier County and residents enjoy the lower assessments of Collier County as opposed to Lee County, some people prefer to be closer to the shopping and dining district of Old Naples. The quality of shopping and dining has grown exponentially in North Naples over the past several years alleviating this complaint. Today, many of the homes in Audubon are due for remodeling which poses another disadvantage.
Not quite yet. Because so many of the homes were built in the 90’s, Audubon homes are not faced with the same challenges as older homes found in areas like Old Naples and Park Shore. High ceilings, floor plans with the ability to open up to more of a great room experience and many bedrooms already offering full suites are a few of the reasons why some people opt to gut and remodel opposed to completely tearing down.
While owners reserve the right to rent their Audubon properties two times per year with 60-day minimum stays, there is rarely a great availability or interest. This is because tenants do not get any use of the Audubon amenities unless they join the club. Investors interested in purchasing properties to rent may consider other Naples neighborhoods before Audubon due to the requirement to join the Audubon Country Club at least in a Social membership capacity.
Historically there have been very few foreclosures in Audubon Naples, Florida but they do occur on occasion. If you’re interested in knowing if there are any active Foreclosures in Audubon, contact your local REALTOR. If you are facing foreclosure, contact a Naples REALTOR who can tell you if it’s worth attempting a sale before your foreclosure is finalized.
Audubon is a safe investment provided you don’t overpay for a property. Work with an agent who is attentive to your needs and can point out good selling attributes and alert you of selling challenges when you go to sell. Audubon real estate trends just like every real estate market. A good REALTOR can show you the history of Audubon sales, explain the current market and help you avoid purchasing pitfalls.