Collier County

Collier County is located in Southwest Florida bordering the Gulf of Mexico and Lee, Hendry, Broward, Monroe and Miami-Dade Counties. 

Collier County was established from a portion of Lee County in 1923 and named for advertising tycoon Barron G. Collier, one of South Florida's leading developers.

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Collier County consists of 56 public schools, including 29 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, 8 high schools, 1 pre-K, an alternative center, and 5 charter schools. Over 46,000 students are served by 3,20 teacher each day during the school year. The district is highly noted for being accredited by AdvancED, the parent organization for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. Additionally, there are many opportunities for students to take dual-enrollment college courses at any of the local colleges.

Florida is often well known for one of the largest and most popular parks in the world: Disney World. But not many know about the other side of Florida: the beautiful vegetation, the interesting wildlife, and the tropical temperatures that brings all of this together. These are some of the things that you and your family can experience at Collier-Seminole State Park. Covering 7,271-acres in one of the largest mangrove swamps in the world, Collier-Seminole State Park has trails and nature tours where you and your family can hike and learn more about the rare and endangered species, and explore the tropical nature that Florida is also famous for. 

Built in 1924, Collier-Seminole State Park is a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark site and has a rich history for you and your family to indulge in. There is electricity and water provided on the campground sites as well as canoe, kayak, and bike rentals. It is the perfect place to relax, be adventurous, and be educated on the environment! Come explore the nature side of Florida and have a family-friendly, fun-filled adventure at Collier-Seminole State Park!

A former site of a massive logging operation is now the largest state park in Florida, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park and it is located in Copeland Florida. Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park curates an abundant amount of animal and plant species that can not be found anywhere else in the United States. The beauty of the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park are the divisions within the park. It is divided into four areas, Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk, East River, Jones Grade Lakes, and Jane's Memorial Scenic Drive. Along with the four main sections of the park it has a hiking trail and a biking trail as well. Once you take a walk within the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk, you get led into the heart of the largest royal palm and bald cypress swamp in the world, making Fakahatchee State Park a park like no other. 

One million gallons of water fun will thrill children, parents and grandparents alike at Collier County's premier water park, Sun-N-Fun Lagoon! Includes four pools, a long lazy river, a lit splash playground or interactive water feature, five exciting water slides, a concession stand other typical amenities.

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At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples, FL., board-certified plastic surgeon Kent V. Hasen, MD performs plastic surgery procedures. Specializing in cosmetic surgery for the face, body and breasts as well as hair transplant and restoration with NeoGraft®.

Ahana's Bombay Grille serves healthy Indian food with a few vegan and vegetarian options. A bistro style restaurant with food cooked fresh daily. 

Ave Maria University is a Catholic liberal arts college in Ave Maria Florida. It has many undergraduate degree program and masters and doctorate degree programs in theology.

Board and Brush is a wood sign studio offering a variety of workshops to create "on-trend, farmhouse-classic, inspirational pieces of décor". While they focus on wood sign workshops, they also offer a variety of materials including glass, chalkboard, canvas pillows, slate, and terra cotta pots. Board and Brush is perfect for a girls' night out, a cute date night, a birthday party or private event, or a new family night! Offerings and designs are always changing, which means you can go back again and again! No experience is needed to attend one of their classes--their staff will provide you with all the tools needed and teach you how to use them as well.

There are several locations around Florida so be sure to find out which location is closest to you! Check out their website to see their current schedule, sign up for a class, or for any updated information. To see upcoming events and designs, or to see previous projects, be sure to follow them on Facebook!

Cafe Nutrients is a plant based restaurant offering a variety of dishes. Organic health cafe with great vegan choices. 

Canine Cove has different sections for large and small dogs. It also has great amenities such as picnic tables, benches, and dog fountains. All fun for the whole family!

More than 100 stores make up this great shopping destination. Kids will find lots of enjoyment from the carousel and the fun events held throughout the year while adults enjoy browsing the stores and the huge variety of dining options.

Collier County offers unique options for physical recreation, beachside enjoyment, and community driven activities for all comers. Enjoy all these draws as well as the extensive array of sports programs and see what makes Collier so special.

The Collier County Public Library has 10 branches. 7 of those branches including the library's headquarters are located in Naples. The other 3 are in Everglades City, Immokalee, and Marco Island.

Delicious Raw is a unique juice bar with healthy raw options. Vegan and vegetarian friendly!

Complete fishing guide service docked at Port O Call Marina in beautiful downtown Naples, Florida. We run Fishing Charters out of Naples and Marco Island and offer half day, 6 hour or full day trips.

The Gulfshore Playhouse is a small theatre in Naples where every seat is a good seat. It is a professional theatre that gives people an opportunity to work in show business while bringing the arts to a broad audience of supporters.

Hodges University is a small college with two campuses and Naples and Fort Myers. It is a small tight knit school with a variety of different associates, undergraduate, and graduate programs.

A British inspired all day breakfast and lunch cafe with vegan and vegetarian options available. Laid back in a casual pond-enhanced setting.

Mercato is the perfect center for entertainment and shopping in Naples. It is an open air market where you can find everything you're looking for. In addition to all the great shopping and dining you will also find a Silverspot Cinema.

Within walking distance from downtown, this dog park features many amenities. It has two off-leash areas for larger and smaller dogs as well as shade and benches.

Naples Family and Divorce Lawyer Kevyn Noonan Hayes is a recipient of 10 Best Female Attorneys by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 3 consecutive years. She has a master’s degree in Legal Administration from the University of Denver and a Juris Doctorate from Ave Maria School of Law. Ms. Hayes practices family and divorce law and is dedicated to helping clients navigate a difficult situation. She can help you with divorce, alimony, child support and custody, equitable distribution, and more. Although she mostly practices in South Florida, she does offer plenty of important and useful information on her website and blog.

If you need a family and divorce lawyer, look no further than the Naples Family and Divorce Lawyer, Kevyn Noonan Hayes. Give her a call for a consultation to see if she’s the best attorney for your needs. 

Starting off as one of the first food trucks in the area, Organically Twisted is now a fun organic restaurant with a lot of great Vegan options. They are constantly evolving their menus but keeping the same great organic ingredients. 

The Mission of Royal Palm Academy is to partner with families to provide an education of rich academics with Catholic formation. We teach the mind, educate the heart, and form the character of tomorrow's leaders.

Seacrest Country Day School is a Preschool through Grade 12 independent school in Naples, Fla., committed to fueling intellectual engagement, teaching ownership of the educational experience, cultivating quality of character, and inspiring students to lead lives of significance.

The Sprouts farmers market is a nice sized store with just about any kind of grocery you may want or need. It's well organized and the employees are sweet to all of their customers! Be sure to check out the bulk section to choose your own nuts and grains. There are some yummy finds here including toffee coated peanuts. 

The Naples Players is a community theatre in Naples. It has two small performance spaces, the Blackburn Hall and the Tobye Studio.

Established in 2008, The Stringer Literary Agency LLC primarily represents fictional stories. The agency is interested in genres such as crime stories, suspense, fantasy, thrillers, women's fiction, and more. For updates and more information, visit the website.

Enjoy the best of Florida here at The Village Shops On Venetian Bay, where you will find lots of shopping and dining options right on the water. This open air shopping center is about more than just getting your shopping done. Here you get a wonderful experience in the ideal Florida destination too.

The Third Street South farmers market is located in Naples and runs year-round on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m to 11:00 a.m. More than 50 vendors come out each weekend to sell their products and connect with citizens and tourists.  

True Food Kitchen is a health driven restaurant with dishes for everyone. Vegan options available and vegetarian friendly. 

Vegan Kitchen is locally owned and 100% vegan. The healthy and unique meals are inspired by Asian cuisine. 

The Village School uses project-based learning in a rigorous academic environment to enable students to work collaboratively, think critically, and problem solve with purpose, while instilling Christian values in their lives.

Naples' Waterside Shops is a peaceful place to get all your shopping done in a peaceful environment. Here you will find great amenities and food options to make your shopping day as enjoyable as possible. 

The purpose of CHEACC is to provide information, support, and encouragement to local Christian home school families.  The organization was established upon basic Christian values and principles found in the authoritative Word of God.