To search for available properties in Golden Gate Estates, go to Naples Office Listing Book and search area codes 34117, 34119, and 34120.
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The Golden Gate Estates area is popular because it offers estate-size lots in a peaceful, rural environment. The smallest lots are 1.14 acre. Common lot sizes are 2.5 acres and 5 acres. Most lots are 660' deep, with varying widths on the street. The 1.14 acre lots are 75' wide, but newer standards allow no less than 150' width. Only single family homes are allowed, and all lots are privately owned (no developer). All listed properties are located north of I-75, Alligator Alley.
For more on zoning see Collier County Codes B. Estate District "E"
--click on Chapter 2, 2.03.01,B, or see the Golden Gate Area Master Plan.
FOR HORSE LOVERS Horses are allowed in Golden Gate Estates
Ride your horse to the 22 mile Belle Meade Horse Trail
in Picayune State Park.
PICAYUNE STRAND Access to this state park is through Golden Gate Estates. Take Everglades Blvd. South, cross over I-75, turn right on 52nd Ave SE.
Hiking and Bird Watching The hiking trail offers opportunities to see black bear, bald eagle, wood stork, fox squirrel, swallow-tail kites,etc. Panthers are elusive, but you may see tracks. The trails are maintained, and visitors are welcome.
Hunting and Fishing is allowed in Picayune Strand. For maps and regulations click here.
A LITTLE HISTORY
Golden Gate Estates began about 50 years ago when The Gulf American Land Corporation purchased 177 square miles of land for development about 7 miles northeast of Naples. Prospective buyers were brought in by airplane, Green Blvd is the old landing-strip, and many only saw their lot from the air. Sales were slow and by 1970 there were still fewer than 2,000 residents. Golden Gate is in Collier County, and bears a Naples address. About 50% of the lots in Golden Gate Estates have some wetlands.
All wetland lots are buildable, though special permits are required. The size of the house and pool are not restricted, but detached structures (such as guest house, garage, barn,shop) may not be placed within wetland, but may be connected to the main building (a breezeway would connect). Most lots that have wetlands also have upland. No ERP permits are needed to build on the uplands part of your lot. There are private consultants that handle all phases of wetland determinatiion and permitting.
Mitigatiion is used to offset the destruction or impact created by building on a wetland. Mitigation costs can be paid by buying credits from a mitigation bank. (You pay for wetlands in another area to equal the size and quality of the wetland you are impacting.) Depending on the type of permit needed, mitigation may or may not be required.