Southwest Florida’s Bears Paw Golf and Country Club is conveniently located nearby to public schools and private schools so the choice is up to the parents about where to send their children. It is important to review your home’s location, specifically its exact address, and compare it to what school district it falls in and then research the schools in your area. You can look up school ratings, class sizes, standardized test scores etc. on this site so you are better informed when making a decision about your child’s education. http://www.greatschools.org/
Some of the public schools in the area include Poinciana Elementary School, Gulf View Middle School and Naples High School. All of these schools received higher than average overall ratings based on a variety of academic and environmental factors including teachers and staff, college readiness, test scores, student progress and advanced courses. Royal Palm Academy is a private school in the area. It is associated with the Catholic faith and the Diocese of Venice. Its curriculum focuses on building up students’ character and instilling Catholic values, while keeping up with academic excellence.
Bear Paw’s location is nearby to the world famous, soft, sandy white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the stunning turquoise waters which remain warm all year long. It is also close to Naples Bay which is an amazing place to watch a majestic sunset. By living here, it is convenient to enjoy an afternoon of fun and sun at one of these beaches, Kayaking, jet skiing, paddle boarding, snorkeling and swimming are just a few of the water sports offered in the area. Bears Paw homes for sale is centrally located and is only a twenty five minute drive from Southwest Florida International Airport and ten minutes away from Naples Municipal Airport. It is east of Tamiami Trail and south of Golden Gate Parkway but it is set back enough to offer privacy in this luxurious guard gated community. If you don’t want to leave the location you can enjoy bike and jogging paths that wind throughout the community.
Shopping and Dining
Since Bears Paw is close to so many great shopping and dining destinations, there is a lot to choose from. The Village on Venetian Bay provides upscale shopping and gourmet dining. Shopping and dining is more enjoyable overlooking the water and that is exactly what you get from the more than forty five shops and restaurants here. Whether you are shopping for jewelry, gifts for loved ones or want a pampered day at the salon you are in the right place. There are also events throughout the year such as an exotic car show, sidewalk sales and local fashion shows. Some other shopping and dining venues lie in Naples’ luxurious downtown area on Third Street South and Fifth Avenue South. Here you can wander along beautifully lit promenades with tropical landscaping and choose from a casual outdoor meal, an elegant candlelight formal dinner or a local bistro with fresh Floridian fare or buy gourmet groceries from a local market and cook at home. There is something for everyone.
Besides the beaches and the shopping and the great restaurants, all surrounded by natural beauty, there are also some fabulous cultural attractions that draw visitors and tourists to the Naples area. Residents and members of Bears Paw like to enjoy the arts in their community. The resident orchestra at Artis is the Naples Philharmonic. Artis is known as the home for performing and visual arts in Naples and it offers performances for every taste. The Naples Philharmonic was started here in 1982 to perform concerts and be a chamber orchestra. Since then, it has grown rapidly and now it includes ballets, special event concerts, operas, educational seminars and orchestral and chamber concerts. It hosts internationally recognized guests each year and last year’s guests included The Miro String Quartet and Branford Marsalis on the saxophone. They also perform with other headlining acts including Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth. It makes a great night out for the whole family. Other places to visit in the area include The Naples Zoo which is a charitable institution and a nationally accredited zoo, as well as a fun, engaging place for animal lovers of all ages to spend an afternoon interacting with animals and learning more about them and their habitats.