Aura’s downtown location and onsite establishments attractive to buyers

Aura at Metropolitan Naples will include restaurants, boutique shops and office spaces on its street level.

It’s often been said that the number one factor when it comes to real estate sales is location, location, location. Perhaps the latest example of the wisdom of those words can be found at Aura at Metropolitan Naples, located on a 5.3-acre parcel at the intersection of Fifth Avenue South and Davis Boulevard, just a short walk or bike ride to downtown Naples.

The 15-story Aura features only 56 luxury residences and, after only a few months in the market, reservation activity is very brisk.  

There are so many reasons for Aura’s popularity. Some say it’s the unique floorplans and incredible terraces. Others admit it’s the tower’s amenities which includes a rooftop infinity pool and fitness center.  

And all agree it’s the tower’s proximity to Naples’ downtown area, plus the fact that Aura is actually part of its own self-contained community where residents and visitors can live, work and play without ever leaving Metropolitan Naples.

“Aura is at a premiere location where residents will not only have phenomenal views of downtown Naples, Naples Bay and even the Gulf of Mexico, but they can walk or bike to the downtown area within just a few minutes,” said  Jerry Starkey, a long-time Naples residents and respected veteran developer, who along with fellow Naples resident and developer, Fred

Pezeshkan, are developing Metropolitan Naples.

Aura’s proximity to downtown is a major draw, but many are realizing the benefit of simply taking the elevator down a few floors and enjoying the fine and casual dining, as well as the boutique shops planned for the street level in Metropolitan Naples, which promises to be an energetic community.

“Sure, downtown is close, but many will chose to simply stay home to enjoy their own special neighborhood,” reflected Ed Gonzalez, the project’s Director of Sales.

All of the parking at Aura and Metropolitan Naples in general is located in protected garages convenient for residents with private access, and for restaurant, retail and office patrons in other portions of the garages.

Gonzalez added, “We’ve tried to incorporate convenience and safety into the world-class lifestyle people who live in and visit Naples expect. Simply put, Metropolitan Naples will be a dining, shopping and work destination in its own right.”

The residences at Aura are also pretty spectacular. The mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom residences, many with a den, are priced from $1.9 to over $6 million.

The five penthouses range from 3,153 to 6,202 total living area, while the residences below them range in size from 1,898 to 3,923 total living area. Only two of the five penthouses remain available.

Residential features include expansive floor-to-ceiling glass windows and balcony doors, porcelain and wood floor selections, wine walls and wet bars per plan, fine custom cabinetry, great rooms designed to maximize outdoor views and outdoor living areas with gas-grilling stations and two secure garages spaces per residence.

The Chef-inspired gourmet kitchens, also designed for socializing, include a large workstation, dining islands and top-of-the-line appliances.

All owner suites feature luxurious baths with his and her vanities, large walk-in showers and separate soaking tubs.

It’s not just the luxurious residences that are attracting buyers, it’s also Aura’s incredible amenities, including its infinity pool, located on the tower’s roof.

Aura features the highest pool in the downtown area and is the only sky pool offering residents and their guests picturesque views of Naples Bay, downtown itself and the Gulf of Mexico.

Also located on the 16th floor is the tower’s state-of-the-art fitness center and wellness studio for yoga and other activities.

On the 5th floor are the indoor and outdoor Residents’ Lounges, an overnight guest suite, business center and conference room, outdoor kitchen with grilling area, a seating area with fire pits and a large golf putting green.

Two private and secure, in-building parking spaces for homeowners are included, with convenient electric-vehicle charging stations available.

For more information visit or call   239-758-9500.

Aura’s sales gallery is located at 365 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 104A, in downtown Naples. That’s the northeast corner of the intersection of Fifth Avenue South and 3rd Street South. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and by appointment anytime.

Your hosts at the gallery are Ed Gonzalez and Sharyl Wicks of Metropolitan Naples Realty.

Avi Adkins

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