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Why are so many Bonita area baby boomers moving to Naples?

Residences at Moorings Park Grande Lake offer some of the best views in Naples.
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In the last two years, there has been a flood of Bonita Springs area baby boomers and seniors crossing the county line to move to Naples. Larry and Chuckie McPherson are one such couple who attribute their decision to move to Moorings Park Grande Lake based on the partnership between Moorings Park and London Bay Development Group.

“We’re extremely excited to be a part of this new community. It’s spectacular,” said Larry. “The reputation of Moorings Park and London Bay – impeccable. The floor plans – outstanding. And the setting overlooking the Naples Grande golf course – absolutely beautiful. We couldn’t be any happier here.”

“As a former nurse, I love the idea of a Life Plan Community that promotes health and wellness throughout your life,” said Chuckie. “That was a big attraction and why we felt this was the right choice for us.”

“Location was another big attraction,” added Larry. “Being just minutes from downtown Naples, and as a golfer, having the beautiful Naples Grande Golf Club right outside our door was very appealing to us both. We feel the community is a home run and we wanted to be part of that.”

Luxury living alongside breathtaking views is something every resident at Moorings Park Grande Lake enjoys, along with having the benefit of onsite healthcare should they ever need it. With personalized healthcare and top-of-the-line concierge physicians, paired with a variety of amenities and exclusive restaurants, retirees are discovering the life they have always imagined.

Lunch and Learn Event at DeRomo’s

Curious about what makes Grande Lake so… grand? Moorings Park Grande Lake will host a Lunch and Learn event to showcase all the factors that make life at this new Life Plan community so inviting, with Vice President and Senior Living Specialist Tom Mann leading the conversation. During the presentation, Mann will:

  • Discuss how this unique country club lifestyle can help you age successfully
  • Video tour of the beautiful community, restaurants, resort-style pool and one of the stunning model residences
  • Provide details on the available on-site health services, amenities and pricing
  • Review how you can customize your home

This Lunch and Learn event will take place at DeRomo’s Restaurant in the Promenade shopping center on U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs on Friday, July 15th. The event starts at 11:15 a.m. with lunch served after the presentation.

For guests’ safety, seating is limited; early reservations are suggested. RSVP by Wednesday, July 13th by calling 239-232-3903.

Priceless, Picturesque Views

Every single residence at Moorings Park Grande Lake boasts stunning views of the beautiful 28-acre lake, along with the Naples Grande Golf Course. All topped off with perfect sunset views.

The stellar location, which is at the corner of Golden Gate Parkway and Livingston Road, places you just five miles from the popular 5th Avenue South shops and restaurants. And, of course, you can’t forget about the sugar-sand Naples beaches, which are some of the top-ranked in the country and only four miles away.

Innovative Health Programs

Moorings Park Grande Lake’s mission is to successfully deliver a healthy, balanced life for its members. The community, like Moorings Park and Moorings Park at Grey Oaks, has a cutting-edge Center for Healthy Living®, which houses the fitness center, concierge physicians and medical clinic.

“We’re extremely focused on providing residents a unique lifestyle unlike any other. Designed in partnership with the London Bay Development Group, this is really the UN-retirement community. With Moorings Park Grande Lake, you’ll have no issue enjoying resort-style living while benefiting from groundbreaking approaches to wellness,” said Mann. “At this informational session, we’ll share how our newest Moorings Park community delivers a grand lifestyle never offered before.”

Dan Lavender, CEO and President of Moorings Park Communities adds, “Our goal is to change how the world ages – to create the proverbial Fountain of Youth,” he said. “We believe in doing things differently and are constantly striving to deliver ‘Simply the Best!’”

London Bay Homes Luxury Residences, Customized to Fit Your Style

At Moorings Park Grande Lake, you’ll discover thoughtful floorplans designed by Moorings Park Grande Lake’s partner, London Bay Homes, ranging in size from 2,776 to 7,863 square feet. These spacious residences are ideal for those longing for a maintenance-free lifestyle while living in a home that looks out onto the shimmering lake and neighboring golf course. Each home boasts expansive lanais and private elevator entries for deluxe, private living. Airy bedrooms and stunning bathrooms equipped with walk-in showers provide maximum comfort and luxury.

Additionally, before moving in, new members will visit the London Bay Design Studio to make their residence their home. Select from endless options in countertops, flooring, lighting, hardware and more. Even add a dry or wet bar to step up your hosting game and impress all guests.

Mann explains, “London Bay has built some of the finest custom homes throughout Port Royal, Gulf Shore Boulevard, Mediterra, and Bonita Bay. And now they are bringing that same level of customization to Grande Lake.”

Endless Amenities

A wide array of amenities contributes to a vibrant, active social life at Moorings Park Grande Lake.

If gorgeous views and a short walk to the Naples Grande Golf Course are not enough for your love of the sport, this community also features a golf simulator. The fitness center, furnished with pneumatic equipment designed for boomers and seniors, also offers personal training services for you to receive a customized workout.

After the gym, relax and renew at the salon and spa, offering services from a full-body massage and facial to an array of hair care treatments. Once you are finished being pampered, soak up the sun with a cocktail in hand at the resort-style pool and cabana.

Head over to the state-of-the-art theatre for interesting sessions from guest speakers, or touch base with your creative side in one of the painting or pottery classes. Or, if you’re searching for something more active, catch a yoga class at the pavilion, improve your strength with aqua tone, or take a leisurely stroll on the beautiful lakefront boardwalk.

Additional outdoor amenities will include bocce ball lawn, a dog park, and a colorful nature wander garden. You will also find wonderful outdoor dining opportunities and mouth-watering cuisine at each of our spectacular on-site restaurants.

Leading Ratings that Matter

With a 42-year tradition of excellence that is complemented by A or A+ ratings by Fitch and S&P Global Ratings services, this ground-breaking not-for-profit community is dedicated to delivering innovative ways to help you pursue successful aging.

In addition to all the resort-style amenities you could ever want, our all-inclusive monthly service package includes onsite concierge physicians, Assisted Living and Memory Care should you ever need it.

Join Our Informative Lunch & Learn

To sign up for the Friday, July 15th event at DeRomo’s Restaurant in the Promenade shopping center on U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs, please call 239-232-3903 or visit

Written By

Avi Adkins is a seasoned journalist with a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail. With years of experience in the field, Adkins has established himself as a respected figure in journalism.

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