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The Transplant

Even if you’ve been to Naples before, and even if you’ve spent some time here, you really don’t know Naples until you actually live here.

I am a transplant from New York with a type-A personality and the ability to juggle lots of things at the same time.  I have a sense of urgency in getting things done, and I don’t beat around the bush.  It seriously took me two years to learn the “customs” of the city of Naples.  That being said…I live here for a reason – make that many reasons!

The weather and the beaches are unbeatable.  Yes, the summers are hot and sticky, but I come home every evening driving along palm tree-lined roads, clean streets, manicured medians overflowing with flowers and generally mild-mannered people waving hello.

It did take a while to get used to not walking everywhere like in New York.  There I shared one car with my husband and we used to fight about who would get to drive it because we either walked, trained, or bused our way through the city ninety percent of the time.  Here, you definitely need a car and we joke the “everything is twenty minutes away.”  Once a complaint – now a compliment to the location of our neighborhood.  My how things change!

Naples is now my home.  I used to think of Naples as a place where you only came to retire, but now that I live here, and have a four-year-old daughter, I can tell you that there is a vibrant life full of activities for young families, grandchildren and the adult child.  It takes some work to get out there and meet people.  Unlike New York where you’re thrown together with people all the time, in Naples, you drive to people.  However, I have been fortunate to meet some nice parents at my daughter’s school, nice neighbors and colleagues.

I am sincerely happy to be living in Naples and I hope to show my future customers the “customs” and amazing lifestyle that Naples has to offer.

– Lisa Giamarino, Helping you find a place to call home