A Luxury Rental Community


Welcome to Ascend Naples, a luxury rental community planned for eastern Collier County. Situated on approximately 17.5 acres, Ascend Naples is being designed with the needs of community members and future residents in mind.

From living spaces centered around bringing people together to thoughtful design focused on protecting the quality of life of nearby residents, Ascend Naples plans to be a community that fits the character of the surrounding neighborhoods while creating much needed rental housing for Collier County’s workforce.


About the Developer

Founded in 1984, CIG Communities is a full-service, family-owned real estate company with extensive experience in developing and managing residential properties. A Cincinnati-based company with ties to Southwest Florida, CIG Communities prides itself on creating exceptional living experiences that provide value for residents that complement the character of surrounding locations.

CIG Communities offers a full range of services, providing innovative solutions to housing developments across the country. CIG Communities is invested in the neighborhoods it serves, creating vibrant communities by partnering with local groups, as well as national nonprofits such as Make a Wish and Toys for Tots, to foster a sense of place for its residents.

Project Facts

Ascend Naples is located along Vanderbilt Beach Road, approximately half a mile east of Logan Boulevard on approximately 17.5 acres in urban Golden Estates. It is near several planned development communities, including Island Walk and the Vineyards.

All Ascend Naples residents will have access to a variety of amenities, including a swimming pool and jacuzzi, a pet spa and pet park, a fitness room, game room and club room with a covered outdoor entertaining area.

Additional amenities include: conference rooms, outdoor kitchen and grilling stations, fire pit, bicycle racks and indoor bicycle storage, electric vehicle chargers, valet trash service, private garages and storage units.

The project includes 208 rental units, approximately 30% of which will be set aside for families earning between 80% and 100% of the area median income, or approximately $74,450 to $98,600 for a family of four.

One-, two- and three-bedroom units will be available with rents ranging from $1,362 a month to $3,600 a month, depending on unit size, location and income qualifications.

Housing affordability has been a growing concern among Collier County leaders and Ascend Naples will provide necessary inventory to allow essential workers, such as teachers, first responders and hospital workers, to live in the community they serve.

Neighborhood Impact

CIG Communities understands the importance of being a good neighbor and protecting the character of surrounding neighborhoods. At Ascend Naples, that means:

Buildings will not exceed the County’s building height restriction of two stories, and will showcase stunning architectural details that will complement neighboring developments.

The proposed “big home” residential structure, which provides a modern farmhouse architectural aesthetic, is consistent with the Golden Gate Area Master Plan and provides an updated design that is compatible with the neighborhood.

Setbacks of 80 feet to the west and 110 feet to the south will be established to serve as a natural buffer to nearby residential areas.

Preserves throughout the property will create a habitat for wildlife.

Community access will be limited to Vanderbilt Beach Road, meaning traffic on adjacent residential roads will not be impacted. Ascend Naples understands and fully appreciates Cherry Wood Drive is a low-speed, low-traffic local road and, as such, there will be no access onto Cherry Wood Drive.

Ascend Naples Neighborhood Information Meeting

A virtual Neighborhood Information Meeting (NIM) for the Ascend Naples Residential Planned Unit Development  (PUD) will be held on Oct. 5, 2022. The meeting begins promptly at 5 p.m., and registration is required.

The project development team, along with representatives from Collier County government, will be present during the meeting. Attendees will be muted but will be able to submit questions through the Q&A box. Once the presentation is concluded, attendee questions will be addressed one at a time.

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