Pelican Bay is a massive development in North Naples between the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Route 41. Development started in 1974 and continues today. Pelican Bay covers about three square miles. There are condos, apartments and single family homes.
One of the most striking places is St. Raphael, a 178 unit condominium development constructed in 2000. St. Raphael appears to have both low-rise and high-rise units. It has the usual amenities like a resort pool and access to Pelican Bay's golf courses, but it also backs up to extensive mangroves leading to the Gulf.