Golden Gate is located east of Naples in Collier County, Florida.
Golden Gate consists of 4.1 square miles.
Golden Gate started as a vision of a 175 acre development named Golden Gate Estates. The development was started by the Rosen Brothers, and their company General American Land Corporation. This was the same company that originally developed Cape Coral in Lee County.
Unlike Cape Coral, Golden Gates Estates never quite got off the ground. Today much of the 175 acres remains undeveloped and is in the process of being purchased through the state’s conservation program.
The unlikely bi-product of the development’s failure has been the creation of a rural setting now known as Golden Gate.
With nature and unspoiled lands as far as the eye can see, Golden Gate has become an area where those looking for more land than homes have moved.
Golden Gate still remains relatively unspoiled and home to much of Southwest Florida’s natural wildlife inhabitants.
Golden Gate Government
Golden Gate is part of the Collier County government. The county government is made up of five County Commissioners. Currently District Three Commissioner Tom Henning oversees the Golden Gate area.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for policing Golden Gate.
Golden Gate has its own Fire District and has four fire stations.
Golden Gate Schools
Golden Gate is part of the Collier County School District.
Golden Gate Demographics
According to the 2010 census report, the population of Golden Gate is 23,961 people, an increase of 14.4% since 2000. There are 8,217 total homes with 3,541 occupied by owner.
The racial makeup of Golden Gate in 2010 was;
- 66.0% Non-Hispanic White
- 16.2% African-American
- 58.5% Hispanic
- .7% American Indian
- .7% Asian
- 3.9% reporting two or more races.
Golden Gate Weather
The average high temperature in Golden Gate is 84. The average low temperature is 66. The warmest months of the year are July and August with average high temperatures during the day of 91. The coldest month of the year is January where the average low temperature is 55.
Golden Gate Events/Attractions
- Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
- Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts
- Village at Venetian Bay
- Waterside Shops
- 5th Avenue South
- The Naples Pier
- Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
- Naples Zoo
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