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Naples (Once Again) Named Happiest and Healthiest Community in Nation

Survey puts Naples at top in well-being for second year in a row


We already know things are good here in Southwest Florida. Turns out, it may be about as good as it gets.

For the second year in a row, Naples topped the list in the annual Gallup and Healthways Community Well-Being Rankings. The survey gauged the responses of more than 350,000 Americans on a variety of factors, including community pride, stress levels, financial security, physical well-being and more. The Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island area just beat out Barnstable Town, Massachusetts, for the top spot.

Southwest Florida, in general, did pretty well. Cape Coral-Fort Myers came in at 38. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton wasn’t too far behind Naples, at sixth overall.

Read the full survey here