If you’re looking for a great beach town to call home, Naples is the place to be. WalletHub recently named Naples to the very top of its list when it comes to the nation’s best beach towns.
Naples beat out nearly 150 other communities to take the top spot, based on a variety of criteria. Analysts looked at everything from quality of life to education, health, the economy, safety, weather and affordability.
When it came to quality of life, in particular, Naples ranked number one. It doesn’t hurt that, per capita, Naples has the most restaurants, coffee shops and nightlife opportunities of any other location on the list.
The ranking also took into consideration the number of area attractions, boat tours and water sports, plus the commute and
The City of Naples is certainly booming these days, so much so that the city has just been named a boomtown by GOBankingRates. The personal finance website looked at nearly 350 U.S. cities with populations of 500,000 or less, then highlighted the cities experiencing rising incomes, population growth and economic prosperity.
As part of its research, GOBankingRates looked at five years of data on housing, per capita income, GDP and population. When all that data was taken into account, Naples took the number one spot for personal income growth between 2012 and 2017, seeing a nearly 23-percent increase.
During that same time period Naples saw a GDP increase of 34-percent, a population growth of nearly seven-percent and a housing increase of nearly
There’s no doubt Naples is a great place to live, work and play, but it turns out Naples is tops when it comes to your well-being, as well. According to a newly released Gallup report, the Naples metro area takes the top spot when it comes to more than 150 other communities across the nation.
The annual National Health and Well-Being Index takes a look at five main categories including physical well-being, community well-being, financial well-being, social well-being and career well-being. Gallup surveyed around 10,000 people each month in both 2017 and 2018 to come up with the data, then averaged the two years together.
This is the fourth year in a row that the Naples metro area has landed in the top spot. That
If you’re looking for a great place to spend your golden years, Naples is certainly worth a second, or even a third look! Both Livibility and SmartAsset recently came out with its list of the “Best Places to Retire”, and Naples was at the top of the list.
The ranking put Naples in the number one spot for 2019. That’s probably not surprising considering more than half of the city’s current population is older than 65. The area is also known for its endless sunshine, sandy beaches, upscale shopping and more.
With only around 20,000 residents too, it’s easy to see why some equate Naples with more of a small town environment. Livability.com also mentions area golf clubs like Naples Grande and Hibiscus, plus the dozens of others that grace the
A Naples neighborhood is tops in the nation when it comes to the housing market. ATTOM Data Solutions recently ranked upwards of 10,000 neighborhoods nationwide to come up with its housing index, taking into account things like home price appreciation, affordability, property taxes and unemployment rates. The index also considered a neighborhood’s crime rate and school scores.
When taking everything into account, the Pine Ridge neighborhood of Naples took the very top spot. The neighborhood is known for its sprawling estate homes, some of which are priced in the multi-million dollar range.
With many established, yet recently updated homes to choose from, Pine Ridge often includes large homes and large home sites, close to prime shops,
Luxury home prices are on the rise across much of the nation, with the Naples area topping much of that growth. According to industry reports, US luxury home prices surged sharply during the first few months of the year, spurred in part by a shortage of available luxury housing in places such as Naples.
That’s only helped to push prices up even more, and even faster than the rest of the housing market. Considered the top five-percent of all home sales, the luxury home market is growing the fastest in areas such as Collier County, and inventory is moving just as fast.
Demand is especially strong in Southwest Florida, home to two of the fastest growing luxury communities in the nation: Sarasota and Naples. While luxury
If you enjoy living in or even visiting Naples, you’re hardly alone. In fact, Naples was just named the nation’s happiest metro, and for good reason. With great weather and fantastic parks and beaches, it’s no wonder that so many people are happy to call the Naples area home.
The distinction comes from the analysis of 186 metros across the U.S., with the Naples area scoring an impressive 67.6 on the well-being index score, as designated by a Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index for 2016-2017, the latest analysis of data collected so far.
Each metro area receives a calculation between zero and 100, with zero marking the very lowest well-being and a score of 100 the very highest. Analysts looked at five different criteria,
Known for its abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, Naples is now officially noted as one of the nation’s top places for sports and adventure. That’s connected to a US Tourism Quality Index that just came out with its list of the top ‘US Sports & Adventure Vacation Destinations’.
According to the index, Naples comes in at number nine based on performance reviews found on TripAdvisor. The ranking took into account the number of “excellent” or “very good” reviews connected to each destination under the categories of Boat Tours & Water Sports plus Outdoor Activities.
Local tourism officials point to the area’s calm and clear water and white sand beaches for setting the scene for adventurous outdoor activities. With options ranging from boating and
One of the largest counties in all of Florida, Collier County is now home to more than 350,000 residents, nationally protected parks and preserves and hundreds of square miles of waterways. Originally formed in the early 1920s from part of Lee County, Collier County now enjoys its own unique identity, at home in Southwest Florida.
Named after a prominent real estate developer and land owner, Collier County came about to honor Barron Collier, the builder behind the Tamiami Trail. Decades later, the county contains around 2,300 square miles, most of it land, making it the fourth-largest county by total area in the state and the largest by land alone.
While much of the southeastern section of the county contains a portion of the Big Cypress National
Widely known for its fantastic weather and exceptional scenery, Naples now holds the distinct honor of being known as one of America’s best beach towns. More specifically, it’s one of “2017’s Best Beach Towns to Live”.
That’s according to WalletHub, a personal finance website that’s now proving to everyone the desirability of a Naples lifestyle. According to the newly released ranking, Naples is at the very top of the list, snagging the number one spot for things like weather, the economy, health and education and safety.
Affordability also came into play, but quality of life helped boost the city to the top. Broken down, quality of life was comprised of everything from the number of area attractions to the average