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
The City of Naples is not only one of the most coveted places to call home, but it turns out the city is pretty great when it comes to overall well-being and happiness, too. That’s according to a new Gallup-Healthways survey, giving the top spot to Naples for the second year in a row.
The report takes a look at the well-being and health trends of people living in cities all across the nation, giving the Naples metropolitan area the highest well-being score of any of the 189 communities in the survey. In fact, the Naples/Immokalee/Marco Island area has been one of the top 10 communities on the list for the past several years.
The survey looks at residents who have the highest sense of purpose, as well as a positive
There’s yet another great reason to live in Naples, and this one should definitely help you breathe a little easier. It turns out the Naples area is at the top of the list when it comes to America’s least polluted cities.
According to the realtor.com website, the entire State of Florida ranks high for air quality, with Naples getting the highest marks for its clean air. The area’s natural surroundings are sure to help, with the nearby Ten Thousand Islands, the Everglades and the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. In fact, some point to Collier County as including more protected acreage than any other county in the entire state.
The website takes into account factors such as water quality, greenhouse gas emissions, factories
If you’re searching for the “fountain of youth” you may want to take a second look at Naples. Not only is it a great place to live and visit, but it also turns out Naples residents live longer. It may sound too good to be true, but it seems year-round blue skies, sunshine and white sand beaches really can do a body good!
According to 24/7 Wall St, a respected opinion and financial news company, the longest life expectancy in the entire nation is in Collier County, with those in the Naples area boasting a life expectancy of 83.5 years. That’s well above the national average of nearly 79 years reported in 2015. That number was slightly less than the national average reported by the National Center for Health Statistics in 2014, the first time the