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Naples – Top Ten Turnaround City, Now Among “Happiest”

Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2012

These national surveys are interesting. In this blog we noted previously CNN/money reported Naples to be a top ten turnaround city and the subsequent real estate market seems to be proving their point. Now we have news from USA travel reporting Naples, Florida may be among the happiest bunch of folks.
On May 12, USA Travel asked “What would you say is the “Happiest Seaside Town” in the USA?” They go on to report their findings and top ten list. They state “Well, it’s Kiawah Island, S.C., according to Coastal Living Magazine’s new rankings.The list was compiled using a complicated formula involving editors’ picks, the Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index, sunny days, beach quality, low crime, commute time, education of residents and other factors. The other waterfront places where life is supposedly a smiley face:

2. Naples, Fla.
3. Sausalito, Calif.
4. Lake Bluff, Ill.
5. Tiburon, Calif.
6. Laguna Beach, Calif.
7. Half Moon Bay, Calif.
8. Chatham, Mass.
9. Jupiter, Fla.
10. Lahaina, Hawaii
11. Marblehead, Mass.
12. Stinson Beach, Calif.
13. Cohasset, Mass.
14. Duxbury, Mass.
Solomons Island, Md.”

So what is going on in Naples to deserve this happiness rating? My wife likes to think of the weather down here as a wonderful warm hug. Our beaches are great and there is plenty do – golf, fish, run, bike (I mean real bike like long distance cycling), tennis, art, music and my favorite yesterday – tropical gardening. I devoted all day to learning more about tropical gardening from the Naples Botanical Garden and started some aggressive new projects.

The Naples lifestyle. Nice to place to live. Call us and we tell you more about it.


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Mark Goebel, PA is a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker on 5th avenue in Naples, Florida with 35+ years of visiting and living in Naples. After 25 years at Accenture, Mark retired as a managing director and spends his time helping non profits and building a Naples real estate team with his wife Nan. Talk to Mark and Nan about life in Naples and why they chose this place to live full-time over all others and enjoy Naples real estate.
Mark Goebel, PA
REALTOR Coldwell Banker 5th Avenue South
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