Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Naples/Marco Island Area Named Happiest

Photo by JoNell Modys/Naples Marco Island Everglades CVB

Photo by JoNell Modys/Naples Marco Island Everglades CVB

For the third consecutive year, Naples and the nearby communities of Marco Island and Immokalee tops the ranking at the number one spot in the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being 2017 Community Rankings, released on March 13, 2018. The report measures how residents of 186 U.S. cities feel about their physical health, social ties, financial security, community and sense of purpose. Communities are uniquely positioned to promote well-being improvement by transforming policies and environment so that people move naturally, eat wisely, connect, and have the right outlook—all of which can lead to living longer, better.

Not only is Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island the first community to rank #1 three years in a row, but it also is the first community to rank #1 or #2 across all five elements of well-being.

Greater Naples, Florida is actively engaged in the Blue Zones Project wellness initiative, with many area businesses, restaurants, and schools achieving Blue Zones Project Approved status for maintaining healthy workplace initiatives, restaurant menus and more.

This accolade adds to a list of recent recognitions. In 2016 and 2017, Naples/ Marco Island was also:

. Ranked #11 “Happiest City in the U.S.” by National Geographic
. Named the “Best Beach Town To Live In” by WalletHub
. Ranked in the top 10 “Best Adventure Travel Destination in the United
States” by U.S. Tourism Quality Index
. Ranked 3rd in “America’s Favorite Beach Towns” by Travel + Leisure
. Ranked 8th “Best Big City” in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler
. Awarded a 2017 Readers’ Choice Award by ConventionSouth

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