Naples residents weren’t surprised to hear the news that WalletHub had named Naples the number one U.S. beach town in which to live. That is obvious to those who have already made this dream destination their home. For those who are considering a relocation to the Paradise Coast, these are just a few reasons why Naples scored number one out of one hundred ninety-two U.S. beach towns:
Quality of Life
Naples scored number one in this overall category. This was based on work and commute times, number and diversity of attractions, nightlife, restaurants, music, breweries, festivals coffee shops, cinemas, ice cream and frozen yogurt shops, swimming pools, public beaches, a variety of fitness options, shopping, and spas per capita. Sometimes it seems as if the options and opportunities are endless in Naples, leaving residents with ease in their quality of life.
Naples ranked number fifteen in this category. This was based on violent crime and property crime rates, walkability and lifeguards per capita. Compared to Florida overall, as many U.S. beach towns are in Florida, Naples has an 80% lower violent crime rate and a 31% lower property crime rate. Crime in Naples is both below the state and national average.
Affordability, weather, economy, education and health were also taken into account for this study. While Naples is known as a wealthy town, there is also great diversity when it comes to wealth. The weather is ideal year round, and there are plenty of private and public schools from which to choose. The title “Happiest Place to Live” is well-deserved, as you have nothing without health. In all of Florida, Collier County is known as the number one county in Florida for length of life and health behaviors.