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Naples is number one in so many ways

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Naples was never on our radar for places to live... and yet, we came here and fell in love. There are so many things to love about Naples and I wanted to share all the public accolades and awards this town celebrates.

Here is a list of several of the awards that Naples is proud to celebrate:

  • Number 1 on a list of top "boomtowns" - cities experiencing economic prosperity and population growth - By GoBankingRates this year.

  • Number 1 best beach towns this year - By WalletHub

  • Number 1 best place to retire in the United States - By Smart Asset

  • Number 1 in wellbeing for a fourth year in a row - By Gallup

  • Champion for Economic Impact in Sports Tourism for the Minto U.S. Open Pickleball Championship in 2018 and 2018

  • Lee Memorial Hospital and NCH Baker Hospital Downtown are both ranked No. 14 in a list of best hospitals in Florida according to U.S. News and World Report for 2019-2020.

  • Number 1 best destination for luxury travelers - By USA Today in 2015

  • Number 12 on's list of America's Best Small Cities for 2019

  • In 2017,'s list of best beaches on the Florida Gulf included Delnor-Wiggins pass State Park as No. 1 and Clam Pass County Park as No. 3

  • Number 1 small art town in America by Author John Villani in his book 100 Best Art Towns in America.

  • 2013 Golf Destination of the Year for North America by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators

  • In 2018, the Pine Ridge neighborhood in Naples is listed as the No. 1 neighborhood for real estate buying and listing in the Country by ATTOM Data Solutions

  • This year, Naples ranked No. 17 best place to visit with your do by The winners were chosen out of a list of 1,000 top tourist destinations in the United States.

  • in July, the Naples International Film Festival was named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, according to Moviemaker Magazine

  • Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 2019 annual Readers’ Choice Awards with several Naples and Marco Island hotels receiving honors. The Edgewater Beach Hotel in Naples placed No. 12 on the “Top 15 Hotels in Florida” list. On the list of “Top 30 Resorts in Florida,” LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples is ranked No. 14

  • Just recently, Collier County received the #5 spot in best places for small business owners according to SmartAsset


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