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Naples Florida Awards & Accolades

  • The Best Place in America to Live Your Longest Life (Money)
  • Healthiest, Happiest, Most Relaxed City in the United States (Gallup-Sharecare)
  • No. 1 Destination for Luxury Travelers (USA Today)
  • Top 10 Places Where Americans Live the Longest (realtor.com)
  • 2020 Ranking of America’s Best Small Cities: NAPLES, FL: #1 ranking in our deep Place category is powered by its top spot in our important Parks & Outdoors subcategory (Resonance Consultancy)
  • Cleanest City in the Country (realtor.com)
  • No. 1 for Well-being in the U.S. for the Fourth Straight Year (Gallup)
  • Top City in the Country for Job Growth (Moody’s Analytics)
  • Best Neighborhood in the Nation: The Pine Ridge Community of Naples (ATTOM Data Solutions)
  • Top 10 Destination for Adventure (U.S. Quality Tourism Index)
  • Top 5 Best Place to Live in Florida (HomeSnacks)
  • Top 10 Best Beach Town for Christmas (Coastal Living)
  • Golf Capital of the World (Golfchannel.com)
  • Naples, FL Ranked in Top 5 Places to Retire and Top 15 Places to Live (U.S. News & World Report)
  • #7 for Job Growth Nationwide in 2018 (Forbes)
  • #1 Priciest Neighborhoods in America 2018: Port Royal, Naples (Robb Report)
  • Naples metro area awarded #1 in the Community Well Being Rankings 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Naples ranks as the #1 best beach town to live in 2020, 2019 (WalletHub)
  • Collier County #10 out of 3,142 counties in the US for life expectancy at 83.4 years.
  • A for 3 Consecutive Years, The Collier County Public Schools District Earned an “A” Rating from the Florida Dept of Education
  • Naples is #1 US Small City with Highest Ratio of High-End Listings: (Mansion Global)
  • LendingTree reports that Florida is the #1 destination for migration from 15 of the 50 states
    • Out of all mortgage requests 9.1% were for Florida
    • For out-of-state movers, 12.4% of requests were for Florida
  • 6 SWFL Hospitals rank in the top 250 in the nation (Naples Daily News)

Naples by the Numbers

  • City of Naples Population: 22,000 residents and 12 square miles
  • Collier Count Population: 378,000 residents and 2305 square miles (Collier County is the Largest County in Florida by Land) but only 23% can be developed, 77% is designated for conservation/preservation 
  • 100 Art Galleries in the Naples Area
  • 300+ Days of Sunshine (Best Places)
  • $191,000,000 Funds Raised by the Naples Winter Wine Festival 1999-2019 for 275,000 Underserved Children
  • 99 Miles of Everglades Waterway Kayak and Canoe Trails (National Park Service)
  • Collier County: 48,000 Students with 58 Schools (29 Elementary, 10 Middle, 8 High, 1 K-12, 1 Alternative, 2 Technical Colleges, 7 Charter Schools)
  • Average increase of market value in Collier County over 20 years = 8.29%
  • Collier County estimated population in 2020 is 382,800
  • Collier County forecast population in 2040 is 534,426
    • City of Naples only expected to go from 22,805 to 24,489
  • Collier County expects to add 3,153 new dwellings per year over the next 20 years.
  • There are 4,331 rental units in the planning process, a 35% increase over the current supply of 12,346.

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