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Naples Named Happiest and Healthiest City in the USA…Again

Orlando may house one of the happiest places on earth. But the healthiest? Not so much. This comes as no shock to anyone who lives here, but Naples/Immokalee/Marco Island made it to the top of the “Happiest and Healthiest Cities in the USA”…again. That makes two years in a row that our Naples community ranked #1 on the Well-Being Index. Should we tell people why?

For the second year in a row, our Naples community ranked #1 on the "Happiest and Healthiest Cities in the US" list, according to a report by Gallup-Sharecare.

How Did Naples Become the Happiest & Healthiest?

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Earlier this year, Gallup-Sharecare released their 2016 Community Well Being Rankings. They looked at almost 200 cities across the United States to determine who was the happiest and healthiest. They polled citizens of each city to find out how they felt about their community in general, how strong their social ties were with others, their financial security, their physical well-being, and whether they felt a sense of purpose in being a part of their community. For Naples, this was a no-brainer. We’re extremely proud of how well our community rallies around each other, especially in times of need. Art and nature both play a large part of life here. And our local economy thrives thanks to its support of small businesses in the area.

The only other Florida community to be named in the top 10 was Sarasota. Seven California cities made the top 25, by far the most of any state in the US. We are only one of three cities to make it in the top 10 “happiest and healthiest” since Gallup began their list almost 10 years ago. Boulder, CO and Provo, UT share this honor with us.

Top 10 Happiest & Healthiest Cities in the US (according to Gallup-Sharecare)

  1. Naples/Immokalee/Marco Island, FL
  2. Barnstable Town, MA
  3. Santa Cruz/Watsonville, CA
  4. Urban Honolulu, HI
  5. Charlottesville, VA
  6. North Port/Sarasota/Bradenton, FL
  7. San Luis Obispo/Paso Robles/Arroyo Grande, CA
  8. Lynchburg, VA
  9. Hilton Head Island/Buffton/Beaufort, SC
  10. Boulder, CO

Do you think we can make the list for an unprecedented third time in a row next year? We’ll find out when they release their results in the spring of 2018. I feel pretty confident. Do you?

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos

Calling All Naples Florida Area Food and Wine Lovers

Calling All Naples Florida Area Food and Wine Lovers

Paradise Coast Food and Wine Tasting Event

Calling All Naples Florida Area Food and Wine Lovers - Paradise Coast Food & Wine Experience

Calling all food and wine lovers!  Mark your calendars for the Paradise Coast Food & Wine Experience. This is a must-attend event!

What: Paradise Coast Food & Wine Experience

When: November 11, 2017, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: 5th Avenue South, Naples, FL

Cost: $85 for Grand Tasting and $120 for the VIP Grand Tasting, $25 add-on to Meet Martha’s Experts; Thomas Joseph

Tickets:  Go to http://protixonline.com/events/details/?event_id=668 to purchase tickets.

This is a great opportunity to sample the culinary delights offered by some of the most renowned chefs and mixologists in the country.

Choose Your Ticket:

$85 Grand Tasting includes unlimited culinary delights including spirits from local restaurants.  You’ll also be able to see chef demonstrations and seminars.  National and local culinary experts will participate in panel discussions.

$120 VIP Tasting allows you avoid the long lines with a one-hour early-access.  Enjoy private wine and other drink tastings in the VIP Lounge.  This is in addition to what’s available in the Grand Tasting.

Need a little more of the Paradise Coast Food & Wine Experience?  For a $25 add-on Thomas Joseph, Martha Stewart’s Culinary Director will demonstrate his best tips and techniques.  A one-year subscription to Martha Stewart Living Magazine and Naples Daily News or The News-Press digital subscription.

This event promises to be a fun-packed thrill event for foodies of all experience and talent.  It’s more than the usual food tasting event.  It’s the full experience.  An exciting few steps beyond.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District and the USA TODAY Network publications.

Bring your appetite!  This event is going to be a lot of fun.

For Sale – 9223 Corfu Court #202 Naples, FL 34114

Light, Bright 3-Bedroom Fiddlers Creek Condo for Sale with Fabulous Lake Views!

This is a lovely residence with lots of natural light. This home features large tile on the diagonal in the main living areas and carpet in the bedrooms. The spacious kitchen offers solid surface countertops and gas cooking. The living area and bedrooms have island-style lighting and fans for that Florida feel. The expansive lanai offers lots of room for entertaining and gorgeous lake views.

Located in an award-winning community with excellent amenities including fitness, tennis, dining, spa services and extensive activities and events. Golf and beach memberships are optional. Enjoy our perfect lifestyle in an outstanding location convenient to everything that Naples and Marco Island have to offer.

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.9223Corfu-202.com!

Contact Michelle Thomas for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MarcoNaplesArea.com or email Michelle.Thomas@SothebysRealty.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

For Sale – 3141 Aviamar Circle #103 Naples, FL 34114

Furnished Home with Amazing Lake Views in Fiddler’s Creek!

Enjoy this immaculate, furnished, first-floor, light, bright residence with three bedrooms, three baths and attached garage with amazing lake views and perfect southern exposure.

The eat-in kitchen features gas cooking, light cabinetry and solid surface countertops. The master bedroom features two walk-in closets and the master bath with dual sinks has large walk-in shower, water closet and soaker tub. Tile flooring throughout for easy maintenance, large laundry room with storage and sink, security system, brand new Nest thermostat and impact glass for protection. Beds and mattresses are brand new.

The expansive, very private lanai is tiled and offers gorgeous lake views that go on forever. This residence is offered furnished and ready to move right in, including designer ceiling fans and lighting.

Marengo is a very private, quiet neighborhood in Fiddler’s Creek, an award-winning community with excellent amenities including fitness, tennis, dining, spa services and extensive activities and events. Golf and beach memberships are optional. Enjoy our perfect lifestyle in an outstanding location convenient to everything that Naples and Marco Island have to offer.

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.3141Aviamar-103.com!

Contact Michelle Thomas for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MarcoNaplesArea.com or email Michelle.Thomas@SothebysRealty.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!