Which Gulf Coast City is the Least Polluted?
Can You Guess Which Gulf Coast City is the Least Polluted City in America?

Can You Guess Which Gulf Coast City is the Least Polluted City in America?

Posted on March 14, 2017

Take a big breath, Naples. Your city tops realtor.com’s list of the least-polluted cities in America. Florida leads the way in air quality, and Naples is the cleanest city in the state, helped by its natural surroundings, which include the Everglades, Ten Thousand Islands and the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

The Sunshine State might be best known for its beautiful beaches, world-class shopping, and exquisite dining, but it also leads the country in air quality. With sea winds sweeping over the mostly flat terrain from both its east and west coasts, noxious emissions tend to be blown away. Florida has never been a heavy industrial state, as the mainstays of the state’s economy—tourism, agriculture, and international trade—are all relatively light in pollution.

To determine where the air is pristine and the water is safe to drink, the website ranked the 10 largest metro areas based on the following factors:

  • Toxic chemicals released from factories.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions per square mile.
  • Number of Superfund sites per square mile.
  • Air quality, determined by the number of clear days in a year.
  • Water quality, measured by contaminants such as lead, copper and arsenic.

The Rankings — Best and Worst              

America’s Top 10 cleanest cities                                                 

  1. Naples
  2. Salem, Oregon
  3. Ocala
  4. Anchorage, Alaska
  5. Santa Rosa, California
  6. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  7. Eugene, Oregon
  8. Little Rock, Arkansas
  9. Salisbury, Maryland
  10. Salinas, California

America’s Top 10 dirtiest cities

  1. Philadelphia
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Houston
  4. New York
  5. Chicago
  6. New Orleans
  7. Reading, Pennsylvania
  8. Salt Lake City
  9. Baton Rouge
  10. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Residents of Naples Reserve can breathe easy knowing that all those beautiful sunsets at the Island Club or their early morning jogs on the winding trails have been enjoyed in the best air our country has to offer. Naples Reserve residents are often in the fresh air, enjoying the resort-style amenities which are only offered at this casually awesome community.

Naples Reserve is adjacent to the Picayune Strand State Forest and just around the corner from the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve, it’s home to miles and miles of cycling and walking trails filled with ample opportunity for bird watching, fitness workouts and getting to know the natural neighbors. Pick your favorite or mix it up. Enjoy all the beauty that these South Naples adventures have to offer every day. The expansive network of trails on the waters are equally as impressive. You might just trade your bike pedals for a paddle once you arrive in South Naples. Click here to explore more.

At the Outrigger Center, paddleboards, kayaks and canoes are available for use, and cruises on the community’s two Duffy boats depart from the center’s floating docks for residents to explore the 125-acre Eagle Lake and Kontiki Island.

It’s time to see Naples Reserve for yourself. Stop in, and enjoy our signature Yknot Cocktail lakeside or maybe a take a ride on one of our Duffy Boats and visit the exclusive paradise of Kontiki Island. This is your chance for a slice of paradise.

Naples Reserve models are open daily for tours at 14885 Naples Reserve Circle in Naples. Call 239-732-1414 or visit naplesreserve.com today to schedule your tour of this casually awesome community!


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