Naples and South Florida rank #1 in National Well-Being Poll

Why Does Naples and Southwest Florida rank #1 in National Well-Being Poll?

Posted on August 10, 2017

Switzerland may be the happiest country in the world, according to a recent U.S News poll, but there is plenty of happiness to be found here in the USA, and particularly in Southwest Florida.

According to a recent poll conducted by Gallup-Healthways, Naples and the nearby communities of Immokalee and Marco Island ranked first in the “American well-being” Index for the second year in a row.

Naples also ranks among the top “affordable cities,” at least when it comes to families and friends looking to travel. In a recent listing of the “Top Value Cities for an Epic Group Getaway” by TripAdvisor, Naples ranked sixth, based on the median price for a three-bedroom rental — at $1,376 a week.

After just one visit to the casually awesome city of Naples, you may want to start checking out a place to stay, permanently. Naples Reserve, a community in the heart of Naples, has been generating buzz all around town, and after just minutes on-site, it is not hard to figure out why. Naples Reserve has all of the amenities you could dream of, spacious waterfront homes and a fun, carefree lifestyle that could make anyone happy.

Naples Reserve’s $7 million Island Club social center features a 5,160 sq. ft. clubhouse and an adjacent 3,500sq. ft. fitness center with movement studio for spinning, Zumba and yoga. An expansive, resort-style zero-entry pool offers dedicated lap lanes and ample room for relaxation. Indoor and alfresco gathering areas include a lakeside fire pit and casual beverage and dining options at Chat ‘n Chill Tiki Bar and Latitudes Cafe.

At the Outrigger Center, paddleboards, kayaks and canoes are available for residents use, as well as a flex-space available for game days, special events and other activities. 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.

The lakefront Match Point complex, offering tennis and pickleball courts, as well as a community boating ramp, is nearing completion. Naples Reserve also offers residents the opportunity for a private boat dock on Eagle Lake.

Additional planned amenities include a tot lot, two dog parks – Walk & Wag opening in May and Paws Awhile in 2018 – and a meandering linear park for biking, hiking and jogging. Navigating a loop road circling Naples Reserve, the park is designed to engage residents with their natural environment and provide an alternative mode of transportation throughout the community.

Naples Reserve residents also receive complimentary one-year social memberships at Walker’s Hideaway Marina of Naples, a yacht club along the Gordon River offering a marina, indoor storage for 600 boats, two waterside restaurants, outdoor pool and sauna, and access to Naples Bay.

Naples Reserve offers 17 fully decorated models available for viewing in seven of 11 planned neighborhoods built by Southwest Florida’s premier homebuilders, including Ashton Woods, D.R. Horton, Florida Lifestyle Homes, KTS Homes, Lundstrom Development, Marvin Development, McGarvey Custom Homes and Stock Signature Homes. Homes are priced from the high-$200s to more than $1 million.

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 or online at

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