The Naples area continues to show up in national surveys time and again, but in the October 2014 edition of Business Currents,  Teresa A. Morgenstern, Director of Communications & Public Relations for Florida Southwestern State College, was kind enough to put together a complete list of all of the area’s national survey mentions.

What a list!

Job Growth
Forbes Magazine, Best Cities for Future Job Growth in 2014
#1 Naples

Real Estate/Housing/Living
RealtyTrac, Top 20 beach Town Housing Markets 2014
#2 Naples
#5 Marco Island
(Based on home values, weather, air quality and crime rates)

Tax Foundation, 2014 State Business Tax Climate Index
#5 Florida

Cities Journal, Top 20 Small Cities in Florida
#8 Naples

RealtyTrac, Top 15 Retirement Hot Spots for Real Estate Investing

Forbes Magazine, Top Places to Retire Rich
(List of 25 based on quality of life, scenic beauty, weather and proximity to world-class cultural, medical and airport facilities.)

Smithsonian Magazine, The 20 Best Small Towns in America (2012)
#9 Naples
(Towns with less than 25K residents with emphasis on culture)


University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | 2014 Annual County Health Rankings & Roadmap
#2 Collier County, Health Outcomes
#3 Collier County, Health Factors

The University of British Columbia | 2014 Happiest Places in the U.S.
#4 Naples

U.S. News & World Report | Best Regional Hospitals
#17 Naples Community Hospital

USA Today | 2013 Gallup-Healthways Community Well-Being Rankings | Top 10 Cities for Overall Well-Being
#7 Naples-Marco Island
(Based on 500K+ interviews with questions about emotional and physical health, job satisfaction, community safety, and access to food, shelter and health care.)

Coastal Living | 2012 America’s Happiest Seaside Towns
#2 Naples

Dr. Beach | Top 10 Beaches for 2014
#10 Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples

TripAdvisor | 2014 Travelers’ Choice™ Top 10 Islands – World
#4 Marco Island | 25 Best Beaches

Travel Channel | Top 10 Beaches in Florida
Naples | Florida’s Best Hidden Beaches 2013
Keewaydin Island


USA Today & 10 Best | Best Romantic North American Getaway
#6 Naples

USA Weekend | USA’s Best Road Trips 2013
Everglades National Park

National Geographic Book | 100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life
Marco Island Dolphin Explorer Cruise and 10,000 Islands Dolphin Project


The Robb Report | 2014 Top 100 Resorts
#23 Ritz-Carlton, Naples
(Naples, FL is the only location in the world with two Ritz-Carlton Resorts)

Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards | America’s Top Food Cities
#17 Naples

Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards | Top Resorts in the Continental U.S.
#16 Marco Beach Ocean Resort
#24 The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
#32 La Playa Beach & Golf Resort


USA Today & 10 Best | Best Golf Destination
#5 Naples

International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) | 2014’s Golf Destination of the Year – North America
Florida’s Paradise Coast: Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades

Golf Digest | Top Courses for Women 2013
Panther Run Golf Club, Ave Maria
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