Naples/Marco Island, Fla. Area is the Happiest, Healthiest City in the U.S. for the 2nd Year in a Row

Naples, Fla.(March 7, 2017) – For the second year in a row, Naples and the nearby communities of Marco Island and Immokalee tops the ranking at the number one spot in the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being 2016 Community Rankings, released on March 7, 2017. The report measures how residents of 189 U.S. cities feel about their physical health, social ties, financial security, community and sense of purpose. Communities are uniquely positioned to promote well-being improvement by transforming policies and environment so that people move naturally, eat wisely, connect, and have the right outlook—all of which can lead to living longer, better.

Greater Naples, Florida is actively engaged in the Blue Zones Project wellness initiative, with many area businesses, restaurants, and schools achieving Blue Zones Project Approved status for maintaining healthy workplace initiatives, restaurant menus and more.

Naples has also been named the #1 Best Destination for Luxury Travelers (2015) in the U.S. by readers at USA TODAY’s 10Best travel section and America’s Best All-Around Beach by the Travel Channel (2005). Marco Island ranked as the #1 Island in the U.S. and #4 Island in the World in 2014’s TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards.

About Florida’s Paradise Coast
Whether travelers are looking for a romantic escape or family getaway, Florida’s Paradise Coast — Naples, Marco Island, Everglades City and the Gulf Coast portion of  Everglades National Park — has an array of vacation options year-round. With more than 30 miles of soft, white sand beaches, thriving arts and culture scene, distinctive dining, family attractions and the best of outdoor adventure, the Paradise Coast is truly a destination with it all. Located just two hours from Miami, four hours from Orlando and three hours from Tampa, the Paradise Coast is easily accessible from some of Florida’s largest cities. Travelers outside of the Sunshine State can fly into Southwest Florida International Airport, which provides nonstop service to 44 destinations on 14 different air carriers.

For more information about the Paradise Coast, call 800-688-3600 or visitwww.ParadiseCoast.com. Follow the destination on Twitter and Instagram @ParadiseCoast and #ParadiseCoast, and on Facebook atwww.Facebook.com/TheParadiseCoast

Media Contacts:
JoNell Modys,jonellmodys@colliergov.net, 239-252-2425

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