Travel + Leisure has named Naples, Florida the “No. 1 U.S. beach town to live in.” One of our family’s investment counsel firm offices is in Naples, FL. (The other is in Newport, RI.) The Naples Daily News reports on the designation, writing:
Travel + Leisure recently wrote that the Southwest Florida city is the No. 1 U.S. beach town to live in. The magazine cited the personal finance site WalletHub for determining the best beach towns to live in around the United States.
WalletHub ranked them according to 63 indicators, including “affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health and overall quality of life.” WalletHub rated 145 total cities.
The New York City-based monthly publication lauded Naples for its “unbeatable quality of life and relative affordability.”
“Located on Florida’s Paradise Coast along the Gulf of Mexico,” the magazine said in its April issue, “the town offers lots to see and do, including pristine, white-sand beaches and day trips to nearby Everglades National Park.”
Naples was kicking sand at other cities who rated second-best and lower, with Lahaina, Hawaii, at No. 2; Boca Raton at No. 3; Newport Beach, California, No. 4; and Santa Monica, California, rounding out the top 5.
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