Florida made the top spots with Fort Myers and Naples plus an additional 13 spots out of 25 rankings, according to an article recently printed in Southern Living.

The first place went to Sarasota and followed by Fort Myers, Port St. Lucie and Naples. Sarasota and Fort Myers dominated the list.

With the recent COVID-19 – many are reevaluating their living environment since it plays a heavy dominance in many factors of home life.

According to the article, the methodology used in the study factors in health care quality, retiree taxes, desirability, job market ratings, and a happiness measure, based on a public survey of individuals of retirement age and those nearing retirement age.

Florida’s affordable homes, low taxes, and high ratings for happiness and desirability placed the state at the top of the list.


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