NAPLES makes one of the top spots in 2020 Americas Best Small Cities, publication by Resonance Consultancy.
It is noted that this flourishing seaside community is in the TOP 25 for both household income and Fortune 500 companies, with a heavy emphasis on a sense of place.
Ranking #1 in the PLACE category- this category is evaluated on the perceived quality of its natural; and built environments. Encompassing how often the sun shines, safety, weather (Average number of sunny days), sights and landmarks, and outdoor activities recommended by locals and visitors.
It is the top spot in Parks and Outdoors subcategory. Located on the Paradise Coast along with Southwest Florida with many beaches offering turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. The city has smart planning with conservation and environmental planning.
From Downtown Naples with the shops and restaurants on 5th Ave to the multiple beaches, including but limited to Naples Pier, Vanderbilt Beach, next to Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Naples also is flanked by additional preserves, state parks and refuges. Such as Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park and Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge is just 40 minutes southeast of downtown Naples.