Naples named happiest and healthiest city in America for the second year in a row

By Sean Dowling, Buzz60

Disney World might be "the happiest place on Earth" -- but to find the healthiest and happiest city in America, head further south in Florida. For the second year in a row, Naples and its surrounding area take the top spot.

That's according to the Gallup-Healthways 2016 Community Well-Being Rankings. The report looked at how people living in close to 190 U.S. cities feel about things like their health, finances, community and sense of purpose. Even though Naples is known for high-end shopping, golf courses and white sandy beaches, that didn't matter.

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10. Boulder, CO

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9. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

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8. Lynchburg, VA

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7. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

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6. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

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5. Charlottesville, VA

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4. Urban Honolulu, HI

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3. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

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2. Barnstable Town, MA

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1. Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

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People said they like living around Naples because they feel proud about their community, they have good relationships and like what they do every day. That's according to the research director of the report. He adds that the link between coastal living and well-being isn't as strong as you might think.

Florida had another city in the top 10 -- Sarasota and the surrounding area. However, a lot of the highly ranked well-being communities are in California. The state has seven in the top 25! Texas has three.

On the flip side, Fort Smith, on the border of Arkansas and Oklahoma, was ranked last. It's usually at the bottom end because of its high smoking and obesity rates, according to the research director.

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