The 10 best and worst places to live in America.
Nestled in the swampy, crocodile-infested Everglades lies a small community of people who know how to live the good life.
For the second year in a row, the Naples area — which includes Marco Island and Immokalee, Florida — has scored the top spot among 189 cities for the overall well-being of its residents, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, released Tuesday. People living in Naples score highly on every measure the survey of 180,000 people measured: the quality of their relationships, their finances, how they view their community, their health and their sense of purpose in life.
But where Naples really stands out: Its sense of community, ranking No. 1 across all 189 cities in this area. Nearly two-thirds of residents say they “can’t imagine a better community” and nearly 80% say their are proud of their community.
Barnstable, Mass., Santa Cruz, Honolulu and Charlottseville, W.V. round out the top five.
Meanwhile, life isn’t quite as sunny over in Fort Smith, Ark., which scores dead last on the list. Among the problems there: the residents aren’t in good health and don’t feel much purpose in their lives.
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