Naples ranks as No. 1 beach town to live in

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The results are in. Naples is the No. 1 beach town to live in. That’s according to a study by WalletHub, a personal-finance website. To determine the most livable beachside communities for 2019, WalletHub compared 192 cities across 62 key metrics for “livability.” The study was divided into two categories, … Continue reading

Naples is #1! – Americans are flocking to these 9 southern cities where business is booming and salaries are rising

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Published CNBC.com Sun, May 5 2019  9:00 AM EDT Emmie Martin@EMMIEMARTIN  Though wages remain largely stagnant for many American workers, there are several cities around the U.S. where incomes are on the rise. Personal finance website GOBankingRates analyzed 347 American cities with populations of 500,000 or under, looking for places experiencing a combination of economic prosperity, population … Continue reading

Pickleball tournament a win for Collier County

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Laura Layden, Naples Daily News Published 5:00 a.m. ET May 2, 2019 | Updated 5:20 p.m. ET May 2, 2019 The U.S. Open Pickleball Championships are bigger than ever this year in Collier County, attracting more players and spectators from around the world. The game is played on a badminton-size … Continue reading

Naples City Council unanimously approves luxury movie theater at Coastland Center

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The Naples City Council unanimously approved a proposal Wednesday to replace the shuttered Sears department store and automotive center with a new state-of-the-art luxury movie theater. “This is a beautiful project and obviously we are all thrilled and looking forward to it being very successful,” Councilwoman Ellen Seigel said. In … Continue reading

Naples Tops in Gallup National Well-Being Survey

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Naples-area residents’ sense of well-being ranked the highest for the fourth year in a row, according to the latest Gallup National Health Index. The No. 1 ranking for the Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island area among 156 communities in the U.S. represents the first time in 11 years that the same area has held the top … Continue reading

Plans unveiled to tear down Naples Beach Hotel,

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Redevelop resort, add condo towers The landmark Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has been re-imagined. The Athens Group has unveiled initial plans to redevelop the 125-acre beachfront resort property owned by the Watkins family for more than 70 years. Plans call for the storied hotel to be torn down and … Continue reading

Naples ranked No. 1 place to retire in the country

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Naples has been named the best place to retire in the nation. The city is one of 10 that Livability.com has named as “Best Places to Retire in 2018.” Data scientists with Livability.com examined nearly 2,300 cities across the country and factored in more than 20 data points, including safety, affordability, … Continue reading

Country Clubs Tee Up Upgrades

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Made big improvements since the shift in club ownership to their members: Millions spent for the good life on and off course Laura Layden Naples Daily News USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA The number of golf and country clubs is dropping nationwide, so Southwest Florida clubs are making some big … Continue reading