6 Health and Wellness Trends in High-End Real Estate

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By Diane Hartley | RISMEDIA, Monday, September 02, 2019— The luxury lifestyle isn’t just about looking great anymore. It’s about feeling great, too. Of course, the world’s affluent still want jaw-dropping properties with inspiring views, but they’re also looking for more substance. In today’s fast-paced world, they also want homes … 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

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

3 Things You Need to Know About Collier County’s Water Quality

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1 RED TIDE IS TEMPORARY Red Tide (Karenia Brevis) is a naturally occurring saltwater algae bloom that may collect on the beach during a very hot and wet summer. Several federal and state water quality projects are in place to reduce its severity by controlling future algae overgrowth. NOTE: The blue/green … Continue reading

NCH Plans Estero Medical Complex

Liz Freeman The NCH Healthcare System plans to open a freestanding emergency room and other medical programs in Estero by fall 2018. The proposed location is 3.5 acres on the west side of U.S. 41 across from Coconut Point mall. The project, NCH Healthcare Estero, will cost $30 million and create … Continue reading

Naples: Least Polluted Cities List

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Naples, Florida leads the way on realtor.com’s list of America’s Top 10 Clean Cities “The Sunshine State might be best known for its oranges, …but it also leads the country in air quality. With sea winds sweeping over the mostly flat terrain from both its east and west coasts, noxious emissions tend to … Continue reading

The happiest, healthiest city in the US is…

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It has a Fifth Avenue, lots of shopping and a hot real estate market, but the country’s healthiest and happiest city is nowhere near the Big Apple. Naples, Florida, and the nearby communities of Marco Island and Immokalee top the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being: 2015 Community Rankings list released … Continue reading

New Medical Facilities in Estero & Bonita Springs

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Lee Memorial Health Systems plans for new medical facilities in Estero and Bonita Springs include a free-standing emergency room, surgery center and more at Coconut Point to open in 2018, and an integrative medical practice to Bonita Bay Lifestyle Center in the Promenade Shopping Center on US 41. There seems to be no … Continue reading