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Naples, Florida tops U.S. in wellbeing for fourth time

Christian Fernsby |
For the fourth straight year, the Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida, metro area had the highest wellbeing across 156 U.S. communities.

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That comes based on data collected in 2017 and 2018 as part of the Gallup National Health and Well-Being Index.

Salinas, California; Boulder, Colorado; Santa Rosa, California; and Ann Arbor, Michigan round out the top five metro areas.

Top 10 cities

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
Salinas, CA
Boulder, CO
Santa Rosa, CA
Ann Arbor, MI
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
Fort Collins, CO
Lancaster, PA
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Asheville, NC

The Gallup National Health and Well-Being Index is calculated on a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 represents the lowest possible wellbeing and 100 represents the highest possible wellbeing.

The Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metro which held the third-lowest ranking in 2016-2017 had the lowest overall wellbeing nationally for the first time in 2017-2018, supplanting Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma and Canton-Massillon, Ohio, neither of which reached the minimum number of completed surveys required for reporting this period.

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