I’m always happy to share these articles which show that Southwest Florida and Cape Coral consistently rank in many surveys as one of the best places to live, retire and find happiness. My goal, as a Real Estate Solutions Provider, is to help my clients find their dream home in this wonderful Floridian paradise that will meet their needs and wants along with their budget. If you or someone you know is in the market to purchase a home, condo or lot in the area please have them give me a call at 239-425-2503.
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Because you’re happy — at least if you live in Florida, according to a list compiled by HomeAdvisor, a Golden, Colorado-based company that matches contractors with owners who need work done to their homes.
In the spring, HomeAdvisor surveyed 17,629 homeowners across the country, asking them 87 questions to assess how happy they were in their homes.
They found contentment came from three factors:
- how accessible the house is to important local services and attractions;
- how safe, diverse and well-knit the surrounding neighborhood is;
- how comfortable, affordable and well-functioning the home itself is.
Based on those criteria, Florida was in the top 10 states for happy homeownership, ranking sixth.
Outranking the Sunshine State were, in order, California, Washington, New Mexico, Colorado and Arkansas.
The least happy states were Mississippi, Maryland, Indiana, New Jersey and Delaware.
Miami ranks seventh among cities
The survey focused only on the country’s largest cities; breakdowns for the Naples and Fort Myers weren’t available.
However, of 36 cities nationwide, Miami ranked seventh and West Palm Beach 15th.
But other recent surveys have pointed to the Naples area, at least, as a place to find your bliss.
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Last month, the Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island metro area topped the annual Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being survey, which measured everything from physical health to a sense of security in 190 metro areas nationwide.
Naples was particularly rich in people who think their community and social ties are strong and who have a sense of purpose, the study found.
Florida ranked 12th on the list of happiest states, the Gallup-Healthways survey found.
In 2014, two economics professors from Harvard and the University of British Columbia analyzed data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a number of other studies measuring self-reported life satisfaction, controlling for income, race, education, marital status and family size.
The Naples area was fourth on that list of happiest places, after Charlottesville, Virginia; Rochester, Minnesota; and Lafayette, Louisiana.
Click here to view original article from the Naples Daily News.
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