Do You Live in the Nation’s Happiest Town?
March 29, 2018
Do you live a fulfilling life? Are you looking for a hometown that supports well-being, life balance, positive relationships, community engagement and more? For the third year in a row, Naples, Florida has been named the #1 well-being community in the United States. Being happy and feeling good are what it’s all about for those active adults, young professionals, and families enjoying the good life in Southwest Florida. Ave Maria is just 40 minutes from the beaches of Naples, Florida and residents here take advantage of all that Naples has to offer.
Naples is home to pristine, sugar-white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, ideal for early morning walks, afternoon watersports, and evening sunsets. Culture is available in several pursuits including theater, art galleries, live music, botanical gardens, architecture and historical landmarks. Southwest Florida is the perfect location for outdoor recreation and Naples offers golf, tennis and bocce, pickle ball, water sports, baseball and soccer, recreation fields, and so much more.
Collier County is also Florida’s second healthiest county, according to the 2016 ranking by the Robert Wood Foundation. The foundation considers a number of health factors including longevity, premature death, overall mental and physical health days. Lifestyle habits such as smoking and obesity are also measured. A representative from the Florida Department of Heath commented, “Where we live has a large impact on our health, and these rankings show that wellness is more than just health care.”
Ave Maria is located in Collier County and residents see the first-hand benefits of living in such a healthy community. With over 100 miles of walking, biking and nature trails in Ave Maria, residents can get up and at it every day. Many clubs are available to homeowners wishing to get healthy and stay healthy with a group of people. All residents have access to the Fitness Center, conveniently located in the Town Center and a private water park with lap pool, volleyball, swim team, and interactive play features. An on-site Publix Supermarket is just a short walk, bicycle ride, or golf cart jaunt away and residents can pick up fresh, organic produce or handmade sandwiches.
Longevity is supported in Ave Maria with outdoor amenities making physical activity easily accessible, proximity to fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico to support a healthy diet, and neighborhood designs set up to foster relationships. Discover the joy of well-being and living in Ave Maria.