Naples is one of the Best Small Towns in America
Smithsonian Magazine Posted by Mark Washburn on Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 10:25am.
The recognition by the national press that Naples is a special place continues with a ninth place ranking by Smithsonian Magazine in its ranking of the Best Small Towns in America. This recognition follows the recent ranking of Naples as the second happiest seaside town in America.
To those of us who truly love Naples, it is no surprise to see these accolades reigning down on our fine town. Factors cited by the Smithsonian in picking Naples for this recognition are the active cultural experience including the Naples Zoo, the Naples Players, the Naples Art Association, the Naples Historical Society and the Naples Philharmonic.
Beyond the cultural organizations, the art galleries, beaches, shopping and restaurants all add to the attractiveness of the Naples area. Our residential neighborhoods are diverse, unique and a great place to live in Southwest Florida.