The happiest, healthiest city in the US is........
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 on Tuesday. The report measures how residents of 190 U.S. cities feel about their physical health, social ties, financial security, community and sense of purpose.
"Naples is a high well-being place," Dan Witters, research director of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, told TODAY. "People in Naples really like their communities."
Residents there have the lowest levels of stress in the country, report little depression and eat healthy on a daily basis, the report found. Many of them like their daily activities and enjoy an intellectually lively culture, telling interviewers they learn or do something interesting every day.
It doesn't hurt that the city is affluent, Witters said. But while well-being goes up with income, it's not beholden to it, he added.
The top five U.S. communities with the highest well-being are:
1. Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida
2. Salinas, California
3. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida
4. Fort Collins, Colorado
5. Barnstable Town, Massachusetts