Naples coastal neighborhoods aerial drone photo

In a new ranking based on based on affordability, quality of life, desirability and job market, Naples, Florida is ranked as the 6th best place to live in the United States. The ranking is based on the 2023-2024 Best Places to Live in the U.S. by US News and World Report. The findings released on may 16th, 2023. Number one on the list is Green Bay, Wisconsin. The city received it’s lofty praise due to it’s “housing affordability, low crime and high air quality.” Well, Naples has 2 of those 3 things.

In a similar survey, Naples was ranked as the number one safest place to live in the country. So where do other Florida cities find themselves on this list?

Sarasota ranks as the 5th Best Place To Live in the United States.

Melbourne is 15th and Jacksonville is 16th.

Tampa comes in at number 24.

In another ranking, The 10 Best Affordable Places to Live in the U.S. in 2023-2024, no Florida cities made the Top 10. With the rising costs of housing, this comes as no real surprise, So the main take I get from this is, if you can afford it – Naples, Florida is a great place to live.

This is not a unique trend. Scholaroo did a similar study and had Naples at number one.

2023 Billionaires In Naples

Forbes just released their 2023 list of the wealthiest people on the planet and it features seven billionaires in Naples.

When you think of Naples, you think of money. If you’ve ever wondered just how many billionaires live there, Forbes just released their 2023 list of the richest people on the planet. In 2023, there are 92 billionaires in Florida and seven in Naples.

Anytime I drive by a super huge house or see someone driving a car that costs more than I’ll make in 5 years of work, I’m always tempted to ask what they do for a living. I know there’s a few TikTok accounts that ask those questions. One guy hangs down on 5th Avenue South in Naples all the time and a guy in Miami too, but after seeing some of the reactions he gets, I’ll pass and just dream.

America is home to more than billionaires than any other country in the world. 735 to be exact, talk about the American dream. Being a billionaire is the ultimate dream for many people. But once you’ve got all the money in the world, what’s next? I mean, you finally have enough money to buy all the avocado toast you’ve ever wanted! And with the money left over, you can buy the whole avocado farm. You can also afford to buy all the bubble wrap you want and pop it until you’re blue in the face. Instead of just owning just one mansion, you can own one on every beach in the state. I also feel like a good hobby to take up would be collecting luxury yachts, because who needs just one?

You might be asking what kind of industries these billionaires made their money in. Really, it’s just a few: finance & investments, technology, food & drink, fashion & retail and media & entertainment.

Billionaires in Naples:

  • Shahid Khan

    Net worth: $12.1 billion (#144 wealthiest in the world)
    Industry: Auto Parts- Founder of Flex-N-Gate

  • Reinhold Schmieding

    Net worth: $7.7 billion (#282 wealthiest in the world)
    Source of wealth: Medical Devices- Founder of Arthrex

  • Tom Golisano

    Net worth: $4.9 billion (#552 wealthiest in the world)
    Source of wealth: Service- Founder of Paychex

  • Richard Schulze

    Net worth: $3.7 billion (#766 wealthiest in the world)
    Source of wealth: Fashion & Retail- Founder of Best Buy

  • Kamal Ghaffiarian

    Net worth: $2.1 billion (#1434 wealthiest in the world)
    Source of wealth: Energy- Space

  • Scott Kapnick

    Net worth: $1.9 billion (#1575 wealthiest in the world)
    Source of wealth: Finance & Investments

  • David Hoffman

    Net worth: $1.6 billion (#1804 wealthiest in the world)
    Source of wealth: Diversified


Joe Winner spends his days combing through memes and off beat stories to bring you the side of Florida not always seen.

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