Collier County, Florida Ranked 4th - Best Places for a Long Life
Posted by Benjamin Dona on Monday, September 22nd, 2008 at 9:11pm.
According to Money Magazine, Collier County in Southwest Florida ranks fourth on its list as one of the best places to live for having a long life. The magazine surveys various regions and identifies areas where residents have some of the longest life expectancies in the country. Home to the City of Naples, Collier is the largest county (land wise) in the state. Fortunately for its residents, roughly 80% of it is devoted to nature preserves, state parks and recreation areas. In its survey results, Money stated "Collier County is the picture of Florida Leisure" and "almost any kind of water-related activity or exercise is readily available."
With the Gulf of Mexico on its shores, the Everglades to the east and Ten Thousand Islands to the south, it's easy to see how Money came to its conclusion. Throw in the sub tropical climate with its year round 70 plus degree temperatures and you can understand why this area is one of the most desirable places to live in all of Florida. This year's top ten "Best Places for a Long Life" included:
- Montgomery County in Maryland
- Story County in Iowa
- Carver County in Minnesota
- Collier County in Florida
- Benton County in Oregon
- Marin County in California
- Olmstead County in Minnesota
- Johnson County in Iowa
- Honolulu County in Hawaii
- Douglas County in Colorado
Residents in all of these counties enjoy some of the highest life expectancies in the country. To see the complete list of all 25 counties from Money's survey visit 25 Best Places for a Long Life.
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