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For the third year in a row, Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Fla. ranked first among 186 U.S. communities in well-being, based on data collected in 2016 and 2017 for the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. Barnstable Town, Mass. came in second, followed by Boulder, Colo.; Santa Cruz-Watsonville, Calif.; and Charlottesville, Va.

The areas were scored across five categories of well-being: Purpose, Social, Financial, Community, and Physical. Naples came in first or second for each category, Gallup reports, while Boulder ranked first for physical well-being. Gallup reports:

Nationally, the U.S. map of highest and lowest well-being communities generally reflects the pattern found across states, with the lowest well-being metro areas found primarily in the South and then winding north up through the industrial Midwest. The highest well-being metro areas are scattered across the Eastern Seaboard as well as the Mountain West and West.

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