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HealthcareWe are fortunate to have excellent healthcare in Southwest Florida. In fact, Naples was ranked as the happiest and healthiest city in America. So, if you are considering relocating or retiring to Florida and healthcare is important to you, Collier County is one of the best cities in the state of Florida for healthcare.  And, Lee County is within the top 15 in the state.

How healthy are residents?

2017 Health Rankings

Rank out of

67 counties

Collier County (Naples, Marco Island & Everglades)


Sarasota County


Palm Beach County


Lee County (Bonita Springs, Estero & Ft. Myers)


Orange County (Orlando)


Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale)


Hillsborough (Tampa)


Note: Measures include – mortality, morbidity, health behaviors, clinical care, social, economic & physical factors

Full report can be viewed at


Healthcare: Hospitals in Southwest Florida

Collier County has 4 hospitals located throughout the greater Naples area.

Collier County

Lee County

Physicians Regional Medical Center
6101 Pine Ridge Rd.

Naples, FL

Lee Memorial Hospital
2776 Cleveland Avenue

Ft. Myers, FL 33901

Physicians Regional Medical Center – Collier Blvd.
8300 Collier Boulevard

Naples, FL

Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida
9981 S. Healthpark Drive

Ft. Myers, FL 33908

NCH Healthcare System
350 7th Avenue N.

Naples, FL 34102

North Collier Hospital
11190 Healthpark Boulevard

Naples, FL

U.S. News & Wold Report recently ranked NCH Downtown #12 and Lee County Memorial #14 best hospitals in the state of Florida.  View all rankings.

Longevity – Blue Zone

Collier County is on its way to becoming the first county in the state to become a Blue Zone.

In 2004, National Geographic and a leading American writer and explorer, Dan Buettner along with a team conducted a worldwide study to identify where the longest-living people and what it was about their culture and lifestyles that led to lengthy, measurably better lives.

Researchers identified nine characteristics that these areas, called Blue Zones, had in common. They are the Power 9:

1. Move Naturally

2. Purpose (know your sense of purpose)

3. Down Shift (avoid stress)

4. The 80 Percent Rule (stop eating when almost full)

5. Plant Slant (eat a more plant-rich diet)

6. Wine at 5 (drink in moderation)

7. Belong (attend faith-based services weekly)

8. Loved Ones First (family comes first)

9. Right Tribe (establish a social circle that supports healthy behaviors)

Senior Housing

There is a significant amount of senior housing available within Southwest Florida.  Thus, for those individuals looking to downsize, you can sell your home and move into a smaller condo with a maintenance free lifestyle.  Or, you can explore moving into a senior housing community.  If you are looking to downsize, call me and let me be your guide.  Additionally, you can explore other senior housing options at

Bottom Line

Naples and Bonita Springs are great places to retire, especially if healthcare is important to you.  We have easy access to multiple hospitals. So, if healthcare is a key factor in your decision on where to retire or relocate you can’t beat Southwest Florida.

Finally, when you are ready to purchase a single family home or condo in Naples, let me be your guide. With more than 15 years of experience I can help provide the market information and more importantly, provide insights into individual communities to help ensure you select the best property to match your needs.

About Matt Klinowski

Naples Golf GuyMatt Klinowski has lived in Naples for more than 15 years.  He is an expert on the local Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero real estate market and specializes in real estate within golf communities.  Matt enjoys the laid back lifestyle in Naples with his wife Michele Klinowski.
Contact Matt:
or at 239-370-0892