Wanna move to the Bahamas? Sir John Templeton achieved better results from there for his Fund than the previous 20 years spent living in Wall Street. And what about Aruba or any place in the Caribbean?
Well, they are all wonderful and many more we can add to the list. But I always try to make things happen and there is a place that I like even more: I love Naples, Florida. So I moved there and I tell you why:
I’m a big fan of the States, so I’m not that much enticed anymore from living in Europe (which I did for a long time) or abroad in general. I lived in Rome for years and in LA for a shorter period, and often visited big crowded cities. That’s what I enjoyed. Then all of a sudden I turned 40 in 2016. A new chapter in my life and a new path to build wealth began.I felt that a small but active and productive city, with lovable people, the sun shining all year round and hopefully by the sea, was my ideal. Two years of research, failures, illusions, disappointments but then in 2018 I was with my son for the first time in Naples, Florida. At the time I already committed some money to an investment not far from there, in Sunrise, 25 miles north of Miami. So at first I moved there. I’m patient and Naples remained the target. Now that the goal became reality let me share with you some of the qualities belonging to this place I now call home with extreme pleasure:
Caveat: I love working and I’m against retirement and against too many days off because I love what I do, so I don’t feel like working most of the days of my life. In fact typically my schedule doesn’t change much during the weekends. My job gives me freedom and independence. If I want, I’m free to change my schedule anytime. I always make plans (short-term, long-term and very very long-term) but to fullfill them I’m ready to be flexible.
1.Naples is perfect. It is a city in which if you want you can retire (consistently ranking among the top places to retire actually) but you can also remain in the business and stay active. Naples is home to more “Fortune 500 CEOs” than any other community in the nation.
2.At the same time if you feel your day is done and you want to relax and go to the beaches, you have wonderful options and you can do it all-year round. Naples ranks as the number 1 “best U.S. beach town to live in”. by Travel and Leisure 2021
3.People are hospitable and still there is a sense of community and it is worth to get involved. Naples ranks number 2 on the 2020 “Best small city in America” for natural resources, prosperity, and people.
4.Dining and shopping are great too. Huge variety and top-notch quality.
5.Naples scores high in residents’ health and well being and touts the lowest crime rate of any metropolitan area in Florida
6.There’s not only an enviable quality of life but also a rich cultural offer and a potent philantropic spirit, that is something as you know I really do care about and from which I wish to learn a lot in the future. Neapolitans are higly affluent (the top 1percent enjoys $5.6 million in income annually that is by far a lot more than the average of $1.3 million for the wealthiest 1percent nationwide). So from the luckiest ones you do want to expect to give back more than the average rich individual.
In conclusion it is for me at the same time a pleasant and inspiring place. I couldn’t ask for more.
Marco Turco, Naples FL
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Important Note: I owe data and statistics I used in this article to “Naples Illustrated” 2022 One hundred Collier County’s most influential business leaders issue