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Sometimes you just need a quiet place to sleep as close to food as possible. According to NBC-2, a homeless man in Naples found his spot in the pantry of a damaged home.

The home is located on 6th Avenue in Naples and was unoccupied since Hurricane Ian damaged it. At least it was supposed to be unoccupied. Naples Police officers responded to an anonymous call about someone squatting in the home, and they found signs that someone had recently been there. A blanket, clothes, and other personal items were their first clues. A person responsible for watching the home told the officers that nobody else had permission to be there. That man saw the items earlier that day, but did not find anyone in the house. However, apparently he forgot to look in the pantry. That’s where the homeless Naples guy was hiding.

Officers saw fresh footprints near a sliding glass door. After that, they found 40 year-old Matthew Clint Adams sleeping in the walk-in kitchen pantry. He was taken into custody. The man who watching the house pressed charges on the owners’ behalf. Apparently, this is not the first time something like this happened and “No Trespassing” were put up earlier this year. Finally, Adams was charged and given a new place to sleep in the Naples jail.

Homeless man found sleeping inside kitchen pantry of damaged Naples home

A homeless man was found sleeping inside a kitchen pantry at a Naples home located on 6th avenue Sunday.

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Naples Named Best Place To Live In The US

Living in SWFL is paradise and Naples has been named the best place to live in the US.

Naples, Florida is a beautiful coastal city located in Collier County. You’ll find white sandy beaches, a warm climate, and a luxurious lifestyle. This Gulf Coast gem has landed on multiple lists of being a great place to live, and now it’s on top.

First, Naples has a warm and sunny climate year-round. There’s an average of 264 sunny days per year which makes the weather ideal for outdoor activities like golf, fishing and boating.

One of the main draws in Naples are the stunning beaches. With over ten miles of pristine, white-sand beaches there’s plenty of space to sunbathe, swim and paddleboard at popular beaches like Vanderbilt Beach, Clam Pass Park and Lowdermilk Beach.

Naples is also home to a great arts scene. There are several museums, including the Naples Art Association and the Baker Museum at Artis-Naples. The Naples Players Theater and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra provide theatergoers and classical music lovers with world-class performances.

Also, Naples screams luxury. There are lots of upscale shops, gorgeous hotels, fine dining restaurants and exclusive golf courses. Additionally, the city is home to several high-end gated communities like Port Royal, Pelican Bay and Park Shore.

What makes a city the best place to live?

Scholaroo compared 150 cities in the US in 9 different areas. Crime levels, Affordability, Quality of life, Leisure/Entertainment, Healthcare, Education, Employment, and Infrastructure. In their report, they revealed that Naples is the best city to live in the US. While Naples ranked dead last for affordability, it ranked #1 in both Leisure & Entertainment and Healthcare.

If you’re a retiree seeking a peaceful place to settle down or a young professional in search of a thriving city, Naples undoubtedly has something to offer both.

I’m not sure I’d get too excited about living in some of these cities or states (Nebraska?!), but maybe there’s something there! What do you think?

Top 10 Best Places to Live in the US, According to Scholaroo:

  • 10. Lincoln, Nebraska

    None of their numbers were particularly impressive, but Lincoln ranks in the top 50 in crime/safety, affordability and education.

  • 9. Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Cambridge is ranked #1 in both education and employment.

  • 8. Papillion, Nebraska

    Quality is life is pretty low in Papillion, but they ranked #8 in healthcare.

  • 7. Madison, Mississippi

    Madison came in last for leisure & entertainment, but if you’re looking for a safe place with low crime and a good economy, you’ll find it there.

  • 6. Alpharetta, Georgia

    Alpharetta didn’t rank too high in affordability, but was ranked #3 in employment.

  • 5. Naperville, Illinois

    While Naperville ranked pretty low in affordability and quality of life, in the categories of economy and leisure & entertainment, it ranked in the top 10.

  • 4. Amherst, New hampshire

    Sounds like you won’t have to worry much in Amherst, as it was ranked #1 in crime/safety.

  • 3. Portland, Maine

    Portland came in at #4 in leisure & entertainment.

  • 2. Carmel, Indiana

    Carmel ranked #2 in employment.

  • 1. Naples, Florida

    Naples came in dead last for affordability, but ranked #1 in both leisure & entertainment and healthcare.