• North Port is an exciting and growing community of about 60,000 located in Sarasota County. North Port sits to the north of Punta Gorda and to the south of Sarasota. In the past few years it has been receiving more and more national attention, and it is now recognized as one of the hottest locations in Southwest Florida. A prominent website just ranked North Port one of the Ten Best Small Cities in the Country, and a Gallup survey of people across the country found that those living in the North Port area have the highest well-being of anyone in the country! North Port really offers something for everyone, which is why it is both a popular destination for retirees but also one of the youngest cities by median age in Southwest Florida.

    North Port is notable for its old-Florida natural beauty. The area is rich in oak and pine trees and open, natural spaces. Miles of nature trails run through North Port, making it a favorite for hikers, cyclists, and bird watchers. Another highlight is the Myakka River, one of only two rivers deemed “Wild and Scenic” by the state of Florida. The river provides great opportunities for fishing, boating, and kayaking. North Port’s Warm Mineral Springs is perhaps the area’s most famous attraction, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and rated the best mineral spring in the country by Health magazine. People come from all over soak in its healing waters.

    Myakka River Sunset

    Golfing is another highlight of life in North Port. There are a number of top-notch golf courses in the area. Heron Creek Golf and Country Club is a 27-hole championship course designed by the renowned Arthur Hills. It is the favorite course of many locals. Another prominent course is Bobcat Trail Golf Club, which received a coveted 4 ½ star rating from Golf Digest. Bobcat Trail has been recognized by the same magazine as one of the top 30 public golf courses in Florida. Of course, residents of North Port are in a prime location to access other world-class golf courses in the broader area, such as University Park Country Club in Sarasota, Riverwood in Port Charlotte, or St. Andrews South in Punta Gorda.

    North Port offers plenty of dining and shopping. There are a number of new shopping centers in North Port as well as new restaurants. North Port is also close to downtown Port Charlotte, also known as Murdock, which has many shops, restaurants, and a shopping mall. North Port is not far from the city of Sarasota and its many cultural attractions, such as The Ringling Museum, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, and the Sarasota Opera.

    One of the chief advantages of North Port is its affordability and the great variety of home prices and styles available. Home styles in North Port are incredibly diverse. You can find homes secluded deep in the woods or luxury golf course homes.

    In short, North Port is a great place to live, full of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and all the conveniences. If you would like to learn more about this wonderful area, just contact us. We would love to show you around.

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