The City of North Port is located in southern Sarasota County Florida, just 30 minutes south of Sarasota and 50 minutes north of Ft. Myers. It is the third largest city in land size in the state but continues to maintain that small town friendly feeling. Its convenient location along the I 75 corridor and US 41 provides easy access to outdoor and cultural activities for all ages including world class fishing in Charlotte Harbor and the beautiful beaches of Englewood. There are also ample employment opportunities and easy commutes to Ft. Myers and Sarasota.
The City continues to grow commercially adding more and more convenient goods and services. A Super Wal-Mart and Home Depot have recently been completed along with a Lowes in the planning stages. Several new grocery stores, drug stores, specialty retail stores, and restaurants have also located in the city. There are several malls within easy driving distance including malls in Port Charlotte, Ft. Myers, and Sarasota.
As of the 2000 census North Port had 22,797 residents. Estimated population in July 2006 was 50,523 residents. The median age is 40.8, and the median household income is $38,800. With its affordable lots and housing North Port has been in high demand in the last several years as evidenced by the doubling of its population in the last 6 years.
The school system in North Port is the Sarasota County Public Schools, one of the top rated school systems in the state. North Port has its own high school, two middle schools, and four elementary schools. Newly constructed schools in North Port include North Port High, Heron Creek Middle, Woodland Middle School (opening August 2008), Cranberry Elementary and Lamarque Elementary. There are also several universities and colleges within an hours drive of North Port including Florida's newest public university Florida Gulf Coast University. FGCU offers 37 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs at their 5 colleges.
North Port has thousands of vacant lots to choose from at the lowest prices we have experienced in over 5 years. In order to give you the best selection of lots available we will work with you and our experienced and reputable lot specialist to help you find the perfect home site for your new DMI home.
State of Florida
City of North Port
Sarasota Economic Development
Chambers of Commerce
North Port Chamber of Commerce
Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
North Port Fun Things
Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
Oscar Scherer State Park
Myakka River State Park
Don Pedro Island State Park
Stump Pass Beach State Park
Gasparilla Island State Park
Rays Baseball Florida State League
Sarasota Square Mall
St. Armands Circle
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida SouthWestern State College
Manatee Community College
Ringling College of Art & Design
New College of Florida
Sarasota County Schools