North Port, Florida

North Port, Florida

North Port residents find it tough to go on vacations. This city of more than 74,000 people in Sarasota County, sprawls over some 104 square miles of the Florida’s west coast. It has such an array of recreation and entertainment options.

Entering Sarasota County Sign Near Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. File photo: Ja7, Shutter Stock, licensed.
Entering Sarasota County Sign Near Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. File photo: Ja7, Shutter Stock, licensed.

About the Community

North Port has a number of residential neighborhoods that offer good standard of modern living. The Towns at Lakeside Plantation is one of these. Though it is near the North Port downtown area, it has the most relaxed suburban atmosphere. The local club house has a swimming pool, fitness center, apart from a vast collection of books and a billiards table. Members routinely look forward to refreshing evenings after hard days of work! The amazing fact is that a home in this superior community can be yours for less than $300 thousand.


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The left field berm and scoreboard at the new Atlanta Braves spring training baseball facility in Florida is shown.
The left field berm and scoreboard at the new Atlanta Braves spring training baseball facility in Florida is shown. The scoreboard features an ad for spring training. North Port FL January 29 2020. File photo: Kent E Roberts, Shutter Stock, licensed.

The Heron Creek Golf and Country Club exemplifies the resort like ambience of the surrounding area. The locality is enticingly built around a championship golf course that makes the working week most pleasant indeed. North Port is a golfer’s dream with over 20 courses around, but having one at the doorstep is a special bonus for those in Heron Creek! Fortunate residents agree that living in the carnival atmosphere of Heron Creek boosts productivity and is great for reducing stress.


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All of North Port is built around a giant natural reserve, which accounts for its relatively large area. You never get a feeling of being hemmed in as often happens in many urban environments. North Port’s designers have done a superb job of providing city conveniences in the vast outdoors. Water sports abound around North Port with both the coast and the Myakka River within easy reach from the city center. Boat rides on the river can delight the most avid birder and naturalist, while its beautiful banks are perfect for long hikes.

A night shot of the sign for the Atlanta Braves Spring training facility, Cool Today Park, with the baseball stadium in the background. File photo: Kent E Roberts, Shutter Stock, licensed.
 A night shot of the sign for the Atlanta Braves Spring training facility, Cool Today Park, with the baseball stadium in the background. File photo: Kent E Roberts, Shutter Stock, licensed.

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The Babcock Wildlife Management Area and the Everglades National Park are other week end attractions for North Port residents. Beach lovers, and people who follow pelagic sports, also revel in North Port’s enviable location near the ocean. All these advantages come on top of Walt Disney World’s theme parks being within striking distance.

Street sign honoring Hank Aaron outside of the Atlanta Braves Spring training facility, Cool Today Park. North Port FL March 9, 2020.
Street sign honoring Hank Aaron outside of the Atlanta Braves Spring training facility, Cool Today Park. North Port FL March 9, 2020.

Life is not all play in North Port. Each working week is full of academic endeavor and diligent enterprise. The Cranberry and Toledo Blade Elementary Schools, the Heron Creek Middle School and the North Point High School provide the best national standards of education for the children of North Port. Residents have the advantage of comprehensive primary education within their city limits. North Port schools have earned reputations as places where future community leaders are built, and are known for their broad and liberal approaches.

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