North Port : Florida

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What it's Like to Retire in North Port

North Port is a city of about 57,000 on Florida's West Coast, located inland between Venice and Port Charlotte. For more about the area see our reviews of those towns.


Where to Retire in North Port and Home Prices

There are any number of active communities in this area. See our Florida Directory above using "Find a Community".  The median sale price of a home continued to rise in 2012, 2013, and ended 2014 still rising to about $150,000, according to


What is special about North Port

North Port has warm winters and the cost of housing is very low. It has a very large and well used Community Center.


What is not special about North Port

The area is vulnerable to hurricanes.


Who will like retirement in North Port

Those looking for a warm climate and a low cost of living may enjoy living here.


Local economy is driven by



Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 62 degrees, July's average temperature is 81 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

North Port has an art center, orchestra, and several parks with outdoor activities.



The crime rate is below average.


Medical facilities

The nearest hospitals are in Port Charlotte and Venice.



The town does offer SCAT bus service; the nearest large airport is Charlotte County Airport 18 miles away, Sarasota's International airport is about 45 miles away.


Valuable Links

North Port Chamber of Commerce

City of North Port


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Facts about NORTH PORT
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Suburban,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: harborcove

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