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.

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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 City-Data.com.

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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.

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What is not special about North Port

The area is vulnerable to hurricanes.

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Who will like retirement in North Port

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

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Local economy is driven by

Construction

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Climate and Physical Environment

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

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

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

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Crime

The crime rate is below average.

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Medical facilities

The nearest hospitals are in Port Charlotte and Venice.

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Transportation

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.

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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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