North Port is an incorporated city located in the southern portion of Sarasota County.
The developed areas of North Port are located
just to the north of Port Charlotte. The community was
originally owned by developer General Development
Corporation and was incorporated in 1959.
Due to land acquisitions in recent years, the city has
grown to include 103 square miles, making it one of the
largest cities in geographic size in Florida. Thirteen
square miles of the Thomas Ranch area, located to the west
of the original city limits, are part of a planned new
development that may include more than 1000 homes.
The community is attracting families as well as retirees.
Because it has easy access to I-75, it is sometimes
considered a bedroom community for Sarasota and Ft. Myers.
Home prices in many neighborhoods are considered
There are also several golf course communities including, Heron
Creek, Sabal Trace and Bobcat Trail. These
neighborhoods have single family homes, condominiums, and
maintenance free villas.
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