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The North Port Advantage

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The City of North Port, one of Florida’s fastest growing and largest cities, is strategically located in Sarasota County, on Florida’s Gulf Coast midway between Tampa and Fort Myers. This thriving young community [founded in 1959] has the amenities and assets that make it an attractive location for new business, industrial, office development and quality city living.

North Port has several prime development sites, ample sewer and water capacity and excellent interstate access via I-75. Its community amenities include quality public schools, outstanding parks and recreation facilities, beautiful golf courses, and a state-of-the-art performing arts center complemented by tree-lined streets, sidewalks and canals that meander through the City’s neighborhoods. Air travel is accessible from three international and three municipal airport facilities located within 45 to 90 minutes of the City. Local seaports (Port Manatee and Port of Tampa) and rail service can connect products and materials to customers nationally and globally.

Over the past twelve years North Port has experienced a steady increase in population and recently became the lead city for the North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Impact fees, utility and land costs in North Port are among the lowest in southwest Florida. A young, skilled workforce [median age of 45] and opportunities for additional training and education through local colleges and universities such as State College of Florida,the University of South Florida and Suncoast Technical College add to North Port’s appeal as a great location to do business.

The quality of life in and around North Port makes us a prime destination for those looking to settle in southwest Florida. Gulf Coast beaches are just minutes away and the City offers a variety of shopping and dining options along with arts and cultural activities. North Port has housing choices for every income level from gated, golf course communities, large estate homes, to small and mid-sized single-family units on platted lots. The City of North Port is a young, emerging city whose image and personality have been defined as a community full of potential and vitality where anything is possible.

If convenience, excellent transportation access, and high quality of life are important considerations for your next business, residential address or development project, come to North Port, Florida and let us help you celebrate your success!