The City of North Port is conveniently located in Sarasota County between Tampa and Fort Myers on Florida's southwest coast. With plenty of outdoor activities and great public schools, North Port ranks high with families as well as retirees looking to connect with nature in a welcoming community.
As the fourth largest city in land mass in the state, North Port offers the opportunity to explore on foot, bike or horse Southwest Florida's lush natural canopy of oaks and pines. North Port is rich with natural springs – including Warm Mineral Springs, which maintains an 85-degree temperature year-round and has one of the highest mineral contents in the world.
Birdwatchers flock to North Port, Florida's only city with an entire state forest inside its borders – the 8,000-acre Myakka State Forest. It's also home to over 95 miles of freshwater canals for canoeing and kayaking. Boaters and fishermen have direct access to Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande Pass, the world's top tarpon fishing spot. Along the waterways, discover native birds, saltwater and freshwater fish, manatees and alligators.
The City of North Port also offers more than 26 parks that provides family events and activities for all ages year-round.
“#1 in Financial Well-Being” - Gallup-Healthways “FLA’s 2nd Best Metro Area for Small Business.” - Wallet Hub “A Playful City USA” - Kaboom!
Also named the "#1 U.S. metro area for well-being" by Gallup-Healthways; listed in the “Top 20 Safest Cities in Florida” by Alarms.org; and named "The Best Place for Manufacturing in Tampa Bay" by Southern Business & Development.