Local Spotlight: North Port

North Port In A Nutshell

​With a growing population of about 62,000 people, North Port is located at the southern edge of Sarasota County, Florida. Though set a little inland from the beaches, North Port nevertheless epitomizes the tropical laid-back Southwest Florida lifestyle, with beautiful weather and a great many outdoor activities to explore. Tucked neatly along the I-75 corridor, the city is easy to reach and easy to love.

Things To Do In North Port

With 80 miles of freshwater canals, plus hiking paths and mountain bike trails – and indeed an 8,000-acre state forest within its city limits! – North Port is very much a place for those who love the outdoors. As of this year, major league baseball has come to North Port as well, as the Atlanta Braves have chosen it as their Spring Training home. The city is also nestled neatly between the larger cities of Sarasota and Fort Myers, ensuring plenty of opportunities within an easy distance.

The History Of North Port

North Port is a relatively young city, incorporated in 1959; it is said that builder Frank Mackle Jr, who developed much of the area, told his son at the time ‘someday, this flat land will be a great city’. Not only was Mackle right, his once-disbelieving son also went into the business.
The area is also rich in archeological/geological history, with nearby Warm Mineral Springs yielding intriguing and well-preserved finds .

Business Opportunity In North Port

The Southwest Florida area has been consistently ranked as one of the top areas in the nation for growth, and with online retail giant Amazon.com expanding into the area, this is especially true of North Port. Along with nearby Venice, the city is expected to see a significant economic boost in the coming years, as well as higher median wages. This is an excellent time to consider opportunities in southern Sarasota County as well as the wider Southwest Florida area.