North Port is a city in southern Sarasota County, Florida. It was originally developed by General Development Corporation as the northern or Sarasota County part of its Port Charlotte development. GDC dubbed it North Port Charlotte, and it was incorporated under that name through a special act of the Florida Legislature in 1959. By referendum in 1974 the city’s residents approved a change to simply North Port to proclaim its separate identity.
North Port is quickly becoming a go to area for affordable housing. Young growing families are especially drawn to this area. The fifth largest land area in the state of Florida, North Port offers quality golf courses, direct access to the Myakka River and Gulf waters, not to mention several state parks where one can kayak, hike, or bike. Home to the famous Warm Mineral Springs and just a short drive to beautiful Sarasota. While North Port is quickly growing, with the addition of shops and restaurants, it still manages to maintain a touch of the country lifestyle that many find so charming.