If you love vacationing on a beautiful white sandy beach, you will love living in North Port, the fifth largest city in Florida, encompassing 103 square miles of land, and an 8,000-acre state forest. Located on the West Coast of Southwest Florida, between Tampa and Fort Myers, North Port is just a short 12-mile drive to the calm and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Located just north of Charlotte County along the 1-75 corridor, North Port is the largest city in Sarasota County both in land mass and population. Its median age is just under 38 and over 70% of its households are families. As the 3rd fastest growing city in Florida, it offers a tremendous workforce resource for employers. Quality schools, parks and recreation, and a progressive community spirit are the hallmark of this growing Sarasota County community.
North Port provides a combination of a stress free lifestyle with the convenience of a big city. With an average temperature of 80 degrees, golf, swimming, boating, fishing, bike riding or, whatever outdoor activity you choose, can be enjoyed year round. At Charlotte Harbor you can enjoy the gulf breeze while dining on the harbors edge at the many fine eateries. Or perhaps take a boat ride to one of your favorite beaches for a picnic with family and friends.
If your passion is tropical gardening, then North Port is the place for you. Grow mangos, citrus, avocados, and coconut palms right in your own back yard.
North Port Amenities
Exploring Sarasota County, known for its 120 miles of pristine shoreline, including Caspersen Beach, the state’s longest natural beach, and Siesta Key the #2 rated beach in the world. Don't miss out on our state parks, warm mineral springs, golfing on any of the 21 nearby courses, hiking, biking, boating, fishing and shopping. This area has it all and every day in North Port you will discover endless possibilities.
- Warm Mineral Springs - Ponce de Leon searched for but never found the fountain of youth. It was right here in North Port all the time. Nine million gallons of warm mineral water flowing daily through the Springs. What a way to relax.
- Orlando - The number 1 tourist destination in the world is just a 3 and 1/2 hour drive away. Visit Mickey, Shamu and a host of other well know entertainment icons.
- Tampa - A two-hour drive to beautiful Busch Gardens and professional football, baseball, and ice hockey teams. Tampa is also the winter home of the New York Yankees.
- Myakka State Forest - This local getaway is popular for hiking, fishing, camping and discovering nature.
- World Class Golf - Tee off on any one of Sarasota County's 21 local area golf courses.
- Charlotte Harbor - Enjoy world-class fishing or snorkel right off your kayak or canoe in the Peace River. Shop, eat and relax in this local area wonderland.
- Shopping is available from the community boutiques, outlet shops, modern malls with all the familiar retail stores like Macy's, Dillard's, Sears, Old Navy, Barnes & Noble, and Wal-Mart just to name a few.
- Some of the best medical care in the country is nearby with 6 hospitals and over 300 physicians and specialists.
North Port is your haven of serenity and this is reason enough to pack up and leave the cold weather for good. You will never miss city life, because every amenity is offered here in Paradise.
Local School Information
Once you purchase a home in SummerCrest, your children will have the privilege of attending public school at one of the fantastic Marion County Schools. The local schools serving your child in the SummerCrest population are Belleview-Santos where your child will be proud to learn and grow at the Home of the Yearlings, Belleview Middle School the Home of the Panthers, and Belleview High School where your student will finish out their public schooling as a Belleview Rattler. In addition to our public schools, there are Private Schools available such as, Trinity Catholic High School, St. John's Lutheran K-12 and several more private schools to choose from.
For your child's continuing education, there is the College of Central Florida and the Community Technical Adult Education (CTAE), location in Ocala. Thirty-five miles to the north, in Gainesville, Florida is the University of Florida, which ranked 47th out of 199 US colleges.