Centrally located between Tampa and Fort Myers, the city is located in Sarasota County Florida, and has a population of more than 62,000 residents, and a land area of 104.1 square miles making it one of the largest cities in Florida. The city is growing and has recently become the lead city in the North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
The community has been planning for the future and investing in the things that are essential to growth and viability to the tune of $1 Billion.
Over the past 10 years we have endeavored to improve our roadways, expand our wastewater treatment capacity, build new fire stations, schools, parks and recreation facilities, and increase sewer and water infrastructure to accommodate new development opportunities while maintaining our unique, natural environment.
As a newly developing community with a blend of strong business leaders and an entrepreneurial spirit,
North Port has been listed No. 1 in financial well-being in 2016 as well as No. 1 U.S. metro area for well-being by Gallup-Healthways in 2015. According to the U.S. Census in 2015, North Port is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the nation.
Wallet Hub named North Port as the second best metro area in Florida to work for small business. North Port was recognized as a Playful City USA for the seventh consecutive year in 2014 by KaBoom!
Because of its unique, natural environment and its city leadership that pro-actively protects and preserves its tree canopies, bike and hike trails, fowl and fauna, waterways, etc., North Port is becoming known as an alternative tourist destination. The American Lung Association recognized North Port-Sarasota as one of the 15 cleanest cities in the United States in 2014.
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