North Port, Florida is a beautiful town near Sarasota made up of about 57,000 people (and growing!) which is perfectly situated to barrier islands, Sarasota (and its airport), Tampa Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico. North Port has been experiencing a surge in growth since 2005 with large suburban homes at the forefront of their development so real estate is plentiful and luxurious.
Attractions include warm mineral springs, stunning golf courses, and a vibrant performing arts center. Nearby barrier islands provide amazing fishing opportunities and charter boats that can be rented for a whole day of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico while nearby Port Charlotte offers great shopping opportunities at their mall. There really is no lack of options in the area for both active and relaxed lifestyles. Gulf Coast beaches are about a 15 to 20 minute drive away so every day can be a relaxing beach day when you live in North Port!