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Fred Gaspari…, Home Buyer in Coral Springs, FL

I'm interested in buying a home in North Port, but I don't know the area. Can someone tell me about it, & where the nicest areas to live are?

Asked by Fred Gasparini, Coral Springs, FL Fri Dec 27, 2013

I'd be interested in a single family home in the 150-175K range. I'm a very "active" over-55 type. I know that Sarasota rocks!

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North Port is nice, I live here and I am very happy with the area. Venice is very nice as well, with lots of shopping, golf, and local area events and festivals. I am a local home inspector and if you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me at tropicarehomes@gmail.com
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Thank you, Steve.
Flag Thu Jan 2, 2014
This is strictly my opinion, but if you are active and enjoy the beach and downtown activities, North Port is not necessarily for you. Your budget allows you a nice range of choices in either Venice or Sarasota.

I have a page on my website devoted to listings for 55+ communities with up to date listings from the MLS:


I'd be happy to help you find the right area and property for your needs.

David Barr, Broker Associate
Allison James Estates & Homes
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 27, 2013
Thanks, David. I'm glad I put the 55 thing out there, so I can ponder the full range of my choices.
Flag Sat Dec 28, 2013
Hi Fred,
If you would like help finding property in North Port or the surrounding areas, I would be glad to help you. I have lived in North Port for over 12 years and know the area very well.
If you are interested, I can set up a property search for you where properties that match your criteria are emailed to you as they become available on the market.
Look forward to hearing back from you.
Debbie Bennice, Realtor
Century 21 Almar & Associates
Cell: 941-587-5293
Email: Debbiebennice@msn.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 27, 2013
Debbie, i appreciate hearing from one who works AND lives in the area!
Flag Sat Dec 28, 2013
Hi Fred,
I cover the North Port area and would be happy to help you. The only single family home 55+ community in North Port is Cypress Falls at the Woodlands. There are only two active listings in that community and they are in the $230k range. http://www.centex.com/communities/fl/north-port/cypress-fall…

A community not too far from North Port is Kings Gate. It is a 55+ community in your price range and has a lot of activities. http://www.kingsgatehomes.com/

Here is a link on my web page to some of the other communities in North Port - http://www.tammyhayes.remaxagent.com/north-port-communities.aspx

Some North Port Links to read more about the City of North Port
http://www.cityofnorthport.com - City of North Port
http://northportchamber.chambermaster.com/events - North Port Chamber of Commerce

North Port is located in southern Sarasota County closer to Port Charlotte and Venice. It is about 15-20 minutes to the beach, 10 minutes to the Port Charlotte mall, and there are a lot of local stores in North Port such as grocery, strip malls, WalMart, Home Depot, Lowes, etc. There is also a library and medical facilities as well as parks and schools. The average age in North Port is in the 40's. Homes in North Port are more affordable than Venice or the city of Sarasota and also you will find newer homes. The commute time to Sarasota and Ft Myers is about 45 minutes. So it is ideally located to both larger cities for additional amenities such as museums and more cultural activities.

If you have additional questions or would like me to send you some listings, please contact me.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Re/Max Palm Realty
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 27, 2013
Fred, I've lived in North Port for 6 years now and own a business. We chose to rent nearby in a nice gated community called Talon Bay. Horton homes moved into the community and started building it out. It's a nice community with tennis courts, clubhouse pool, kayak launching area, etc. There are resale homes here selling for $159k to 250k and new homes in the same range. It's convenient to everything. If you don't like the gated community lifestyle there are plenty of homes on land in the area that are really affordable. North Port is growing by leaps and bounds. The other areas like Venice are more expensive with older homes and higher taxes, Port Charlotte is just as affordable but with older homes and Punta Gorda is a quaint little community that I really like but it has more expensive properties. North Port used to be where all the construction workers lived until 2008-2009 when the economy forced them to go into Foreclosure and move elsewhere to find jobs.
Flag Sun Jan 19, 2014
Thanks for all the links!
Flag Sat Dec 28, 2013
Hello Fred,

I have live here since 1988, when North Port had nothing. Over the years it has developed in the biggest city in Sarasota County. Nice homes through out the area to purchase. New stores, near Ft. Myers, Sarasota and near the beaches. Far enough away that most homes don't need flood insuance, but close enough to drive to in a short amount of time.

If you haven't found an agent yet, I would like to help you find a home.

Please contact me at

Pam Civitillo, Realtor
Becky Borci Realty, LLC.
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