We would be happy to provide you with sample properties for North Port with no obligations. If you are a serious buyer, it's probably time to start collecting more specific information about area real estate.
The "Eckler Team"
There are many golf tournaments at some of the very upscale golf course in North Port like Heron Creek and Bobcat Trail in North Port. If you want a more laid back, not hurried lifestyle North Port would be the place for you.
I prefer to live in a town that is more casual and travel to Naples or Sarasota if I'm looking for more activities: high end stores, luxury dining, art & cluture, etc.
I currently live in DC and we just spent the past 5 months searching before finally making an offer. You need to get down and see North Port.. it is not the "florida lifestyle" .. it's scrub country, far from anything, lousy roads, nothing to do and as I have been told and experienced there... its "newly wed or nearly dead" that purchase there..... Its just cheap there and thats about it...We picked up an excellent value on a 30 year old property within 1 mile of the beach...near downtown sarasota.. Seller took our offer 30% off his list price after he had several price reductions.. deal went smooth as silk and we now have our "vacation property home" in a great maintenance free neighborhood under 200K ! keep searching but my advice, if you want a Florida lifestyle, you move to florida, not the inlands...
Jim Soda, 941-809-7759
Prudential Palms Realty
Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch, Fl.
You have done your homework........yes, homes nearer to the beachea generally are older and much more expensive. If you are looking for value, this is the place to be and there presently is a large selection to choose from.
As far as, : Is this a good relocation move for your family/" This is something only you can answer. It's also difficult to get a real feel of a location by looking at photographs. Our recommendation is to plan a family vacation that includes North Port. This will surely clear up any doubt you might have about the the location, the move, and other questions that haven't even entered th picture yet.
Where else can you get a brand new 3/2/2 home with a pool for $180,000. Don't rule it out until you have been there. We would be happy to support your interest.
The "Eckler Team"
Century 21 Almar and Associates
Venice, Fl 34285
I live and work in North Port and love it! In my opinion, North Port is great for families, The average age in North Port is 38. I have three children and find it a great place to raise children.
Most areas in North Port area about 25 minutes to the beach. The closer you get to the beach the more likely you will be required to have flood insurance. Most areas in North Port do not require flood insurance. There are many new schools, grocery stores, home improvement stores, etc. coming to North Port and many of the homes in North Port are built after the year 2000.
Please see my website below for pictures and descriptions of some of the developments in North Port. I would be happy to help you with any questions you many have about the area.
Shannon Moore, Realtor
Re/Max Anchor Realty
North Port/Port Charlotte