Thank you for your question. Many people have asked that about North Port and if they had visited the area ten or more years ago, they may still have that opinion. During the last decade, North Port has grown quite a bit and is now the largest city in Sarasota County and the largest between Fort Myers and St. Pete.
There are some areas that are older and while I would not say they are bad, they show their age and are dated. There are other areas that are quite remote and you may find a secluded home on a street with broken pavement.
There was quite a bit of speculation in North Port during the boom and consequently, a significant number of foreclosures and short sales. Some of those were neglected and do show it. But you can still find very nice neighborhoods and great deals.
The Heron Creek area, between US 41 (Tamiami Trail), north to Price and between Sumter and Pan American is an especially nice area. Areas adjacent to this are also a good bet as is the village of Bobcat Trail off Toledo Blade Blvd.
Less expensive, older properties are found SW of 41 between Biscayne and Sumter. These are just a few of the neighborhoods. You can search closely on our website. I have a page dedicated to North Port real estate: http://www.suncoasteam.com/articles/57.html
Here you can see aerial maps and street views of specific listings as well as details about the properties. Feel free to call or email if you have further questions about the town.
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