North Port, FL 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

55 plus communities in North Port offer a variety of amenities and features geared especially for active adults wanting a sunny retirement home. North Port is far enough away from the larger cities of Fort Myers and Sarasota that it isn’t inundated with tourists, this allows residents to enjoy the many golf courses and nature parks in the area.

55 plus communities in North Port offer a variety of amenities and features geared especially for active adults wanting a sunny retirement home. North Port is far enough away from the larger cities of Fort Myers and Sarasota that it isn’t inundated with tourists, this allows residents to enjoy the many golf courses and nature parks in the area.

Climate

North Port is in a humid subtropical climate zone with humid hot summers and cool mild winters. The area sees about 24 inches of rain per year, much of it falling during the month of August. Average winter temperatures range from 55° to 70°. Summer in North Port is very hot with summer temperatures averaging between 78° and 90° with 75% humidity.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

Like many towns in Florida North Port has several beaches for active adults to choose from; other available activities include:

Art & performances

    • North Port Performing Arts Center

Historical sites and museums

    • Warm Mineral Springs – national register of historic places

Outdoor activities

    • Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park
    • Heron Creek Golf Course
    • Bobcat Trail Golf and Country Club

Other activities

    • CoolToday Park – Atlanta Braves spring training

Cost of Living & Taxes

Florida is a popular retirement spot partially because of the state’s tax structure. Florida has no income tax, or estate tax. There is a 5.5% corporate income tax and property taxes can be high. There are several exemptions for seniors and low-income residents that can reduce the property tax burden. Property taxes and sales taxes vary by location, the average property tax for North Port is $3.19 per $1,000 of assessed taxable value. North Port sales tax is 7% which includes the 6% sales tax plus a 1% Sarasota County tax.

Health Care

North Port’s closest hospitals are:

HCA Florida Fawcett which has 253 beds and is listed as one of America’s 50 best hospitals for vascular surgery, has received a comprehensive stroke center designation from the Agency for Healthcare Administration and has received multiple awards from Healthgrades.

Bayfront Health Port Charlotte has 208 beds and is accredited by the American College of Cardiology and recognized by the American Heart Association for quality stroke care.

HCA Florida Englewood is a general community hospital with 100 beds and has received accolades from the Joint Commission as a primary stroke center, has a perfect score in The Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital safety study and is a Fortune/IBM Watson 100 Top Hospital.


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2 communities near North Port

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Heron Creek

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Mid $900ks
  • 830 Homes (31 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2000 - 2011
  • 1 reviews

Cypress Falls at The Woodlands

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  • Mid $300ks - Mid $600ks
  • 710 Homes (19 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2005 - Present
  • 3 reviews

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