For visitors who want to experience an up-and-coming and accessible community, the City of North Port is conveniently located in Sarasota County between Tampa and Fort Myers.
Tucked beneath a thick canopy of oaks and pines, North Port is rich with archeological history and beautiful natural springs – including Warm Mineral Springs, which maintains an 85-degree temperature year-round and has one of the highest mineral contents in the world. There are plenty of opportunities to play inside this 104.3-square-mile community, with more than 26 parks and open spaces.
Adventurous canoeing and kayaking opportunities are available within the city's estimated 80 miles of freshwater canals, the Myakkahatchee Creek during the summer months, and the Myakka River. North Port is the only city in the state with an entire state forest inside its city limits – the 8,000-acre Myakka State Forest. The city boasts several miles of horse trails, mountain bike trails, natural hiking paths, and bird watching opportunities.
The City of North Port also offers a vibrant parks and recreation division that provides family events and activities for all ages year-round.