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Speakers portray positive future for North Port

Fourth annual North Port Real Estate Summit concentrates on factors to attract corporate relocations.

Published Tuesday, November 5, 2019

NORTH PORT — A dozen speakers painted a bright picture for the future of North Port Friday, at the fourth annual North Port Real Estate Summit, hosted at the North Port campus of Suncoast Technical College.


Residents preview new North Port Aquatic Center

The $12 million facility, which took roughly 15 months to build, is set to open Monday at 4 p.m.

Published Wednesday, October 16, 2019

NORTH PORT — The first thing you notice while driving toward the North Port Aquatic Center at Butler Park is the 70-foot-tall tower that serves as the start for two separate flume rides.


Feedback sought on Legacy Trail connector in North Port

The preferred path to link North Port to the Legacy Trail would parallel Interstate 75 as it traverses Schewe Ranch and Deer Prairie Creek Preserve, then veer south to eventually link with Price Boulevard — eventually it could link up with Warm Miner

Published Monday, October 14, 2019
NORTH PORT — City residents can weigh in on the proposed Legacy Trail North Port connector route at a community meeting, hosted by Sarasota County Parks and Recreation, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Morgan Family Community Center, 6207 W. Price Blvd.

Warm Mineral Springs buildings now on National Historic Register

Designation may open the door to grants for restoration of the North Port attraction.

Published Friday, September 13, 2019

Three buildings at Warm Mineral Springs, believed to be designed by Jack West, are officially part of the National Register of Historic Places — a designation that may open the door for more grant funds to restore the three structures as the city plans to both preserve the springs and develop the surrounding park into a recreational amenity.


North Port Area Chamber to Host Multi-Industry Job Fair

More than 40 employers from the area will be on-site to meet with job seekers.

Published Friday, July 26, 2019

The North Port area is booming! More than 40 employers will be participating in a multi-industry job fair. Come check out the beautiful GulfStar Homes and make yourself part of this exciting, growing, community!


Buying a house now can help you later

As Capital Gazette Newspapers reports, buying a house now can provide big advantages for you

Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Although it can be a challenge to find affordable housing, there are still good reasons for homeownership, Neal (Michael Neal, a senior research associate at the Urban Institute) says. First, homeowners get the benefit of having a consistent housing bill each month for the life of their mortgage. And the longer homebuyers stay in their house, the more money they’ll likely save in rising rent down the road.

A stable housing payment with a fixed-rate mortgage can shelter you from the inflation that renters have to pay, something called shelter-cost inflation. Average rents have grown about 1% over the past two months, the fastest pace of growth in nearly two years, according to data from Apartment List’s National Rent Report. Over time, those increases add up for renters.


Construction Progresses On North Port Aquatic Center

City officials agree on sponsorship wall, ponder options for parking, while eyeing an opening date later this summer

Published Monday, June 10, 2019

The city of North Port is targeting a grand opening of its new $12 million North Port Aquatic Center this summer, as part of a year-long celebration of the city’s 60th anniversary.


Warm Mineral Springs Motel included in exhibit

Warm Mineral Springs Motel in North Port was designed by renowned architect Victor Lundy

Published Saturday, June 1, 2019

Rain is vital to our existence, but that’s not the only exciting part to Laura Bartunek. It can also be incorporated into architectural design.