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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.


North Port Aquatic Center set for grand opening soon

Opening day for the new North Port Aquatic Center is getting closer and closer.

Published Friday, May 3, 2019

This new water park with pools and play areas, three water slides and even a lazy river, will be the newest, family-friendly addition inside Butler Park by this July.


The Best Places to Retire in 2019

These retirement spots provide the amenities seniors want at a reasonable cost.

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Retirees have an opportunity to relocate to a place that better suits their interests and budget. The challenge is finding a place that will meet all of your retirement needs.