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North Port
North Port
Florida
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North Port is a city in southern Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The population was 57,357 at the 2010 census. It is part of the North Port–Bradenton–Sarasota Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was originally developed by General Development Corporation as the northern or Sarasota County part of its Port Charlotte development. GDC dubbed it North Port Charlotte, and it was incorporated under that name through a special act of the Florida Legislature in 1959. By referendum in 1974 the city's residents approved a change to simply North Port to proclaim its separate identity.

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A very friendly place to live. Seniors working at many jobs.
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Work is available for older adults. You are never too old to go back to school if you want to go. Types of transportation are numerous. We have the bus line. SCAT pickup, lyft, or taxi. There is always something going on in the community such as arts and craft shows, festivals of all kinds. There is also happenings at the Van Wezel. shops and buildings are also built with the wheelchair or walker people in mind. The weather is great 99 percent of the time, no snow to shovel here! I am an older citizen as well so all of the above mentioned are important to me so I would think they would be important to everyone else.
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North Port is not age friendly. Rents have become extremely high; the same cost as the suburbs of Boston in the last 5 years.Rents have jumped from $600 per month to over $1,400 per month over the last 10 years. If you are unable to buy, you are unable to live here on retirement. Home prices have risen from $60,000 to $169,000. A 2 bedroom cannot be found under $1,000 a now and those are few and far between. Jobs are very hard to find for retirees now. They have all been taken by younger people needing to pay those higher rents. As the City keeps courting the Younger Population with perqs like the Baseball park driving up rents and the costs of homes, jobs have become extremely hard to find for retirees. City: If you are 55, the City gives you a break on some memberships. If you are 50 to 54 you pay full price; and it is very steep indeed on city memberships. Your tax dollars pay for City Memberships; yet with the cost of living here you can't afford a membership to the city facilities. North Port has become Sarasota. Unaffordable, unlivable and will soon be a case of the Haves and Have Nots here too.
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North Port is not age friendly. Rents have become extremely high; the same cost as the suburbs of Boston in the last 5 years.Rents have jumped from $600 per month to over $1,400 per month over the last 10 years. If you are unable to buy, you are unable to live here on retirement. Home prices have risen from $60,000 to $169,000. A 2 bedroom cannot be found under $1,000 a now and those are few and far between. Jobs are very hard to find for retirees now. They have all been taken by younger people needing to pay those higher rents. As the City keeps courting the Younger Population with perqs like the Baseball park driving up rents and the costs of homes, jobs have become extremely hard to find for retirees. City: If you are 55, the City gives you a break on some memberships. If you are 50 to 54 you pay full price; and it is very steep indeed on city memberships. Your tax dollars pay for City Memberships; yet with the cost of living here you can't afford a membership to the city facilities. North Port has become Sarasota. Unaffordable, unlivable and will soon be a case of the Haves and Have Nots here too.

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How did Florida earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Florida has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Florida does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Florida has an effective property tax rate of 1.02%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Florida earned its state tax grade of A.

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