Retire in North Port, FL

Livability Score
50
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
58584
Median Househould Income
50855
Median Age
43.9
65 Years and Over
12562
Median Home Value
123500
Unemployed
2858
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Mad Dogs

Hot diggity dog! This place is Amazing!! Fully worthy of 5 stars. It's a little drive through hot dog stand that makes hot dogs of all flavors and types,...

2. Placida Grill

A delightful warm friendly skilled cooking. A real plus for Englewood. We have been here numerous times and have never been disappointed. It's our go to place.

3. JD's Jazz Club & Fine Dining

Went with friends and took advantage of their summer special, prix fixe three course meal for $25. A deal when you consider most of the regular entrees are...

4. The Crepe Chef

We stopped in for breakfast on a Sunday morning and were pleasantly surprised. Everything is made fresh in front of you. They have lots of options and the...

5. Oregano's Pizza and Bakery

We were in North Port around dinner time and needed a quick place to eat. We found this place on Yelp. Although we were skeptical of all the five star...

Golf
1. Longboat Key Club

Very nice place right on the beach on Longboat Key. Very close to St. Armand's Circle and the Aquarium. Great location with lots of things to do.

2. Riverwood Golf Club

I visited Riverwood during a Leadership Charlotte event. We stayed in the restaurant and bar areas, and enjoyed the nice window views. Did you know their...

3. Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club

Seriously, am I the only member of the Yelp Tampa Bay family that actually plays golf? Three previous reviews on this page and absolutely zero involving...

4. Venetian Golf & River Club

I have been to the Venetian several times, and every time, I am blown away. The service, first off, is impeccable. The staff is friendly, funny and so...

5. Concession Golf Club

What a truly special experience. I was afforded the opportunity to play as a guest, and I wasn't disappointed. The entire staff was welcoming and made you...

Active
1. Hooked On Sup

Great value and unique experience. The owner was friendly, patient, and very informative. She was very knowledgable and respectful of the environment. This...

2. Brohard Paw Park & Beach

My dog spent our first dog beach experience at Brohard. He had such a great time. The people that go to Brohard are dog lovers and it shows.

3. Nokomis Public Beach

A beautiful Beach for the family and everybody who dislikes crowded places. We really enjoy going there.

4. Caspersen Beach Park

Oh my goodness! This beach is gorgeous! So different and unique with all the beautiful rocks. We saw two or three dolphins that actually got fairly...

5. Sup Englewood

I was vacationing in Manasota Key and wanted to SUP. I was staying at a house on the beach so I wanted the board with me. I called Nicole and she was was...

Arts
1. Painting with a Twist

Absolutely fun evening with my salon company team. We reserved the private party room and had 18 eager painters. Our fearless instructor Sierra was...

2. JD's Jazz Club & Fine Dining

Went with friends and took advantage of their summer special, prix fixe three course meal for $25. A deal when you consider most of the regular entrees are...

3. The Looking Glass

Really good, compassionated, loving people, good vibes and beautiful crystals. The owner Chris is an amazing person and has a very special energy. I can´t...

4. Englewoods On Dearborn Restaurant & Bar

Cold beer, great music. Attentive, fun staff. What more would you want? The weather was great, so everyone was out back, with Mike Imbasciani and the Bluez...

5. Venice Yacht Club

I have written about the month long celebration I am enjoying for my birthday. This time, 2 of my friends offered to treat me here to dinner, and it was...

Shopping
1. Fishermen's Village

I love this place! I've stayed in the condos/hotel several times over the years. I like looking at the unique touristy things the shops have. My most...

2. Marshalls 745

I was smelling the "fresh shave" scent of candles... smelled so good it took me into the twilight zone! I paid for all of my items and left. 10 blocks...

3. Placida Fishing Village & Art Market

This place is a gem; authentic Florida fishing village from the early 20th century has been converted into art, orchid, craft, gift and fish markets with...

4. Second Chance Home Furnishings

I love this store. They have quality used furniture. Wonderful peolle work there. The owner has such professional taste and decoration skills. This a store...

5. The Home Depot

After moving from NJ to FL, we made several trips to the local HD during our first week. Every employee there was more than helpful and went out of their...

Health
1. Warm Mineral Springs

So people mention the science--the health benefits of mineral springs. Better blood circulation, stress relief, and sleep promotion among many other...

2. Functional Sports Medicine

Dr. Gambina and Fava are awesome. The interview for the initial visit is VERY thorough. Make sure you have an hour or two set aside for it. They really...

3. Granny Nannies

I am absolutely *blown away* by the level of professionalism and attentiveness from these guys. A few weeks ago I was in a situation where I needed to get...

4. ReJuvination Mind Body & Spirit Day Spa

I had a wonderful experience here! Julie and Stefan were extremely nice, welcoming, friendly, and thoughtful. The hot stone massage was amazing and very...

5. BAYFRONT HEALTH PORT CHARLOTTE

My pops is getting older and about 8 months ago started having some pain in his knee. After a progressive set of unsuccessful treatments, surgery and a...