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North Port: The Top US Growth City of 2020 According to U-Haul

Posted by Tracy Jones on Friday, February 26th, 2021 at 9:30am.

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Our very own North Port, Florida has been named the top growth city of 2020 by U-Haul, in a recent report.

U-Haul analyzed the migration patterns of cities across the United States, tallying the number outbound and inbound moves. The city of North Port saw many more “do-it-yourself” movers coming than going.

All in, Florida cities led the pack, 5 ranking within the top 25, with the top 3 spots rounded out by 2 additional Florida hotspots - Kissimmee and Port St. Lucie.

U-haul’s trend data is taken from more than two million one-way truck rental customers in 2020. They calculate the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a city, compared to those leaving.

Compared to 2019, arrivals of U-Haul trucks into North Port increased by 40%, while departures rose by just 13% in comparisons

Why North Port?

From U-Haul Company of Western Florida President, Dave Thompson:

People are packing up their U-Haul trucks and heading to North Port because it’s an affordable place to live, and it’s central to Fort Myers and Sarasota. I’m not surprised North Port is the new No. 1 U-Haul growth city because the atmosphere is relaxed, and it’s close to the beaches.

Everyone wants to live in paradise. The North Port area is expanding. There are new shopping centers and restaurants everywhere you look. The Atlanta Braves baseball team just moved their spring training site to North Port. There’s something for everyone here.

North Port is a beautiful and welcoming city, located just south of Venice in Sarasota County. The growing community has garnered a wonderful reputation for its fascinating natural springs and nearly 80 miles of freshwater canals, creating an intricate network. Locals also love the direct access they enjoy to the incredible and expansive Myakka State Forest. It's truly a wonder to behold! 

Visitors and new residents soon fall in love the sublime natural surroundings and the virtually unmatched opportunity for outdoor recreation. It doesn't matter if you are into mountain biking and horseback riding, or canoeing and kayaking or a simple stroll in the woods, you'll find it here.

And don't forget the beach! Southwest Florida and Sarasota County are home to some of the best beaches in the entire world, lining the serene gulf coast of Florida!

The North Port Real Esate

Of course, among North Port's biggest draws is its affordability. The small city is positioned away from many of the region's major centers, so real estate values remain lower, and amazingly affordable.

North Port is a fast, up-and-coming market in Southwest Florida, so there are plenty of developing communities to find a home in. Many of these homes are available in super-convenient, master-planned communities, where your every want and need will always be close at hand. Depending on the development, many offer an incredibly appealing, low-maintenance lifestyle and a bevy of welcome resort-style amenities.

Take a look below to see what we mean!

Featured North Port Real Estate Listings

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10001 Tamiami Trail S, NORTH PORT, FL
$2,400,000

Residential, Half Duplex
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,787 SQFT
  • 82 DOM
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Great Opportunity To Own Your Very Own 1.26 Acre Peninsula With Approximately 400 Ft Of Frontage On Us 41 And Over 900 Ft Of Frontage On The Myakka River. Truly A One-of-a-kind Property With Beautiful Panoramic Views. Currently Being Used As A Rv ...

1669 Tropicaire Boulevard, NORTH PORT, FL
$2,150,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 7,571 SQFT
  • 63 DOM
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Welcome To This Stunning 2-story Fero Built Mediterranean-style Luxury Estate Nestled In The Serene North Port Charlotte Estates. This Magnificent Home Offers An Impressive 7,571 Square Feet Of Living Space, Boasting 6 Bedrooms, 5 1/2 Baths, And A...

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3239 Albin Avenue, NORTH PORT, FL
$1,595,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,592 SQFT
  • 623 DOM
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Price Reduced . A Truly One Of A Kind Immaculate 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Pool Home Located In The Very Highly Desirable Location In The North Port Estates . This Home Offers Breathtaking Lake And Pool View's Along With An Open Floorplan, Large Mas...

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Are you interested in learning more about the North Port ? Please contact Gulf Shores Realty online or call 941.488.6644 today!

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