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499 Imperial Drive, North Port, Florida 34287
55+ Manufactured Home Community of Harbor Cove in North Port, Florida is a Popular Place and Has Waterfront Homes for Lease and for Sale
North Port is in southwestern Florida and is the home of Harbor Cove, a 55+ cooperative community that has been voted the best manufactured home development in the area for several years running. It sits on the Myakka River and many of its homes have a boat dock and direct water access.
The 805 residences are mostly older style mobile homes, but a fewer new homes are here, too. All have lawns and are spread across 190 lush acres. Properties are for sale and lease, and some come furnished. There is also a dedicated pet section.
Prices begin below $100,000. Most homeowners own a share of Harbor Cove and have an monthly fee of about $115 per month. Some homeowners lease the land under their home and pay up to about $600 per month. Please verify this information with a Realtor as prices may change.
Amenities include a two story clubhouse, a 90-slip marina, two heated swimming pools, tennis courts and RV storage. Activities and events are varied, with residents enjoying ice cream socials, golf cart parades, coffee hours, dances, picnics and more.
Visit www.myharborcove.com for more information.
Sticking out into Hurricane Alley, Florida was a land no nation seemed to want. Ruled successively by Spain, France, England, and the Confederate States of America, the state had a backwater reputation. Other than St. Augustine and Pensacola, there were few cities. The area was rural and populated by frontier farmers.
In the late-1800s, changes came when railroads began chugging down both coasts. Industrialist Henry Flagler's Florida Easy Coast Railway even made it all the way to Key West. The Great Florida Land Boom, the build-up to World War II, and the space industry also helped turn Florida into one of the nation's most populous states. In 1900, there were about 500,000 residents. Today, there are more than 20 million, almost 351 people per square mile.
Why do people keep coming? Tourism marketing is one reason. Annually, millions visit Orlando's theme parks and the state's 663 miles of white sand beaches. Taxes generated by the billion dollar vacation industry allow Florida to prosper without a personal income tax. Budget-sensitive retirees have flocked to its cities and shorelines.
If you can ignore the hurricanes, the state's climate is relatively mild. Only five other states are sunnier. Florida's system of state universities and community colleges is sizable, and its big cities are meccas for culture and the arts. Sarasota is a good example. Its Ringling Museum Complex contains internationally known art museum, a circus museum, an historic theater, and a 66-acre garden. Museums near Orlando range from a Zora Neale Hurston gallery to a Madame Tussauds.
Population - 20,612,439
Persons 65 years old and over - 20%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 87%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 27%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 24%
White persons, not Hispanic - 58%
Median household income - $47,525
Median home value - $159,900
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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