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Punta Gorda

The name Punta Gorda means "Broad Point" and dates back to the landing of Ponce de Leon in 1513. It is the only incorporated city in Charlotte County and is more than 14 miles square with slightly more than 14,000 residents. In 1997, Money Magazine ranked Punta Gorda "Second" of the top 20 "best places to live". Check the Real Estate listings for information on area relocation and Retirement communities.

Situated approximately 100 miles south of Tampa on the Gulf Coast with easy access from I-75, this community continues to offer leisurely, uncongested and unhurried living. Charlotte Harbor flanks the northwest side of the city offering 129 square miles of sparkling water, clear sunshine, fishing at its finest, wildlife in abundance and a casual, friendly atmosphere that appeals to those who are seeking the natural pleasures of life. The recently revitalized downtown has cobblestone streets and gas lamp streetlights. The residential area features many brick streets lined with stately royal palms and many old Florida-era tin-roofed homes boasting wide verandas.

Port Charlotte

Port Charlotte is a small community in Charlotte County, approximately halfway between Sarasota and Ft. Myers, on the west coast of the state. More commonly known as the "Sun Coast" of Florida, Port Charlotte is situated between the Peace and Myakka rivers with access to both Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico from approximately 165 miles of navigable waterways.

Developed in the late 1950's, Port Charlotte encompasses the unincorporated area of Charlotte County and is comprised mostly of single family homes with a sprinkling of condos and town homes. The county has an area of approximately 820 square miles and a population of approximately 127,000 (1995). Even with its small town nature, Port Charlotte offers the advantages of city life nearby - Ft. Myers is a short distance of 20 minutes away and Sarasota is only about 40 minutes.

To learn more about our community we have provided the below links for your exploration:

City Information

  • City of Punta Gorda  
  • Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce 
  • Charlotte County Government 
  • Charlotte County Visitor's Bureau 

    News

  • Sun-Herald.com
  • FloridaWeekly.com - Punta Gorda 

    Area Business Partners

  • Calusa National Bank

    Area Schools

  • Charlotte County Public Schools
  • Charlotte High School 
  • Port Charlotte High School 

    Real Estate

  • Southwest Florida Homes
  • Home Gain 
  • Housing Corporation of Charlotte County 

    Statistics/Economy

  • Population
  • Demographics 
  • Charlotte County Economic Development Office 
  • Charlotte County, Florida 
  • Community Information