• Port Charlotte


    Port Charlotte is a community that offers all the advantages of Florida resort-town living at some of the most affordable prices in Southwest Florida. It is a perfect place for those looking for top fishing, boating, and golfing, as well as mild weather and beautiful water. In fact, a major national travel site recently called Port Charlotte the best value destination in the country. Port Charlotte’s amenities and affordability have also made it a highly desirable destination for retirees. Port Charlotte was recently named the best place in the country to retire by CNN Money and one of the 10 best places in the country to retire by US News and World Report.

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    Port Charlotte borders the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor, a 270-square mile body of water with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. The boating in Charlotte Harbor is among the best in the country; Sail magazine recognized Charlotte Harbor as one of the top ten places in the country to sail. The fishing opportunities are nearly endless, whether you enjoy chasing snook, redfish, tarpon, grouper, or other varieties of fish. The harbor and its mangroves are also home to dolphins, manatees, and many varieties of water birds, which makes the Harbor a destination for kayakers, birders, and nature lovers.

    The golfing in Port Charlotte is truly extraordinary. Port Charlotte’s Riverwood Golf Club offers some of the best golfing in Southwest Florida and was rated one of the “Top Ten Places to Play in the United States” by Golf Digest Magazine. Riverwood is a championship course that flows through pine stands and salt marshes and is surrounded by lush vegetation. Other popular courses are Kingsway, Deep Creek Golf Club, King’s Gate, and Port Charlotte Golf Club. Of course, the neighboring communities of Punta Gorda and North Port also contain many excellent courses that are only a short drive away.

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    For those who prefer sugar-sand beaches to sand traps, there are numerous beaches nearby. Port Charlotte has its own beach, Port Charlotte Beach Park, complete with boat ramps, a pool, a dog park, beach volleyball courts, and more. Some of the state’s best beaches are also a very short drive away. Nearby Manasota Key is a 7-mile stretch that contains four pristine, sugar-sand beaches: Englewood Beach, Stump Pass Beach Park, Manasota Key Beach, and Blind Pass Beach. Port Charlotte is also next to a chain of lovely barrier islands—Boca Grande, Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key, and Useppa—with their unspoiled beaches.

    As if these outdoor activities were not enough, Port Charlotte offers other many other attractions. Locals love watching the Tampa Bay Rays’ spring training at Charlotte Sports Park, which was recently named the best spring training facility in the country by USA Today. Charlotte Sports Park is also home to beloved minor league team, the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Downtown Port Charlotte also features plenty of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment.

    Perhaps the most distinctive thing about Port Charlotte and Charlotte Harbor is the great variety of home styles and home sites. You can find everything from an incredibly affordable fixer-upper to a 13,000 square foot waterfront home. Actually, 40% of homes in Port Charlotte sit on some body of water. Waterfront communities in Port Charlotte and Charlotte Harbor range from the laidback neighborhood of Harbor Heights to the exclusive and luxurious waterfront community of Grassy Point. Naturally, there are also many great golf course homes in Port Charlotte. Riverwood Golf and Country Club is one of the most gorgeous golf course communities. Riverwood not only features a world-class golf course but also sits on the Myakka River, one of the most scenic rivers in the state of Florida. Other golf communities include King’s Gate, Lake Suzy, and Maple Leaf Golf and Country Club. Another popular community is Deep Creek—a large, beautifully maintained, deed-restricted community that is a favorite of families. Whatever you are looking for, it is likely that Port Charlotte has it.

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