• Punta Gorda

    Punta Gorda represents the best that Florida has to offer: sunshine, mild temperatures, boating, golfing, fishing, beaching, and old Florida luxury in a resort-town atmosphere. A historic town on the banks of the Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda was Southwest Florida’s own secret getaway until in 1996 Money magazine ranked Charlotte County the 2nd best place to live in America and named Punta Gorda the best small town in America. Since then, numerous national publications have called Punta Gorda one of the most desirable places in the country to live. Despite this attention, however, Punta Gorda has remained a small, peaceful, and pleasant resort town. What truly sets Punta Gorda apart is that it offers in one place some of the best fishing, boating, and golfing in the country. At the heart of it all is Charlotte Harbor: a 270-square mile body of water with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. Charlotte Harbor stands today as one of the last unspoiled natural areas on the west coast of Florida, and it was recognized as one of the top ten places in the country to sail by Sail magazine. Punta Gorda is rich in waterfront homes and properties, such as in Punta Gorda Isles with its many sea-walled canal-front homes. There is also a diverse selection of condos on the water.

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    A short boat ride from Charlotte Harbor is a chain of lovely barrier islands—including Boca Grande, Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key, and Useppa—and their unspoiled beaches. Nearby Manasota Key also contains some of the most beautiful beaches on the West Coast of Florida. The area features world-class fishing, with rich stocks of food and game fish that thrill anglers and satisfy appetites. Sport Fishing magazine has called Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande Pass the “tarpon fishing capital of the world.” Any day in the Harbor, you might also see dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and many varieties of water birds, which makes the Harbor (and the nearby rivers) a destination for kayakers, birders, and all types of nature lovers. Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy the much-loved Gilchrist and Ponce de Leon Parks, or take a walk or ride on some of the 16 miles of biking/walking paths that encircle the city.

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    The golfing in Punta Gorda is not to be missed—a fact recognized by Golf Digest when it recently ranked Punta Gorda the 3rd Best Place in America to Live and Play Golf. The endless sunshine and temperate climate mean that virtually any day can be a golf day. Popular Punta Gorda courses include St. Andrews South, Seminole Lakes, Twin Isles, and Blue Heron Pines. World-class courses Riverwood and Bobcat Trail are also in the Punta Gorda area. With so many courses in the area to choose from, you are guaranteed to find a course that meets your needs and skill level. Of course, there are numerous golf course homes available, in varying price ranges.


    In pedestrian-friendly downtown Punta Gorda, you can find restaurants, charming shops, bars, plenty of live entertainment, businesses and more. Dining in Punta Gorda provides options for whatever your taste or mood. Options include French-inspired fine dining, gourmet sandwich shops, fish and chips at a local Irish pub, seafood shacks featuring the freshest local catch, and more. On the weekends, you can hear live music coming from many of the restaurants in downtown Punta Gorda. Downtown Punta Gorda also hosts a much-loved weekend farmer’s market that has been voted the best small market in Florida. In addition to the weekly entertainment, Punta Gorda hosts events like the annual Wine and Jazz Festival, which features nationally known artists. The shopping in downtown Punta Gorda provides a little of everything, from elegant women’s boutiques to the charming waterside shops of Fisherman’s Village. Another great thing about Punta Gorda is that it sits midway between Sarasota and Naples, and therefore Punta Gorda residents enjoy the amenities of these communities, minus the higher cost of living.

    In short, the national attention is warranted; Punta Gorda really is one of the best places in the country to live. Our agents love it here, and they would be happy to help you learn more. We can help you find Punta Gorda waterfront homes for sale, golf course homes for sale, and more. So give us a call to find out more about Punta Gorda.

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