Area Information and Port Charlotte Real Estate
Port Charlotte – a blend of nature and culture – is located at the north end of the Charlotte Harbor Estuary northwesterly of the City of Punta Gorda. It is 100 miles south of Tampa and 65 miles north of Naples. Therefore, you can live in a nice home for a decent price and still spend time in a big city. That sounds like a perfect spot.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 23.9 square miles (61.9 km 2). 22.3 square miles (57.8 km 2) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km 2) of it (6.66%) is water. If all that information doesn’t impress you much, here comes more.
The Area around Port Charlotte is growing
The area can probably best be described as a huge melting pot. It is pretty hard to determine where the borders of North Port, Port Charlotte or Punta Gorda are starting or ending. Without those signs which are indicating where the city limits are you would not know the boundaries.
But is it really important to know where one city ends and the other one begins? Probably not. Only when it comes to property taxes you may want to know where Sarasota County ends and where Charlotte County begins. The property tax is slightly less in Charlotte County, but only slightly. Don’t order a new Mercedes when buying a home in Charlotte county. The tax savings may only cover one tank of gas or an oil change.
Situated on and around the pristine Charlotte Harbor, Florida’s second-largest estuarine system, the communities of Charlotte County reflect the unique ambiance of the Charlotte harbor area. Many people have discovered Charlotte County’s unspoiled beauty and its livability. Yes, Port Charlotte is a relatively small town, it is just spread out. The real estate prices are more affordable compared to Sarasota’s and much more if compared to Naples.
Single Family Homes for a price you can afford
Residential Real Estate in Port Charlotte consists primarily of single-family neighborhoods. These areas are often surrounded by an easy maze of canals and estuaries, complete with hundreds of species of marine life.
Port Charlotte is perfectly positioned to offer every manner of water-borne activities. It has more than 165 miles of waterways, it is providing access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico and has many more miles of natural shoreline. Furthermore, Port Charlotte is not only bordering the Charlotte Harbor but also the Peace and Myakka rivers.
No Beach – No Fun?
Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda and North Port do not have their own beach on the Gulf of Mexico. They are all about 10 miles away from the coast. Beachcombers need to drive to Englewood or Boca Grande, which is a 15-minute drive if they want to go swimming in the Gulf. But 15 minutes is not too bad. Always remember, there is no snow and ice on the roads in Florida. A 15-minute trip is always a 15-minute trip unless something bad happens.
Best Retirement Place
We do not really believe in ratings. They are too often subjectively biased, but at least we don’t want to keep quiet about it. Port Charlotte was named #1 Best Place to retire by CNN Money. Those guys rated value and the price of real estate, the location and all the amenities and activities the city offers s, and they came to the conclusion that Port Charlotte is really not bad at all. What can be better than #1?
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There are about 11 schools in Port Charlotte. Check out ratings and school information at www.greatschools.org.
Dining and Shopping
Murdock Center Mall and local stores and shops are just a few minutes away. Enjoy a diversity of small restaurants and small shops. However, the big ones are also there.
Sport’s Bar and Cigar Bar’s for Nightlife entertainment, movie theaters, shopping, and sightseeing.
Parks and Recreation
It’s all about boating and enjoying a day at the beach, fishing, kayaking or snorkeling. There are also many golf courses for you to enjoy and Boca Grande, the old pirate hideout, is just a short drive away.
In Port Charlotte, you basically depend on your car. There is very little public transportation. The streets are well developed and it is easy to get everywhere. Close by are the Punta Gorda Airport as well as the Ft. Myers International Airport.