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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. CNN Money named Port Charlotte the Top Place to Retire (2009), not only for its water accessibility, but for the culture, nature preserves and that this area boasts top-notch medical facilities.
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.
The City of North Port - which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2009 - is the largest city in Sarasota County in both land mass and population and with 103 square miles, the City is the fourth largest in the state of Florida. As of April 2009, there are over 55,000 residents that call North Port home and that number is growing. It is the state's 4th fastest-growing municipality and accounts for 80 percent of the growth in Sarasota County schools.
The City of North Port is an attractive destination for anyone seeking life in an area noted for its family-friendly, small-town ambiance. With an abundance of recreational activities and opportunities, including 2 major golf courses and 144 miles of waterways for fishing and boating, the City of North Port brings you a relaxed, country lifestyle with the conveniences of a big city.
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.
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