Situated on and around pristine Charlotte Harbor, Florida’s second-largest estuarine system, the communities of Charlotte County reflect the unique ambiance of the area. People have discovered Charlotte County’s unspoiled beauty and its livability, making it a destination of choice for both full-time residents and vacationers.
In spite of a growth explosion in recent years, Charlotte County has remained a delightful place to live, work and vacation.
Residential areas of the county are primarily single-family neighborhoods, uncomplicated by high-density high rise locales. These areas are often surrounded by an easy maze of canals and estuaries, complete with hundreds of species of marine life.
In recent years, low-rise condominiums, townhouses and villas have been tastefully incorporated into the community to provide a variety of attractive and carefree living situations.
Historically, development followed the shoreline of Charlotte Harbor, Peace River, Myakka River, Lemon Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Later development occurred along the major arterial highways, especially U.S. 41.
Moving south from the Sarasota County Line, one finds the communities of Murdock, Port Charlotte (the counties most populous geographical entity) and Charlotte harbor, which borders the north bank of the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor. South of the Peace River is the City of Punta Gorda, the only incorporated area.