The Charlotte Park area remains only in Charlotte County though it is surrounded by the City of Punta Gorda. Several past attempts by the City of Punta Gorda to annex the area have met with resistance from the Charlotte Park population. This has cons and pros dealing with the issues of taxes, sewers, roads, etc. It is a common assumption that eventually the area will become an official part of the City of Punta Gorda which likely would increase its attractiveness and values. Great area to live now with excellent upward land values in the future.