Port Charlotte is a fairly new community created and developed in the late 1950’s. The population of the unincorporated area of Charlotte County, including Port Charlotte, is approximately 139,817 residents.
An established, yet still growing area, Port Charlotte has the services and amenities necessary for the convenience and enjoyment of its residents and visitors.
Schools in the immediate Port Charlotte area include six elementary schools, two middle schools, a high school and Technical Center, in addition to several church-related schools. Two of the three area hospitals are located in Port Charlotte.
The Murdock area of the northern Port Charlotte is a dynamic growing shopping-business center. Shopping areas, office complexes, financial institutions, theaters, restaurants and motels have been built in recent years. A regional shopping mall anchors the area. Recreational opportunities abound – golf courses, yacht clubs, tennis courts, parks, boating facilities, pool and beach swimming - and more. The unique Cultural Center of Charlotte County offers educational and recreational activities almost every day of the week, 52 weeks of the year.
Port Charlotte has more than 165 miles of man-made water ways, many with access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. There are miles of natural shoreline bordering Charlotte Harbor and the Peace and Myakka Rivers.
Port Charlotte is an active community of families, retirees and winter residents. Saltwater access to Charlotte Harbor, the Peace River, and the Myakka River is available to boaters and fishermen. Affordable waterfront and golf course homes can still be found. 55+ Condo’s and mobile home communities welcome new residents and are available. Port Charlotte or Punta Gorda is like being on a life long vacation – even if you are still part of the work force!
Excerpted from 2010 Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
Facts & Figures:
Port Charlotte area is largely not deed restricted.
Canals are not maintained by the government.
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