Punta Gorda is a beautifully restored historic City in Charlotte County. The city offers a variety of modern and updated prehistoric attractions, waterside shopping, and leisurely strolls along the Harborwalk and at Fishermen’s Village on Charlotte Harbor. Punta Gorda features streets lined with huge royal palms, old Florida-era tin-roofed homes with wide verandas, brick lanes, and street lamps and benches that leave an almost tangible old-Florida atmosphere.
‘The name Punta Gorda (“Fat Point”) has been on the map since 1851, at one time referred to as a point of land that juts into Charlotte Harbor, an estuary off the Gulf of Mexico. It was in the late 1800s that early settlers began to arrive in what is the present-day Punta Gorda area.’ –Wikipedia
The A.C Freeman House Museum in Punta Gorda is an authentically restored and furnished late Victorian-era home. Near the historic district of Punta Gorda, you will find Fishermen’s Village. This unique waterfront destination includes gift, clothing, and specialty shops, seven restaurants, a military heritage museum, a 98-slip marina and fully furnished luxury villas. Downtown Punta Gorda is in the middle of a community revitalization and modernization stage. Preservation of prehistoric scenery and the City Streetscape Program restored the downtown streets to an Old Florida atmosphere by adding brick lanes , street lamps , benches , brick planters, flowers and shade trees. Some notable improvements were made as well, such as additional parking, sidewalks, pedestrians and business developments.
What makes Punta Gorda a ideal town to live
Weather: Punta Gorda is a getaway from ice, snow and the cold wind of the Middle and the Northeast. If you are looking for a warm, tropical climate, Punta Gorda is a great community to live. Generally, Punta Gorda’s temperature year-round stays in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. On hot days in the summer, the temperature hovers in the upper 80s, and sometimes the 90s.
Location: You’ll have 365 days of quick access to the waterfront and travel to the entire coast of Florida. Beaches are numerous in the coastal area. Fishermen Village is situated on Harbor Port of Charlotte which contains malls, restaurants and 38 shops.
Homes: Residential homes, condos are mostly custom built according to the needs and preference of the owner. Prices of mid value homes range from $180,000 – $380,000 which can be economical for retirees, first time home buyer, and real estate investors.
Community and Neighborhood: Punta Gorda is in the middle of some of the fastest growing communities in SW Florida with Port Charlotte communities leading the pack. Collingswood Pointe is becoming Port Charlotte’s newest desired area surrounded by salt water canals and waterfront homes featuring contemporary finishes, most built with water way dockst. Not to mention the Riverwood gated community features the 4 stars Gulf, shopping malls, Villa homes and new, single-family model homes designed with the latest technology.
Population: From the recent statistic data from areavibes.com Punta Gorda holds 16,984 people. “The population density is 1,131 per square mi which is 223% higher than the Florida average and 1149% higher than the national average.” Many transplants from other states are buying investment property here as the prices of condos and single-family homes are increasingly affordable in comparison to their home states.
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