The city of Punta Gorda is situated on Charlotte Harbor, less than 50 miles south of Sarasota. Ranked among the best places to live in America by both Money Magazine and MSN, Punta Gorda offers leisurely, uncongested living with a host of recreational amenities. Residents enjoy boating, fishing or sailing the 129 square miles of sparkling waters within Charlotte Harbor before even heading out to the Gulf of Mexico. ... more.The recently revitalized downtown has several sites on the National Register and State Historic District. It features cobblestone boulevards, charming gas streetlights, shade trees, and a wealth of charming shops and restaurants. The residential neighborhoods feature numerous brick streets, lined with royal palms that showcase vintage tin-roofed homes with wide verandas.
Attractive family-friendly neighborhoods and parks are scattered throughout the area, which takes great pride in its youth programs and educational system. Young families have discovered that Punta Gorda offers exceptional values and is the ideal place to live, work, play and learn.