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PUNTA GORDA

Punta Gorda is located in Southwest Florida, between Fort Myers and Sarasota on beautiful Charlotte Harbor,nestled at waters edge Punta Gorda was named among the 10 Best Small Cities to Live In starting in 1996 and has made several of Money magazines Top 10 Best lists of places to live, retire ever since. This area was also included in SAIL magazines Top Ten Greatest Places to Sail .

The City of Punta Gorda -the name means Broad Point . established 120 years ago holds an annual celebration of Ponce de Leons landing here in 1513. Punta Gorda has secured State Historic District status.Residential areas feature brick streets lined with huge old royal palms and old Florida-era tin-roofed homes with wide verandas. Charming shops and restaurants reflect the unique ambiance of Punta Gorda s lifestyle.

You can drop a line from your backyard, dock, wading at the beach or from a boat year round. Charlotte Harbor and the surrounding waterways, including the Peace Myakka Rivers boast an incredible diversity fish that draw anglers from around the world. Tarpon, snook, redfish, jacks, sheephead, several species of grouper and a host of other species are found in these waters. Tarpon roll through Boca Grande pass spring and summer annually, bringing with them the World s Richest Tarpon Tournament in late May.

Just over the Peace River bridge you ll find the Port Charlotte area which is home to more than 20 golf courses and many other recreational opportunities yacht clubs, tennis courts, parks, boating facilities, swimming pools and beaches, to name a few.

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