Why Punta Gorda:  A Historic Hidden Treasure of Florida

Named one of the “10 greatest places to sail in the United States”

Often described as quaint, leisurely and laid back, Punta Gorda, FL offers the best of scenic waterfront vistas and the boating way of life. The area has been featured in SAIL magazine’s list of the “10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States,” ranked by Golf Digest as the “Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America,” rated by MONEY magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live in the South,” and selected as a “top retirement destination” by Where To Retire 

Punta Gorda is a vibrant center for restaurants, boutiques and commerce. The tangible old-Florida atmosphere is emphasized by the streets lined with huge royal palms, beautifully restored period homes with wide verandas, brick lanes, street lights and benches. Nearly every weekend draws some type of festival or entertainment event, in addition to farmers markets on Saturdays and Sundays.


Arts and Culture

For history and art lovers, the city’s heritage is
depicted with murals decorating the city. As
shown left, Peace River Panorama” shows a
tranquil Peace River setting surrounded by
flora and fauna indigenous to our area.



One of Florida’s most breathtaking garden parks, Punta
Gorda’s new Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens,
features diverse botanicals and artistic beauty.  Shown
right is “Monumental Fire and Harmony” by internationally
acclaimed artist, Carole Feuerman.

Author’s disclosure (smile):  I volunteer for the Gardens and
have found it to be another one of my “happy places.”


Did you know that Punta Gorda means “Fat Point” in Spanish because it lies as a “fat point” sticking out into Charlotte Harbor, one of the country’s largest natural harbors?


Living In Punta Gorda

If you’re looking for a second home or considering relocating to Punta Gorda, we have an active real estate market with a healthy inventory of waterfront and historic homes. To hear from a couple who recently chose Punta Gorda as their new home, see video here.

Contact me for a no-obligation conversation about your real estate or vacation rental interests. As someone who lives and works in Punta Gorda Isles, I am happy to share my perspective and any information that may be helpful with your real estate needs.

Click here to read more and see why Punta Gorda is drawing people from near and afar to come for a visit and stay for a lifetime.


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