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-Pleasant winter climate
-Future job growth
-Small town feel


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What Bert Has To Say About Punta Gorda Metro Area

Charlotte County is a mainly agricultural and residential area, with the towns of Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte located at the head of Charlotte Bay along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Punta Gorda has the character of a small port town while neighboring Port Charlotte is a large planned community. Both towns are quiet and residential with a substantial percentage of retirees and winter residents. Compared to other Gulf Coast cities they are not particularly touristy.

Local activities include boating and golf, and the more complete and culturally diverse city of Ft. Myers is 25 miles south. The area has some of the best job-growth expectations in the state. While hospital services are better than average, the area is lacking in other services as well as arts and entertainment amenities.

The terrain is level with residential areas close to water and agriculture mixed with cypress forests and swampland farther inland. The climate is subtropical with a strong Gulf influence. Summer temperatures are in the 80’s or low 90’s with humidity, some Gulf breezes, and frequent late-afternoon thunderstorms. Winters are very pleasant, with bright, sunny, relatively dry days and temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s. Gulf hurricanes and tropical storms can bring heavy downpours, especially in late summer and fall.


Quick Facts About Punta Gorda

    The unemployment rate in Punta Gorda is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Punta Gorda jobs have Increased by 3.66 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Punta Gorda's cost of living is 1.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Punta Gorda's population is 16,685 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.39 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Punta Gorda is $164,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.90 percent.
    Punta Gorda public schools spend $13,401 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18.5 students per teacher in Punta Gorda.

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I have spent a few weeks over a period of the last ten years in Punta Gorda and have found the city to be relaxing and decent. The waterfront is very enjoyable and a... (read more)
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There is no way Punta Gorda is 29% hispanic as this site claims,maybe 2% hispanic,2% black,Punta Gorda is 95% white elderly retirees,with a median age of... (read more)
Punta Gorda is a retirement community!!!
Punta Gorda is the U.S. city with the most elderly residents,mainly mid-westeners and some retirees from middle class to upper class,the city is overwhelmenly... (read more)
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