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Punta Gorda, Florida   Add Favorite    12 Reviews | Review This Place




Pros

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

Cons

-Arts and culture
-Transportation services
-Entertainment


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.


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Quick Facts About Punta Gorda


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Punta Gorda is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Punta Gorda jobs have Increased by 1.84 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Punta Gorda's cost of living is 4.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Punta Gorda's population is 18,150 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 68.88 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Punta Gorda is $212,200. Home appreciation the last year has been -28.14 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Punta Gorda public schools spend $10,245 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.1 students per teacher in Punta Gorda.

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  8/11/2014
Hot!

That's actually only true for 3-4 months of the year - but when it's hot it's HOT! The thermometer will only say 91 or 92 degrees but with the humidity the "feels like"... (Read More)

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  3/16/2014
Quaint Southern Charm

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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  2/15/2014
This site is severely outdated and plagued with mi

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)

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