Punta Gorda, FL

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Punta Gorda, FL

About Punta Gorda, FL

Punta Gorda, FL is a delightful city southwest of Sarasota boasting several spectacular sights such as Fishermen's Village displaying its unique environment or Laishley Park great for recreational activities; they hold vibrant events like Seafood & Music Festival each March. Small city complex - Gulf coast, 25 miles north of Fort Myers along I-75.

State: Florida
County: Charlotte County
Metro Area: Punta Gorda Metro Area
City: Punta Gorda
Zip Codes: 33950 33955
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 15 ft above sea level

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.

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Punta Gorda Cost of Living

Pleasant winter climate, future job growth, and small town feel make Punta Gorda a great place to live.

+13.0% higher than avg
-0.1% lower than avg
$1,010 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-13.7% lower than avg
Punta Gorda Crime
23.3 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Punta Gorda
   Pleasant winter climate
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   Future job growth
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   Small town feel
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When we were visiting different cities in Florida, we quickly realised that Punta Gorda is the friendliest gulf coast town in south Florida BY FAR! My wife and I bought  More

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I haven't lived in Punta Gorda, so I'm not sure about every nook and cranny of the place, however I did visit for about a month during the winter and about another 2  More

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Over 7 years ago

We have lived here for six years and enjoy it very much. One gets used to the summers but they are uncomfortable. The fishing is pretty good - used to be much better.  More

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