Port Charlotte Real Estate

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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Voted the best place to live in the South not too long ago by Money Magazine, Florida's Charlotte County is rich in history, old-fashioned tranquility, warm sunshine, white sandy beaches, and clean air. Nestled into the Gulf coast between Sarasota and Fort Myers, about 80 miles south of Tampa, it enjoys a subtropical climate. This translates to low temperatures of perhaps 62°F and highs of about 92 °F, prevailing easterly winds averaging 9 knots, and winters that begin in January and fade off in March.

Enjoy the Port Charlotte Sunshine!

The area offers more than 15 magnificent golf courses with scenic views, sometimes treacherous water, and ratings from executive to championship, more than 70 parks and recreational areas, and an abundance of wildlife. Seafood restaurants are a specialty, as might be expected. From fishing and boating, to symphony orchestra performances, there's a host of things to do!

Communities in the immediate area include Port Charlotte, Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, and Englewood. Port Charlotte is the county's geographic center and home to the symphony orchestra, a waterfront museum, and the historical society. Punta Gorda streets are lined with massive palm trees, street lamps, and old tin-roofed houses with wide porches. Don Pedro and Palm Islands are natural park retreats, the first a barrier island, and the second a white sand beach and crystal clear water getaway.

A popular destination among retirees, vacationers, and young families alike, the Port Charlotte area offers a variety of real estate, and most of it much more affordable than you might think. The median home value at the last census was about $85,000, rather less than today's selling price range of about $90,000 through perhaps $800,000. A successful search for property in this delightful niche of Florida's Gulf coast means finding a local realtor first. Properties go quickly!

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