BEST SMALL TOWN IN AMERICA!
WHY PEOPLE LOVE LIVING IN PUNTA GORDA
Punta Gorda, translation: Fat Point, juts into Charlotte Harbor and the Peace River. Bordered by water and permeated with 55 miles of canals, water is an integral part of this area. We are one of the nation’s top areas for fishing and boating.
Living here is like being on vacation every day. We have a laidback lifestyle and glorious weather, a strong community spirit and feel like a small town, because we are!
BoatingBesides having a boat on your own dock, we have Laishley Marina & Free Boat Ramp, Fisherman’s Village Marina, Ponce de Leon Free Boat Ramp, Burnt Store Marina and Isles Yacht Club
Bike TrailsWe have miles and miles of walking/bike trails and a Free Bicycle Loaner Program
ParksOur parks include: Laishley, Gilchrest, and Ponce de Leon along the waterfront; Linear is along the bicycle pathway and includes exercise stations; the History Park is partly a museum of Punta Gorda’s past; South County has indoor and outdoor facilities; plus, there are several neighborhood parks and recreation areas.
DowntownPunta Gorda features lots of restaurants and shops, plus the beautiful Historic District neighborhood.