Punta Gorda is located in Charlotte County where the Peace River meets Charlotte Harbor. Punta Gorda means “Broad Point” and is south of Sarasota.
The Howard brothers were the first settlers to arrive in Punta Grorda in the late 19th century. Within 10 years of their arrival came the railroad and Punta Gorda became the southernmost stop on the South Florida Railroad.
Punta Gorda is approximately 18 square miles in size and has a population of roughly 17,000 people. On August 13, 2004, Hurricane Charley hit Punta Gorda and caused much damage. Despite the exstensive damage, the community remained positive and joined together to repaire and rebuild. Punta Gorda is now bigger, better and newer then it ever was and is growing in popularity faster by the day.
Its increasing population and constant charm have spawned an expansion of unique shops, restaurants, and eco-friendly activities. Punta Gorda promises to be a casual lifestyle of fishing, nature trails, golf and gardening. You are far more likely to see a church than a nightclub.
This community is friendly and inviting which explains why it is becoming so popular.
Homes for sale in Punta Gorda are not as abundant as they are accross the river in Port Charlotte. Punta Gorda homes are suprisingly affordable considering their paradise location and quality of construction.