Port Charlotte, Florida
Port Charlotte is a fairly new community created and developed in the late 1950’s. The population of the unincorporated area of Charlotte County, including Port Charlotte, is approximately 139,817 residents.
Port Charlotte is home to the area’s Fair Grounds where the county fair, concerts, and other entertainment are often found. Right across from the Fair Grounds is the Charlotte Sports Park, a baseball stadium the serves as the home field for Tampa Bay Rays spring training operations, as well as its Class-A Florida State League Charlotte Stone Crabs and Rookie-class Gulf Coast Rays teams.
Port Charlotte was named to Forbes’ list of “25 Best Places to Retire in 2015”, listed among the ten best places in the United States to retire for the year 2012 by U.S. News & World Report, and was ranked at #1 in CNNMoney.com’s 2009 list of 25 Best Places to Retire.
An established, yet still growing area, Port Charlotte has the services and amenities necessary for the convenience and enjoyment of its residents and visitors.
Schools in the immediate Port Charlotte area include six elementary schools, two middle schools, a high school and Technical Center, in addition to several church-related schools. Two of the three area hospitals are located in Port Charlotte.
The Murdock area of the northern Port Charlotte is a dynamic growing shopping-business center. Shopping areas, office complexes, financial institutions, theaters, restaurants and motels have been built in recent years. A regional shopping mall anchors the area. Recreational opportunities abound – golf courses, yacht clubs, tennis courts, parks, boating facilities, pool and beach swimming – and more. The unique Cultural Center of Charlotte County offers educational and recreational activities almost every day of the week, 52 weeks of the year.
Port Charlotte has more than 165 miles of man-made water ways, many with access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. There are miles of natural shoreline bordering Charlotte Harbor and the Peace and Myakka Rivers.
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