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Port Charlotte & Charlotte County Community Details



Located on the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast, Port Charlotte and Charlotte County is a place where old Florida exists with the new. Port Charlotte is off the beaten path away from the crowds and is a friendly and warm community. With as many registered boats as pickup trucks people from all over the world are drawn to the area for its world class fishing, boating, sailing, and kayaking. Sail magazine named Charlotte Harbor one of the “10 greatest places to sail” and Fortune and Money Magazines have noted it’s highly desirable qualities and consistently feature Charlotte County and Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda as Great Places to Live!

The Myakka and Peace Rivers both converge in Charlotte Harbor to form the 17th largest estuary in the nation and 2nd largest estuary in the state. The estuary is 270 square miles and has 219 miles of natural shoreline. Charlotte Harbor includes some of the state’s most vibrant coastal areas and visitors come from around the world to experience some of the best fishing Florida and the world has to offer. From Tarpon in Boca Grande Pass to Redfish, Snook, Snapper, and Grouper, the area waters are abundant with all varieties of fish. In addition to the numerous boating and fishing activities, kayaking is another great way to explore the area. The Charlotte Blueway Trails is comprised of over 190 miles of kayaking on 53 trails along the Charlotte County shoreline including the Peace River, Myakka River, Coastal Section, and Charlotte Harbor.

The area also has miles of white sugar sand beaches and four barrier islands to explore. For sports enthusiasts Charlotte County is home to 16 golf courses. Port Charlotte was ranked third “Best in America” to live and golf by Golf Digest. There are also numerous sporting events, recreational facilities, cultural and social activities including museums, art galleries, theater, dance and music, shopping, and fine dining establishments.

The Port Charlotte population is 157,000 residents. Estimated population by 2010 is 172,000. The median age is 50.01 years, and the median household income is $36,379. The average temperature in the summer is 91.8 and 73 in the winter.

Charlotte County schools are administered by Charlotte County Public Schools. There are 10 Elementary Schools, 4 Middle Schools, 3 High Schools and 5 Specialty Ed Centers located throughout the county. Florida Gulf Coast University is located less than an hour’s drive to the south on I 75. FGCU is Florida’s newest university with nearly 10,000 students. FGCU offers 37 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs at their 5 colleges. Edison Community College’s 171 acre Charlotte County Campus has a wide range of classes and flexible scheduling to meet your needs.

DMI can build your new home in Port Charlotte or any of the communities located within Charlotte County including the communities of Englewood, Rotonda, South Gulf Cove, Deep Creek, Burnt Store, and the City of Punta Gorda. There are thousands of vacant home sites to choose from (on and off water) and most are priced at 5 year lows making your Florida Dream Home even more affordable.

Deep Creek

Deep Creek is a newer deed restricted community located near I 75 in Charlotte County. This easy access to the interstate makes travel to nearby cities of Ft. Myers and Sarasota quick and easy. Deep Creek has many freshwater lakes and waterways, a golf course, and the Deep Creek preserve. The preserve borders the northeastern edge of the subdivision and is a 2,000 acre wildlife reserve and park. There are miles of walking and hiking trails. The preserve consists of a beautiful pine forest and is a great place for bird watching. Sandhill Boulevard divides Deep Creek into its 2 sections, Section 20 to the north and Section 23 to the south. Both sections have their own Property Owners Association, Board of Directors, and deed restrictions. There are still thousands of buildable lots to choose from in Deep Creek, all at very affordable prices. All have central water and sewer.

The Burnt Store area

The Burnt Store area is located in Southwest Charlotte County and is comprised of several deed restricted neighborhoods including Burnt Store Meadows, Burnt Store Isles, Burnt Store Village, Burnt Store Lakes, and Burnt Store Marina. Burnt Store Marina situated on Charlotte Harbor is one of the largest marinas on the Southwest Florida Coast. The Burnt Store communities offer a leisurely lifestyle with lots of activities such as golf, boating, fishing, biking, and kayaking. The Burnt Store area is conveniently close to Ft. Myers, Cape Coral and Punta Gorda.