The City of Punta Gorda is the only incorporated city in Charlotte County. Punta Gorda means “Fat Point” in Spanish, and the city is located on a flat point of land sticking into Charlotte Harbor, one of the United States’s largest natural harbors. This historic little city of nearly 19,571 residents (2019) has been named one of the best places to live and work in the US.
Located conveniently between Sarasota to the north and Ft. Myers to the south, it is an easy and quick drive to the major cities of Tampa, Orlando, and Miami. Punta Gorda residents and visitors stay active with fishing, boating, sailing, kayaking, and waterfront living. Shopping, fine dining, arts, and cultural activities also abound.
In addition to its beautifully restored historic district, Punta Gorda offers many natural attractions, waterside shopping, and leisurely strolls along the Harborwalk and at Fishermen’s Village on Charlotte Harbor.
Easily reached by I-75 along Florida’s south-central Gulf Coast, Punta Gorda features streets lined with huge royal palms, old Florida-era tin-roofed homes with wide verandas, brick lanes, and street lamps and benches that leave an almost tangible old-Florida atmosphere.
DMI Home Builders can build your new home in Punta Gorda or any of the communities located within Charlotte County, including Port Charlotte, Englewood, Rotonda, South Gulf Cove, Deep Creek, and Burnt Store. There are hundreds of vacant home sites to choose from (on and off-water) and most are priced low making your Florida Dream Home even more affordable.