A charming town with a rich history and a bright future, Punta Gorda features brick streets, numerous National Historic Register buildings, fine dining, tiki bars, parks, and art galleries. There is something for everyone with the many genres of live music, Symphony, local theater, professional organizations, power boating, sailing, running and biking on the Punta Gorda Pathway. Within Punta Gorda, you have many location options: waterfront, golf course, acreage, deeded, and non-deeded. Almost all of Punta Gorda’s inhabitants live in single-family homes or condominiums. Punta Gorda is a town to fall in love with.
Punta Gorda Wine and Jazz Festival
The Annual Punta Gorda Wine and Jazz Festival
Bike Share on the Harbor
The Punta Gorda Bike Share program has bicycles located in downtown for public use.
Herald Court Square
In the heart of downtown is ample parking, businesses, and restaurants at Herald Court Square
Kayaking the Peace River
With something for everyone, there is kayaking directly in the water of the Peace River
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Explore Punta Gorda
Check out this tour of Punta Gorda Video
Punta Gorda Isles
In 1958 two ex-CIA agents Al Johns and Bud Cole started Punta Gorda Isles Corporation with 550 acres. Today it is a premier deed-restricted community which serves to keep the community well-groomed. Single-family homes are the majority of residences in this area with condominiums and villas also available. The majority of the area is waterfront with varying access to Charlotte Harbor and Peace River. Whether you enjoy sailboats or motorboats this community is a favorite of all boaters. It is also home to the Punta Gorda Isles Yacht Club
, numerous parks, St. Andrews South Country Club
, Punta Gorda Civic Association
, and it is a common sight to see the residents walking, biking on the Punta Gorda Pathways
while enjoying their surroundings.
The Historic Districts
Punta Gorda has three identified Historic Districts
: Bethel – St. Mark Historic District, Downtown Historic District, and The National Register District. Punta Gorda has a History Park located on Shreve street lined with historically significant homes that have been donated and rehabilitated.
Within these historic districts, you will find housing over fifty years old alongside new and modern homes, built with the old Florida feel. These areas have become quite popular due to their walking proximity to downtown, parks, and waterfront. Also popular is mixed-use buildings in these areas with office or retail on ground level with housing on the second floor.
Burnt Store Isles
Developed by The Punta Gorda Isles Corporation beginning in December of 1969. As of April 2013, this deed-restricted community has
900 homes, 200 condos and 300 vacant residential lots with a private country club – Twin Isles Country Club. There is a Burnt Store Isles Home Owners Association. Within this community, there are single-family homes, villas, and condos with either waterfront, greenbelt or golf course frontage.
Videos of the Punta Gorda area
Visitor Guide, ChgiFlorida
Views of Punta Gorda, David Sussman
Punta Gorda TV…A Boating Paradise, John Magnin
Experience Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, ChgiFlorida
Punta Gorda Downtown Farmer’s Market, ChgiFlorida
Peace River Wildlife Center, ChgiFlorida
Beautiful Punta Gorda, ChgiFlorida
Punta Gorda Mural Society, David Sussman
Traumurlaub im Naturparadies Charlotte County in Florida, ChgiFlorida
Welcome to Charlotte County with Dr. Beach, ChgiFlorida
Tour The Isles Yacht Club, David Sussman
Punta Gorda Chamber Wine & Jazz Festival 2015, David Sussman
25th Annual Christmas Boat Parade -2014, David Sussman
2014 Charlotte Harbor Freedom Swim, David Sussman
Thanks to David Sussman, and ChgiFlorida for sharing videos