Port Charlotte, Florida
Port Charlotte, Florida
Port Charlotte has more than 165 miles of waterways providing access to Charlotte Harbor, the Gulf of Mexico and many more miles of natural shoreline bordering Charlotte Harbor and the Peace and Myakka Rivers. Seven of the twenty-one golf courses located in Charlotte County are found in Port Charlotte.
About The Community
The Charlotte County Sports Park and Stadium is home to a variety of festivals and events throughout the year such as being the home to the Tampa Bay Rays during spring training. Tippecanoe Environmental Park offers hiking trails and wildlife viewing throughout 380 acres of scrub and pine flatwoods.
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Vicinity of Port Charlotte
The Charlotte Players offer five or more theatrical productions each season, the Cultural Center offers educational, recreational and cultural activities almost every day of the year and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra presents a series of classical concerts each season.
In 2004, Hurricane Charley lasted from August 9 to 15, and was one of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the United States. At its peak intensity it attained 150 mph winds, making it a strong Category 4 hurricane which made landfall in Southwest Florida devastating the Peace River corridor and both Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.
In 2009, Port Charlotte was ranked at #1 in CNNMoney.com’s list of 25 Best Places to Retire as well named to Forbes’ list of 25 Best Towns to Retire.