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.

The peace river at Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte on December 26, 2019. Editorial credit: Feng Cheng / Shutterstock.com, licensed.
The peace river at Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte on December 26, 2019. Editorial credit: Feng Cheng / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

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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Andrew McCutchen bats for the Pittsburgh Pirates in spring training game against the Tampa Rays at Charlotte Sports Park on March 15, 2009 in Port Charlotte, FL. Editorial credit: Bonnie J. Anderson / Shutterstock.com, licensed.
 Andrew McCutchen bats for the Pittsburgh Pirates in spring training game against the Tampa Rays at Charlotte Sports Park on March 15, 2009 in Port Charlotte, FL. Editorial credit: Bonnie J. Anderson / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

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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.

Aerial view of Tamiami trail and Revere Street in downtown Port Charlotte, Florida. Photo credit ShutterStock.com, licensed.
Aerial view of Tamiami trail and Revere Street in downtown Port Charlotte, Florida. Photo credit ShutterStock.com, licensed.

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.

A sunset in Charlotte Harbor Florida. Photo credit ShutterStock.com, licensed.

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.

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