Learn More About Punta Gorda
Punta Gorda is a small coastal city in Charlotte County on Florida’s Gulf coast. It is nestled on the southern bank of the Peace River and the eastern shore of Charlotte Harbor. It has a population of 16,641 however, it is part of the Tri-City area also consisting of Sarasota and Bradenton.
Given its coastal location, it’s not surprising Punta Gorda is considered one of the boating and yachting centre of the southern United States. In fact, the city’s slogan is “it’s happening on the harbor.” The city has an extremely liveable climate with temperatures averaging 75° in January up to 92° in July. The cool breeze coming off the water makes it feel more comfortable when the temperatures rise.
If your idea of fun is hours spent out on the open water, there’s probably no better place for you to live then Punta Gorda, Florida. With the multiple points of open water, the area draws sailboats, sport-fishermen, yachts and motor boats, as well as kayakers and paddle borders. The city has marinas, boat launches, fishing piers to serve the water-hobby aficionados. This is why Punta Gorda has been recognized as a top 10 places to sail as well as ranking number 15 on the list of best yachting towns.
Perhaps there is no greater symbol of Ponta Gordo’s beautiful natural scenery and laid-back lifestyle then they’re famous Harborwalk. The Harborwalk runs for 2 ½ miles along side Charlotte Harbour and connects Bayfront Health to Fisherman’s Village. This incredible pathway takes you a long breathtaking scenery with mangrove forests on one side and shops, restaurants, and public parks along the way. You simply cannot spend any time in Punta Gorda without taking a leisurely scenic stroll along the Harbourwalk
There is a rich sense of community that fills Punta Gorda that is evident in the way they embrace their public spaces. For example, you can head to Gilchrist Park on any Thursday evening and enjoy the weekly guitar army which features local musicians entertaining the public in an acoustic collaboration.
Schools in Punta Gorda are administered by the Charlotte County Public School system. There are five public schools located within the city limits: Charlotte High School, Punta Gorda Middle School, Sally Jones Elementary school, East Elementary school, and Baker Pre-K Center.
There is one private grade school and Punta Gordon, Good Shepherd Day School and Florida Southwestern Collegiate High School is the district’s only charter school.
For the final word on why Punta Gorda is an ideal place to move to, who better than the Mayor Rachel Keesling: “One might ask ‘Why is Punta Gorda one of the most desirable places to live, work and visit?’ The answer is because our City is dedicated to serving its citizens and visitors, and maintaining a high quality of life. This customer service commitment starts at the top and filters down through all of our 265 dedicated employees.”
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Currently Punta Gorda has 1,626 properties on the market for sale. The inventory was last updated 10/25/2020. Of these properties, 325 single family homes are for sale by their owners in Punta Gorda, and 183 condos are for sale by their owners in Punta Gorda. The average price of the single family homes for sale in Punta Gorda, is $471,417, the average condo price in Punta Gorda, is $397,049. The average price per square foot of the active inventory is $147. This is based the living area square footage.
Over the last year, there have been 30,074 of properties sold in Punta Gorda. Of these properties, 20,616 single family homes have sold by their owners in Punta Gorda, and 3,313 condos have sold by their owners in Punta Gorda. The average sales price of the single family homes sold in Punta Gorda, is $264,814. Single family homes have been selling for 144 per square foot of living area. The average sales price of the condos for sale in Punta Gorda, is $240,749. Condos have been selling for 140 per square foot of living area.
The most active subdivisions with listings for sale in Punta Gorda, are: Punta Gorda Isles Sec 21 (153 For Sale), Trop G A (115 For Sale), Tropical Gulf Acres (79 For Sale), Burnt Store Lakes (56 For Sale), Punta Gorda Isles Sec 15 (49 For Sale), Punta Gorda Isles Sec 12 (46 For Sale), Punta Gorda (42 For Sale), Punta Gorda Isles Sec 09 (37 For Sale), Hrbr Heights (36 For Sale), Punta Gorda Isles Sec 20 (34 For Sale)
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This data up-to-date as of 10/25/2020