|Punta Gorda Isles, Florida|
The Charlotte Harbor communities of Punta Gorda Isles and Burnt Store Isles have been blessed with a tranquil lifestyle and a nearly perfect year round climate. Hundreds of miles of canals and waterways teaming with aquatic life, wind through our waterfront development bordered by lovely homes with manicured lawns, tasteful landscaping and docks with 50 ft. sailboats or 15 ft. runabouts out back.
Punta Gorda is uniquely situated at the mouth of the Peace & Myakka Rivers and the head of 125 sq. mile Charlotte Harbor, which flows into both the Gulf of Mexico and that gunkholer’s and fisherman’s paradise, Pine Island Sound. While on the water daysailing or cruising on your way to one of our beautiful Islands for a day of sunbathing on secluded beaches, you can expect to be treated to the antics of playful dolphins and the aerial beauty of ospreys, egrets, ibis, herons and of course pelicans.
In 1996 Money Magazine in their “Best places to live” issue named Punta Gorda the best small town in America. For an unprecedented 2 additional years, Punta Gorda has continued to be ranked among the top few towns on their list. Rarely, if, ever in the history of this competition has one community been in the spotlight for 3 consecutive years. Interested? Call me for an information package and a video of the area.
Claire Manzo - Coldwell Banker Morris Realty
This article originally appeared in the November 2002 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.