Waterfront property is like a covered parking spot in Manhattan – all residents want one but only the very wealthy need apply. However, let it be known heretofore that there is affordable waterfront land available within Charlotte County and (like a Manhattan parking space) it is still close to everything.
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Perfectly situated near the beautiful Gulf of Mexico—mid-way between Sarasota and Fort Myers—Rotonda West offers its residents a peaceful, planned community embellished by meticulously kept grounds and rolling golf course fairways. There are six golf courses, including four operated by Rotonda Golf & Country Club and two by Pinemoor Golf Club. Clubs, activities, and many volunteer opportunities abound for those who wish to become involved.
Thirty miles of picturesque canals, lakes and ponds wind through the community and offer an abundance of fishing and boating opportunities. Additionally, many exotic and beautiful birds call Rotonda West home, as the community is a designated Bird Sanctuary. Nearby recreation facilities, beaches, theaters, sporting events and fine restaurants are available for all tastes and preferences.
The City of Punta Gorda was founded in 1882 by Colonel Isaac Trabue on 30 acres of land on the southern shore of Charlotte Harbor. A fire downtown destroyed almost all of Punta Gorda in 1905. After this disaster, the city council mandated all new businesses and homes be constructed of brick or concrete. After the completion of the first bridge across Charlotte Harbor in 1921, the great Florida boom reached the fishing village of Punta Gorda, and several key structures were built including City Hall, the Old Courthouse, Charlotte High School and the Punta Gorda Ice Plant
An Area of Revitalization – Downtown Punta Gorda
In 2004, the damage Hurricane Charley inflicted on the Punta Gorda area included many homes, structures and historical landmarks. A number of revitalization projects took place in the following years involving federal grants for restorations and amenities throughout the downtown corridor. Laishley Park Municipal Marina was constructed along Charlotte Harbor, the second largest harbor in the State of Florida with world-class fishing and access to the Gulf of Mexico. The marina has 85 boat slips and a boat launch for public use. A newly constructed Boat and Sail Club at Alice Park offers a kayak and canoe launch, along with powerboat dockage. The new construction of the Charlotte Event Center on Charlotte Harbor will bring culture and special events to the downtown corridor, and 800 new hotel rooms and restaurants add charm to the historic and downtown feel of the city. (more…)