About the Area
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The name, Punta Gorda, comes from the Spanish, meaning “Fat Point.” This historic small town is a hidden treasure of Florida and lies as a “Fat Point,” sticking out into Charlotte Harbor – one of the US’s largest natural harbors.
Centrally located between Sarasota to our North and Fort Myers to our South, Punta Gorda is a delightful location within a comfortable driving distance from Tampa, Orlando and Miami.
Greater Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands Area have been consistently voted the best place to live in the South. The area can boast of an excellent location, pristine waterfront, untouched wilderness and limitless opportunity for dreams to come true. We are Florida’s best keep secret, a tranquil coastal getaway for a relaxing and refreshing escape.
For details on Punta Gorda Airport / Charlotte County Airport, which serves the whole of SW Florida, please visit www.flypgd.com.
There you will find details of the airports location, direct jet service to many cities in the North East, South East and Mid West as well as details concerning ground transportation and car rentals.
Links to help you find the things you want and need: local information websites, government facilities, schools, historic points of interest, etc.
Quick Facts About the Area and Our People
Population, 2010 estimate: Punta Gorda – 16,641, Florida – 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010: Punta Gorda – 16%, Florida – 17.6%
Find out what our members are doing! Visit our calendar of chamber and member, including social gatherings, informational seminars, support groups, business events, etc.
Downloadable maps of Punta Gorda Bicycle Pats, Fishermen’s Village, Downtown Gallery Walk