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Port Charlotte

Port Charlotte is located at the north end of the Charlotte Harbor Estuary northwest of the city of Punta Gorda. It is 100 miles south of Tampa and 65 miles north of Naples.

ots of places in Florida have been battered by the housing bust. But this laid-back Gulf Coast town, just across Charlotte Harbor from pricier Punta Gorda, arguably best hits the sweet spot of great prices and great amenities.

Homes here cost less than half what they did in late 2005, and about 40% of them sit on canals and waterways leading to the harbor - which has 270 square miles of cruising waters and 219 miles of protected shoreline.

The area boasts top-notch medical facilities. The town's Cultural Center houses a 500-seat theater and offers year-round classes in everything from Japanese embroidery to belly dancing. And there's great bird watching in 42,000-acre Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park, which has hundreds of avian species and is crisscrossed with hiking trails and kayaking water ways. The lack of a Florida tax on income -- including interest and dividend income -- only sweetens the deal…Money Magazine

Charlotte Sports Park, in Port Charlotte is also the home field for the Charlotte Stone Crabs and the Spring Training home of the Tampa Bay Rays. To learn more about Port Charlotte visit Charlotte Harbor Travel.for more information.



Port Charlotte