Welcome To Punta Gorda
Punta Gorda is a vibrant waterfront community, unique in character and history and one of the most desirable places to live, work and visit.
– Rachel Keesling, Mayor of Punta Gorda
Punta Gorda Economic and Demographic Data and Statistics
Get to know Punta Gorda better with this essential data. Rideout Commercial Group can provide additional property and neighborhood level details upon request.
Median Household Income: 4.3% higher than US median
Annual Air Travel Throughput: 1,118,000+
Punta Gorda Lifestyle Gallery
Punta Gorda’s growing economy and population of civic minded individuals enjoy creating prosperity within the peaceful beauty and serenity that the city offers.
Punta Gorda In 4K Video
Local videographer Trevor McDonald, owner of Reel Time Films, provides a gorgeous view of the city of Punta Gorda. Get to know the sights and sounds that make this area a great choice to live, work, or invest in.
Life in Punta Gorda
In addition to its beautifully restored historic district, Punta Gorda offers many natural attractions, waterside shopping and leisurely strolls along the Harborwalk and at Fishermen’s Village on Charlotte Harbor. Easily reached by I-75 along Florida’s south-central Gulf Coast, Punta Gorda features streets lined with huge royal palms, old Florida-era tin-roofed homes with wide verandas, brick lanes, and street lamps and benches that leave an almost tangible old-Florida atmosphere. The A.C. Freeman House Museum in Punta Gorda is an authentically restored and furnished late Victorian-era home. Near the historic district of Punta Gorda, you will find Fishermen’s Village. This unique waterfront destination includes gift, clothing, and specialty shops, seven restaurants, a military heritage museum, a 98-slip marina and fully furnished luxury villas.
"Come for the weekend ... Stay for life"
Punta Gorda is the rarest of places – a gem at the edge of Florida’s Gulf Coast, a treasure that charms and delights. Florida’s best small city marries the allure of a world-class resort with the pleasures of a hometown welcome. National travel and lifestyle editors tout its premier sports and recreation, blue-ribbon arts and culture, and its variety of casual and fine dining. First time or returning, visiting or staying, those who discover Punta Gorda find it for live.
ACTIVE LIFESTYLE WALKING & BICYCLING
Whether pedaling around with the city’s free bike-loaner program, taking a stroll along the Punta Gorda Pathways, playing tennis or pickleball – if it’s outdoors, Punta Gorda does it with style. Florida’s best small city is a bike-friendly, walking community. It’s network of pedestrian share use trails links historic neighborhoods, parks & historic downtown. Punta Gorda Pathways, eighteen-miles of groomed shared multi use paths are pet, bicycle, and walking friendly.
ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVALS
When it comes to culture, Punta Gorda thinks big. Its attractive, full-service cultural and convention center is accessible by land or by sea. Innovative artists’ galleries are tucked throughout the city. Jazz festivals, wine & cuisine affairs, and open-air art shows enliven the community throughout the year. Spontaneous jams at the city’s palm-lined, harbor-front park have been know to serenade the sunset. Whether staged indoors or tented on the green, when there is a reunion, panic, wedding, or major trade show on the calendar, Punta Gorda offers the perfect venue.
SAILING, MARINA & BOATING
Sail Magazine review of Punta Gorda’s front door described Charlotte Harbor as “Thin-Water Paradise.” That’s how sailors identify friendly waters perfect for small and medium-size cruisers, yachts and charter boats. Punta Gorda has deep water access too. National and regional fishing tournaments draw world-class anglers. At the waterfront, Fisherman’s Village harbors boardwalk shops, casual and fine dining, and resort accommodations. Whether arriving by kayak or yacht, maritime visitors find Punta Gorda’s snug harbor is an island of enchantment.
WILDLIFE ESTUARY FISHING
Florida’s southwestern estuaries, mangrove wetlands, historic river, and productive uplands comprise one of the largest ecosystems of its kind in North America. Punta Gorda takes pride in its ecological riches. Inland, its green-tree canopy shades city streets and residential districts. Surrounding the city, maritime and coastal habitats support over 600 species of birds, fish, and marine wildlife. Punta Gorda’s ecosystem is managed in partnership with state and federal scientist to accommodate a wide range of active and passive uses. Accessible parks and preserves, boat launches, and picnic areas invite family excursions.
The Punta Gorda Airport
In 2016, the Punta Gorda Airport facilitated over 1,118,000 passenger trips and is responsible for over $350 million in annual economic output, and an estimated $24.8 million in annual state and local tax generation.
Allegiant Air offers nonstop service from 40 cities directly to Punta Gorda.