About Punta Gorda


An important location in Southwest Florida, the name means "fat point" in the language of the Conquistadors and is the county's only incorporated city. "Old" Punta Gorda is currently in the middle of a major revitalization and beautification effort. With historic preservation as a priority, the city's Streetscape Program is restoring an old Florida atmosphere to its central district streets by adding brick lanes, period street lamps, benches and shade trees. The residential areas feature Spanish style clapboard tin-roofed homes with airy verandas, gingerbread woodwork and raised floors that bear witness to the fishing village architecture of its past. Historic Punta Gorda is experiencing an increasing demand for these quaint properties, with an eye toward restoring them to their historical quality.


Both of these waterfront communities offer boating access to Charlotte Harbor. Punta Gorda Isles began in 1958. "PGI" and "BSI" feature concrete seawalls, central water and sewer and strong, but reasonable deed restrictions. There are 65 miles of wide, saltwater canals (minimum width of 100 feet), with access times to the harbor ranging from seconds to 55 minutes. All waterfront properties are in the Canal Maintenance Program, which is run by the City of Punta Gorda. It maintains the seawalls and also keeps the canals dredged for continuous good boating access. You can travel the entire coast of Florida and not find a better value in waterfront properties than in Punta Gorda Isles/Burnt Store Isles.