Considered a sportsman’s paradise, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda and North Port have huge opportunities for development.
Charlotte County is the gateway to Southwest Florida. Located between the major metropolitan areas of Tampa and Fort Myers, the communities of Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda a rapidly growing, but still retain the “old Florida” feel and lifestyle.
As of the 2010 census, there were 159,978 people, 73,370 households, and 44,130 families residing in the county. The racial makeiup of the county was 90.05% White, 5.68% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.19% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.10% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. 5.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 92.3% spoke only English at home. 3.0% of the population spoke Spanish at home and 1.1% French.
Charlotte County has a total area of 858 square miles, of which 680 square miles is land and 178 square miles is water. The Charlotte harbor estuary is an important natural preserve and one of the most productive in Florida.
Construction has resumed on this new addition to Southwest Florida. Discover a bolder, brighter Gulf Coast experience at Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor, a fresh and fabulous destination with stunning waterfront views, incredible amenitiets, and a world-class collection of restaurants and bars. Sun drenched and situated in beautiful Charlotte Harbor, this resort is expected to bring breezy Florida luxury to the area. The resort and gold course are expected to be open to guests in early 2023.
Welcome to Fishville. Fishermen’s Village is a waterfront shopping mall, resort and marina offering something for everyone. Shopping, dining, live entertainment and water adventures await locals and tourists alike. Conveniently located between sarasota and Fort Myers, Fishermen’s Village is the waterside event center and launching site for Florida fishing and recreation, culture and entertainment, shopping and dining.
Perfectly positioned between Fort Myers and Sarasota, Charlotte County is close enough to major metropolitan areas to offer the excitement of city life, but it also still maintains that Old Florida quality of life. The county seat of Charlotte County is Punta Gorda, a small yet upscale city on the Peace River. The largest city in the county is Port Charlotte, located on the north side of the peace River. As of the 2010 Census, Charlotte County had a population of 159,978. The current population is estimated at 188,910.
The average employee salary for Charlotte County is $57,245. This is 13.2% lower than the national average. Due to this factor, the need for rental housing is much higher than surrounding areas. The demographic makeup of the county is 90.05% White, 5.76% Hispanic, 5.68% African American, and the remaining being a mix of Asian, Native American and other. The age makeup of the county is 34.12% 65 and older, 39.21% from 35-64, and the remainder 34 and under. The media age is 56.42 (making Charlotte County the highest percentage of people over 65 in America).