Punta Gorda Isles (PGI) was developed as a deed-restricted, waterfront & golf community. All homes, with the exception of a few located on St. Andrews Golf Course, are on wide canals (no less than 100′) with access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. 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.
Punta Gorda Lifestyle
Punta Gorda is a paradise for fishermen, boaters, sun-worshippers, and shoppers alike. Located Charlotte County, Florida, Punta Gorda is the vibrant engine of the area. It boasts wonderful restaurants, marinas, and a pace of life that people worldwide come to enjoy.
The beautiful Charlotte Harbor surrounds Punta Gorda. The city is great for an active lifestyle, including many activities such as cycling, golf, tennis, pickleball or bird watching. The Punta Gorda Pathways consists of approximately 18 miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails that connect the City's neighborhoods, parks and commercial areas.
Punta Gorda offers unprecedented access to the harbor for sailing, cruising, deep-sea fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding. You will find full-service marinas, charter cruises, boat launches and piers, as well as beautiful waterfront parks and trails that run throughout the City. Punta Gorda is a true boater's paradise with a unique layout of neighborhoods consisting of 109 miles of seawalls in our waterfront canals.
Port Charlotte and Charlotte Harbor
Along the north side of Charlotte Harbor where the Peace River joins the expansive waters. You’ll find recreational lands, fishing charters, paddling outfitters, and a focus on outdoor activities. The area is a boating and fishing center, with access to miles of waterways and prolific fishing, and a reputation as the Tarpon Capital of the world.
Punta Gorda Fishing
The waters are rich with common snook, gray snapper, largemouth bass, gulf flounder, goliath grouper, spotted sea trout, redfish (red drum,) crevalle jack, cobia, bluegill, Spanish mackerel, and tarpon.
The Village is Florida’s unique combination of a full-service destination resort and a hometown hang out for visitors and locals 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.
The resort will offer seven stand-alone restaurants, 11 bars and lounges and two poolside offerings, all part of a 25,000-square-foot “multi-dining experience”. The waterfront resort will offer fine and casual dining options, including a modern steakhouse, a traditional trattoria-style Italian restaurant, a coastal Mexican restaurant, an expansive sports bar, a full-scale in-house bakery, and a banquet kitchen. The 11 bar and lounge areas on property will feature a wine program with a selection of fine wines, modern cocktails, local beer and tropical drink options. Opening October 2023.
Downtown Commercial Historic District
The city has a thriving historic district with several distinct neighborhoods. This district contains a vibrant mix of historic and new structures. Key historic structures include the National Register listed Punta Gorda Ice House on Tamiami Trail, the Punta Gorda Women’s Club on Sullivan Street, and the Old First National Bank of Punta Gorda building. History Park is a great place to enjoy beautiful landscaping and view the historic buildings preserved for future generations to enjoy. Visit the Military Heritage Museum and the Punta Gorda History Center to discover how Punta Gorda came to be. 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.
Cayo Costa State Park
Paradise awaits you at Cayo Costa State Park, with 9 miles of untouched beaches accessible only by boat.
Don Pedro State Park
Located between Knight Island and Little Gasparilla Island, Don Pedro Island is accessible only by private boat. This hidden gem is a 230 acre park. The park offer one mile of sandy beaches.
Our barrier islands only accessible by boat are great for shelling. The islands have beautiful white sandy beaches that offer sunbathing, shelling, snorkeling and nature trails.
Punta Gorda Airport (PGD)
PGD is off I-75 on Florida’s southwest coast between Sarasota and Ft. Myers. Sun Country and Allegiant provide low-cost, nonstop air service to more than 50 destinations. You can fly from Punta Gorda with: Sun Country Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Delta, United. Nearby alternative airports include Southwest Florida Regional Airport (RSW), Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), or Tampa International Airport (TPA).
Punta Gorda is home to five public schools operated by Charlotte County Public Schools: Charlotte High School, Punta Gorda Middle School, Sallie Jones Elementary School, East Elementary School, and the Baker Pre-K Center. Good Shepherd Day School is Punta Gorda's only private grade school. Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School is the county school district's only charter school.
Florida SouthWestern State College’s Charlotte Campus is Punta Gorda's institution of higher learning.
2020 population of about 20K.
Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, Inc.
PGICA has 30 clubs and groups serving the community with social, boating, fishing, educational, health and wellness activities and opportunities.