Punta Gorda Florida
The City of Punta Gorda was founded in 1884 when on the instructions of Isaac Trabue, surveyor Kelly Harvey began working on the subdivision of Trabue which was filed in Manatee County on February 24, 1885. With streets and blocks arranged along the southern shores of the Peace River at its mouth on Charlotte Harbor. Every waterfront block was designated as a park, a legacy that serves the City to this day with a string of public parks connected by Harborwalk, a 2.5 mile long public promenade. Incorporated on December 7, 1887 after the arrival of the railroad and the construction of the Hotel Punta Gorda, the little city thrived on winter seasonal visitors, agricultural trade, & commercial fishing.
Punta Gorda’s fortunes ebbed and flowed along with the national economy and the Florida Real Estate cycle of boom & bust through World War II when the Punta Gorda airfield was constructed to train aircrews. After the war in the late 1950’s another boom began with new subdivisions platted with canals connected to Charlotte Harbor in the Punta Gorda Isles and Burnt Store Isles neighborhoods. These new subdivisions drew retirees from the north attracted by winter sunshine, bountiful recreational fishing, and spectacular boating opportunities.
With a small town feel, waterfront parks, system of pathways for walking and bicycling, and a collection of independent shops & restaurants, Punta Gorda continues to benefit from the preservation of its rich and unique history.
Punta Gorda Isles
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. This is truly a boater’s paradise. Where else can you live with you boat 20′ from your back door and have quick access to the best boating in Florida. The City of Punta Gorda maintains the seawalls and canals, which is a huge benefit to the local homeowners.
There is a variety of amenities and a wide price range of resale homes, condos and new construction available in Punta Gorda Isles. Time to the Harbor, age of the home, view of the water and size of seawall all contribute to the difference in pricing. Home sizes range from modest, 1,800 sqft bungalows to 4,000+ sqft manses built on double lots.
Punta Gorda Isles first development started in 1957 and different areas were opened over the years. The last area to open did so in 1981. There was never a mandatory build time so there are still vacant lots scattered throughout the old and new area. The developer, PGI, Inc. finished their development in the early 1980’s, therefore all vacant land is privately owned and resold at the owners discretion.
Fisherman’s Village in Punta Gorda Florida
Remax Harbor Realty is located in sunny Punta Gorda Isles and has been a Charlotte County real estate agency for over 23 years. Harbor Realty has 43 full time real estate agents with an average of over 10 years of experience in the Punta Gorda Real Estate market.