Schools:

Charlotte County students typically rank as some of the best in Florida.
Here is a detailed list of the
Area Schools.


The Port Charlotte Area

About Port Charlotte  Offers a good overview of the local area.


Important Area Contacts
for Municipal Services, Phone, Internet, Government, Power, Water, DMV.


City Profiles is a very good site with detailed area information.
 

Beaches

The beaches of Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands line miles of the Gulf coast. Easily accessible yet quiet and remote enough to attract abundant birds, dolphins, sea turtles and other wildlife, they are a local treasure. There are no big crowds here, just plenty of white sand lapped by gentle waves from the Gulf of Mexico and decorated with colorful shells.

Golf

Ranked the 3rd Best Place in America to Live and Play Golf by Golf Digest, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands offer year-round play on more than 20 courses ranging in level from executive to championship. Scenic vistas and spectacular landscapes provide the backdrop for naturally inviting play on courses that include two ranked 4 stars by Golf Digest and three Audubon-certified courses.

Hospitals

3 Hospitals serve Charlotte County:

 

Colleges:

Edison State College
 

Airports:

Charlotte County Airport (PGD)

The Charlotte County Airport is one of the most modern general aviation airports in Southwest Florida and is conveniently located just off interstate I-75. There are two lighted runways, one 6,500 foot and one 5,000 foot runway, navigational aids and a self fueling facility.

Direct Air and Allegiant Air both provide commercial flight service with daily non-stop flights from many northeast, Midwest and southeast U.S. destinations.
 

St. Petersburg Clearwater International Airport.

This is a good size airport about 1 hour from Port Charlotte serving Tampa, Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties.
 

Tampa International

This is a major airport and hub served by all of the major carriers.
 

Southwest Florida International

This airport is located to the South of Port Charlotte in Lee County and is served by several major carriers.  It is convenient to Port Charlotte and to Ft. Myers.

 

Shopping:

From waterfront boutiques and malls, to antique fairs and flea markets, shopping takes on many forms within Charlotte County.

The Port Charlotte Town Center Mall is the only enclosed regional shopping center in Charlotte County and features over 100 specialty shops and eateries along with a 16-screen Regal Cinemas movie theatre.

Dearborn Street In Old Englewood Village offers relaxed dining, unique shops, antiques, art galleries and special events.

Fishermen's Village in Punta Gorda is a waterfront mall, marina and resort featuring 33 shops and boutiques, seven restaurants, vacation villa rentals, fishing charters, harbor cruises, boat and jet ski rentals, live entertainment and special events.