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Should I Retire in Punta Gorda, Florida?

In Punta Gorda, you’ll enjoy some of the best sunsets Florida has to offer! There’s an amazing waterfront and a city full of diversity. Punta Gorda might even be the best retirement town there is!

Should I Retire in Punta Gorda, Florida?

Extending into Charlotte Harbor, this historic small town is a hidden treasure of Florida. It’s centrally located between Sarasota and Fort Myers. Punta Gorda boasts wonderful restaurants, marinas, numerous cycle treks, and a pace of life that people from all over come to enjoy.

Things For Retirees To Do In Punta Gorda, Florida

Punta Gorda Farmers Market

The Punta Gorda Farmers Market has been voted the best small market in Florida and 15th in the country! It has a large number of vendors offering everything from fruits and vegetables to bakery and fresh homemade pasta. Also to choose from are fresh seafood, arts & crafts, cheese, and much more. The Punta Gorda Farmers Market has become a Saturday morning tradition for many senior residents!


Wine & Jazz Festival

The Annual Wine & Jazz Festival is always a day of excellent food, drinks, and entertainment in one of the most beautiful settings in the area. Local restaurants offer samplings of their fare, and you can even enjoy wine distributors from around the world.

Visit Downtown

Downtown Punta Gorda’s unique older architecture is what draws most visitors to its quaint, cobbled streets. But, once you get there, you’ll soon realize that there’s no shortage of unique shops and restaurants!

Fishermen’s Village

Fishermen’s Village is a fully-restored waterfront mall and marina with exclusive boutiques, shops, and fine restaurants with beautiful views over the harbor. There is also nightlife to sample! From Fishermen’s Village, you can enjoy sightseeing cruises, fishing, and even jet-skiing.

Babcock Ranch and Wildlife Park

The Babcock Ranch and Wildlife Park is one of the largest undeveloped expanses of pine Flatwoods in Southwest Florida and a favored spot for horseback riding and pure nature enthusiasts.


55-Plus Retirement Community in Punta Gorda, Florida

Blue Heron Pines 55+ Golf Course Community is 140 acres of residential living and scenic golf. Tree-lined streets wind through the community and private lakes offer plenty of places for catch-and-release. Blue Heron Pines has a quiet atmosphere complete with a lakefront clubhouse with a patio. Resort-style amenities and activities include an 18-hole executive golf course and aqua driving range, a pro shop and snack bar with patio deck, a heated swimming pool and sundeck, a state-of-the-art fitness center and sauna, and Boat and RV storage.

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Originally published July 27, 2022

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