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Retirement Real Estate Rises in Popularity in Port Charlotte, Florida


Port Charlotte, FL - Did you know that Port Charlotte was actually named one of the ten best places to retire in the United States in 2012 by the US News and World Report.  Located at the north end of the Charlotte Harbor Estuary and northwest of Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte is approximately 1000 miles south of Tampa and 65 miles north of Naples.  It is known for its warm and humid subtropical climate, with long, hot, humid summers featuring frequent afternoon thunderstorms and winters that are less wet and mild to warm.
It is the perfect place to retire because the population is 44% over the age of 50, housing prices are currently down, and typical three bedroom homes are around $170,000 - a perfect price range for retirement.  The atmosphere is laid back, and great for those who want to be near the water after thy retire - 40% of homes sit on canals and waterways that lead to the harbor, which features 270 square miles of cruising waters and 219 miles of protected shoreline.
Besides the great waterways, Port Charlotte offers many other amenities to its residents.  The area boasts great bird watching as well as the Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park, with tons of hiking trails and waterways to kayak.  There are also cultural aspects to enjoy, with the Cultural Center with a 500-seat theater that offers year round classes in everything from Japanese embroidery to belly dancing.
Contact Michael Saunders office today to learn more about real estate available in Port Charlotte, Florida.


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