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Located on the picturesque West Coast of Florida, between Sarasota and Fort Myers, the Charlotte County area is home to clear skies, pristine waters, and beautiful sunsets...

Christmas lighted boat tour in Punta Gorda.

Punta Gorda - a charming and historic waterfront community. It is the county seat and the only incorporated city in Charlotte County. More than 100 years old, Punta Gorda features a quaint downtown with cobblestone streets and gas street lamps, with a 19th century Spanish charm. The city has acquired a State Historic District status, but Punta Gorda has more than history to draw visitors and new residents. The city's economy ranks highest in the country. The population of Punta Gorda is approximately 12,500. The city consists of two parts, the original historic district with its old quaint homes and shops, and the newer subdivisions of Punta Gorda Isles, Burnt Store Isles, and Seminole Lakes.

Punta Gorda Canal Home

Most of the subdivisions are located on a network of deep saltwater canals, providing sail and powerboat owners quick and easy access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico, or they are located on or near Golf courses. These are deed-restricted communities with city water and sewers, paved streets, and power, cable, and telephone service. The canal lots all have concrete sea walls maintained by the city. All residential improvements are upscale and are tightly controlled by the building commission. The vast amount of the land is zoned single-family residence with small areas zoned for duplex or low rise multiples.

Punta Gorda Landscaping

There are many shopping centers in the area, the most famous of which is Fisherman's Village and Marina with its upscale shops and restaurants. The community is noted as an art center in Southwest Florida. The Charlotte county Visual Arts Center is located in Punta Gorda adjacent to Fisherman's Village. Housing options in Punta Gorda include the waterfront homes of Punta Gorda Isles, the exclusive community of Burnt Store Marina Country Club, and a vast selection of newer and historic homes.

Port Charlotte Beach Area

Port Charlotte - a relatively new community developed in the late 1950's. It encompasses the unincorporated area of Charlotte County and is comprised mostly of single-family homes with a spattering of condos and town homes. The county has an area of approximately 820 square miles and a population of approximately 135,000. Port Charlotte has a small town nature but offers the advantages of city life nearby. (Ft. Myers is only 20 minutes to the South and Sarasota only 40 minutes North). Port Charlotte is located on the Northern side of the Peace River and has access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico via a series of canals and waterways that total more than 165 miles in length.

Port Charlotte Yacht Club

There are miles of natural shoreline bordering the Harbor and rivers, making it an ideal choice for waterfront living. Port Charlotte offers recreational activities for every lifestyle, including golf courses, yacht clubs, parks, fine dining and shopping.

A winter day at Englewood Beach

Englewood - Located about two-thirds of the way down Florida's west coast, Englewood links Charlotte and Sarasota Counties. Its tropical beaches and gentle climate inspire the description of an intimate community's atmosphere. Englewood presents year-round cultural events, resplendent parks and recreational areas that host an array of outdoor activities. An easy distance to cosmopolitan communities, 40 miles south of Sarasota and 50 miles north of Fort Myers, the Englewood area can offer it all!

Beach combing along the Lemon Bay area's beaches offer a thrilling adventure. Along with shells and driftwood, prehistoric shark's teeth are buried in the sand. The "Out Islands" (Don Pedro, Palm, and Little Gasparilla) accessible only by boat, are pristine, residential islands that remain unspoiled and enhanced by 7 miles of tropical, sandy white beaches. On Don Pedro, Palm, and Little Gasparilla, a leisurely pace is a must! An angler's paradise, prime fishing is found in Lemon Bay, Stump Pass, and the Gulf of Mexico. Known for its abundance of redfish, grouper, and snook, this area is also known as the Tarpon Capital of the World!

Golf course front living

Florida is a golfer's dream and draws more golfers than any other state. The Englewood area alone offers six golf courses and many more within a half hour's drive. Golfers have ample courses where they can experience typical Florida play. Naturally, the most common elements on Florida courses are water and sand. Challenging elements include the island green and prevailing coastal winds. But take heart, deep rough is uncommon!

Health care facilities, which include the Englewood Community Hospital as well as area physicians, are the finest there is to offer. Englewood prides itself in having one of the best school systems in southwest Florida. Considered to be one of the fastest growing areas in Florida, Englewood presents a tremendous opportunity for business and industrial growth.

Pool view over Lemon Bay in Englewood

Manasota Key - A Secluded Gulf front Barrier Island community with two access bridges from Englewood on the Mainland. This Key features Charlotte Counties best public beaches as well as several private Gulf front estates just North of Middle Beach. Enjoy the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast's last affordable and un-crowded beachfront lifestyle.

Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island

Boca Grande - is a hidden paradise with a beautiful beach, fine dining, shopping, and some of the best fishing in the world. Located on the Southwest coast of Florida on the Grand Barrier Island called Gasparilla, it is a step back into "Old World" Florida, a carefully preserved part of Florida's history and beauty. Boca Grande is a retreat for tourists and fishermen. Here you can find a wealth of unusual photographic opportunities, and the shops offer unique treasures from around the world. Boca Grande is a quiet community that seeks to protect its unique atmosphere and quality of life - the intangibles that make Boca Grande a very special place.

Boca Grande is home to several Banyan Trees

Many people come to the beautiful Boca Grande Beach to spend the day swimming, shelling and fishing. Tourism and fishing are the economic base on this tranquil seven mile long island that boasts no high rises and no traffic lights, a 104 year old lighthouse, and a street with 80 year old Banyan trees. Pristine white sand beaches stretch the entire Gulf side of the Island, while protected waterways weave in and around the natural mangrove shoreline along the bay side. Bordered by Charlotte Harbor and Gasparilla Sound on the east, boaters can explore 750,000 acres of estuary - where freshwater and saltwater blend to provide nurseries for the oceans fish species. Recreational boating and sailing are popular pastimes, whether on your own, by tour or charter. Dolphins, white pelicans, osprey, and manatees are only some of the unusual species you will encounter. Seven miles of wide, pristine, sugar white sand beaches offer shelling, swimming, and just plain relaxing. Even in the heat of summer, cooling westerly breezes provide welcome relief.

Sunset over Charlotte Harbor

Our village shops are an adventure, as our merchants literally travel the world in search of the unusual. The galleries present the works of local artists who have captured the spirit of Boca Grande in a multitude of media. Our restaurants each have their own unique style, featuring dishes made from the freshest local seafood as well as international specialties. Yet, the pace is slow, and family oriented recreation is paramount.

Landing a big tarpon at Boca Grande Pass

Southwest Florida has some of the best fishing in the world, and fishing is an important part of the industry and culture of Gasparilla Island. Every spring, tarpon fishermen head for the "Tarpon Capital of the World" to fish famous Boca Grande Pass. Boca Grande is host to the "World's Richest Tarpon Tournament". This is the most famous tournament of its kind, with a $100,000 purse. Local marinas also host tarpon tournaments in season, and recreational fishermen share the "fishing hole" with tournament anglers, all vying for the thrill of the catch. Since tarpon are not an edible fish, catch-and-release is the operable word in the pass during Season. Few anglers keep tarpon for mounting, and taxidermists can make fiberglass mounts that exactly replicate the big fish you caught. Your guide will expertly take its measurements for the taxidermist if you ask him. Most tarpon anglers hire a fishing guide who provides the boat, equipment, bait, knowledge and a fishing license. Experienced fishing guides are available for tarpon, April through July, as well as for offshore and back bay fishing year-round.

From the Gulf of Mexico to the backwaters of Charlotte Harbor, our waters teem with plentiful game and food fish. In addition to Tarpon Season in the spring, prime fishing times run from August through November, when offshore fishing yields grouper, snapper, mackerel and kingfish, and inshore fishing is excellent for snook and redfish. Recreational fishing in Boca Grande is an exhilarating sport all 12 months of the year! You can use your own boat, rent one, or hire one of our many local fishing guides.

Charlotte Harbor is home to the unique Manatee

North Port - has the distinction of being the smallest big city in the state of Florida. It is the fifth largest city in the state in land area but it is only 10 percent populated. North Port is Sarasota County's smallest municipality with a population of a little more than 27,000. Growth has been phenomenal since its birth as a community and "the best is yet to come!" More expensive homes can be found in Sabel Trace and Heron's Creek, gated, golf course communities, the islands community of Duck Key, or the North Port Estates area.

One of the world's best-known health spas, Warm Mineral Springs, is located just north of the North Port city limits. Thousand of guests who are seeking relief from arthritis, rheumatism and muscular problems visit annually. Bathers relate that they experience a healing effect from the 87 degree Fahrenheit water temperature and the heavily mineralized, warm spring waters.

Because North Port has plenty of land left for commerce, housing and recreation, it is not surprising that North Port has continued its healthy growth. It is close to the beaches, the "big city life" and cultural aspects that accompany it, but pastoral, serene rural areas and beautiful blue skies are here too. North Port can justifiably be proud of its progressive 37-year history.

Sunset over Charlotte Harbor from Ponce De Leon Park in Punta Gorda

Sunset - it's the premiere thing that sets the West Coast of Florida apart from the rest of the state. And no one knows that better than Doug & Michelle Bry of RE/MAX Harbor Realty!

Q  What natural consequence of home building combats global warming?
A  Reduction of forests has decreased the friction of the Earth's surface, causing it to spin faster, thereby cooling the air and counteracting global warming.
More Real Estate Trivia

Several great golf courses can be found throughout Charlotte and South Sarasota Counties.

Old World Florida style homes are prevalent on Boca Grande.

Punta Gorda, a sailor's haven.



Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, and Englewood real estate and homes - America's NUMBER1EXPERT (tm) Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, and Englewood real estate and homes - America's NUMBER1EXPERT (tm)

Punta Gorda real estate and homes for sale in Florida, also serving Port Charlotte, and Englewood in Charlotte County, Doug & Michelle Bry Real Estate Agents

Doug & Michelle Bry
Shells Realty

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Punta Gorda, FL 33950
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Our Mission: Not to list or sell the most, but to do the most we can for our buyers and sellers. Not to appear the best, but simply to do our very best for you the customer. No excuses - just hard work, integrity, and superior service. We spent months researching the best possible places to live in the United States. We wanted an area with a great economy, low crime, quality schools and hospitals, warm climate, great sunsets, and a variety of recreational activities. We found Charlotte Harbor Region of Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast the superior community.

Strong Midwest work ethic, Doug & Michelle relocated to Florida from North Dakota ten years ago where Doug was a top real estate sales producer and Michelle practiced counseling.  After completing more than 1,500 Florida real estates transactions in the Charlotte Harbor area, we still love our careers, helping people to find their Florida Dream Home.

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