I live and work in Port Charlotte, FL. It is a small town compared to larger cities in Florida. It has just about any type of amenity you may be looking for such as schools, Port Charlotte Town Center Mall, restaurants, grocery stores, commercial businesses, hotels, hospitals and medical facilities, churches, libraries and more. Many of the businesses along US 41 were rebuilt or renovated after hurricane Charley in 2004.
If you are looking for things to do there are two bowling alleys, a miniature golf course, regular golf courses, Town Center mall, strip malls, Visani Comedy Club, Port Charlotte Beach Complex, parks, boat ramps, car shows, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, Charlotte County Fairgrounds, Charlotte Sports Park (Stone Crabs and Tampa Bay Rays Training field), movie theaters, Sun Flea Market, YMCA, boating, fishing, kayaking, sailing and other sports. A short driving distance to North Port or Punta Gorda offers additional activities and to Englewood or Venice to go to a gulf beach.
Traffic is heavier seasonally when the winter residents arrive. There is new construction happening once again and many families are choosing to make it their home. There are different lifestyles to choose from such as condos, villas, townhouses, single family homes, mobile homes, 55+ communities, golf course communities, gated communities, non-deed restricted communities and more. Some homes are on canals with access to the Peace River or the Gulf of Mexico. Others are located right in the heart of the city. There is no walkable downtown. The Murdock area is kind of the heart of the city.
Meet people and have friendsI am moving here soon and I would like to know how to go about meeting people and making friends like I have now in MI I am 60 my husband is 59 we like to play cards, swim, like to find girl friends I can go out with shopping, dinner, shows, whatever. where would I start? thank you Diane Larsen