Port Charlotte, Florida is a moderately-sized city with a population of 58,001 residents. At 85%, the majority of the Port Charlotte population is White; this is followed by 9% Black and 2% Asian. Based on an average age of 52, Port Charlotte appears to be a city better suited for seniors or retirees as the average age is well above the national average. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Port Charlotte might be a good fit as 78% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 78% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.
If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Port Charlotte, Florida. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Port Charlotte and in the areas around Port Charlotte is a much easier task.
Port Charlotte has a livability score of 74 out of 100 and is ranked #406 in Florida and #5,815 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Port Charlotte ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B) and weather (A+). There are some categories that Port Charlotte ranks poorly for, including: crime (F) and employment (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Port Charlotte has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Port Charlotte: Charlotte Stone Crabs, Port Charlotte Beach Park, and Cultural Center of Charlotte County.
Assuming that Port Charlotte meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Port Charlotte. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Port Charlotte are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Port Charlotte come in at $124,500, which is 25.4% lower than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Port Charlotte, the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 5.9% lower than the Florida average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Port Charlotte area were 16.1% and 5 year appreciation rates were 16.8%.
|Average one way commute||22min||27min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||78.2%||79.5%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||11.7%||9.3%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||0.2%||2.1%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||1.6%||0.7%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||1.0%||1.5%||2.8%|
|Working from home||5.0%||5.4%||4.6%|
|Airports (within 30 miles of city center)||0n/a||20||354|
|Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)||1 (3)||45||711|