Livability Score

76
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities D-

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (3) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Punta Gorda Coffee & Tea
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Penny's
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (7) B
Blanchard House Museum
Museum
A. C. Freeman House
Museum
Florida Adventure Museum
Museum
Florida Military Heritage Museum
Museum
Visual Arts Center
Art Gallery
Keystone Gallery
Art Gallery
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Muscle Car City
Museum
Food and Drink (15) D-
Working Cow
Sweets
Ice House
Bar
Los Dos Cristianos Coffee at the Orange House
Bar
Hungry Howie's
Fast Food
CJ's
Bar
Celtic Ray Public House
Bar
Shorty's Place
Bar
Perch 360
Bar
Fedora's Cigar & Wine Bar
Bar
TT's Tiki Bar
Bar
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Simply Sweet
Sweets
The Good Ole Days
Sweets
Island Life Yogurt
Sweets
Last Chance Saloon
Bar
Domino's #3825
Fast Food
Publix Liquors
Beverages
Subway
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
#1 Wok
Fast Food
Fitness (0) F
Groceries (2) F
Publix
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Parks (37) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Baker Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Hector House Plaza
Park
Baily Brothers Park
Park
Herald Court Plaza
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Linear Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Laishley Park
Park
Punta Gorda History Park
Park
Gilcrest Park
Park
South County Regional Park
Park
Great Lawn
Park
Laishley Park Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Shops (9) F
T-Mobile
Electronics
Unknown Name
Mall
Unknown Name
Mall
Unknown Name
Mall
Captain Bills
Hairdresser
Buc Store
Books
RaceTrac
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Mall
GNC
Nutrition Supplements
Pet Supermarket
Pets
T-Mobile
Electronics
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
Wawa
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Sandman Book Company
Books
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.2% take public transportation in Punta Gorda.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.2%
F
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cost of living D

The cost of living in Punta Gorda is 122/100 - which is 25% higher than Florida.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime A+

Punta Gorda crime rates are 745 per 100k, which is 59% lower than Florida
Property Crime
639 crimes per 100k
A+
Violent Crime
106 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment B-

The median income in Punta Gorda is $61,868 - which is 27% higher than Florida.
Med. Household Income
$61,868
C-
Unemployment Rate
2.3%
A+
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health A+

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (6)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Punta Gorda Police Department
Police
Punta Gorda Fire Department
Fire Station
Gulf Breeze Community Office
Police
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda
Hospital
Charlotte Behavioral Health Care
Hospital
Paul M Popper MD
Doctor
Major Terry Branscome Training Center
Police
Punta Gorda Fire Station #3
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office - Corrections
Police
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office
Police
Charlotte County Fire/EMS Station 7
Fire Station
Charlotte County Fire Department Station 6
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A+
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housing B

Punta Gorda home prices are $342,200 - which is 105% higher than Florida
Home Price
$342,200
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
12%
A-
Home Affordability
5.5x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools A+

The Punta Gorda graduation rate is 93% - which is 12% higher than Florida
School Test Scores
65%
C
High School Grad. Rates
93%
A+
Elementary Schools (6) A
Sallie Jones Elementary School
Good Shepherd Day School
Punta Gorda Middle School
East Elementary School
Charlotte Harbor School
Peace River Elementary School
High Schools (5) F
Charlotte High School
Florida Southwestern Collegiate High School
Compass Learning Center
Charlotte Harbor School
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ratings A

Punta Gorda has an overall rating of 83% from 28 reviews.
User Reviews (3)
From AreaVibes
A
User Surveys (25)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Punta Gorda Area Facts

  • Punta Gorda has a Livability Score of 76/100, which is considered excellent
  • Punta Gorda crime rates are 59% lower than the Florida average
  • Cost of living in Punta Gorda is 25% higher than the Florida average
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Punta Gorda Reviews

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Best Little Place in the world 5 rating By mmydad ( Apr 21, 2017) Punta Gorda has the nightlife if that is what you are looking for. If you are looking for peace and quiet you can find that as well. It has amazing shopping, and entertainment your looking for. The people are warm and inviting. This little city is beautiful to see the older looki ...Read More ng houses or the newer houses. Nice to walk down the sidewalk and meet people and be greeted with hello's and nice day. The parks are all child friendly and most dog friendly. I love Punta Gorda. Read Less
Nice little town but very slow 3 rating By capriccio ( Mar 03, 2016) Punta Gorda is not a place for younger people or people who live a fast life. It is great, however, for older people. Many of the activities are boat related or are very "Florida-y". The restaurants downtown are pricy but excellent. I would say that the majority of the population ...Read More would be older people and/or "rednecks". In this town, people are mainly either wealthy or very poor and there isn't much in between. Nice little town for a family if you'd like something small. However, many kids around here are into drugs. Read Less
Quaint Growing City 4 rating By TamRE ( Jun 25, 2015) Punta Gorda Florida is a beautiful small city on the gulf coast of Florida. Many of the homes are located on canals that lead to the Gulf of Mexico, especially in Punta Gorda Isles. The lifestyle is laid back. There is a downtown walkable area which comes alive in the evening. ...Read More There are restaurants, parks, boating, fishing, sailing and so much more.

There is a variety of living styles such as condos, villas, single family homes and mobile homes.

Some of the things the city has to offer are Laishley Park Marina, several parks, Charlotte Harbor Event Center, Fishermen's Village for shopping and dining, King Fisher Fleet, sailing and boat clubs, bicycle path around the city, Muscle Car City, Florida Tracks and Trails, Peace River Wildlife Center, YMCA, Tennis Club, golf courses, Palm Auto Mall, Bobcat Wilderness Adventure, flea market, events and festivals, Charlotte Players, hotels with waterfront dining, marinas, boat ramps, and dog parks. Read Less
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Quaint Growing City 4 rating By TamRE ( Jun 25, 2015) Punta Gorda Florida is a beautiful small city on the gulf coast of Florida. Many of the homes are located on canals that lead to the Gulf of Mexico, especially in Punta Gorda Isles. The lifestyle is laid back. There is a downtown walkable area which comes alive in the evening. ...Read More There are restaurants, parks, boating, fishing, sailing and so much more.

There is a variety of living styles such as condos, villas, single family homes and mobile homes.

Some of the things the city has to offer are Laishley Park Marina, several parks, Charlotte Harbor Event Center, Fishermen's Village for shopping and dining, King Fisher Fleet, sailing and boat clubs, bicycle path around the city, Muscle Car City, Florida Tracks and Trails, Peace River Wildlife Center, YMCA, Tennis Club, golf courses, Palm Auto Mall, Bobcat Wilderness Adventure, flea market, events and festivals, Charlotte Players, hotels with waterfront dining, marinas, boat ramps, and dog parks. Read Less

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D- Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Punta Gorda? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
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Baker Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Hector House Plaza

Entertainment

Blanchard House Museum
A. C. Freeman House
Florida Adventure Museum
Florida Military Heritage Museum
Visual Arts Center
Keystone Gallery
Unknown Name
Muscle Car City

Food & Drink

Working Cow
Ice House
Los Dos Cristianos Coffee at the Orange House
Hungry Howie's
CJ's
Celtic Ray Public House
Shorty's Place
Perch 360

F Commute

Is public transit available in Punta Gorda? Of all people who commute, 0.2% take public transportation in Punta Gorda.
Drive to Work
80%

4% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

B- Health & Safety

Is Punta Gorda a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Bayfront Health Punta Gorda

Pharmacies

Walgreens

Doctors

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