Punta Gorda, FL

Population: 17,721

Key findings

  • Punta Gorda has a Livability Score of 82/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Punta Gorda crime rates are 43% lower than the Florida average
  • Cost of living in Punta Gorda is 18% higher than the Florida average
  • Punta Gorda real estate prices are 80% higher than the Florida average
  • Rental prices in Punta Gorda are 17% lower than the Florida average

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      Top Rated Schools in Punta Gorda

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Florida Southwestern Collegiate High School9 - 1235683%
      Sallie Jones Elementary SchoolPK - 561861%
      Punta Gorda Middle School6 - 81,14655%
      Charlotte High School9 - 121,92849%
      Ami Kids Crossroads6 - 122225%
      Baker/head StartPK - PK181n/a
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      Punta Gorda Reviews

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      Attractions0/10
      Community0/10
      Nightlife0/10
      Dining0/10
      Shopping0/10
      Best Little Place in the world

      Attractions10/10
      Community10/10
      Nightlife10/10
      Dining10/10
      Shopping10/10
      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 looking 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.
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      Nice little town but very slow

      Attractions4/10
      Community7/10
      Nightlife4/10
      Dining4/10
      Shopping6/10
      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 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.
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      Quaint Growing City

      Attractions5/10
      Community10/10
      Nightlife7/10
      Dining7/10
      Shopping5/10
      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. 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.
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      Source: The Punta Gorda, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).