One important factor for all of my clients to buy here or in the Sarasota area, is the high and increasing crime rate in Lee County. That includes all Ft.Myers, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. Lee County has violent crimes like murders and drug related problems.
When the question was asked for a retiree than the answer is Charlotte County. Cultural we have a lot of activities in Punta Gorda, the culture center in Port Charlotte, but after all Charlotte County has the second largest body of water after Tampa in all Florida. So if you like the boating and fishing you are more than welcome here.
GEHRING REALTY INC.
Please read more here http://buytodayfla.com/?p=539
If you need any local area research or statistics give me a call.
Jessica Coleman / Realtor
Port Charlotte, Florida 33948
Direct: (941) 249-2366
My Dad owns a place in Charlotte County as he likes the slower paced lifestyle. If you have specific questions feel free to contact me.
Terry McCarley, RealtorÂ®, CDPE
Jones & Co Realty
Southwest Florida is a wonderful place to retire. Did you know that Port Charlotte, FL was named #1 Best Place to Retire by CNNMoney.com in 2009? It has sunny days, balmy nights, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. There are an abundance of activities to be involved in such as golfing, tennis, jogging, walking, bird watching, gardening, swimming, shelling on the beaches, fishing, boating, sailing, and shopping.
There are 55+ communities, waterfront communities, manufactured home communities, golf and tennis communities - plenty of choices for any lifestyle at affordable prices. We also have many senior living facilities and health care facilities. The town offers arts festivals, historical downtown Punta Gorda, parks, recreational and educational activities, and natural beauty.
Prices for homes have declined drastically in this area since 2006, making this an affordable, desirable location to retire. Florida is also one of the few states with no income tax. If you live here year round you can apply for a homestead exemption. And don't forget one of the best parts of Florida, making friends. Most people come from somewhere north. It is easy to make new friends and as you retire you have plenty of time for some fun in the sun. Feel free to kick back and relax as you get to know your neighbors. Thinking of retiring in Southwest Florida? Contact me today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
One of the advantages Ft Myers will have over these three communities is that it will have much more available recreationally, socially, and culturally. Also one of the things we often hear from Ft. Myers visitors is that is is very crowded during the tourist season and it can be difficult to navigate the traffic. The reality is that every location in Florida experiences an increase in seasonal visitors but these communities still enjoy the normal traffic patterns.
We would be happy to entertain more specific questions about the area and it offerings.
Bill Eckler, GRI
I can honestly say that as a local born and raised professional, I have never had one client that regretted moving to the area.
If you can be a little more specific as to what criteria you seek in a home I can send some com parables to you and you can see for yourself. Some specifics that would help me assist you would be bed,bath,garage,price,extras,etc.
Have you ever visited Port Charlotte or Fort Myers before?
Here is a link to a little picture/article that was in the newspaper at the beginning of the year https://dl.dropbox.com/u/74754075/relay.php.bmp
Here is another link with another reference for places to retire. http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2009/moneymag/0909/gallery.bp
Here is one more from money magazine http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bpretire/2006/snapsh
When do you plan on coming down?