I have to tell you, I recently moved to Punta Gorda in June of 07 from Bradenton. I chose PG because it has a much lower crime rate!! I'm saving $250 on my car insurance in Punta Gorda!!! That's the difference!! Punta Gorda is a very safe place to live, has a lot fewer people than Cape Coral, the schools are decent, and very family oriented.
I highly recommend Fisherman's Village Realty, Melissa was my agent and she is great. Down to earth, honest, open. http://www.mypuntagordarentals.com or fishermans-village-realty.com
Pat and Elaine Martin own the Fishermans Realty brokerage and they too are great people.
There office number is 941-575-2502.
I hope this helped!
What area of Punta Gorda were you thinking? I live in the area and also have three children. Please give me a call or email and I can go over the different areas. If you visit my website it has a description and photos of every community from Punta Gorda to Sarasota. There are some pretty good deals right now with some of the foreclosed property.
I'm a Florida native so I'm pretty familiar with the area :)
Shannon Moore, RealtorÂ®
Re/Max Anchor Realty
North Port/Port Charlotte
Susan & Bill Eckler
Michael Saunders & Company
Its a few months since you asked the question and if you are still looking - Punta Gorda is by by far the choice. I moved to Punta Gorda in 1996 and have loved it ever since. It is a small city. We are growing but keeping the old town feel. In the past few years Punta Gorda has blossomed and is still a safe place with a low crime rate.
I am writing a blog in parts so that should give you a good idea about Punta Gorda.
I am with Punta Gorda Realty. We are a family oriented Real Estate Office and have been in business for over 30 years. I work with agents who have been in this business for 30 years or more and we work together. We would like to work with you.
Cary Hallinan - Broker Associate
Engel & Voelkers Punta Gorda Realty
Good Luck on your search!
Punta Gorda and Cape Coral are both areas tha people identify with for boating activite. Because of its location there is more of an attraction of boaters than beach goers. Both residents of Cape Coral and Punta Gorda travel to Ft. Myers of Venice to enjoy area beach activity. Punta Gorda is definitely more rural then Cape Coral and has the quaint charm of a historical fishing town.
Without a doubt a great family location.
If you are still interested in the area and woould like to hear another agents perspective, we would be happy to hear from you.
The "Eckler Team"
Century 21 Almar and associates