Thinking about relocating to this area. I am a young retiree. where is the best area to move (Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, or Cape Coral?

Asked by scloonan, Delray Beach, FL Tue Mar 12, 2013

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Tammy Hayes, Agent, Port Charlotte, FL
Sun Mar 17, 2013
What type of things do you like to do? Golf, boating, fishing, pool, tennis, cycling? Do you want to live along the water? Are you looking to buy a home, condo, villa or mobile home? Do you want to live in a deed restricted community with a lot of amenities and homeowner association fees or a non-deed restricted area? Are you looking for a 55+ community? There are options everywhere in a variety of price ranges.

Check out the following web sites for information on each city. Make a trip down this way to check out the areas yourself to get a good feel for what matches your style of living and price range.

City of Punta Gorda -
Charlotte County -
Charlotte Harbor -
City of Cape Coral -

I would be happy to answer any questions or send you additional information about things you need to know about moving to the area. You can search for homes on my web site at If you send me your search criteria, I can set you up to receive listings automatically from the MLS. You can contact me as indicated below.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
RE/MAX Palm Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
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Ken and Karen…, Agent, Punta Gorda, FL
Fri Mar 15, 2013
Check out this link -

It will give you an idea of the "flavor" of the City - resident interest is a BIG factor.
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June Poliach…, Agent, Punta Gorda, FL
Tue Mar 12, 2013
As everyone else says, it depends on what you want. Do you want waterfront? Deed restrictions? Gated with security? Or maybe you want acreage? Or are you considering resale value? These are questions you may want to ask yourself and also spend some time in our area. Of course, most Realtors (myself included) have their favorite areas, but they may not be yours.
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Rise Wells, Agent, Punta Gorda, FL
Tue Mar 12, 2013
I believe the best area is Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte. Both are very close to access the Interstate, equally easy to get to Fort Myers Airport or Bradenton/Sarasota. Depending upon whether you are a boater or golfer, these towns have it all. These towns are diverse and have many different activities to interest you. We are also close enough to the "big" cities if you want a little more activity upon occassion. If you check out my website:, you can see video's of the different areas. I'm happy to assist you in your search.
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Claudia DeBr…, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Tue Mar 12, 2013
It depends what you like to do. I sell Charlotte and Lee county nd would love to help you sort it out.

Claudia DeBruyn
Cell/text 781-799-7570
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Terry McCarl…, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Tue Mar 12, 2013
It depends on your lifestyle - all three areas are very nice. Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda are a little more laid back so if you are an active young retiree Cape Coral might be more appealing to you.

Feel free to contact me if you would like more information on Cape Coral. As a resident for almost 25 years I know the area extremely well and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. You can email me at or give me a call at 239-707-4575.
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Genevieve Ra…, Agent, Punta Gorda, FL
Tue Mar 12, 2013
It depends on what you want. You need to drive through the areas to decide where you want to be. I am partial to Punta Gorda and I live here. Friends of mine love Cape coral and others like Port Charlotte. Are you looking for a house or a condo?
Tell me exactly what you want and your price range and then compare what you get in each area.
Call me today and I would be happy to talk to you some more about the area.
Genevieve Ramachandran
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