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Charlotte Harbor is 'Punta Gorgeous'. Dolphins, we got 'em. Sunsets a plenty. Boating, golfing, fishing, biking, kayaking, sailing - it's all here.  I encourage you to follow the links below to learn more about our area. 

Translated the name Punta Gorda means Fat Point. Fat Point has been on maps at least since 1851, referring to a point of land that juts into Charlotte Harbor, an estuary off the Gulf of Mexico. It was in the late 1800s that early settlers began to arrive in what is the present-day Punta Gorda area. 

In 1950 Al Johns, Bud Cole, Sam Burchers & Bob Barbee meet with James Buchanan from the Board of General Development Corporation and set plans to develop Charlotte Harbor/Punta Gorda.  1957 the four men buy 550 acres from Gerald Moody and George Sanders. In 1959 Al Johns opens his first office overlooking Charlotte Harbor and begins to sell undeveloped lots- using binoculars for prospective customers to view Punta Gorda Isles ("PGI") across the harbor.  They laid out 55 miles of canals 100 feet wide and 17 feet deep using dredged sand to raise the level of the canal front land. Burnt Store Isles followed later ("BSI").

Both of these waterfront communities offer boating access to Charlotte Harbor. Punta Gorda Isles began in 1958. "PGI" and "BSI" feature concrete seawalls, central water and sewer and strong, but reasonable deed restrictions. There are 65 miles of wide, saltwater canals (minimum width of 100 feet), with access times to the harbor ranging from seconds to 60 minutes. All waterfront properties are in the Canal Maintenance Program run by the City of Punta Gorda. Residents pay a fee in their tax bill for this program. It maintains the seawalls and also keeps the canals dredged for continuous good boating access. There is not a better value in waterfront properties on the whole of Florida's coastline than in Punta Gorda Isles/Burnt Store Isles.

I first bought a home here in 1998. I moved here as a full-time resident 7 years ago with my husband Bill and our Lhasa Apso dogs.  Our only regret is that we didn't make it full time here sooner! 
Charlotte Harbor Travel
(800) 652-6090
Punta Gorda Civic Association
Learn about the PGI association and their clubs here:

Burnt Store Isles Association
Longarm Quilter
My hobby is longarm quilting. I'm a member of the Peace River Quilters' Guild PRQG. I won the Judge's Award for Excellence in Longarm Quilting at the 2018 PRQG's Show for my quilting. 
PRQG members raise money at the show to buy supplies to make quilts for donation. Some of the organizations we support include Quilts of Valor for our Nation's Veterans, Charlotte County pre-K programs, local hospital NICU's and wheelchair quilts for nursing home patients. 
RE/MAX Harbor Realty

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