Where to Retire magazine, the only magazine in America geared to helping people with retirement relocation decisions, has selected Port Charlotte, FL, to profile as a top retirement town in the March/April 2010 issue, which mailed to subscribers nationwide on February 1, 2010.
According to Where to Retire editor, Mary Lu Abbott, Port Charlotte has many of the qualities that are important to the retirees of today. Abbott highlights that this is Florida coastal living at a bargain with homes at considerably lower prices today than a couple of years ago. A network of canals, Charlotte Harbor and nature preserves are a big draw here, providing an active outdoor lifestyle. Volunteering opportunities abound, and there is a variety of cultural entertainment in the area. Port Charlotte is a small city, yet you still have all the amenities you want in the area without big city congestion.
Charlotte County, Florida
Thanks to today's technology you don't have to work in a smog-filled, bumper-to-bumper city and be content with a quality of life only on vacations.
Think about moving your family and your business to the Greater Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands Area, voted the best place to live in the South. Yes, we have great fishing, golf, hiking in untouched wilderness and limitless fresh air. We also have skilled labor, nearby universities and we're attracting smart business people from around the country.
Charlotte County Economic Development Office offers reference material and assistance to existing industry or to businesses wishing to move to Southwest Florida.
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The PTTS (Professional Tarpon Tournament Series)
PTTS Registration is Now Open
Professional Tarpon Tournament Series
Excerpt from the PTTS : "The PTTS (Professional Tarpon Tournament Series) is
filmed and broadcast in HD as a 13 week, 1-hour show, on Sun Sports HD
and the World Fishing Network HD. PTTS TV is available throughout North
America via cable outlets and worldwide via DISH and DIRECTV. The show
features the exciting Tarpon fishing action taken from PTTS events held
in Boca Grande, FL Follow the PTTS on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and
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State of the Art Public Boat Launch
This state of the art new Marina is located in Laishley Park on the shoreline of Charlotte Harbor and the Peace River. Charlotte Harbor, the second largest harbor in the State of Florida, offers world-class fishing and access into the Gulf of Mexico at the vicinity of Boca Grande. The Marina has 85 boat slips and a public boat launch. It features a Ship Store which offers a broad selection of fishing equipment and accessories.
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PUNTA GORDA ELEGANCE and AMBIANCE
The newest addition to Punta Gorda is the breathtaking Wyvern Hotel - Luxury without Pretense. This upscale hotel is impeccably appointed for an ideal get away to this hidden jewel on south Florida's Gulf Coast.
The 106-guest room Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside is located on the edge of the Charlotte Harbor waterfront in beautiful Punta Gorda. Explore the unique shops and restaurants that line the cobblestone streets of the newly revitalized downtown of Punta Gorda. For those who want to wander further down the road, take a short drive to Cape Haze and walk the beaches on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Finally - first rate facility for your pet: Right here in Punta Gorda, Florida
Welcome to Towles Club K-9 Resort
Picture the finest bed and breakfast you have ever frequented. Now picture that same small, personalized facility for your pet. That is the level of style and sophistication that your pet will experience at Towles Club K-9 Resort. Club K-9 is the first boutique facility in the All American Pet Resort franchise system.
Just a few of the amenities at Towles Club K-9 Resort:
Just 1/2 of a mile east of I-75 on Hwy. 17
24 hour Webcam Monitoring
VIP suite complete with its own interactive camera and TV
Glass block suites
Cushioned floors in in-door play areas keep pets joints free from stress while playing
Expansive outdoor playgrounds
Wading and splash pools
Towles Club K-9 Resort, 941-916-9655 info@towlesclubK9.com
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Lucky Dog Daycare and Spa, Port Charlotte Florida
Port Charlotte's most caring dog spa where love and fun go hand in paw. Professional standards and affordable prices are our motto. Click on the tabs above for information about our grooming, boarding, day care, bathing and more...
Conveniently located next to Harley Davidson Plaza on Rt. 776, (El Jobean Road) in Port Charlotte, Florida. We are the house at the corner of Rt. 776 and Torrence Street.
Contact Cindy Harris at 941-235-DOGS (3647)
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Charlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte FL
In 2009, the Tampa Bay Rays moved their spring training to Charlotte Sports Park. This decision was crucial to Port Charlotte and as a result, Charlotte Sports Park was revived with the ensuing $27M renovation... that was completed in time for the start of the Tampa Bay Rays spring training.
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