Punta Gorda, Florida


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

6631 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
1335 Votes - "Friendliest"
127 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
95 Votes - "Most Fun"
49 Votes - "Best For Food"
48 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"
The boating and fishing here is world class
Reviewed by Tikiman
on August 12, 2013
I love walking across the Peace River bridge in the afternoon. As you return from the PC side and are entering the beautiful PG side, you feel a sudden urge to get back even faster to the beautiful town waiting for you. The sunsets are beautiful and everyone living here are so friendly and polite. Now, let's work on getting a shopping center somewhere near the new Walmart so we can keep our money in our beautiful city and quit spending it elsewhere. God bless "Punta Gorda."
Reviewed by janedwards
on August 12, 2013
This city is not only beautiful, the people are oh so friendly! Many people have transplanted from other areas of the country bringing a little bit of diverse flavor. The lure of the small town, the Historic Murals, the events on the Peace River from world class sailing, fishing, dragon boat races, festivals, the free bike use and groomed bike trails, the walking paths, and the education and top rated leed(green) schools in the SE United States are some reasons to visit and live in Punta Gorda. People come from all over to trick or treat at Halloween in Punta Gorda. Punta Gorda has a very active community from their amazing Chamber of Commerce to their Historical Society. They have a wonderful airshow in March each year http://www.flypgd.com/, a Punta Gorda Block Party, a Wine & Jazz Festival, great restaurants, Fishermans Village A beautiful Gem that still has that small town USA flavor of Quaint
Reviewed by shellswells
on August 12, 2013
If you like a small town lifestyle you will love Punta Gorda. Here in Punta Gorda everyone knows your name. Charlotte Harbor is the Heartbeat of our city. You can look out on any given day and see the harbor filled with watercraft of all shapes and sizes. We love outdoor living, we have miles of walking/bike trails that wind around the harbor. We have many festivals, music, art, seafood, hibiscus, fishing just to name a few. Punta Gorda is emerging as a artist community. You will see artist painting out in front of our Artisan Atelier, galleries and shops. We have a mural society that is painting the history of our beautiful city on the sides of buildings throughout downtown. If you are a foodie there are restaurants galore. If shopping is your thing, our downtown is filled with unique stores as well as our famous Fisherman's Village. I have called Punta Gorda my home for 17 years. There is no place like home!
Reviewed by Devineone1
on August 12, 2013
What a terrific waterfront town: 55 miles of canals; fiscally responsible and open city government; civic organization with multitudes of inexpensive or free clubs and organizations; visual arts center; several weekly farmers' markets; craft festivals, and so much more. Or, just sit back and enjoy the waterfront parks, golf courses, biking and walking paths, boating opportunities, or participate in the great volunteer community. For up and coming families, good schools and lots of sports activities; for retirement folks, an ideal and comfortable place to make new friends and enjoy a variety of interests.
Reviewed by nancy.bartell
on August 12, 2013
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