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"
I moved down here in 1988 and it was a great place to be raised. I ended up moving away for about 10+ years and could not wait to get back to the area. It is a great place to raise kids and live. There is so much to do, that if you ever say you are bored; it is your fault.
Reviewed by jklossner
on August 1, 2013
I came to Punta Gorda in 1998, kicking and screaming. I wanted to STAY in NJ, in my house on the Barnegat Bay. My friends, neighbors (also friends), family...all lived in my home state. Ancestors came to the States in the 1600s but settled in Mass. Eventually they drifted southward to NJ, and in the early 1800s the other family trees came to NJ. My roots. My home. But now? I have never lived in a more beautiful town with the MOST friendly people. And if anyone has a tiff, it's all forgiven by sunset and happy hour. It is such a grand, laid-back lifestyle of beauty, nature, and friendliness. This is where I live, and this is where I'll die, no doubt. C'mon down! (PS The boating is the BEST here, and so are the sunsets.) I truly live in the most beautiful town in America, even tho' we don't have mountains!
Reviewed by sammycat162
on August 1, 2013
A wonderfull place to spend the winter and soon to be a full time residence. Frienfly people, great fishing/sailing, The town is clean with lots of places to dine and things to do. Makes me feel that im on vacation every day.
Reviewed by ub0ri
on August 1, 2013
Punta Gorda is the undiscovered treasure of the west coast. Great location, beautiful scenery, and quaint atmosphere filled with friendly people and fun things to do. Housing is affordable and boating is awesome! Like to golf, plenty of that too!
Reviewed by krolland
on August 1, 2013
Living in Punta Gorda is for the person(s) who enjoy living in a 'walking" city that is filled with excellent restaurants, boating, wonderful Art Gallerias, a busy Event Center, concerts, farmer markets, parks for kids, and if you're musically inclined you can bring your instrument of choice to Gilchrist Park on Thursday nights and jam with the best of them.
Reviewed by fionamaud
on August 1, 2013
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