Punta Gorda, Florida

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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 discovered paradise 14 years ago and I'm never gonna leave it! David Hilston
Reviewed by Shakeydave
on August 1, 2013
A perfect small town with amazingly friendly people where you will find "friends" for life. beautiful because surrounded by palm trees , the Peace River , water everywhere and the blu sky !
Reviewed by carolinethonon
on August 1, 2013
Once you come to Punta Gorda, you may never want to leave. Take a walk or ride your bike around the miles of beautiful harbor and scenic pathways that traverse our City. Explore our downtown Historic District. Board your vessel docked behind your house and enjoy beautiful Charlotte Harbor or venture out into the Gulf for points beyond. Share our commitment to the Arts, enjoy the variety of restaurants and fine dining, but most of all enjoy the wonderful, caring community of people that call this paradise, home.
Reviewed by surfbird
on August 1, 2013
I happily live here in Punta Gorda having moved from Miami to this community in 1979. I have found this town to be absolutely unbelievable in many, many ways. The people are resilient, friendly and engaging. Charlotte Harbor and the Peace and Myaaka Rivers offer a unique view of Old Florida that many wish to partake of but cannot find. The government is not overbearing as in most communities...they are most often concerned of the needs of their constituents not their wants. I find the medical community as modern as in any major city in our state with the many conveniences that you would find at any modern university medical center. I find the restuarants as talented and in keep with the fine cuisine of any US city. As for sporting activities and social events...they are there for your choice and participation...all you have to do is sign up or join. The history of our community is often unsung...our history as of 2013 is over 500 years old being the only place in Florida where Ponce de Leon actually stayed for a three weeks duration on his initial voyage to America and the discovery of Florida. In 1521 Ponce de Leon returned to establish a colony, the first documented settlement of Europeans in America. He brought with him 200 people, livestock, seeds, farmers and priests. I have never regretted a moment the new lifestyle I discovered in Punta Gorda years ago. Lindsay M. Harrington
Reviewed by lmdlharr
on August 1, 2013
Punta Gorda is a boating Paradise with the annual Harbor Happening, Power boat poker runs, local boat clubs, marinas, and yacht club activities. There is always something to do on the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor.
Reviewed by AraSaLa
on August 1, 2013
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