Situated on and around pristine Charlotte Harbor, Florida's second-largest estuarine system, the communities of Charlotte County reflect the unique ambiance of the area. People have discovered Charlotte County's unspoiled beauty and its livability, making it a destination of choice for both full-time residents and vacationers.
In spite of a growth explosion in recent years, Charlotte County has remained a delightful place to live, work and vacation.
Port Charlotte is a fairly new community created and developed in the late 1950's. The population of the unincorporated area of Charlotte County, including Port Charlotte, is approximately 139,817 residents.
An established, yet still growing area, Port Charlotte has the services and amenities necessary for the convenience and enjoyment of its residents and visitors.
The Murdock area of the northern Port Charlotte is a dynamic growing shopping-business center. Shopping areas, office complexes, financial institutions, theaters, restaurants and motels have been built in recent years. A regional shopping mall anchors the area. Recreational opportunities abound - golf courses, yacht clubs, tennis courts, parks, boating facilities, pool and beach swimming - and more. The unique Cultural Center of Charlotte County offers educational and recreational activities almost every day of the week, 52 weeks of the year.
Port Charlotte has more than 165 miles of man-made water ways, many with access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. There are miles of natural shoreline bordering Charlotte Harbor and the Peace and Myakka Rivers.