ABOUT CHARLOTTE COUNTY 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 and Seasonal residents and vacationers. Charlotte County 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 , the Peace and Myakka Rivers, and the Gulf of Mexico. For Baseball enthusiasts it is, the Home of the Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training and the Stone Crabs, minor league team, complex. Behind the Baseball Complex is the entrance to Tippecanoe Environmental Park which offers hiking trails and wildlife viewing through 380 acres of scrub and pine flat-woods.
Port Charlotte is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. The population was 54,392 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Punta Gorda, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Port Charlotte was named to Forbes' list of "25 Best Places to Retire in 2015", listed among the ten best places in the United States to retire for the year 2012 by U.S. News & World Report, and was ranked at #1 in CNNMoney.com's 2009 list of 25 Best Places to Retire.