I followed my heart and it lead me to Punta Gorda💖
In 2001 after the loss of a 7-year marriage, and as a newly divorced single mom, I barked on the adventure of a lifetime. I fell in love with an older man single newly divorced dad. We were both looking for a change and wanted out of the crazy rat race that we lived, in the city of Miami. My new boyfriend began a new sales job which required him to drive up and down the SW coast, from Naples to St Petersberg. On our non-child weekends, I would meet him in where ever he was. We both fell in love with SW Florida. So even though we had only known each other for about a year, our hearts lead us to relocate to the SW Florida area. We both agreed Punta Gorda was it for us.
Not only did I embark on a new adventure but also a new career. The experience of selling my boyfriend's home and my home in Miami and finding a new home in Punta Gorda convinced me I wanted to try to realize my dream of becoming a realtor. In 2003 I received my realtor license. In 2005, my sweetheart and I got married in the Punta Gorda courthouse. We can't imagine living anywhere else.
It gives me lots of joy to help other families and retirees find their forever homes. Or vacation getaways, for some it's a lucrative and fun way to make money as an investment while they get out of the snow in the winter months whatever the reason for your visit or relocation I am sure you will have a great time here. Please take a look at the following website, provided by Charlotte county tourism. It's free of ads and very informative. I highly recommend it. Along with the Free visitor guide, which is chuck full of information on things to do, places to stay, and yummy places to eat.
Charlotte County Tourism and Information Site
Valuable information about visiting Punta Gorda, Englewood Beaches, and the surrounding areas.
Everyone will discover their ideal vacation in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, whether they're nature lovers, art connoisseurs, couples, or families.
For the ecologically-minded, there are more than 70 parks and recreational areas as well as several environmental centers, wildlife preserves, and wildlife sanctuaries. Seafarers will want to set sail on a sunset or nature cruise, enjoy world-class fishing, paddle a kayak, canoe, or standup paddleboard through some of the nearly 200 miles of Blueway Trails, or try a boat rental and explore on their own.
Athletes and families will enjoy riding a bicycle path at Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area or hiking through Cedar Point Environmental Park, then cooling off at a free splashpad or with a frozen treat. Outdoor lovers will relish spending a day basking in the sun and gathering fossilized shark teeth and seashells on one of the pristine beaches on Manasota Key or one of our secluded Gulf Islands. Golfers and sports fans will love teeing up at a local golf course or catching a Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training baseball game.
Those looking for art and culture will appreciate a symphony, theater, comedy, or opera performance, perusing a museum, savoring upscale cuisine, gallery hopping through art-rich communities, shopping vibrant retail spaces, and a good pampering at a spa or salon.
With so many activities and adventures, everyone will have a great time!
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