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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Punta Gorda is a town in Florida with a population of 19,123. Punta Gorda is in Charlotte County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Punta Gorda offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Punta Gorda there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many retirees live in Punta Gorda and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Punta Gorda are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$313,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$998
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Punta Gorda Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    138.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,437.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    59.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    3%
  • 10-17 years
    3%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    4%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    56%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Punta Gorda

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,598
National
$55,322

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Punta Gorda Reviews

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I want to extend kudos to Bayfront Health & Rehab Center at 733 E. Olympia Ave. Living 6 months in Punta Gorda each year opens many avenues of life,
having lived through some life threatening events in previous months in Ohio, I had stepped into a sluggish lifestyle. I assumed I was doing fine, even though I was tired most of the time. My Florida cardiologist recommended Bayfront cardiac rehab. I was monitored and evaluated every visit by RNs Jennine, Marie, Teresa and Penny. My strength & confidence grew. A much appreciated service!
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Lived in Punta Gorda for many years. Raised my children here. Still a good place to be. We've survived major hurricanes and came back strong. There are lots of new restaurants and places to go. Fairly quiet town. As the rest of the country, we are dealing with different opinions on dealing with the pandemic- masks or no masks, along with making the world a better place through racial equality- improvements needing to be made. Lots of people working together. Great fishing!
Being a nearby resident to Punta Gorda, I have seen how much growth and change this town has undergone in the past decade. Punta Gorda truly is a beautiful little town with many great restaurants and facilities. I always find myself commuting to Punta Gorda because there is just so much to do. The landscaping is beautiful, and this city is a perfect representation of the Florida atmosphere. I could not have asked for a better place to grow up!