Beautiful beaches, great neighborhoods, and community-based activities make Charlotte County an amazing place to live! Read a little History about our beautiful piece of Paradise!
The City of Punta Gorda was incorporated on Dec. 7, 1887. It was founded Feb. 24, 1885, when Isaac Trabue filed a plat of the town in Manatee County, which included modern-day Charlotte. Waterfront blocks were designated as parks, a legacy that serves the city to this day with a string of parks connected by the Harborwalk, a 2.5-mile long public walkway.
Englewood was platted by the Nichols brothers in 1896. Herbert, Howard, and Ira Nichols were from Englewood, Illinois. In 1894, they bought 2,000 acres of land with a plan to develop lemon groves. A major freeze destroyed the groves and the brothers then platted the township of Englewood and began to promote the area to tourists.
In 1949, Arthur C. Frizzell sold 80,000 acres to Yellowknife Bear Mines, Ltd., of Canada. Yellowknife formed a partnership with the Mackle Brothers Construction Co., which merged with Chemical Research Corp. in 1956 to form General Development Corp., which platted a community called Port Charlotte. The first model homes were built in 1957.
SW Florida offers some of the most Pristine Beaches in Florida, Charlotte County conveniently located just South of Sarasota and North of Fort Myers! There's no shortage of Shopping and Waterfront dining. Boating, fishing, golfing, bike riding, walking and beaches are the Lifestyle here in SW Florida.
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