First settled by Hernando Desoto in 1536, Charlotte County was recently voted Money Magazine’s “Best place to live in the South.”
And it’s no wonder. This unique harbor and beach community and its barrier islands are easy to get to from Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers.
Once you arrive, you have access to129 square miles of sparkling waters and aquatic preserves. 12 miles of soft, sandy beaches. Thousands of plant species. Hundreds of hiking trails. An Abundance of marine life. A Federal wildlife refuge. Clean air. Warm sunshine. And a very special brand of old-fashioned tranquility.
Come discover Florida the way it used to be.
Location: Nestled along Florida’s Southwest Gulf Coast, between Sarasota and Naples, about 100 miles south of Tampa.
Beaches: Over twelve miles of sandy Gulf beaches share the coastline with the mangrove forests of Charlotte Harbor.
Golf: Choose from over sixteen magnificent courses throughout Charlotte County. Courses range from executive to championship level, each with scenic vistas and spectacular landscapes.
Shopping: From waterfront boutiques and malls, to antique fairs and flea markets, there are shopping opportunities for everyone. Historic Fishermen’s Village is a waterfront shopping and dining complex that is an attraction in itself.
Cultural: Local art agencies serve the community by promoting visual arts, theater, dance, music, arts & humanities, and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.