Originally the Spanish settled here over a hundred years ago naming it “Fat Point” which in Spanish translates to Punta Gorda. Coincidentally, Buttonwood Village is located on 701 Aqui Esta Drive, which translates to “It’s Here.” This is where you need to be. Enjoy the city’s biggest attractions both for visitors and residents: the picturesque gulf beaches and lively yet laid back atmosphere.
Charlotte Harbor is a quaint little Fishing Village which breathes life into this charming historic Gulf of Mexico area. Punta Gorda’s Charlotte Harbor is the second largest watershed in all of Florida and covers more 4,400 square miles. It has frequently been called a tropical paradise for boating, fishing, golfing, outdoor recreational activities, and its plentiful wildlife.
Punta Gorda Retirement Communities
Lakefront real estate property is common and plentiful with more than 75 percent of the charming communities’ 18,000 residents living on or in close proximity to bodies of water. The upscale 55+ community is home to thousands of residents who enjoy living their active retirement in comfort and style. Buttonwood Village offers new construction and pre-owned residential homes, vacant lots for building, and rental properties. Low maintenance fees attract snowbirds, second home buyers, and retirees. View our community’s selection of homes for rent or sale. Our community’s friendly sales team includes buyer’s specialists and administrative staff. Feel free to explore our website to view pictures of our beautiful amenities, available activities, fun events and nearby attractions.
The Vibe – Year Round Activities
Many well-known magazines have ranked Punta Gorda the second safest city in Florida. It also is considered the most walkable and pedestrian friendly city in the whole Gulf Coast. This is beca
use the city of Punta Gorda invested in and built the Punta Gorda Pathways (PGP), which is made up of an 18-mile path that spans throughout the city. It allows people, bicyclists, and dog walkers to enjoy the fresh air and get some exercise by strolling many of the major parks which it connects through.
There is also a selection of golf courses, yacht, boating and sailing clubs as well as tennis and fitness centers in the area . The city has over 50 restaurants to choose from which has made it a culinary destination for vacationers and anyone who considers themselves a foodie. The cultural life is rich with the Visual Arts Center, the Arts and Humanities Council, and the Punta Gorda Historical Society.
Buttonwood Village, the friendly community for seniors (55+) is located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Punta Gorda is less than 15 miles from stunning beaches and exceptional recreational opportunities. Ranked the third best city in America for golf by Golf Digest, Punta Gorda boasts a mix of public and semi-private courses to challenge even the most skilled player. Boaters and fishing enthusiasts flock to Charlotte Harbor, the second largest harbor in Florida, while joggers and bicyclists enjoy Harborwalk, a 2.4-mile path that flanks the picturesque Peace River. Punta Gorda’s beautifully restored downtown area is lively, with events like the weekly farmers’ market, monthly gallery walk, and annual Oktoberfest.
The city of Punta Gorda is located in the southwest region of Florida between Sarasota and Fort Myers. Punta Gorda is located 100 miles south of Tampa and only 24 miles North of Fort Myers. Punta Gorda’s central location makes for easy day trips to Fort Myers, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa, where world-class attractions like the Ringling Museum, the Dali Museum, and Busch Gardens await. This city is part of a coastal area nestled right into the Charlotte Harbor estuary and the Peace River. It has the I-75 major highway which makes traveling to other cities very accessible and easy.
Punta Gorda has over 130 miles of water. The Charlotte Harbor nature preserve is very popular with fisherman and boat owners, which leads out into the Gulf of Mexico.
Punta Gorda does not specifically have its own beaches. However the highway gives visitors and residents of Punta Gorda several nearby beaches to enjoy throughout the year. Some of the close popular beaches worth noting are: Boca Grande, Englewood, Gasparilla Island Beach, Port Charlotte and Palm Island.
If stunning lakefront vistas, a charming downtown, access to year round activities, and an affordable real estate investment are appealing to you, then it’s time to make this Southwest Florida community your new home.
Contact us to see why so many people love living and owning real estate in the Punta Gorda area of Buttonwood Village.