City of Punta Gorda > Live Here


“Where to Retire” Magazine names Punta Gorda a top place to retire and one of 10 best small towns – December 2018

See article here.


U.S. News & World Report calls Punta Gorda “a waterfront beauty with a small-town feel.”

From the moment you arrive, you realize Punta Gorda is special. It’s not just the beautiful outdoors and vibrant urban energy. It’s the people. Punta Gorda promises what so many people are looking for in Florida, a laid-back community where residents know one another, engage with one another and enjoy life together in what may be Florida’s most relaxed, tropical, harbor-side destination.

Punta Gorda is the Florida lifestyle without the hustle and hassle found in other Florida cities. Its natural beauty complimented by the excitement of an economically growing city on the rise.

And don’t forget, the average year-round temperature is 75 degrees!


Dr. Jason Reiss
Moved his family to Punta Gorda

“Having grown up amid the urban hassle of Fort Lauderdale, I moved my family to Punta Gorda ten years ago and never looked back.  Punta Gorda offers the perfect family lifestyle, with all the natural beauty of a Florida way of life wrapped in the community support and warmth of a close-knit hometown.”