Charlotte County is located in Southwest Florida bordering the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota, DeSoto, Glades and Lee Counties.
Charlotte County was established in 1921 from a portion of DeSoto County and named for Charlotte Harbor. Charlotte Harbor was renamed from it's original "Carlos Bay" by the English in tribute to Queen Charlotte Sophia.
The Charlotte County School District has long recognized the need for education in creating an intelligent and productive generation of individuals, and it all started 127 years ago. Today, Charlotte County School District has authority over numerous public schools ranging from grades pre-K to 12th. Between 2009 and 2015, the Charlotte County School District has redesigned and renovated several public schools to meet the needs of the growing population of students. As for athletics, each school implements a pay-to-participate program.
Don Pedro Island State Park is only accessible by private boat or ferry, but it's definitely worth the short trip across the water. There are endangered species in this area, such as West Indian manatees, gopher tortoises, bald eagles, and American oystercatchers, so be sure to be on the lookout for the wildlife. The beach is one mile long with beautiful white sand where visitors can sunbathe, swim, snorkel, and look for sea shells. The entire park is 230 acres of land and is a popular area for hikers and nature lovers to explore. With a fishing dock, kayak launch, paddle boarding rentals, and picnic facilities, it's easy to spend a few hours here!
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte has provided over 80 years of health care services for the people in the Southwest region of Florida. Bayfront's staff are highly-trained physicians that provide care in over 25 specialties. Their top of the line technology makes it one of the only hospitals in the area with a New Vision medical stabilization program for people with drug, alcohol, and health-related issues.
The Airport Authority owns over 1800 acres consisting of three runways with the longest at 7,195 feet in length. This small airport has 2 airlines with flights to locations in the U.S. The Enterprise Charlotte Airport Park is becoming the hub for economic development in the County. An avionics shop, flight schools, pilot shop, airframe and engine repair facilities, air charter and air ambulance are all located at the Punta Gorda Airport. Commercial commerce centers are growing with non-aviation companies including the Punta Gorda Speedway.
The Punta Gorda Downtown Farmers Market is an award-winning farmers market in Punta Gorda. The market holds the title of the best small market in Florida and ranks 15th in the United States. The market is open from October through April from 8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m and May through September from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Suncoast Medical Associates operates under the guidance of Dr. Halasz who is an internist and endocrinologist with more than 25 years of experience in Charlotte county. Our medical services cover all kinds of endocrine related medical conditions including diabetes, thyroid disorders, adrenal disorders, reproductive problems, metabolic bone diseases and calcium disorders, pituitary disorder and lipid metabolism. We also provide medical treatment for cardiac stress, weight loss, women’s health, sleep conditions etc.