Port Charlotte is a fairly new community created and developed in the late 1950’s. The population of the unincorporated area of Charlotte County, including Port Charlotte, is approximately 140,000 residents.
An established, yet still growing area, Port Charlotte has the services and amenities necessary for the convenience and enjoyment of its residents and visitors.
The Murdock area of northern Port Charlotte is a dynamic, growing shopping-business center. Shopping areas, office complexes, financial institutions, theatres, restaurants and motels have been built in recent years. A regional shopping mall opened in August 1989. Charlotte County Stadium, a year-round baseball facility that is the spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays and summer home to the Stone Crabs, is also located in the Murdock area.
Recreational opportunities abound – golf courses, yacht clubs, tennis courts, parks, boating facilities, pool and beach swimming – and more. The unique Port Charlotte Cultural Center offers educational, recreational and cultural activities every day of the week, 52 weeks of the year.
Port Charlotte has more than 165 miles of man-made waterways, many with access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. There are miles of natural shoreline bordering Charlotte Harbor and the Peace and Myakka Rivers.