Why Port Charlotte Is The Best City For Florida Retirees

It’s true; Port Charlotte has become the best Florida city for retirees!

Everything from the friendly people, to the weather, to the many local attractions help to add to the allure of this perfect beach community.

If there is any doubt in your mind about why you should choose to retire here, consider these reasons why Port Charlotte is hands down the best place a retiree’s dream come true.

Location, Location, Location

Port Charlotte is located on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida and boasts 300 or more sunny days per year. The quiet community is modern enough to have all of the conveniences that you want in your retirement but open enough to still have true Florida charm. Port Charlotte has access to many beautiful beaches, state parks, and hiking trails. It is also close enough to Punta Gorda that you can “pop over” to the big city when you desire.

Port Charlotte Ranked Top Place To Retire

You don’t just have to take our word for it, various publications have declared Port Charlotte as a supreme destination for retirees. CNN Money Ranked Port Charlotte as the #1 place to retire in the United States based on cost of living, amenities and gorgeous weather. Forbes ranked Port Charlotte in the “Top 25 Places to Retire In The World,” and U.S. News and World Report placed Port Charlotte in the “Top 10 Places To Retire.”

A Boated and Fisherman's Paradise

Port Charlotte is located on Charlotte Harbor and has over 165 miles of canals within the area that you can take your boat or go fishing. Of course, there is also access to the Gulf of Mexico and everything that it has to offer. If you love to relax on the water, you will love Port Charlotte.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living is perhaps one of the finest points of Port Charlotte for retirees to consider. The beautiful homes, weather, and amenities are all very affordable, especially compared to other areas of Florida that tend to be on the higher end of the scale. You can retire comfortably in Port Charlotte and get the most from your retirement income.


Retirees will love the access that they have to golf in the area. With too many golf course to list, you can play a different course each time you want to get in a round. If you love baseball, Port Charlotte is home to the Tampa Rays Spring Training Center. Take in a minor league game, watch a practice session, or watch our single-A Team Play other local teams all summer long!

Thinking Of Retiring To Florida?

Life here in the Sunshine State has never been so great!

From the thriving economy to the never-ending list of ways to spend a fun or relaxing day in the sun, it is no wonder why more and more people are flocking to Florida.

If you are ready to grab your own slice of paradise, consider buying a new construction waterfront condo.

Not only are new construction condos one of the safest and healthiest types of housing in Florida, but they also feature the best amenities like pools, spas, fitness centers, private beaches, and dock slips. Amenities like these are what the Florida lifestyle is truly all about! Port Charlotte is home to Harborside El Jobean Beach & Yacht Club; one of Florida’s newest waterfront condominium and villa communities. You can tour the Harborside condos and villas here.