So, what’s life like in Port Charlotte? The town takes life as it comes, one day at a time. You can get up in the morning and head out for a day of exploration, or just head down to the beach for a day of idyllic idleness. Whatever your pace of life, Port Charlotte has something for you. That’s why the city has been named one of the best place to retire by such publication at Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and CNN
While Port Charlotte is predominantly a retirement community, people still like to keep busy. Since the weather is almost always picture perfect here in South Florida, you might want to visit one of this little community’s four great parks! There is the city beach sits down on the Peace River and is a popular meeting spot at lunch time or in the evenings. Ollie’s Pond Park is great for bird watching or just getting off the beaten track.
If you like spectator sports, head down to the Charlotte Sports Park and watch the Florida Stone Crabs play a game or even a double header. The Crabs play in the Florida single-A developmental league. Game are casual and friendly and you and the kids can get close up and personal with the stars of tomorrow. If you want a little exercise, try one of the city’s three great golf courses. If water sports is your thing, the town has boat and kayak rentals, or try your hand at diving.
But there is plenty to do inside too. You can head on over to the town's Cultural Center. It truly does have something for everyone. During the day there are plenty of activities for the competitive, including a gym, or classes for those who want to sharpen their skills or gain new ones. At night, there is a theater and on many evenings you will find concerts ranging from blues to bluegrass. Stop by for a bit to eat at their restaurant and enjoy a play or movie.