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Port Charlotte Named Best Place to Retire in the U.S.

Posted by Benjamin Dona on Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 at 4:45pm.

According to the Editors at Money magazine, the Florida city of Pt. Charlotte is the best place to retire to in the country.

The ranking is not surprising when you consider Pt. Charlotte's central location here in Southwest Florida. It is just adjacent to Punta Gorda, 50 miles south of Sarasota and 40 miles north of the Ft. Myers and Naples areas. In addition, the city is nestled right on Charlotte harbor, which offers hundreds of miles of cruising waters and protected shorelines for both boating and fishing enthusiasts alike. Knowing the area well, we're surprised it didn't make their list for the Best Places for a Long Life.

Pt. Charlotte, Florida

With the population in Florida expected to double within in the next 15 years and the lack of a Florida state tax on income (including interest and dividend income); it only makes it even more of a sweet deal if you're considering making the Pt. Charlotte area your new home.

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Gulf Coast Associates, RealtorsBenjamin Dona is the Broker and Owner of Gulf Coast Associates, Realtors in Bonita Springs, Florida. He holds two advanced degrees, an MBA and an MA, and has an extensive background in both business and marketing. In 1998, he founded Gulf Coast Associates, and formed a group of like-minded Realtor® associates dedicated to offering professional Southwest Florida real estate services by concentrating on information, education and the use of leading edge technologies. He also is a recognized expert on the "Net," a much-quoted and read blog author, and a contributor to both national and international news outlets. Benjamin is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors, and numerous local real estate boards throughout Southwest Florida.

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4 Responses to "Port Charlotte Named Best Place to Retire in the U.S."

Justin wrote:
Wow, interesting blog. That should be good news for local realtors. I was in Panama just after AARP rated Panama as one of the best places for Americans to retire and witnessed a real estate boom shortly thereafter. I now operate a real estate company in Medellin, Colombia and see similar prospects here. No international destination will ever take the place of a traditional retirement destination like south Florida, especially with the current prices. Good post!

Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2009 at 2:56pm.

Green Bay Greg wrote:
It's no big surprise that Florida is becoming a primary destination for retirees.

My parents are moving to Las Vegas for very similar reasons that Florida is popular.

You would think more states would model this type of motivate people to our states.

It works!

Posted on Saturday, September 26th, 2009 at 1:50am.

Benjamin wrote:
My family's first vacation home was in Door county.

We had a place right on Lake Michigan.

It's where I fell in love with fishing!

Posted on Saturday, September 26th, 2009 at 9:24am.

James in Florida wrote:
Have been to Florida several times and it's def one of my fav holiday destinations. No wonder it's an ideal retirement place too - great weather, good food, nice community!

Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2009 at 12:27pm.



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