Dont buy in Punta Gorda
DC Boy

United States

#21 Mar 27, 2007
Deep Creek is an awesome hood, an awesome value, and a wonderful place to live
LIVING IN DEEP CREEK

Richland, MI

#22 Mar 27, 2007
Holly wrote:
I'm curious to know about Deep Creek. The homes there seem very reasonable. I have seen some for the amount your lot was appraised for. It is really confusing, as my husband and I are trying to figure out how we can move to the Punta Gorda area from the Chicagoland area. Is Deep Creek a nice area?
My husband and I have lived in Deep Creek, Section 23 for 8 years. It is a beautiful community and lots of activities and close to everything, but you don't get the city feeling. There are homes selling for all different prices, and a lot are over priced. Our 1989 built home has been completely renovated inside and out. Asking only $230,000.00 ( EXITREALTY.COM 1550 CAPRICORN BLVD)
LIVING IN DEEP CREEK

Richland, MI

#23 Mar 27, 2007
Deep Creek Section 23, Punta Gorda Florida is a wonderful place to live. Lots of activities and wonderful neighbors. Close to everything, but you don't get the city feeling. My husband and I have been here for 8 years. He is now missing the country though. See our completely remodeled home $230,000 at Exitrealty.com (1550 Capricorn Blvd.)
Donna from Connecticut

Brewster, NY

#24 Mar 28, 2007
We're thinking of moving to the Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte area. 500 homes for sale in one area of town is alot. Why do so many families want to leave town? We are trying to decide which side of the river we would rather live on... Does anyone have the pros & cons?
Dar

Punta Gorda, FL

#25 Mar 28, 2007
there are a lot of houses for sale in port Charlotte after cane charlie came to town 3000 people have moved out so lots of homes take your time and look around prices are droping fast
Wanda from Port Charlotte

Lehigh Acres, FL

#26 Mar 30, 2007
Both areas are nice, depends on what you want. If you want your neighbors close then choose Deep Creek, Punta Gorda Isles (expensive) Burnt Store Isles also. Lots of developments everywhere. A little advice, do search properly. We have a lot of people who seem to think there homes are worth more than they really are. We went through a construction boom after Charley, when prices soared, now they are pretty much back to what I thnk they should be, or at least close. Remember do your homework!!!!
Sharon in PG

Cape Coral, FL

#27 Mar 30, 2007
No it is not that nice. Come see it 1st. Deep Creek has a Punta Gorda address, but it is over the bridge. Most real Punta Gordans do NOT consider it Punta Gorda. That's why it is so much cheaper.
Holly wrote:
I'm curious to know about Deep Creek. The homes there seem very reasonable. I have seen some for the amount your lot was appraised for. It is really confusing, as my husband and I are trying to figure out how we can move to the Punta Gorda area from the Chicagoland area. Is Deep Creek a nice area?
Sharon in PG

Cape Coral, FL

#28 Mar 30, 2007
Punta Gorda is a higher-class neighborhood. Much nicer. Just come down & visit, make uop your own mind. I WOULDN'T live in Port Charlotte.
Donna from Connecticut wrote:
We're thinking of moving to the Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte area. 500 homes for sale in one area of town is alot. Why do so many families want to leave town? We are trying to decide which side of the river we would rather live on... Does anyone have the pros & cons?
Leonard Punta Gorda

Sterling Heights, MI

#29 Apr 3, 2007
Warning before you purchase in Charlotte County check the water rates and bills .We are watering the lawn twice a week and avg.bill is 350.00 and we are only there one week a month in the house.
Dar

Punta Gorda, FL

#30 Apr 3, 2007
Leonard Punta Gorda wrote:
Warning before you purchase in Charlotte County check the water rates and bills .We are watering the lawn twice a week and avg.bill is 350.00 and we are only there one week a month in the house.
you should have that checked out I had a neighbor that was using my water when i was at work ran up a good bill an i was paying it but when i started working at home my bill went down a $100.00 a month real good church going people no way to prove it unless you see them do it you pay for it
EILEEN CORSINO

AOL

#31 Apr 9, 2007
To Trapondad: My house is being built on
Northern Cross Rd, on the cul de sac, non
scrub jay land. Double Lot, 1 Acre, sq.
footage under roof 3700. Section 23, Check it out. Two years ago I sold a double lot to Kb Builders for 79,900. I
had this lot for two years and paid $10,000 for it.

My house that is being built is a custom
house to my specifications.
Anonymous

Mount Morris, MI

#32 Jun 6, 2007
We bought our lot in Burnt Store Meadows Punta Gorda way too high in my opinion. A year and half ago we paid $96,000 and built on it. Love the house, can't wait for the neighbor to move to 55+ community. Anyway, seller had paid only 10,000 for the property two years prior. Land value has come down a bit. Value of our land went down, but it'll go back up. Taxes did double in last year though! Too much. I love Punta Gorda, very quaint, but I think they are trying too hard to be "elite" and in doing so they are hurting the City. More business is needed to support the City, it can't rely as heavily on private property owners for its taxes and the police here --- oh boy, watch out. Son was stopped, I pulled over next to him, he got three tickets for not fully stopping, using directional or providing proof of insurance. I offered the proof of insurance because it was on my person, we just moved in. He waved his hand at me and said "too late". Not too friendly I would say.
Anonymous

Mount Morris, MI

#33 Jun 6, 2007
Sharon in PG wrote:
Punta Gorda is a higher-class neighborhood. Much nicer. Just come down & visit, make uop your own mind. I WOULDN'T live in Port Charlotte.
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Punta Gorda is much nicer! Port Charlotte is easy to get to and has what you want, but Punta Gorda is the place to lay your hat.
Ken

Toledo, OH

#34 Jun 7, 2007
Punta Gorda is a great place to live. I sure don't agree with the posting. Just compare it to other waterfront communities not only in Florida but anywhere else. Just check out the following website for the proof:

http://www.puntagordaontheinternet.com
Ken

Toledo, OH

#35 Jun 7, 2007
I don't understand this post. Punta Gorda is a great place to live and buy. Just check out the following website for the facts. http://www.puntagordaontheinternet.com
Charlotte County Resident

AOL

#36 Jun 8, 2007
I have lived in this area for over 6 years now. My husband has been here for over 25 years. We are leaving at the end of this month. The taxes and insurance to own a home here are absolutely outrageous and the cost of living is getting harder to handle. We both work and make good money but have decided to accept a transfer offer to a state where the overall cost of living and housing is much more reasonable. In my personal opinion, Charlotte County used to be a great place to live. Now it is turning into another Naples-type community. In a few years when none of the plumbers, police, teachers or shop clerks can afford to live here, who will do the "dirty work" for the idle rich that are moving in? If you are considering moving here, do a lot of research and visit many times before you invest money. As high as the market has ballooned, it will take a long time for it to stabilize and recover. Sorry, but to me $4-5K per year in taxes and insurance is just too much. That's if you can find an insurer who will cover you. My policy is being cancelled at the end of this term for no other reason than it is a single family home in Florida.
J Howarth

North Fort Myers, FL

#37 Jun 8, 2007
I have lived on both sides of the river and both are nice - it depends on what you are looking for in a home. Currently we live on an acre property. It is so beautiful and quiet here. I have lived in Deep Creek also. It is nice but the neighbors are close. I prefer the Punta Gorda side myself. The view is beautiful and the town is quiet. Due to job we will probably be relocating a little further south near Ft Myers..... So if you are interested in a new custom home on an acre lot and a place where you can go 4 wheeling just let me know.
Donna from Connecticut wrote:
We're thinking o

f moving to the Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte area. 500 homes for sale in one area of town is alot. Why do so many families want to leave town? We are trying to decide which side of the river we would rather live on... Does anyone have the pros & cons?
cyndi

Grand Blanc, MI

#38 Sep 7, 2007
Holly wrote:
I'm curious to know about Deep Creek. The homes there seem very reasonable. I have seen some for the amount your lot was appraised for. It is really confusing, as my husband and I are trying to figure out how we can move to the Punta Gorda area from the Chicagoland area. Is Deep Creek a nice area?
Deep Creek is ok,,,,,,,,,,if you like New Yorkers! I prefer Punta Gorda Isles.
Possible Relocation

United States

#39 Sep 9, 2007
Charlotte County Resident wrote:
I have lived in this area for over 6 years now. My husband has been here for over 25 years. We are leaving at the end of this month. The taxes and insurance to own a home here are absolutely outrageous and the cost of living is getting harder to handle. We both work and make good money but have decided to accept a transfer offer to a state where the overall cost of living and housing is much more reasonable. In my personal opinion, Charlotte County used to be a great place to live. Now it is turning into another Naples-type community. In a few years when none of the plumbers, police, teachers or shop clerks can afford to live here, who will do the "dirty work" for the idle rich that are moving in? If you are considering moving here, do a lot of research and visit many times before you invest money. As high as the market has ballooned, it will take a long time for it to stabilize and recover. Sorry, but to me $4-5K per year in taxes and insurance is just too much. That's if you can find an insurer who will cover you. My policy is being cancelled at the end of this term for no other reason than it is a single family home in Florida.
Resident,
Great info - we took the family to PG over the Labor Day weekend- we are strongly considering relocating to the area. Worked with a realtor and looked at homes in Deep Creek and also ouside Burnt Store Marina(our favorite area). Home values in our Baton Rouge area are still holding their value and the sale of our home would help us afford real estate in this area. However- how bad is homeowners insurance? Water bills? We are still raising a family and need to be sure we can afford these costs.Any idea why KB Homes has pulled out of Punta Gorda? How busy is the area during the winter months? Can you boat comfortably from November to April? Is it me- or is the climate more comfortable than our area- even with the higher temps and humidity of the hot summer months? Thanks all for your input!
PR
foundfla

Naples, FL

#40 Sep 9, 2007
Holly wrote:
I'm curious to know about Deep Creek. The homes there seem very reasonable. I have seen some for the amount your lot was appraised for. It is really confusing, as my husband and I are trying to figure out how we can move to the Punta Gorda area from the Chicagoland aIrea. Is Deep Creek a nice area?
I would not move to Deep Creek. Check out Burnt Store Marina, it is truly Paradise, prices are fair and many people from the Chicago area live here, play golf, sail and fish right from their front door. Good luck.

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