Retire in Port Charlotte, FL

Livability Score
46
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. JD's Jazz Club & Fine Dining

Went with friends and took advantage of their summer special, prix fixe three course meal for $25. A deal when you consider most of the regular entrees are...

2. The Crepe Chef

We stopped in for breakfast on a Sunday morning and were pleasantly surprised. Everything is made fresh in front of you. They have lots of options and the...

3. Diane's Cafe

A friend and I found this on Yelp and almost hesitated to go in when we arrived. As other reviewers have noted, it IS in a little strip mall. We decided...

4. Pioneers Pizza

Pioneer, what a great little pizza joint! I love the lunch specials. I tried the meatball panini and the Greek salad. The salad was prepared fresh with...

5. Visani

Took my husband on a surprise date to see Steve-O. They called ahead of time and set up the seating arrangements. We got there an hour before the show...

Golf
1. Riverwood Golf Club

I visited Riverwood during a Leadership Charlotte event. We stayed in the restaurant and bar areas, and enjoyed the nice window views. Did you know their...

2. Deep Creek Golf Club

Nice open course with solid greens and well maintained tee boxes. The yardage marking may be a bit short, but other than that it's a fun course!

3. Seminole Lakes

Beautiful neighborhood and challenging little semi private golf course with ten par 3's and eight par 4's. Club house offers pro shop and restaurant. The...

4. Cove of Rotonda Golf Center

first time golfing,,,good prices,,,nice course for beginners...nice overall

5. Long Marsh Golf Club

Long Marsh golf course in the Rotonda development is a very nice and affordable course. It cost approx $45 a person with cart. Very nice club house and...

Active
1. Hooked On Sup

Great value and unique experience. The owner was friendly, patient, and very informative. She was very knowledgable and respectful of the environment. This...

2. Sup Englewood

I was vacationing in Manasota Key and wanted to SUP. I was staying at a house on the beach so I wanted the board with me. I called Nicole and she was was...

3. Gilchrist Park

Cute park.. The entire area is very nice.. We went for the sunset and it was beautiful. Enjoy!

4. Calusa Queen Eco-Tours & Excursions

While on vacation my family and I took a sunset cruise with this company and they were AHHHHHHMAZING! They were so friendly and very knowledgable with the...

5. Canoe Outpost-Peace River

This is a great getaway if you like the outdoors.. It doesn't break the bank and they have everything you need from wood to coolers..one of our friends blew...

Arts
1. JD's Jazz Club & Fine Dining

Went with friends and took advantage of their summer special, prix fixe three course meal for $25. A deal when you consider most of the regular entrees are...

2. Sweet Treasures Wine

I love this place! Imagine real 100% Juicy-Juice... but wine.. and not grape... just fruit wine. IT IS FANTASTIC!!!!!! I ALWAYS stop by, and buy when I...

3. Spirit in Matters

Dianne knows her stuff when it comes to astrology. I've had several readings with her. They are always of the highest caliber. It's apparent how much...

4. Military Heritage Museum

This was a amazing find by luck during my visit to Puerta Gorda. Because we got rained out at the airshow, we ended up going to the historic/tourist part of...

5. Muscle Car City

I recently had muscle car city sell a car for me on consignment. They were an absolute pleasure to work with. Roy did a super job. Roy went above and...

Shopping
1. Books-A-Million

As a new resident of Florida, coming from a small town in Michigan, where the NEAREST bookstore, (not even Books-A-Million) is two hour car drive away, I am...

2. Gladrich Florist Shoppe

Excellent florist. I am very picky about the flowers I buy. Honestly, I have no complaints. Nothing but praise. Showed up 30 mins before closing for a...

3. Funkie Junkies

Really cool, eclectic place. You'll be able to find almost anything there ! Nice people with a lot to look at. There is some jewelry and clothing to check...

4. Fishermen's Village

I love this place! I've stayed in the condos/hotel several times over the years. I like looking at the unique touristy things the shops have. My most...

5. Marshalls 745

I was smelling the "fresh shave" scent of candles... smelled so good it took me into the twilight zone! I paid for all of my items and left. 10 blocks...

Health
1. ReJuvination Mind Body & Spirit Day Spa

I had a wonderful experience here! Julie and Stefan were extremely nice, welcoming, friendly, and thoughtful. The hot stone massage was amazing and very...

2. BAYFRONT HEALTH PORT CHARLOTTE

My pops is getting older and about 8 months ago started having some pain in his knee. After a progressive set of unsuccessful treatments, surgery and a...

3. Detox Spa

Complete Body Detox. Get a Zyto Health analysis of your entire body, to see what you need and you go from there. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, or...

4. Advanced Imaging of Port Charlotte

They were awesome for my MRI - super quick and very nice

5. Eyeglass World

The eye doctor (Andrew V.) is wonderful. Very good doctor who takes care of you. The office staff is also very kind and easy to deal with (even crank...