Interesting Facts About Port Charlotte

Located in southern Florida, Port Charlotte is full palm trees and water front. Thanks to an elaborate series of canals, close to 40% of the homes have water access. Full of marine life and an unique ecosystem, there’s lots to see here. Port Charlotte was named #1 Best Place to Retire by CNN Money and is the spring time training grounds for the Tampa Bay Rays. There’s plenty of beaches to visit that are a short hop away including Boca Grande, Manasota Beach, Englewood, and Siesta Key.

 

Compared to the rest of the country, Port Charlotte’s cost of living is 8.10% Lower than the U.S. average.

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The median home cost in Port Charlotte is $112,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.50 percent.

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As of 2014, Port Charlotte’s population is 55,942 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.14 percent.

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Port Charlotte public schools spend $13,401 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18.5 students per teacher in Port Charlotte.

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The unemployment rate in Port Charlotte is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Port Charlotte jobs have Increased by 3.66 percent.

 

Ranked #35 America’s Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #49 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #57 America’s Most (and Least) Stressful Cities (117 Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #124 Best Green Cities

 

Source: http://www.bestplaces.net/city/florida/port_charlotte

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