U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Punta Gorda - Port Charlotte
 [Register]
Punta Gorda - Port Charlotte Charlotte County
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
Old 10-01-2013, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Wolcott, CT
15 posts, read 14,697 times
Reputation: 14
Default South Gulf Cove VS Port Charlotte Canals

Looking for thoughts on SGC vs. PC area north of Ohara near Flamingo/Joseph/Como. What are the pros and cons to each area? Thinking of building a home in the area. Does either area tend to lie lower to sea level for base elevation purposes? Also how is the SGC for boating? Time to reach the lock from the north side of SGC? And as long as I'm on a roll, Do the SGC canals go stagnant in times of little rain? Thanks in advance!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-01-2013, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Harbor, FL
2,029 posts, read 1,578,556 times
Reputation: 536
The canals in that area of PC are a LONG, slow ride to open water. We looked at a place on Como when we first came down 5 years ago and decided a 40 min slow ride just to get to the harbor was not worth it. Just my thoughts...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-01-2013, 06:14 PM
 
508 posts, read 515,601 times
Reputation: 198
SGC canals don't go stagnant. But due to lack of development they can have a lot of biting bugs. The ride out from a good lot up front is about 15 min. to river if you get through the lock quickly. Still another 8 to 10 miles to the gulf. With gas rising lately it can get costly to go gulf fishing and cruising from anywhere in SGC. I have owned many lots over the years in SGC but have never built on any. I call the place flippers paradise. Because no one hardly ever builds when they buy in SGC. The profit I have made on lots in SGC has more than paid for my Cape Coral home that has great fast access to the gulf. I still like the area. What ever you do just make sure you build on pilings up high so flood insurance does bite you down the road.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-01-2013, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
922 posts, read 525,583 times
Reputation: 161
my thoughs the PC canals are a easy rude to dinner at fishermen's village SGC is a long way off. also a friend has a house at eh south end of SGC off Appleton and its a long ride to the lock but he has had bad spell with mosquito's also ive had to work at customers homes in SGC and the couldn't stand the mosquito's at some times other Noprob,
but as HH said its a long ride around como
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-01-2013, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Wolcott, CT
15 posts, read 14,697 times
Reputation: 14
Thanks for the info everybody.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-02-2013, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
3,215 posts, read 3,494,378 times
Reputation: 1152
South Gulf Cove Yacht Club has some links that might be helpful - SGCYCLinks
South Gulf Cove Homeowners Association - South Gulf Cove HOA Inc.. A residential community in Port Charlotte, Florida

Another great resource for boating and fishing information is Fishin Franks - http://fishinfranks.com/

Boat ride times in Port Charlotte from Bansberg to open water 1-4 mins, from Rock Creek near Victoria via Pellam Waterway 17-20 mins, from Collingswood and Ohara intersection via Manchester Waterway 20-23 mins. Exit waterways in Port Charlotte include: Elkcam, Sunrise, East Spring Lake, West Spring Lake, Countryman, Ackerman and Manchester.

The major road in to Port Charlotte waterfront homes is Edgewater Drive. Edgewater generally runs east to west and creates a dividing line between sailboat waterfront homes and power boat homes. Boaters leaving from homes on the north side of Edgewater have at least one bridge to go under which is Edgewater Drive. Depending on the canal location there may be one or more bridges to pass under. The homes that are on the south side of Edgewater before reaching Midway are SAILBOAT WATERFRONT HOMES. There are several sections: One is locally known as "Doctors Row" which are the homes located on the side streets off of Edgewater to the east of Harbor Blvd. These sailboat waterfront homes have super quick access out and deep water. Many of the local doctors live there as it is a very convenient location to town.

Another sailboat waterfront area is known as the Port Charlotte Beach Complex area -http://www.charlottecountyfl.com/Com...lotteBeach.asp. This is located off of Harbor Blvd., south of Edgewater.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-02-2013, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Wolcott, CT
15 posts, read 14,697 times
Reputation: 14
Thank you TamRe, you are amazing!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Punta Gorda - Port Charlotte
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top