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Old 04-16-2010, 11:40 PM
 
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My husband just got a job in Punta Gorda, so we will be moving within the next few weeks. We are 24 and 25 and have a baby. From the research I have done, it seems like Punta Gorda is mostly retired people. Where we live right now is mostly a retired are and we are very ready to get out of that atmosphere. I was wondering where do the younger population (20s and 30s) live??? Also, what is there to do in the area?? We really would like to live somewhere where there is more to do than go to dinner and a movie... However, we don't want him to have to commute really far to work everyday. Any suggestions????
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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My husband just got a job in Punta Gorda, so we will be moving within the next few weeks. We are 24 and 25 and have a baby. From the research I have done, it seems like Punta Gorda is mostly retired people. Where we live right now is mostly a retired are and we are very ready to get out of that atmosphere. I was wondering where do the younger population (20s and 30s) live??? Also, what is there to do in the area?? We really would like to live somewhere where there is more to do than go to dinner and a movie... However, we don't want him to have to commute really far to work everyday. Any suggestions????
See it for yourself first. Port Charlotte is just across the bridge. There is no escaping retires in FL anywhere.
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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You might want to look into North Port. It's about 25 minutes north of Punta Gorda and the average age is 38. If you lived in NP then Sarasota would be about 35-40 minutes away. There's always something going on in the downtown Sarasota area.
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:23 AM
 
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Sarasota Def but it's farther..
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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My husband just got a job in Punta Gorda, so we will be moving within the next few weeks. We are 24 and 25 and have a baby. From the research I have done, it seems like Punta Gorda is mostly retired people. Where we live right now is mostly a retired are and we are very ready to get out of that atmosphere. I was wondering where do the younger population (20s and 30s) live??? Also, what is there to do in the area?? We really would like to live somewhere where there is more to do than go to dinner and a movie... However, we don't want him to have to commute really far to work everyday. Any suggestions????
I agree with SoFLGal, as a younger couple, I would choose NP. It has access to the Sarasota County School systems. North Port is a doable commute to Punta Gorda, where I live, fish, flirt, and drink beer! You can travel to a number of beaches in about 1/2 hour to 45 minutes.

You should come out and hang out on the Sarasota board. That is where most people who live in PG and North hang out and chat.

Its true, there are a lot of retired and elderly people all over Florida, but just think how many grand parents are available to offer you advice you don't want! Don't worry, despite the fact that there are plenty of elderly people around, there are a lot of young people around too. Once you kids get around and meet other kids, you'll acquire friends very quickly. That always happens.
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