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Old 04-01-2008, 07:50 PM
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can anyone shed some light on this area?
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:05 PM
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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What do you need to know? Here's something I wrote about South Gulf Cove--Hope it helps.

South Gulf Cove is an incomparable community just off Florida Route 771 south of Sarasota, between Port Charlotte and Boca Grande. Convenient to golf, shopping, fishing, beaches and every imaginable amenity, South Gulf Cove is just minutes away from Gasparilla Island and Boca Grande. With a private, community boat dock and ramp plus direct access through a lock, residents can slip in and out of the neighborhood and spend a few relaxing hours in Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Here you’ll find sailboat friendly areas with no bridges in the way.

Not so long ago, the South Gulf Cove area was deemed to be out of the way, but new retail and infrastructure development is now only minutes away. Today’s South Gulf Cove residents do not have to sacrifice privacy and a casual lifestyle for the conveniences they love. They can enjoy retail shopping, unique boutiques, movies and museums and they have full access to schools and medical facilities.

Golfers will love the neighborhood for its four nearby golf courses – Long Marsh, Palm, Oakland Hills and Cape Haze, and water lovers will enjoy the local beaches, boating, water and jet skiing, kayaking and canoeing.

South Gulf Cove is a deed restricted community with a rich canal system comprised of approximately 55 miles of wide, navigable canals. All of the canals converge into Interceptor Lagoon and from there head into the Myakka River and on to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Many properties have bridge-free sailboat access to the harbor.

With 15,000 home sites, 4,000 of which are on the waterfront, South Gulf Cove comprises nearly one-third of the canals in Charlotte County. All waterfront homes have sea walls and a natural shoreline and there is a community Yacht Club. Fisherman can angle for both fresh water and salt water fish in this area, and all properties have access to the water, either from waterfront lots or from the community boat ramp.

Because this area has only recently become popular, there are still many choices and available home sites. The South Gulf Cove homeowner association is voluntary, though most residents are very active in the community and work hard to preserve quality of life and their natural surroundings. Most homes are less than ten years old and there are still plenty of vacant home sits on which you can conceive and build your dream home. The South Gulf Cove community is an upscale Florida waterfront community with reasonably priced properties; a rarity in today’s Florida real estate environment.

Prices vary from moderate to expensive, but properties that are closer to the lagoon will have a bigger price tag. You can find a four bedroom, three bathroom home or a palatial four bedroom, three bathroom estate for over a million. With a variety of homes in many sizes, there is something to fit every lifestyle, including singles, couples and families. Prospective residents of South Gulf Cove will be pleased to know that future waterfront development will be actively monitored for ecological impact.

Close by South Gulf Cove is simply Gulf Cove, another General Development community that borders the Myakka River and has a community boat ramp. You’re just ten minutes from the mall in Port Charlotte or from shopping in Englewood. More expensive homes hover along the canals on the river, but moderate prices are still available farther from the water. Most of Gulf Cove has city water available.

The Gardens of Gulf Cove is an older established neighborhood of small homes with two community pools, clubhouse, tennis courts and shuffleboard. Most of the homes were built from 1970-80, but provide inexpensive housing for a winter home for
first time homebuyer.

If you are looking for an upscale, casual Florida lifestyle with a price tag that won’t break the bank, you have come to the right place -South Gulf Cove. Don’t wait to explore the possibilities.

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Old 04-02-2008, 09:07 PM
Location: 05 to present Venice, Fla 91-05 Manchester, NH
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Question well...

First of all I'm glad we have our own Sarasota section in the forums....

I live in South Venice. I drove through South Gulf Cove the other day on my way back from the Punta Gorda Airport. My buddy was testing out that new Skybus from portsmouth, NH to PG. I drove through SGC to check on a boat For sale.

There is a lot of vacant land and lots for sale. Pretty much standard in all areas now. I did see a lot of homes for sale and one that was burnt out (not to shock anyone but it took me by surprise).

It is in a very nice area that has large lots, nice higher end homes some on canals. I talked to a lady who ran a hot Dog Stand at Home Depot and has a home in SGC. I was curious about boat access and they had no problem. There are low bridges and one lock which she said was easy to use.

I am not sure if it has public water or well.

There is a difference between GC and SGC. You are also bordering Rotonda West. You will have only county services ( Charlotte county ). Fire , sherriff etc.

I like SGC but its a little isolated. There has been more building of shopping centers and Murdoch circle in PC is not far. The Tampa Rays baseball team will have Spring training right up the street come 2009.
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