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GOAL: Enhance community life by clean air and water, conservation of wildlife and natural resources, and provide community amenities through public safety in a business friendly atmosphere.

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Reasons why Charlotte County is a great place to live:

  • ​170,227 acres under conservation
  • ​830 miles of shoreline mileage - 28 miles of sandy beaches
  • ​Approximately 84% of the Charlotte Harbor shoreline is preserved land
  • ​Canoe/Kayak Blueway Trails - 53 trails for a total of 192.9 miles throughout Charlotte Harbor
  • ​365 miles of canals; 190 miles of saltwater and 175 miles of freshwater
  • Charlotte Harbor is the 17th largest estuary in the nation and the 2nd largest estuary in the state encompassing 270 square miles
  • Designated as one of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States" by SAIL magazine.
  • 1,098 acres of active/recreational parks
  • 40 athletic fields
  • Port Charlotte, Florida named "Best Place to Retire" by Money Magazine.
  • Ranked "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America" by Golf Digest; "... golf has surpassed baseball as the national pastime for a generation of Americans now more than intent on playing than watching sports."
  • Named one of MONEY magazine's "Best Places to Live in the South".
  • Designated as one of "America's Best Healthy Places to Retire" by U.S. News & World Report.
  • TripAdvisor™ TravelCast named Englewood, Florida a "Top Ten U.S. Destination for 2009".
  • Englewood, Fla. named "Best Affordable Place in America to Retire" by NeighborhoodScout.com.​​

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