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Quality Of Life

With an average year round temperature of 75 degrees and plenty of sunshine, Charlotte County is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. Over 12 miles of sandy Gulf beaches share the coastline with the mangroves forests of Charlotte Harbor. The Harbor includes one of the world's largest protected marine estuaries encompassing 270 square miles with 219 miles of natural shoreline. Charlotte Harbor/Gasparilla Sound Aquatic Preserve comprises nearly 80,000 acres of some of the most pristine and productive coastal areas in the state, and a unique network of barrier islands and mangrove forests. With so much water, it's no wonder that Charlotte County offers marinas and boating clubs for power and sail boats alike.

Charlotte County features over 70 parks and recreational areas, including a 65,000 acre wildlife management area that was a featured site in the "Florida Wildlife Viewing Guide." Walk, bike or kayak through nature's wonderland.

Charlotte County has four public libraries located throughout the area. The libraries offers books, audio, video, computers and a host of events for young and old alike.

Like to Golf? Then choose from 14 magnificent golf courses throughout Charlotte County, ranging from executive to championship.

Not the outdoor type, then Charlotte County has the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and the Cultural Center of Charlotte County with musical and theatrical productions throughout the year. The newly constructed Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center offers sports, musical and other events as well as a place for meetings and conferences. The Charlotte County Historical Center Society as well Visual Arts Center and numerous art galleries and exhibits are just a few of the cultural opportunities available.

Like to shop or dine? We've got that too. From quaint shops to big box stores, from chic restaurants to national chain eateries, Charlotte County has it all. Whatever your mood, there is a shop or restaurant to satisfy you.

Let the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau help you plan your stay so you can discover the wonders of Charlotte County and Charlotte Harbor.

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