Pictured above: The classic lines of the Punta Gorda City Hall (photo courtesy of Wikipedia and Wknight94).
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When you think about it, choosing a retirement town is really all about livability. Weighing all the factors that make life enjoyable for you - from affordability to transportation to aesthetics - should help you know what you are looking for in a retirement town. This article will help you determine your personal livability criteria, and then give you some interesting lists where you can start looking.
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Punta Gorda, FL
Punta Gorda is a low key town on Florida's west coast, just north of Fort Myers. It has an interesting and diverse history - one of its founding fathers was an African-American, while wealthy whites frequented a hotel owned in part by Cornelius Vanderbilt. With easy access to the Gulf of Mexico, quiet streets, nice downtown, and affordable homes - many residents think this is a most livable town.
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