You’d Likely Beat a Path to South Charlotte Knowing This


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, August 22nd, 2016 – Don’t miss out on available properties along the Burnt Store Road corridor in a search of homes for sale in south Charlotte. Major improvements are continuing on this highway leading to the western periphery of Fort Myers and Cape Coral, thus giving some added lift to home values in many communities along its stretch.

Amongst these Charlotte neighborhoods are Pirates Harbor and Burnt Store Lakes, which are benefiting in particular from Phase 2 of the road’s widening to four lanes northward to the Tamiami Trail from Zemel Road to Notre Dame Boulevard. Expected to start in 2017, this project also calls for utility improvements and the construction of bicycle facilities and sidewalks.

Completion of the Burnt Store Road improvements would make local trips even more convenient and travel time trimmed further. At current road conditions, driving northward from Pirates Harbor and Burnt Store Lakes to the historic town of Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte would take just about 20 minutes. Approximately 30 minutes would be spent by car in a southward trip to Cape Coral and to Fort Myers.

More Bang for the Buck

You’d Likely Beat a Path to South Charlotte Knowing This

This convenient location of the south Charlotte communities is coupled with the highly competitive pricing of available properties such as those at Pirate Harbor. With the assistance of a local pro realtor, prospective buyers of homes for sale in this community can in fact find less pricey choices compared with waterfront counterparts south in Lee County.

Early in August of 2016, for instance, a three-bedroom Pirate Harbor residence with a floor area of about 1,500 square feet was sales-listed at an asking price in the $300s. In comparison, a Cape Coral residence likewise with water access and approximately the same square footage would typically be offered in the market starting at around the mid-$400s.

Florida Keys Ambience

The coastal neighborhoods of south Charlotte are definitely as attractive as those in neighboring Cape Coral. Pirate Harbor shares much of the region’s Florida Keys atmosphere, flaunting plenty of Key West-style residences located along man-made canals or natural waterways.

Tucked on the eastern edge of Charlotte Harbor surrounded by mangrove islands teeming with birds and marine life, this community offers a laid-back Florida lifestyle. Its residents have instant access not only to rich fishing grounds but also to extensive back-country shallow water estuaries ideal for canoeing or kayaking.

As much can be said about the nearby community of Burnt Store Lakes which has its own canoe and kayak launch for easy access to Charlotte Harbor. Similar recreational facilities are as easily accessible at the neighboring Burnt Store Marina which is open to the public. This marina’s features include more than 500 boat slips, dry stack storage and a boat ramp. Additionally, it has a 27-hole executive golf course with two on-site restaurants and a pro shop.

Charlotte homes for sale at Burnt Store Lakes are competitively priced as well. The choices here start from around the mid-$100s for two-bedroom units at this community‘s Boca Vista condominium neighborhood. For single family homes, expect price quotes from the $200s up to the $400s for sales-listed residences with floor plans of between 1,800 and 2,700 square feet.