Located midway between Fort Myers and Sarasota on Florida’s picturesque Gulf Coast, Port Charlotte is a planned community that offers seniors small-town comforts, mild winters and plenty of year-round recreational opportunities. With more than 165 miles of waterways, Port Charlotte is a haven for fishermen, boaters and beachcombers, while sports enthusiasts appreciate the town’s seven golf courses. The city is also home to the spring training grounds of the Tampa Bay Rays.
With a cost of living that’s 11.6% lower than the national average, a transit system that offers affordable rides throughout the county and an average of 262 sunny days annually, it’s not surprising that retirees are drawn to this quiet coastal community, and a whopping 35% of Port Charlotte’s adult population are seniors. This guide is designed to help seniors explore the 10 best assisted living facilities Port Charlotte has to offer.
Brookdale Port Charlotte
18440 Cochran Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
This intimate assisted living facility offers senior care services in a charming, tree-lined setting that’s just minutes from the Port Charlotte Town Center shopping mall. From its beautifully landscaped grounds and screened-in lanai to its cozy fireside living room, Brookdale Port Charlotte is designed to make residents feel at home. The facility offers computer access, and Wi-Fi connections are available throughout the building. We feature Brookdale Port Charlotte on our list of the area’s best assisted living facilities because of its exclusive Optimum Life programs, which empower every resident to live a fulfilling, well-balanced lifestyle through, social interactions, spiritual pursuits and stimulating intellectual pastimes.
2500 Aaron Street
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Royal Palm provides a continuum of residential senior care services and is just steps away from Fawcett Memorial Hospital and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. This vibrant community encourages seniors to pursue active, healthy lifestyles through fitness programs, resident walking clubs and excursions to local points of interest. Residents have a choice of apartment floor plans, and each unit includes a kitchenette. Royal Palm received a State of Florida Award of Excellence from Family Assets in recognition of its superior services, making it a must-see on our list of the area’s top 10 facilities.
South Port Square
23023 Westchester Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL 33980
Residents at South Port Square appreciate the facility’s focus on beautiful outdoor spaces. Located just blocks from the waterfront, the community’s picturesque grounds feature majestic palm trees, winding pathways, and a tranquil lake, complete with cascading fountains. South Port Square’s maintenance-free lifestyle leaves seniors plenty of time to enjoy its resort-style amenities, which include a sparkling indoor pool, an art studio and a woodworking shop. Residents can enjoy a pint at the on-site sports bar or socialize with neighbors at the comfortable coffee shop. The facility also hosts regular happy hours, themed parties and excursions into town.
Village Place Retirement
18400 Cochran Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
From its shady, palm-lined courtyards to its cozy social spaces, Village Place Retirement exudes classic southern charm. Composed of seven neighborhoods, this homey community offers seniors a choice of studio or one-bedroom apartments or companion suites. Residents enjoy restaurant-style dining, and all meals are prepared by the facility’s talented chefs. To satisfy in-between-meal cravings, snacks and beverages are available around-the-clock. Village Place Retirement was honored with a State of Florida Award of Excellence by Family Assets, landing it on our list of the area’s best assisted living facilities.
Lexington Manor Assisted Living
20480 Veterans Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL 33954
Lexington Manor Assisted Living offers seniors a wide selection of pet-friendly studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Residents benefit from the security of personal emergency pendants and a staff that’s available to help around-the-clock. The facility makes our list of the area’s top assisted living facilities thanks to its research-based Lifestyle360 program, which promotes an active, fulfilling lifestyle through activities that foster physical, intellectual, social, spiritual and emotional health. Lexington Manor is a J.D. Power Certified Senior Living Community. The facility is easily accessible via Interstate 75.
Brookdale Punta Gorda Isles
250 Bal Harbor Boulevard
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Located within walking distance of the scenic Peace River, Brookdale Punta Gorda Isles was designed to recreate the comforts of home. Residents can enjoy an afternoon stroll in the courtyard or spend evenings relaxing on the screened-in lanai. Indoors, the fireside living room is the perfect place for socializing with neighbors or cozying up with a book from the on-site library. For residents who enjoy hands-on activities, the facility boasts an arts and crafts studio and opportunities for gardening in its sunny greenhouse. This pet-friendly facility also promotes physical fitness and self-expression through its signature Optimum Life program, which focuses on six dimensions of wellness.
The Springs at South Biscayne
6235 Hoffman Street
North Port, FL 34287
The Springs at South Biscayne offers memory care, assisted living services and short-term respite care in a quaint Gulf Coast neighborhood. Residents can choose from a variety of floor plans, and each generously sized, pet-friendly apartment features high ceilings and spacious walk-in closets. The facility boasts a well-equipped fitness studio designed for the needs of seniors, and fitness classes are available daily. Residents also appreciate the community’s inviting common areas, which include a covered veranda, courtyard garden and a cozy library with a fireplace. At mealtimes, residents are treated to restaurant-style dining with professional table-side service.
Gardens of North Port
4900 South Sumter Boulevard
North Port, FL 34287
Gardens of North Port offers independent and assisted living options in a secure gated community. Residents can choose a spacious, fully furnished studio or one-bedroom apartment, and ADA-approved units are available. Each room includes an emergency call system for around-the-clock peace of mind. Seniors enjoy three chef-prepared meals daily and guests are always welcome to join residents at mealtimes. The community boasts an on-site beauty salon, so seniors can look their best, and transportation is available for off-site errands and appointments.
Sandhill Gardens Retirement Center
24949 Sandhill Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL 33983
Conveniently located just off of Interstate 75, Sandhill Gardens Retirement Center provides independent and assisted living services, including daily housekeeping and supervision of medication. Residents appreciate the security of living in a gated community, and the facility’s spacious apartments are equipped with emergency call systems, with staff assistance available around the clock. Sandhill Gardens Retirement Center serves three chef-prepared meals daily, and residents are routinely treated to catered Sunday brunches. Seniors can rent out a private banquet room for private celebrations and family gatherings.
The Courtyard Assisted Living
26455 Rampart Boulevard
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
This 50-resident assisted living facility is nestled in a tranquil, upscale neighborhood. Seniors enjoy spending time outdoors in its beautiful courtyards, which feature flower gardens and elegant water features. The Courtyard Assisted Living community offers residents exceptional amenities, including activity and computer rooms, on-site physical therapy and a fully automated laundry. Local transportation is available through the facility’s climate-controlled van.
Is Port Charlotte the right choice for you?
Port Charlotte has been named to several prestigious best places lists, including Forbes’ and CNN Money’s 25 Best Places to Retire. The city has plenty to keep active seniors busy, including nearly limitless outdoor activities and a vibrant cultural center, which puts on theater productions and concerts and offers year-round enrichment and fitness classes. With its beautiful beaches and mild winters, Port Charlotte may be the ideal destination for seniors looking for an assisted living facility in an affordable coastal town.