We are starting our search for our move south next month we are traveling to punta gorda from a suggestion of a buddy who bought a home in Burnt store marina. We will stay there for two days to check the area and we are looking for others areas to see. We have only been to Tampa on the gulf and loved it. We will consider a home close to a marina or a dockominium or home with waterfront for a boat. We would like a gated community but not necessarily a "retirement" home environment. We will most likely snowbird as our family will be split north/south so we don't need a huge place. Just enough to get away from snow so any help is appreciated thank you .