Just the name - GULF COVE - beckons one to visit. From Gulf Cove, the lovely beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are a short, pleasant drive away with the beautiful pristine sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico where you can find beautiful shells, sharks’ teeth, and water the color of an aquamarine to swim in. Also nearby are the cities of Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte. The Gulf Cove Property Owners Association is a voluntary organization whose members pay a nominal annual fee and have the exclusive use of the park and Myakka River boat ramp. The Myakka River Park, now on the drawing board, is another feature sure to enhance this community. Nearby is the Charlotte Sports Park – home of the Tampa Bay Rays spring training and Charlotte Stone Crabs. Undoubtedly, Gulf Cove’s biggest draw is its location along the shores of the Myakka River which flows into Charlotte Harbor and then to the Gulf of Mexico. The harbor supports over 600 species of birds, fish, and marine wildlife and great fishing. “Cross the bridge” to Punta Gorda and visit the Peace River Wildlife Center, a rehab facility for injured and orphaned wildlife; Laishley and Gilchrist waterfront parks offering free tennis, basketball and pickleball courts. Farmers markets abound bringing the best of local produce. Fishermen’s Village is a great waterfront draw with multiple boutiques and delicious restaurants. For the artistically inclined, there is the Charlotte Symphony with international guest musicians, the Charlotte Players, the Charlotte Choral, the Charlotte Concert Band, the Visual Arts Center at once a gallery, school, and lovely gift shop. The Harborside Event Center brings in well-known celebrities for a wide diversity of entertainment options. Need to fly away? Punta Gorda’s own airport is just minutes away; Fort Myers and Sarasota airports are about 35 miles from here. Multiple hospitals provide excellent health care. There are many reasons to love this area and call it home. One of the best - THERE IS NO SNOW HERE. Come and find your own Paradise.