South Gulf Cove is an incomparable community just off Florida Route 771 south of Sarasota, between Port Charlotte and Boca Grande. Convenient to golf, shopping, fishing, beaches and every imaginable amenity, South Gulf Cove is just minutes away from Gasparilla Island and Boca Grande. With a private, community boat dock and ramp plus direct access through a lock, residents can slip in and out of the neighborhood and spend a few relaxing hours in Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Here you’ll find sailboat friendly areas with no bridges in the way.
Not so long ago, the South Gulf Cove area was deemed to be out of the way, but new retail and infrastructure development is now only minutes away. Today’s South Gulf Cove residents do not have to sacrifice privacy and a casual lifestyle for the conveniences they love. They can enjoy retail shopping, unique boutiques, movies and museums and they have full access to schools and medical facilities.
South Gulf Cove is a deed restricted community with a rich canal system comprised of approximately 55 miles of wide, navigable canals. All of the canals converge into Interceptor Lagoon and from there head into the Myakka River and on to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Many properties have bridge-free sailboat access to the harbor.
With 15,000 home sites, 4,000 of which are on the waterfront, South Gulf Cove comprises nearly one-third of the canals in Charlotte County. All waterfront homes have sea walls and a natural shoreline and there is a community Yacht Club. Fisherman can angle for both fresh water and salt water fish in this area, and all properties have access to the water, either from waterfront lots or from the community boat ramp.
Because this area has only recently become popular, there are still many choices and available home sites. The South Gulf Cove homeowner association is voluntary, though most residents are very active in the community and work hard to preserve quality of life and their natural surroundings. Most homes are less than ten years old and there are still plenty of vacant home sits on which you can conceive and build your dream home. The South Gulf Cove community is an upscale Florida waterfront community with reasonably priced properties; a rarity in today’s Florida real estate environment.
Prices vary from moderate to expensive, but properties that are closer to the lagoon will have a bigger price tag. You can find a four bedroom, three bathroom home or a palatial four bedroom, three bathroom estate for over a million. With a variety of homes in many sizes, there is something to fit every lifestyle, including singles, couples and families. Prospective residents of South Gulf Cove will be pleased to know that future waterfront development will be actively monitored for ecological impact.
Close by South Gulf Cove is simply Gulf Cove, another General Development community that borders the Myakka River and has a community boat ramp. You’re just ten minutes from the mall in Port Charlotte or from shopping in Englewood. More expensive homes hover along the canals on the river, but moderate prices are still available farther from the water. Most of Gulf Cove has city water available.
The Gardens of Gulf Cove is an older established neighborhood of small homes with two community pools, clubhouse, tennis courts and shuffleboard. Most of the homes were built from 1970-80, but provide inexpensive housing for a winter home for first time homebuyer.
If you are looking for an upscale, casual Florida lifestyle with a price tag that won’t break the bank, you have come to the right place -South Gulf Cove. Don’t wait to explore the possibilities. Property is going fast and the prices will not stay this low for very long. We would be happy to help you find your own dream house or a home site where you can build. Contact us to get more information about South Gulf Cove and the surrounding Sarasota and Port Charlotte communities.