Talk:Port Charlotte, Florida

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It's pretty sad how the only notable people listed are sportsmen. Doesn't this town have anyone of actual merit?

My now deceases Aunt and Uncle bought property from General Development Coporation. They bought resedential property in North Port Charlotte, Fl (Sarasota County) They bought lot number 4 - Unit number 2706

How do I go about finding out what happened to this property? zglinski2000@yahoo.com

Patricia Zglinski —Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.226.55.233 (talk) 06:34, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

This page is for discussion of the article page. I suggest that you ask at this site - http://www.sarasotaproperty.net/scpa_record_search.asp -- Donald Albury 14:02, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

NPOV[edit]

Talking about housing affordability and how it's "now one of the most affordable" places in Florida due to the "market correction", then two paragraphs later say prices are high and stable, so they're building a large building project, is less history and more CoC talk. When I get some time, I'll try to find some sources either to back all this up (sans the peacock words) or clean it up with more apropos text. If anyone has info, go ahead and edit it; I just haven't seen anyone make any significant edits since the Rays announced they were moving to Charlotte Sports Park, so I assume I'm the only one who noticed this. EaglesFanInTampa 13:23, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

What they say about affordability is technically true, but I'd rather see it replaced with numbers. (Housing prices went from i.e. 150k- 300k, then fell to 75k. State averages for the same time were 200k and 125k.) Note that I just pulled those numbers out of my thin air. I'll keep an eye out for sources.Treedel (talk) 19:41, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

I removed the statement about Port Charlotte being the home of someone named Matthew Gardner who was stated to be an internationally renowned physicist who wrote a book called "The Balance of the Stars". Google doesn't know anyone named Matthew Gardner who wrote such a book, and there are no books called "The Balance of the Stars" available on Amazon. As far as I can see, neither are worthy of mention. Who knows if the book even exists. If this guy is a quantum physicist, then he's not a member of the faculty at any institutions which have a web site... which means probably not any. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jehaga (talkcontribs) 04:36, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Notable residents - past[edit]

How come the article only lists living notable residents? Wasn't Roy Boehm founder of the Navy Seals listed here once? Congress and President Obama named the Murdock Post Office after him after his death here. I also saw in the local paper that Joseph Vrtel, designer of the United States 50-star flag lived in Port Charlotte. Source for the latter: Port Charlotte Herald, June 22, 2011 (weekly), "Charlotte County's Historic Past," Sun Coast Media Group, Charlotte Harbor, FL; reprint of item in predecessor paper Herald-News, June 17-23, 1971. 76.7.95.112 (talk) 17:21, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

He died in Punta Gorda, where he apparently lived in retirement. Naming the post office in Port Charlotte after him recognized his residency in Charlotte County, but I see nothing indicating that he ever lived in Port Charlotte. -- Donald Albury 12:51, 24 June 2011 (UTC)