So, this Canadian girl is looking to buy a 3 bedroom home in southwest Florida. I'd like to be close to the airport in Punta Gorda or Fort Myers. Will spend a few weeks of the year there and would like it to be a safe and more quiet area. Close to great shopping and beaches too. Seems like the Port Charlotte area offers some very inexpensive pool homes ($135-155 000). I'm hoping anyone who lives in southwest Florida can tell me some other areas I should be researching. Again, I'm willing to buy in an area that is no more than 45 mins to either airport. I'm only 45, so I don't want an area that is 99% elderly! Still looking to have fun !