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Rotonda West

Rotonda West is an upscale, unincorporated, deed-restricted community noted for its tranquil and unspoiled beaches, situated in west Charlotte County, Florida,. It is an unusual subdivision, in that it is shaped like an incomplete wagon wheel. A closed, fresh-water canal system surrounds the outside of the "wheel" and travels inside each of the pie-shaped wedges forming the subdivisions of the development. A protected wetland to the south prevents development of that area. Alligators, bald eagles, ospreys, great blue herons, egrets, and many other birds and animals inhabit the area.

The oldest and most-developed subdivision, Oakland Hills, once sported Ed McMahon as a home owner. In 1973, the inaugural edition of a television special called Superstars, featuring athletes from different sports competing in various events, was filmed in Rotonda. Although the area struggled for a while during the real estate bust period of the 1980s, in 2005 it was one of the hottest areas to build in, with development escalating in nearly all of the sections and several new golf courses. The Rotonda Golf and Country Club has three courses with 72 holes for residents to enjoy.

There is a large park inside the center of Rotonda West with a playground, tennis courts, and a walking path. There is also a designated area where people can pay to park boats, trailers, and RVs.

A master-planned community of over 20,000 acres of greenbelts, fairways, ponds, lakes and 23 miles of waterways, Rotonda West is comprised of distinct neighborhoods. Subdivisions inside the circle are Oakland Hills, Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, Broadmoor, Long Meadow, White Marsh, and Pine Valley. Subdivisions outside the circle are Rotonda Heights, Rotonda Meadows, Rotonda Sands, Rotonda Villas, Rotonda West, Wildflower and Windward. Power, phone and cable lines are all run underground in Rotonda, which is a major plus during storms.

Most of the homes in Rotonda are well over 2,000 square feet and are located on beautiful lakes. Many also have their own screened-in pools. There are also many beautiful condominiums and villas to choose from.

The population of Rotonda West is approximately 9,000. The median age is 63 years, and the median household income is $44,000.