Burnt Store Meadows offers newer, Florida-style homes in a quiet, natural setting. Behind each home is a park-like green belt where residents can watch tropical birds hunt and play every day. Maintained by the property owners association, the green belt presents some of the most spectacular natural experiences in Charlotte County.
While life in the Meadows may feel like stepping into a secluded, nature lover’s paradise, the community itself is conveniently located near the three major thoroughfares in Charlotte County. On the western border, Burnt Store Road takes you down to Cape Coral. The northwest border is US 41, which is a direct route to Port Charlotte, downtown Punta Gorda, and Fort Myers. I-75, the main expressway for all of Southwest Florida, is a mere five minute drive. Some of the Southwest Florida's most popular beaches are nearby, including Ft Myers Beach, Englewood, Siesta Key and Boca Grande, making it easy for residents to enjoy all that Florida's Gulf Coast has to offer.
Property owners elect officials to serve on the Property Owners Association, which manages deed restrictions and other community issues. The Board meets monthly and then holds an annual business dinner in October. Current annual dues are $95. The Meadows also has a Neighborhood Watch program.
Homes in Burnt Store Meadows vary in size from smaller homes at just over 1,000sqft to larger sizes pushing above 3,000sqft. Other than the interior floorplan and upgrades of a specific home, primary differentiators include whether or not the home includes a pool, the presence and size of greenbelt or lake behind the home, and it's proximity to the nearby major roads of 41 or Burnt Store Rd. Every home is custom built and unique. Condos and vacant lots are available. Homes range in age from 20+ years to new construction. Most homes feature open floor plans with plenty of windows and sliding glass doors that make nature watching easy. Home pricing begins as low as $300,000. Vacant lots sometimes go as low as around $50,000.
Burnt Store Meadows is a deed restricted community, which makes for a more uniform area and standards which community members must abide by. Restrictions include prohibition of commercial vehicles and RVs parked in driveways, anything parked in the grass, roofing material, and basic landscaping requirements.
Burnt Store Meadows is served by multiple schools from elementary through high school, all located in Punta Gorda. The schools listed below are the standard district schools for the Burnt Store Meadows community:
- East Elementary
- Punta Gorda Middle School
- Charlotte High School
Burnt Store Meadows is a deed restricted community. While there are 20+ specific deed restrictions, the primary ones that affect all residents are summed up below. For more detailed information or questions, get in touch and we can help answer your questions:
- Your home is for residential use only - No commercial businesses out of your home (specifically, those that involve client traffic to the home)
- You are in charge of your landscaping, but it must be well-kept - Generally speaking, you must mow your grass. Trees, bushes, flowerbeds are completely under your control.
- No sheds or other non-attached structures.
- No commercial signage, including on automobiles parked in visible areas.
- Fences are allowed, but must be no more than 6 feet tall, see through and a single color. Any color is fine, but only one color.
There are other restrictions, but the above cover the most commonly asked ones.
Ownership in Burnt Store Meadows also requires membership in the local HOA with an annual fee of $250 (as of 2023). While many HOAs are large organizations in the community that work to regulate how to live in the area, the HOA in Burnt Store Meadows is primarily focused on taking care of the extensive greenbelt between homes. Beyond the backyards of most homes is a plot of grass or trees which can be anywhere from 10ft to 100ft+ across to the next backyard. This greenbelt is the primary focus of the HOA - lawn-mowing, landscaping, water maintenance.