Rotunda West is an unincorporated, deed-restricted community in Charlotte County.
Rotunda West is a unique community that has the shape of an incomplete wagon wheel. A closed, fresh-water canal system surrounds the outside of the “wheel” and travels inside pie-shaped wedges forming the various subdivisions of the development.
The “incomplete” portion of the wagon wheel to the south of the community is protected wetlands and cannot be developed. Because of the pristine wetlands, Rotunda West is home to alligators, bald eagles, great blue herons, egrets and many other birds and wildlife.
The area was originally developed with the concept of creating a golfers/nature lover’s paradise community. Unfortunately, the developers of the project sold the entire complex in 1980, before the project reached completion.
Since that time, numerous developers have continued to develop the area, in the fashion of the original vision plan. Rotunda West is home to challenging golf courses, deep sea fishing, and under crowded beaches. Some consider Rotunda West to be one of the best kept secrets in Southwest Florida.
Rotunda West Government
Rotunda West is governed by the Charlotte County Government. The county is governed by a five member county commission Charlotte County District 3 Commissioner Robert Skidmore currently oversees Rotunda West.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for policing the city.
Rotunda West is part of the Charlotte County Fire/EMS District. There is one fire station located in Charlotte Harbor.
Rotunda West Schools
Charlotte Harbor is part of the Charlotte County School District.
Rotunda West Demographics
According to the 2010 census report, the population of Rotunda West is 8,759 people, an increase of 33.2% since 2000. There are 6,581 total homes with 3,462 occupied by owner.
The racial makeup of Rotunda West in 2010 was;
- 97.3% Non-Hispanic White
- 1.0% African-American
- 1.9% Hispanic
- .1% American Indian
- .7% Asian
- .5% reporting two or more races.
Rotunda West Weather
The average high temperature in Immokalee is 84. The average low temperature is 62. The warmest months of the year are July and August with average high temperatures during the day of 92. The coldest month of the year is January where the average low temperature is 51.
Rotunda West Events/Attractions
- Charlotte County Historic Center
- Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary
- Charlotte Harbor Preserve Sanctuary
- Toledo Cacao Fest
- Mayan Ruins
- Deer Dance
- Charlotte Sports Park
- Rotunda Park
Rotunda West Resource Links