• Englewood

    Englewood is a beautiful beach community situated on the Gulf of Mexico and Lemon Bay. It lies between the cities of Sarasota and Fort Myers and is part of the ‘Cape Haze Peninsula.’ It is one of the most distinctive communities in Southwest Florida, featuring pristine beaches, a thriving artistic community, boutique shops, and many festivals and community events.

    Of course, Englewood is best known for its beaches—some of the finest in Florida. It encompasses Manasota Key, a 7-mile stretch that contains four beaches: Englewood Beach, Stump Pass Beach Park, Manasota Key Beach, and Blind Pass Beach. Englewood Beach, the most popular of these beaches, features sugar sand and emerald-green waters as well as facilities such as a boardwalk, changing rooms, picnic tables, volleyball, and more. Restaurants and shops lie just across the street. Stump Pass Beach Park is a Florida State Park that encompasses three islands. Manasota Key Beach is famous for the innumerable shells and shark’s teeth that wash ashore. Finally, Blind Pass Beach is a secluded beach perfect for enjoying unspoiled nature and walking the protected trails. Englewood has beautiful beach front homes, and many homes are within walking distance of one of Englewood’s beaches.

    Englewood is a wonderful area for golfers, anglers, kayakers, and other nature lovers—full of mangroves, nature trails, dolphins, manatees and many bird species. In addition to the beaches, there are a number of parks and state preserves in the area, and kayaking, canoeing, and hiking are popular activities. The Gulf of Mexico and surrounding bodies of water provides fishing that is hard to beat. In particular, the tarpon fishing is unparalleled. In addition, there are nine golf courses in the area and many golf course homes. Popular courses include the Lemon Bay Golf Club, Boca Royale Golf & Country Club, Oyster Creek Gulf Club, and Myakka Pines Gulf Club. So whatever your level or budget, you will surely find a course that meets your needs.

    There are many great local restaurants where you can enjoy the fresh seafood coming off the Gulf of Mexico. Charming restaurants and quirky shops can be found in highest number on downtown Dearborn Street. Englewood is rich in antiques shops, where one can find anything from charming knick-knacks to fine European furniture. Englewood has become a popular community for artists and others who desire a quiet community full of natural beauty to inspire creative work. Art festivals, seafood festivals, farmer’s markets and similar events occur throughout the year; so there is always something to do on the weekends.

    Most of the homes in Englewood are affordable and located in tranquil neighborhoods. There are always many waterfront homes and beachfront homes for sale in Englewood. Englewood is commonly divided into the neighborhoods of Central Englewood, South Englewood, and East Englewood. East Englewood has many homes on freshwater canals, and the beaches are a short car ride away. Many people who reside in East Englewood are there for the outdoor activities as well as the wildlife. The community features mostly single-family homes with some duplexes available.

    In short, Englewood is a unique and fun community with some of the best beaches of Florida. This is why TripAdvisor recently named Englewood the #2 emerging travel destination in the U.S. Both residents and those of us who live in neighboring communities treasure it as a place to go beaching, searching for antiques, or to visit a festival or art fair. Give us a call, and we can help you find Englewood waterfront homes for sale, beachfront homes for sale, and more.

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