Explore ENGLEWOOD....a seaside village with the friendliest folks anywhere! That's our Englewood. One of Florida's earliest fishing destinations, Englewood is now bustling with enterprise. The professional and retail community retains that small-town friendly attitude so rare today. Galleries, coffee shops, gift shops and restaurants abound throughout the greater Englewood area, and the services offered by the professional community are second to none. Here is where Old Florida meets New Florida in complete simpatico. It's an area directly on the Gulf of Mexico and Lemon Bay, where shopping, dining and entertainment have become as attractive as the beaches and natural wonders.
It's small friendly and very easy to get around. It's often said that one of the best things about Englewood is you can go anywhere and never have to come near U.S. Highway 41. That alone makes the community more valuable as a Gulf coast destination. Englewood's history is rich in character and lore. Get to know a native and you'll have stories to share for a lifetime. And the recreation offerings are world-class. First let's begin with the beaches. The Gulf of Mexico provides miles and miles of white sand beaches along the coast abutting Englewood, and they all have a different feel. Some, like te public beach, which is more than 12 acres with picnic tables, volleyball courts and more, are clearly beckoning everyone. Others, like Blind Pass and Stump Pass, appeal more to those searching for the solitude of oneself alone with the surf and maybe a good book. Isolated? Yes. Worth the effort? For sure! There has been and always will be debate over "Florida's Best Beach", however, in these parts, everyone has a favorite beach along the Englewood coast. Then there are the two state parks. Wonderful facilities providing and array of conveniences. Perhaps bird watching? Or water sports? Water is everywhere in Englewood. The estuary that is created where the freshwater Peace and Myakka Rivers meet the salt water of the Gulf of Mexico provides the rarest of estuary environments, supporting some rare and wonderful species of fish and foul. This is Englewood, Our secret spot.
The community may be losing some of its anonymity, however, it's recently gained nation attention through various media outlets. TripAdvisor TravelCast name Englewood as a "Top Ten U.S. Destination for 2009". NeighborhoodScout.com recently heralded Englewood as "Best Affordable Place in America to Retire".
The quaint, quiet, little historic fishing village is now a bustling town that has retained the small, friendly village feel. And the growth along much maligned U.S. 41 is now appealing and beautiful with signage that is less cluttered. A mix of friendly merchants provides everything for everyone today. No longer do visitors and residents of this "off the beaten path" community have to travel to shop. It's all right here. From Placida to Manasota Key and inland to the Myakka...it's all coming to Englewood.
Englewood provides single-family homes under $100k to multi-million dollar beachfront homes. An array of homes, condominiums, adult community and land exists for anyone's tastes!