Englewood, FloridaThe major neighborhoods of Englewood, Florida include:
The main area of unincorporated Englewood, FL is saddled across two counties: the northern portion of Englewood is in Sarasota County and the southern portion of Englewood is in Charlotte County (lower taxes). This area of Englewood proper contains the majority of commercial areas for shopping and dining. It also encompasses most of the Lemon Bay waterfront exposure, a private airport, several marinas, public boat ramps with lots of parking, several great parks, and a sports complex.
Olde Englewood, centered around west Historic Dearborn Street, has several nice restaurants (including Mango Bistro, Vino Loco), tropical home furnishings, some refreshingly adventurous antiques shopping and other vintage shops.
Located a few minutes back from the Gulf, the sprawling Englewood East area has numerous quiet streets and resembles in the most part a well-kept suburb. There are no traffic lights here and some stretches of relatively unsettled roads are still found.
Manasota Key is essentially the Beverly Hills section of Englewood, FL. Manasota Key is about a 10-mile stretch of isolated private beaches on a narrow Gulf key that is approx. 1/4 mi wide at most points. All of Englewood's great beaches including: Stump Pass Beach, Englewood Beach, Manasota Beach and Blind Pass Beach are located here. Most homes here are spacious with elegant Florida coastal design and architecture. Beach Road which is the only continuous North to South thoroughfare on Manasota Key is also a Sarasota County scenic Canopy Road and is just gorgeous in spring and summer. A day drive on Manasota Key's Beach Road is among the 10 best things one can enjoy in the Englewood, Florida area.
The tiny, almost impossible to find Englewood community of Lemon Bay is cut off from the rest of Englewood by bays and inlets and is accessed only by a single well-hidden road right by Howard's restaurant on 776. This boater's haven features a collection of waterfront homes where it seems everyone has direct access to the Lemon Bay watershed and is then only minutes from the stunning Gulf of Mexico.
Englewood's Grove City is a series of streets stretching along inlets and canals where there are still many original old-world Florida homes, virtually every one with water access. Along the shore numerous well-heeled and adventurous pioneers have built up fantastic homesteads. Grove City homes with water access are commonly considered some of the best values in the area by far.
This community gets its name from the labyrinth of canals that cut through it so intensely that it seems like the homes of Englewood Isles are located on their own private isles of land. Homes go up for sale pretty regularly here, but are bought up fast.
A nice section of Englewood, FL.
Boca Royale is a large private, gated community quite on par with the best of the gated communities found further north in Sarasota.
Englewood, FL. Life uncomplicated.