Englewood, Florida, Real Estate

Englewood, Florida, Real Estate

Englewood, a happy beach town surrounded by three bodies of water and miles of pearly soft sand, was founded in 1869 as a fishing village, and has remained it's laid back fishing village attitude ever since.  Though fishing still plays a large role in the local econmoy, there is alot more hustle bustle near the historic West Dearborn fishing Village, where there are many different shops, unique restaurants and a growing art scene.  Located about an hour south of Sarasota, the affordable real estate market in Englewood makes it a popular spot with retirees and families looking for a more small town feel.  Artists also flock to englewood and not just for the cheaper rent, the abundant coastal views have inspired artists for decades and residents recently proclaimed Englewood an "art town".  The median home cost in Englewood is $151,600, Home appreciation the last year has been 14.10 percent and compared to the rest of the country, the cost of living is 3.8% lower than the U.S. Average and the unemployment rate at 5.30% is also a percent lower than the national average, this is due in large part to the steady job growth in Englewood, increasing 5.19% in the last year.  These stats are all great, but they don't really show you the fantastic local culture of Englewood.  For instance, every month there is a farmers market, an antique car show, and a music or seafood festival and there is never a shortage of fun to be had on West Dearborn Street, the hub for local art, music and food.  There are a ton of shops selling one of a kind paintings and jewelry, The Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay is a favorite amongst tourists, there an ample supply of vintage goods from places like Blue Pineapple, as well as swanky beach home decor.  

Shopping and Dining

Though Englewood is smaller in nature, it's food scene isn't what you'd expect from a small town. There are a handful of gourmet surprises awaiting you; quality restaurants worthy of some of the most beloved foodies, but without all of the pretention.  Fishery Restaurant is an old laid back Seafood restaurant overlooking Gasparilla Sound.  Lock 'N Key Restaurant is a favorite amongst beachers and the perfect way to wrap up a day at Englewood Beach.  If your're looking for fresh, Gulf View Grill serves fresh daily catches and their bartenders aint too shabby either.  If it's sunsets you want head over to Zeke's Bayside Bar and Grill where you can get a table at the Royal Palm Marina.  There's no shortage of shops and curiosities in Englewood. The Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay sells unique original artworks and jewlery while places like Southern Deseign Living offer interesting, high quality home beach decor.  Seriously, this place is like stepping into a homes magazine, absolutely must see when you're in Englewood.  

Parks and Recreation

Mother Nature rules here.  There are a number of great parks within the city limits and a few that are easy to reach by boat or car.  Stump Pass State Park is a popular destination on the barrier island of Manasota Key.  It is a great spot for swimming and kayaking in less crowded areas.  There is a hiking trail with great views in the summertime.  Visitors can expect to see Manatees, dolphins, tortoises, egrets, herons and many more species of wild life.  Their Ranger Led walks in the summer are a great way to experience the trail.  Lemon Bay State Park is a must for birdwatchers.  With over 200 acres of Pine trees and Florida scrub the park is home to American Bald Eagles and other fascinating birds of Florida.  Bobc

at trail will bring you straight down to the water where there are picnic tables and a kayak launching ramp.  Indian Mound Park has another great trail and boat launching ramp.  It is also located on Lemon Bay, south of Dearborn Street.  Cederpoint Environmental Park is also on the shores of Lemon Bay.  115 acres with 5 trails and American bald eagle sightings.  The park is also home to many species of endangered plantlife and the reception center offers eco-films, hands on eco displays, lectures and also guided tours.  Last but surely not least is the Ann Dever Memorial Park.  50 acres designated for active use and 120 acres of environmental land and an additional 136 acres north of Oyster Creek.  The park is home to old massive pines and flatwoods, with mangroves around the perimeter.  There is an observation platform where you'll see a large variety of birds that use the creek and mangroves frequently.  

Schools, Hospitals and Transportation

There are 5 K-12 schools in Englewood Florida, 2 of which are public schools and 3 private schools.  Englewood public schools belong to two school districts, Charlotte School District and Sarasota School District.  

The award winning Englewood Community Hospital has been providing top quality care for over 30 years.  With top honors in their heart and joint departments, it is a great hospital for those who've retired to Englewood.  It is also the biggest employer in Englewood and remains active in the community, becuase they live here as well.

Englewood has a great bus system, which allows residents to get virtually anywhere they might need to go as quickly as possible.  There are also a variety of taxi services.

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Contact Information

Flerlage Real Estate Group
RE/MAX Alliance Group
1314 B East Venice Ave
Venice FL 34285
941-882-2229
Fax: 941-244-5354