Englewood

History

Homes in Englewood FL, for the most part, are relatively new as the town was settled in the late 1800s by pioneers. Three brothers developed a 24 block town in 1884 for the purpose of establishing a lemon orchard. The Nicolas Brothers named their new town after their hometown in Illinois. In the early 1900s, the lumber industry moved into the area but quickly stripped the local trees. With no supply, the lumber industry quickly faded. However, savvy advertisers promoted Real Estate in Englewood FL as a lush paradise with exceptional hunting and fishing. The advertising resulted in small growth as the campaign attracted both retirees and families who wanted a laid-back tropical environment. The town saw an increase in traffic with the opening of the Tamiami Trail in the 1940s. More on Englewood’s history can be found at the Englewood Florida website (englewoodfl.us/History).

Parks and Recreation

Englewood is a little-known gem situated along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Due to the low wave heights in the Gulf of Mexico, the area has some of the most relaxing beaches. There are many Homes in Englewood FL available near gorgeous beaches like Chadwick Park/Englewood Beach. This beach is anything but boring with a boardwalk area containing shops, restaurants, and entertainment. For additional information about Chadwick Park, visit the Charlotte County website (charlottecountyfl.parks) or call 941-473-1018. One of the less busy beaches is Stump Pass State Park Beach. The beach is close to an inlet providing kayaking opportunities as well as hiking. The area is a great way to escape and is so remote the fees are on the honor system. More information on Englewood parks can be accessed at the Florida State Parks website (floridastateparks). The Cedar Point Environmental Park, has five trails over 115 acres through wildlife areas filled with gopher tortoises and bald eagles. The Environmental Park features an environmental learning center, canoeing/kayaking, fishing, playground area, and picnic grounds. Other places to play include the Englewood Sports Complex, Tringali Sports Center, Oyster Creek Golf Course, and Myakka Pines Golf Club.

Attractions and Activities

The main attraction and activities near Real Estate in Englewood FL center on outdoor activities. Kayaking is an extremely popular past-time for locals. Getting out on the water enables boaters to see the area from a unique perspective. Five different species of sea turtles inhabit the waters off Englewood. Shorebirds are also common sites in the area with species like the Least Tern, American Oystercatcher, and Black Skimmer making appearances daily. Detailed information on turtles and birds in Englewood is found on the Englewood website (englewoodfl.us/Birds_Turtles). The historic structures on Dearborn Street are home to many one-of-a-kind shops and salon services. Dining in the area ranges from laid-back beachfront bars to upscale restaurants (englewoodfl.us/Restaurants).

Events

Englewood also hosts different events throughout the year to keep its community well plugged in. Peace River Seafood Festival is one of them that features different seafood delicacies from different vendors in Florida. The festival also features craft vendors who make distin ct crafts like jewelry and necklaces, and a ski show. The Annual Florida Frontier Days Festival takes place in the Spring. It celebrates Florida’s Rich Pioneer days, pioneer trades people, trailblazing entertainment, games, hands on activities and lots of food. Finally, you have the Annual Spring Fine Arts Festival. During this festival, West Dearborn Street will be transformed into a pedestrian-only artists' village. Visit the unique shops and great restaurants that create the charm of West Dearborn Street, stroll through the booths of over a hundred artists.