An unincorporated area straddling two counties (Charlotte and Sarasota), Englewoodis literally surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico. Miles of unspoiled beaches, world famous fishing, shelling and boating are a few of the amenities offered to the more than 50,000 year-round residents, approximately two-thirds of whom live in Charlotte County.
The area was founded in 1884 by two bothers who established vast lemon groves. One-acre “city lots” were platted and recorded to create a downtown section, which was surrounded by ten-acre “grove lots” designed to provide for future permanent residents. In later years, a prosperous lumber industry also flourished. The greatest attraction was, and still is, its appeal as a growing residential area with long stretches of white sand beaches.
The Cape Haze Peninsula, located in west Charlotte County, is home to approximately 13,000 residents. In addition to pristine golf courses and miles of natural waterways, perfect for kayaking and fishing, this community has shopping centers, schools, churches, and all the comforts of home.