Englewood is a relaxing Gulf Coast beach town in Southwest Florida with all the amenities for a fabulous vacation or a great retirement. It is this relaxed pace of life that makes this community so attractive to us, and many others.
And, on top of this, it is centrally and conveniently located making it possible to put together a Florida vacation package, because most of the attractions that Florida is so famous for offering is close-by. Here you can venture out to enjoy the activities of your choice. Visit Theme Parks, Wildlife adventures, challenging Golf courses, charter fishing expeditions, enjoy a tour in a helicopter, hot air balloon or some other airborne vehicle of your choice.
Then return to Englewood and enjoy a day of rest and relaxation at one or more of the four fantastic Manasota Key beaches. They are not crowded and provide all the desired amenities, such as washrooms, change houses and picnic tables.
There is also no shortage of excellent restaurants to eat at in the area, offering a delightful array of culinary experiences for families or adults only.
Just because this website is about Englewood, it does not mean that we do not like the rest of the state of Florida. Absolutely not! My wife and I have spent many mini-vacations exploring other locales in this state. We enjoyed every minute of those holiday times and because of its central location we can easily take mini-vacations to other parts of Florida when we want.
We will assist you to do the same, using Englewood as your "re-charging " station with all of it's marvelous amenities.
Englewood offers a peaceful place to stay, while it is conveniently located just a short distance from all the exciting attractions tourists come to Florida to take part in.
Orlando with it's myriad of attractions is only 2 hours (142 mi or 228 km)
Disney World -> 2 hours
Tampa is only 1 hour & 20 minutes (88 mi or 142 km)
Busch Gardens -> 1 hour & 20 minutes
Florida Everglades -> 2 hours & 9 minutes (129 mi or 207 km)
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We did not discover the Englewood area by accident. Nor is our fascination with this community a recent event.
Our family discovered this Gulf Coast gem more than four decades ago when my father-in-law retired and was looking for a place to spend six months during the winter.
My in-laws made this area part of their dream retirement and enjoyed every moment to the fullest. And the whole family enjoyed vacation time visiting with them in this piece of paradise.
Don't click that back button because you think that this is only a site on Florida 55 retirement communities. On the contrary we have been visiting this area long before retirement thoughts danced in our heads.
Don't click that back button because you think that this is a site about Florida 55 retirement communities.
On the contrary, we have been visiting this area for years while on holidays. Long before retirement thoughts danced in our dreams.
The golf courses are numerous and varied in the challenge they present to a couple of duffers. You could venture out from the Englewood area and if you were to play one course per day, every day of the year, it would take you 3.4 years to play all of the golf courses in the State of Florida!
We offer golf coupons and discounts to make your game a little sweeter.
And if you want a less taxing game of golf to play, mini golf is offered in Englewood and in the surrounding area. You can play several mini golf courses. They come in an assortment of unusual themes and are fun to play.
As you walk around Englewood and Manasota Key there are many sights to see. If you love aquatic life and other wildlife, you are in luck.
Seeing dolphins charging along in the waters of Lemon Bay between Englewood and Manasota Key are a daily occurrence. Along with Manatees, sharks, sea turtles, pelicans, egrets, herons and an array of other waterfowl, birds of prey, song birds (especially in winter), deer, panthers (which are rarely seen), alligators (not to worry unless you are foolish), black bears (only in a few locations) and the usual suspects, racoons, fox, squirrels and more.
You can visit the four beautiful beaches of Manasota Key. Play on the beach and in the warm alluring waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Walk them, collect seashells along them and you will never forget them!
They are all equipped with washrooms, picnic areas and free parking. Some offer life guard services and all are absolutely amazing. We talk about each one as if it were our favorite, because it's true, all four are our #1 beach.
And it doesn't matter where you go beautiful sunsets follow you. And they are best enjoyed at one of Manasota Key's fabulous beaches.
In short, Englewood Florida offers everything that you want in a holiday location or retirement destination if that is what you are seeking.
If retirement is what you are contemplating then renting one of the many beautiful homes available will allow you to try the area "on for size".
And if an un-forgettable holiday awaits you, you will discover it here. You will never be sorry.
Englewood is a great vacation destination for travelers of all ages. You will see what I mean when you travel further on this site and Enjoy Englewood Florida!