Englewood, Florida

Coordinates: 26°57′47″N 82°21′7″W / 26.96306°N 82.35194°W / 26.96306; -82.35194
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Englewood, Florida
Sunset from the Manasota Beach Club
Sunset from the Manasota Beach Club
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 26°57′47″N 82°21′7″W / 26.96306°N 82.35194°W / 26.96306; -82.35194
Country United States
State Florida
CountiesSarasota, Charlotte
 • Total22.32 sq mi (57.82 km2)
 • Land18.82 sq mi (48.75 km2)
 • Water3.50 sq mi (9.07 km2)
10 ft (3 m)
 • Total20,800
 • Density1,105.03/sq mi (426.65/km2)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
34223, 34224, 34295
Area code941
FIPS code12-20825[3]
GNIS feature ID0282217

Englewood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Charlotte and Sarasota counties in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2020 census, it had a population of 20,800. It is part of the Sarasota-Bradenton-Punta Gorda Combined Statistical Area.


Archeological digs in what is now Englewood discovered ceramics belonging to both the Weeden Island culture and Safety Harbor culture.[4][5]

One of the earliest white settlers in the area was a man named William Goff, who arrived by schooner from Tampa in 1878. He settled a piece of land just a few miles south of where Englewood would be platted. On July 3, 1895, a post office was established in the area as well. The Great Freeze of 1894 and 1895, along with a bad freeze in 1896, led to the decimation of many local orange plants. For this reason, by 1897, a Manatee County General Directory listed fish as the chief product for Englewood.[6]

The original plat of Englewood was recorded and filed on August 17, 1896.[7] The home lots were 1-acre (0.40 ha), and the grove lots—likely intended for citrus—were 10 acres (4.0 ha). The area was developed by three brothers, and the name Englewood came from their hometown, Englewood, Chicago.[8] Some streets, such as Dearborn, Harvard, and Yale, are named after those in Chicago.

In 1898, the Englewood Inn was opened, a relatively large hotel with 16 rooms. The hotel serviced visitors from up north until it burned down in 1909.[9]

In 1921, both Sarasota and Charlotte County were created.[10][11] Englewood, which was initially more on the modern Sarasota side of the county line, would eventually expand to its current size that now resides in both counties.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 13.1 square miles (33.8 km2), of which 9.8 square miles (25.4 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), or 24.99%, is water.[12]


Historical population

As of the 2020 United States census,[14] Englewood had a population of 20,800 with 10,173 households which resulted in a rate of 1.92 persons per household.

By age the population was split with 1.2% under 5 years old, 6.3% under 18 years old, and 57.5% 65 years and older. 50.3% of the population were female persons. By race, the population was split with 95.5% white, 0.1% American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.1% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 1.9% two or more races, and 1.3% Hispanic or Latino. There were 2,626 veterans living in the city and 7.2% of the population were foreign born persons.

The CDP had an owner-occupied housing unit rate of 85.6%. The median value of owner-occupied housing units was $233,800. The median gross rent was $1,068. 93.1% of households had a computer and 84.5% had a broadband internet subscription.

94.2% of the population 25 years and older were High School graduates or higher and 30.2% of that same population had a Bachelor’s degree or higher.


The Englewood Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) is a special district created by the Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners in 1999 on the Sarasota side of Englewood. The Sarasota and Charlotte County School Districts have an interlocal agreement allowing some Charlotte County residents to use the Englewood Elementary School and the Sarasota County students to use the Middle and High School located in Charlotte County. Englewood has a private utility company, the Englewood Water District, and the Englewood Fire District that serve the community.

Englewood contains multiple public elementary schools and one public high school (Lemon Bay High School). Several private schools are also located within Englewood. Englewood Christian Academy, Heritage Christian Academy, and Genesis Christian Academy[15] offer grades K–12. L.A. Ainger Middle School, a public school serving grades 6–8, located in nearby Rotonda West, Florida, is the nearest public middle school.

Popular entertainment includes the beach, restaurants, and a small shopping district located primarily along Dearborn Street.


  1. ^ "Englewood's beginnings". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. August 30, 1995. p. 10. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Englewood". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. October 19, 1979. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Bullen, R. P. (1969). Southern Limit of Timucua Territory. The Florida Historical Quarterly, 47(4), 414–419. http://www.jstor.org/stable/30140244, pg. 418
  5. ^ Deming, J., Schwarz, R., Carender, P., Delanaye, D., & Williams, J. Sarasota County Department of Historical Resources. (1990). An Historic Resources Survey of the Coastal Zone of Sarasota County, Florida. Department of Environmental Regulation. Retrieved from https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CZIC-g70-215-c63-f6-1990/html/CZIC-g70-215-c63-f6-1990.htm, pg. 19
  6. ^ Deming, et al (1990). pg. 123
  7. ^ Deming, J., Schwarz, R., Carender, P., Delanaye, D., & Williams, J. Sarasota County Department of Historical Resources. (1990). An Historic Resources Survey of the Coastal Zone of Sarasota County, Florida. Department of Environmental Regulation. Retrieved from https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CZIC-g70-215-c63-f6-1990/html/CZIC-g70-215-c63-f6-1990.htm. pg. 123
  8. ^ "Englewood's Beginnings...The Proud History of Today's Thriving Community". Sarasota Herald Tribune. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  9. ^ Shank, Ann. "The Nichols Brothers of Englewood". Sarasota History Alive!. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
  10. ^ "Our History".
  11. ^ Cassell, F.A. (2019). Creating Sarasota County. The History Press.
  12. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Englewood CDP, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  14. ^ "QuickFacts Englewood CDP, Florida". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 17, 2023.
  15. ^ Dr. Charles McCombs. "About GCA". Self-published by Genesis Christian Academy. Retrieved January 13, 2022.

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