Englewood is located on the west coast of Florida, about 88 miles south of Tampa on the Gulf of Mexico, Englewood has a total area of 12.8 square miles of which 9.8 square miles is land and 3.0 square miles is water.
Englewood is an unincorporated entity (UIE) with a population of approximately 32,000 that is split between northwestern Charlotte County and southwestern Sarasota County. Englewood has a private utility company, the Englewood Water District, the Englewood Fire District that serves the community and the Englewood Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). The Englewood Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) is a special district the Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners created 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.
The Englewood community contains multiple elementary schools and one high school (Lemon Bay High School).
Popular entertainment includes the beach, restaurants, and a small shopping district, although many restaurants, shops and large malls can be found in the towns of Venice, just 6 miles north of Tangerine Woods; North Port, about 17 miles northeast; and Port Charlotte about 20 miles east.
According to the 2000 Census, there were 16,196 people, 8,291 households, and 5,206 families residing in the Englewood area. The population density was 1,647.6 people per square mile. There were 10,495 housing units at an average density of 1,067.6/sq mi. Of the 8,291 households,10.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.36.
In the area, the population was spread out with 10.3% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 14.1% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 46.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 63 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.
Englewood Beach (previously known as Chadwick Beach and Punta Gorda Beach) is one of four beaches associated with the Gulf Coast community. All four are located on Manasota Key, a barrier island that stretches along the coastline of southwest Florida.
Englewood Beach is the most commercially developed of the four beach locations. There are limited paid parking facilities located by the beach. From 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM parking fees are 25 cents per hour. It is a popular attraction for visitors to the area, particularly during the "spring break" period. During the winter months, part-time residents of the area return to winter homes.
There are restrooms, showers and picnic tables available for public use, with commercial eating establishments within a short walk.
In January, the average daily temperature is in the mid to low 60’s Fahrenheit. The average daily summer temperatures are in the low to mid 80’s Fahrenheit.