I remember when I first discovered Englewood back in 1995. I fell in love at first sight. The laid back easy feeling was a big change from my Brooklyn home. With the Gulf of Mexico in your backyard and bright sunny days and sandy white beaches it is impossible to not feel good about life. Englewood is off the beaten path one hour south of Sarasota. Known as the Tarpon fishing capital of the world. There is something for everyone. Boating, fishing, kayaking, championship golf courses and more. You won't see high rises or commercial developments here. The small town feeling is preserved here. Englewood is split between Charlotte and Sarasota county. With million dollar homes on Manasota Key overlooking the Gulf and the Bay.