Waterfront property is like a covered parking spot in Manhattan – all residents want one but only the very wealthy need apply. However, let it be known heretofore that there is affordable waterfront land available within Charlotte County and (like a Manhattan parking space) it is still close to everything.
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Interest in Charlotte County homes for sale is explosive. The Michael Saunders & Company Realtors in Englewood, Burnt Store, Boca Grande, and Punta Gorda have been witnessing an impressive increase in real estate activity. The following article, published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, outlines just how remarkable these gains are.
Charlotte enjoying a home-price bump
By JOHN HIELSCHER
Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.
After months of trailing the region in home price recovery, Charlotte County saw its residential prices roar past the entire state last month. (more…)
I was recently treated to a grand tour of Englewood and the surrounding areas. Located between Sarasota and Fort Myers, water surrounds this laidback community that rests within both Sarasota and Charlotte County. Not having spent ample time within its borders, I was fortunate to find Michael Saunders & Company Realtor Pam Neer, who served as the ideal guide for my day trip. With a home in the area for over 24 years, Pam is a virtual custodian of the area’s history, natural beauty, recreational pursuits, and easy-going charm. Together, we explored all over Englewood, Manasota Key, Cape Haze and Placida, and only then did I truly begin to understand the depth of its many offerings. (more…)
Manasota Key is one of Florida’s best kept secrets. It offers superb shelling, swimming, and beautiful sunsets in glorious “Old Style Florida” fashion.
Manasota Key is a classic narrow barrier island nestled along Florida’s west coast. With the Gulf Of Mexico along the west and peaceful Lemon Bay along the east, this is a place for water lovers, with water never more than a short walk away.
Manasota Key is home to some of the most exclusive homes around. There are no high-rises or traffic lights- just a two-lane road and pristine beaches. The northern and central part of the island, located in Sarasota County, is completely residential. Private homes sit on one-acre lots, tucked behind lush tropical foliage. Many of the homes have their back yard on the bay and their front yard on the Gulf. The southern part of the island is in Charlotte County and has more development. There are low-rise multi-family condos and old fashioned beach cottages on the south end. The southern tip of Manasota Key is occupied by Stump Pass Beach State Park.
As the summer season winds to an end, we find it perfectly fitting to boast the beautiful weather that defines Florida’s Gulf Coast. While those up north are readying their snow shovels, winter coats and heating systems, we here can continue donning our bathing attire to enjoy a few more months of frolicking on our favorite area beaches—some of which are renowned as among the world’s very best.
To send a taste of our tropical splendor to our cold weather friends, we present the top 10 beaches on Florida’s Southwest Coast. To help guide travelers on their journey down, these spots are listed from north to south. (more…)