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7319 Van Lake Drive, Englewood Florida

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Nice whimsically shaped corner lot near Van Lake in Englewood Florida 5 miles from the beach, .22 acre with oversized easement, not in a flood zone, not in a Scrub Jay zone. 7319 Van Lake Drive, Englewood Florida 34224. Zoned Single Family. Lot approx. 9,500 sq ft sq. ft., 195x115x165 feet. Property sits across from Van Lake. Property is on a nice paved road with homes in the $105,000.00 to $225,000.00 range. Property previously sold for $29,000.00. The lot has power, phone, and water right to it but sewers are not in this area and will not be in the foreseeable future. Septic systems are OK. Closing was through Florida Abstract & Security Title Corp. http://fastcorp.net in Port Charlotte, Florida. It came with Warranty Deed with Title Insurance. This is our lot and is not for sale.
What to watch out for in the Englewood Florida Area

Beware of Low Priced Lots in Charlotte County. Several things can kill your ability to build on a so-called residential lot. Only look at lots which are not in a flood risk area. Only look at lots which are not in Scrub Jay review area. Also, are there homes next to it which assures power, phone, and water right to it? And is the conveyance by Warranty Deed with Title Insurance?

Flood Zone Look Up
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/choose_your_policy/oneStepFloodRiskAddressSearch.action

Scrub Jay Review Zone Look Up
type in the street info exactly as asked or it won't return a result
http://www2.charlottefl.com/scrubjaysearch

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Manasota Beach Park is about 5 miles from the property by car: 8570 Manasota Key Road Manasota Key, FL 34223, Admission Fee - Free, Hours - 24 hours per day, 365 days per year (parking closed from 12 AM 6 AM), Optimal time to visit - Year round, Amenities - Beach, lifeguard, boardwalk, fishing, boat ramps, docks, canoe/kayak launch, picnic areas, grills, volleyball court, restrooms, parking, Experiences - This is a wonderful place to spend your leisure time, whether you are interested in swimming, boating, fishing, walking, or collecting shells. Located at the north end of Manasota Key, it is also a quaint place to picnic and relax with a book. The beach is situated between the gulf and the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), with a boat ramp and docking facilities on the ICW allowing access to the bays and Gulf of Mexico. The 620 feet of boat dock serves as a scenic boardwalk meandering through the mangroves. History - In 1963, Manasota Beach consisted of a small beach (450 feet of Gulf frontage) with four concrete picnic shelters. Spoil from the construction of the ICW was pumped onto the bay side of Manasota Beach in the early 1960's, expanding the park. Additional beach was purchased by the County in the 1970's with financial assistance from a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant. Habitats - Open beach, coastal dune, coastal hammock, mangrove swamp, tidal marsh, seagrass beds, Acreage - 14 acres from gulf to bay (1,394 linear feet of gulf beach frontage), Watershed - Lemon Bay, Who Owns and Maintains - Owned and maintained by Sarasota County, Website http://www.scgov.net

This probably won't happen but a round home and round detached garage for wind resistance would be cool. It would go great with this round edged lot.


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