If you love a tropical lifestyle that offers privacy, along with access to dining, shopping, and entertainment, consider Longboat Key for your next residence. A well-respected and exclusive island community, Longboat Key is a barrier island situated just west of Sarasota and Manatee counties. With beautiful Sarasota Bay to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west, this paradise offers a lush tropical atmosphere, with a breezy, casual lifestyle.
Whether you love tennis, boating, golf, cycling, swimming, a day on the beach, or the chance to do some boutique shopping, Longboat Key offers something for everyone. The world-renowned Longboat Key Club, a private and exclusive resort, is also located on the southern end of the island. Twelve miles of white, sandy beaches lure those who love the sun and surf, while world-class golf courses call to those who prefer a day on the links. Water and canal-front homes offer quick access to a day of boating, while deeper water slips are available at the Longboat Key Club Moorings.
Longboat Key real estate varies widely, from modest condominiums or beach cottages, to luxurious waterfront estates. There is something for almost every budget on this beautiful island. Nature lovers will enjoy the alluring tropical locale, the miles of trails, and the frequent sites of bird or sea life, including dolphins, pelicans, cranes and gulls.
Within just a few minutes drive, world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment beckon. The European-style St. Armand’s Circle offers more than 160 quaint boutiques, cafes, and restaurants that range from casual to gourmet—many with outdoor seating to enjoy the balmy breezes. For even more options, head over the Ringling Causeway to downtown Sarasota, where you can enjoy theater, ballet, opera, fine and casual dining, live music, and world-class performances. Longboat Key offers you the opportunity to get away from it all while still enjoying quick access to all the recreational, entertainment, and dining options you can want.