Longboat Key Real Estate

Longboat Key Real Estate Sarasota

Longboat Key real estate attracts vacationers from all over the world, and is popular among Europeans in both winter and summer months. Vacationers mostly visit Longboat Key real estate to frolic on the beach and swim in the clear blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Other activities include boating, fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, playing tennis, shopping, and dining in either fine or casual restaurants on St. Armands Circle

There are a variety of home and condo options on this 11 mile long island paradise. Longboat Key real estate ranges from the less expensive yet classy studio apartments within a short distance to the beach all of the way to posh penthouse condos and luxury beach front estates. Let us help you find something magnificent! Read more about Longboat Key.

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747 Saint Judes Dr S #1, Longboat Key $379,000

  • 1 Beds
  • 1.0 Baths
  • 805 SqFt
  • 0.80 Acres

Stunning Views From This Condo For Sale On Longboat Key. Better Than Beachfront, Enjoy Bay Side Living At This One Story Villa Located At The End Of The Street With Sweeping Views Of Sarasota Bay. Downtown Sarasota's Skyline Lights Glimmer In The Distance. ...

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3240 Gulf Of Mexico Dr #b407, Longboat Key $445,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,290 SqFt

This 1290 Square Foot Condo Offers You Wonderful Gulf Views On Longboat Key!!! A Rare Opportunity To Own In The Fabulous Portobello Condominium. This 2br, 2ba Unit Is Very Bright With Wall To Wall Hurricane Sliding Glass Doors And Windows. The Kitchen Has B...

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4350 Chatham Dr #308, Longboat Key $347,500

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,316 SqFt

Original Owner, Third-floor, Penthouse, Corner And End Unit On The South End Of The E Building. Lanai Has Been Screened-glass Enclosed And Is Air-conditioned, So 1316 Square Feet Of Living Area. 180' Water Views Of The Canal And Bayou Out To Sarasota Bay, F...

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531 Edlee Ln, Longboat Key $595,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,241 SqFt
  • 0.23 Acres

Just What You've Been Searching For! Your Perfect Florida Cottage!, Your "paradise Cottage"! A Lovely And Quaint Cottage Home With 3 Bedrms And 2 Baths Just Waiting For You To Call Home. This Classic, Charming, Florida Cottage Is Hidden Away From The Hustle...

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2109 Gulf Of Mexico Dr #1401, Longboat Key $669,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,358 SqFt

Well Maintained Turnkey Furnished "get-a-way" On The Gulf Of Mexico. Come And Put Your Toes In The Sand And ...relax... 14th Floor, Awesome Views, Condo With 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths And Large Patio Overlooking The Pool, Garden And The Gulf Of Mexico. From The ...

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624 Cedars Ct #13, Longboat Key $275,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 1,440 SqFt

Short Sale. Nicely Maintained 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths Townhouse With Oversized Garage In Quiet Location Within Cedars East Tennis Resort, A Popular Resort-style Tennis Community Offering 10 Har-tru Courts With Private Lesson And Teams, A Pro Shop, 24 Hour Fitn...

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4700 Gulf Of Mexico Dr #d202, Longboat Key $389,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,325 SqFt

Enjoy Full Bay Views From This 2/2 (plus Lanai) Condo Situated On 25 Acres Of Sarasota Bayfront. This Residence Is In Good Condition But A New Owner Will Probably Want To Add Their Personal Decorating Touches. The Condo Has A Hook Up For Washer/dryer Insta...

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435 L Ambiance Dr #k906, Longboat Key $2,795,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 5.0 Baths
  • 2,820 SqFt

This Stunning L'ambiance Condominium Boasts Fantastic Upgrades And Finishes, Very Tasteful Built-ins, 12-foot Ceilings, New Impact-rated Doors And Windows, And Custom Etched Front And Master Bedroom Doors. Walls Have Been Removed To Create A Completely Open...

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4500 Gulf Of Mexico Dr #305, Longboat Key $419,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,312 SqFt

Imagine Awakening To Spectacular Views Of Sarasota Bay And You Haven't Even Gotten Out Of Bed Yet! What A Great Spot To Watch The Manatees And Dolphins Play. This Is Paradise, Your Oasis Of Tranquility, 23 Tropical Acres, Lush, Rich Landscaping, Spacious Gr...

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672 Marbury Ln, Longboat Key $739,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,920 SqFt
  • 0.23 Acres

Perfectly Situated In The Coveted Sleepy Lagoon North Longboat Key Community, You Will Find This Immaculately Kept And Completely Renovated Home With Obvious Pride Of Ownership Throughout The Residence Starting With The Curb Appeal. Upon Entering You Are Gr...

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754 Spanish Dr S #96, Longboat Key $475,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,357 SqFt

All Appointments And Finishes In This Stunning Fully Remodeled Villa In The Spanish Main Yacht Club Waterfront Boating Community Are Top-of-the-line. The Gorgeous Granite Kitchen With Soft-close Cabinets, Stainless Steel Appliances, Designer Fixtures And Li...

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598 Lyons Ln, Longboat Key $584,900

  • 0.23 Acres

Beautiful Vacant Canal Front Lot On Longboat Key's Pristine North End. Private Lot With No Neighbors Across The Street And Mangrove Hedge Buffer On The Canal Helping Block Neighbors. At Certain Heights You Will Find Bay And Gulf Views. Dock And Lift Alrea...

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Homes For Sale on Longboat Key, Florida 

The Longboat Key real estate market offers plenty of housing options. Longboat Key homes in the south end tend to be more sought after than their northern counterparts because of their close proximity to Sarasota and St. Armands Circle. On Longboat Key you can find everything from a multi-million-dollar beachfront mansion, all the way to a modest home tucked away on the quiet streets of the north end.

Longboat Key is the only barrier island off the coast of Sarasota that features a golf course. Longboat Key real estate is also conveniently located to Sarasota's culture district which is home to live theater, opera, symphony, ballet, movies, and art museums. All of the amenities of downtown Sarasota are within a short drive from the south end of Longboat Key.

Below are some of the finest neighborhoods on Longboat Key. Click on the neighborhood to view more information and to see homes for sale. These pages are updated daily with new listings, price reductions, foreclosures and short sales.

Longboat Key Neighborhoods

Bay Isles   Country Club Shores   Emerald Harbor
Long beach   Longboat Key   Lighthouse Point
Sabal Cove   Sleepy Lagoon   Corey's Landing

Bay Isles 

Investigate Bay Isles homes if the thought of residing within one of the most exclusive neighborhoods on Longboat Key. It’s picture postcard gorgeous and current residents love being in close proximity to area recreation in the Longboat Key Club. Homes are tucked into intimate enclaves featuring all sorts of architectural styles within this gated community. Since there are only 200 Bay Isles homes, you’ll enjoy being part of a very exclusive world. Discover beautifully maintained and groomed foliage and lawns plus trails and sidewalks with vintage streetlights. 

Country Club Shores

Think about a home in Country Club Shores if you prefer the south end of Longboat Key and want easy access to boating and the peaceful Longboat Key beach. The waterfront homes in Country Club Shores are much more affordable than those found on nearby Bird Key. You find everything from sprawling estates along Sarasota Bay to ranch homes beloved by active families and empty-nesters who seek a home that’s a manageable size. Deep-water canals are the drawing card for those seeking the laid-back living style waterfront property offers, so you can have your cake and eat it too: A lovely, affordable home that saves you enough cash to buy a boat, moor it to your own dock, and invite the neighbors to baptize it!

Lighthouse Point

If you peer to the right as you drive onto Longboat Key from the south bridge you will notice some amazing Longboat Key waterfront homes. This small enclave of homes offers amazing views, great boating and easy access to Longboat Key beach. Expect to pay at least $3 million to get into Lighthouse Point.

Sabal Cove

Take a peek at Sabal Cove, a small, single-family home collection on the Bay that’s cloistered within Longboat Key Club gates. If your eyes light up at the thought of homes with a sleek mix of state-of-the-art 1990s design (huge windows, high ceilings and three-car garages) and great amenities, you’ll find kindred spirits among your neighbors. Tennis, boating and golf come with your Longboat Key Club membership, so you don’t have to leave home to enjoy the good life.

Emerald Harbor

Emerald Harbor, situated in the northern part of Longboat Key, has long been a Mecca for passionate boaters because residents have unfettered access to Sarasota Bay or deep water canals that can get a boater to the Bay in just minutes. Deeded access to Gulf of Mexico beachfront make this one of the most desirable neighborhoods on the Key, particularly for those who prefer to live in an area that’s not close to commercial activity. It takes about 20 minutes to get to downtown Sarasota’s vibrant cultural and shopping scenes, which suits residents just fine. They’re at Emerald Harbor for the access to the water. Isn’t that why you’re shopping here, too?

   


Longboat Key Condos

If you take a drive along Gulf of Mexico Drive, you will quickly notice the popularity of Longboat Key condos. Here you can find a penthouse that's just steps away from the beach, a villa overlooking the greens at the Longboat Key Club golf course, or a bay front pad to park your boat.

Imagine waking up each morning and taking a stroll along an exquisite white sand beach while dipping your toes into the beautiful turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Now, imagine also living just a stone’s throw away from some of the best shopping and dining options in all of Sarasota, and you truly have the makings for a paradise retreat. That’s exactly what you have to look forward to when you move into a Longboat Key condo.

Please see our Longboat Key condos page for more information.

Condo Community Address Year Built Number of Units Minimum Lease Lease Per Year Waterfront?
Aquarius 1701 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 1975  57  3 months  1 Beach
Banyan Bay 5260 - 5285 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 1974  44  3 months  3 Beach and Bay
Bayport 501 - 843 Bayport Way, Longboat Key, FL 34228 1980-1981   136  1 month  12 Bay
Beachplace  1045 -1145 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 1979-1981  336  1 month  12 Beach
Beaches  775 Longboat Club Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228 1984  73  3 months  2 Beach
Beach Harbor Club 3802, 3804, 3806, 3808, 3810 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 1970  133  3 months  2 Bay
Buttonwood Cove 3500, 3540, 3630, 3660 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228   1980  56  1 month  3 Beach and Bay
Casa Del Mar  4621 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 1972-1973  106  1 week  52 Beach
Castillian 4525 & 4545 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 1979  60  1 month  2 Beach
Cedars East  Cedar Street, Longboat Key, FL 34228 1988-1991  94  2 weeks  26 Bay
Cedars West  5655 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228  1975  56  2 weeks  26 Beach
En Provence 2141, 2151, 2161 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 2001   21  3 months  1 Beach 
Fairway Bay  1900-2120 Harbourside Drive, Sarasota, FL 34228  1982-1988   286  Varies   Bay 
Grand Bay 3010 - 3080 Grand Bay Blvd., Longboat Key, FL 34228 1994-1999  271  3 months  3 Bay with deeded beach access 
Inn on the Beach  200-250 Sands Point Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228  1982-1983  222  1-7 days  365 Beach 
Islander Club  2295 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 1970  133  1 month  1 Beach
Islands West  2525 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228  1972 87   3 months  2 Beach 
La Firenza  4125 and 4131 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228  2007  10  No renting  No renting Beach 
L'Ambiance  415 & 435 L' Ambiance Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228  1992  136   3 months  1 Beach 
LBK Towers 601 & 603 Longboat Club Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228 1970 88  3 months  1 Beach
Longboat Harbour   Falmouth Drive, Chatham Drive, Exeter Drive,  1969 & 1970  299   1 month  2 Bay 
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Marina Bay  2410 - 2450 Harbourside Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228  1990-1993  60  3 months  1 Bay
Pierre   455 Longboat Key Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 1990  66  3 months  2 Beach 
Players Club  1425 - 1485 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228  1981-1983 134   3 months  2 Beach 
Positano  4955-4995 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228  2007   29  3 months  2 Beach 
Portobello 3235 & 3240 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228  1975  69  1 month  3 Both Beach & Bay 
Promenade  1211 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228  1985   112  3 months  2 Beach
Regent Place  655 and 675 Longboat Club Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228  1995  36  3 months  2 Beach 
Sea Place  1925 - 2089 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228  1974 - 1979 461  2 months  6 Beach 
Shore  5757 Gulf of Mexico Drive - Longboat Key, FL 34228  1973-1975  53   2 months  2 Beach 
Spanish Main  Spanish Drive North, Spanish Drive South, Spanish Way, El Centro Longboat Key, FL 34228  1967-1972  212  1 month  2 Bay
Sunset Beach  2101, 2105, 2109 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 1984  65  2 months  3 Beach
Tangerine Bay Club   340-380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 1991-1994 90  2 month  2 Bay
Villa Di Lancia  2165-2185 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228  1996  37  3 months  2 Beach
Vizcaya  2333, 2377 & 2399 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228  1997  31  3 months  2 Beach
Water Club  1241 & 1281 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228  1996 & 1999  172  3 months  1 Beach
Windward Bay 4960, 4900, 4800, 4700, 4600, 4540, 4500 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 1974-1975  141   1 month  2 Bay with Deeded Beach Access
Winding Oaks

3401 - 3467 Winding Oaks Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228

 
1988    1 month  12 Bay



 

Longboat Key Luxury Homes & Condos

Longboat Key Luxury Homes & Condos SarasotaLongboat Key luxury properties are the epitome of graceful, luxury living for all who seek a casual yet elegant island lifestyle. One of the quietest of the chain of barrier islands (Bird Key, Lido Key, Anna Maria Island and Siesta Key) located along Florida's central Gulf Coast between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Longboat Key luxury home and condos are home to retirees, empty nesters, professionals, families and singles who want to enjoy the island lifestyle. Visitors and vacationers are welcome but won't find the frenetic activities popular on some of the other islands (Siesta Key) and that is just the way the residents prefer it. 

Beautifully understated and tastefully luxurious single-family homes blend with modern, spacious, maintenance-free condos and Spanish-style villas located along the eleven miles of shoreline, all sharing the scenic environment of sugary white sands and calm blue waters of the Gulf just steps away. Breathtaking views of magnificent sunsets are enjoyed by the Longboat Key luxury home and condos owners, while most have glorious views that include both the Gulf and the Bay. Manicured lawns and lush landscaping add to the beauty of this semi-tropical paradise.

Longboat Key real estate offers island living at its finest; peace, quiet, and privacy combined with all the nearby amenities expected of an exclusive community. World-class restaurants, unique shops and boutiques, entertainment venues and clubs, and renowned cultural centers are all within easy reach of residents. All islands should have a marina and Longboat Key's is an exceptional one. For serious boaters, the Longboat Key Club contains a deep-water marina that offers long-term and overnight boat slips able to accommodate all sizes of boats and yachts. Eight restaurants, from romantic sit-down dining to casual Gulf-side meals, offer cuisine to suit every palate at this prime resort. The Club includes the 20-court Tennis Gardens and a fitness center with all the latest equipment for individual or workout classes. The Spa is designed to pamper and relax patrons after a stressful day or physical workout. Children are not forgotten here; the Children's Camp provides activities for all ages that include sports, beach activities, and arts and crafts among the offerings. For those who haven't decided to take the plunge and buy, charter boats are available for tours and sunset cruises. Golf courses and nature reserves are also a part of this fabulous little island. 

Luxury Longboat Key Condos

While most of the Longboat Key condos are exclusive and luxurious there are a handful of condo communities that shone above the rest. If you are looking for elite Longboat Key condos click on the communities below:

Aria En Provence  Grand Bay  Infinity  La Firenza 
L' Ambiance  Positano  Regent Place  Vizcaya  Water Club

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Luxury Longboat Key Homes 

Most would classify the homes on Longboat Key as "Luxury". The average home price on Longboat Key is quite high and more than most can afford. You can find luxury homes in any of these Longboat Key neighborhoods:

Bay Isles   Country Club Shores   Emerald Harbor
Long beach   Longboat Key   Lighthouse Point
Sabal Cove   Sleepy Lagoon   Corey's Landing

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Longboat Key Waterfront Homes & Condos

Longboat Key waterfront homes & condos Sarasota FloridaWaterfront living is one of the most desirable aspects of living on scenic Longboat Key. With direct access to white-sand beaches and a trove of outdoor activities available, residents will never be at a loss of things to do throughout the year. Much of the properties for sale on this island paradise are waterfront homes and condos. From picturesque sunsets to world-famous beaches to outdoor activities like boating and fishing, waterfront living on Longboat Key never gets old. For prospective home buyers seeking the pinnacle of the Longboat Key lifestyle, waterfront living is made just for you. 

Many condos on Longboat Key offer striking beachfront views and direct access to stunning white-sand beaches. They also offer spacious interiors, beautiful scenery, modern amenities and a wealth of onsite amenities to enjoy throughout the year. Although specifics vary by complex, there are really no bad choices. Longboat Key waterfront condos, with their stunning views and excellent amenities, offer the best of living on this resplendent island. 

People who lead an active lifestyle will be drawn to Longboat Key waterfront homes and condos. Longboat Key waterfront condos offer direct access to the island’s famed white-sand beaches and the scenic waters of the Gulf of Mexico, offering a rich array of activities as well as a stunning natural setting. Boaters will enjoy the scenic waters of the gulf while fishermen will never be bored either. The island’s scenic beaches and idyllic nature trails also make it perfect for those who enjoy running, biking and bird watching. Other activities like swimming, surfing, diving and sunbathing can all be done throughout the year as well. Many condos on Longboat Key also offer their own tennis courts, fitness centers and spas to enjoy, offering even more for residents to enjoy year round. 

Beachfront condos on Longboat Key, in addition to their direct access to stunning beaches and the serene waters of the Gulf of Mexico, also offer easy access to local attractions in Sarasota. Downtown Sarasota offers much to see and do year round, with sites of interest offering something for everyone. Sarasota offers a wealth of shopping options at the Mall at University Town Center, idyllic parks and golf courses like The Longboat Key Club and renowned cultural institutions like the South Florida Museum and the Historic Asolo Theatre. 

With its coveted mix of beachfront access, top-notch amenities and laid back yet active lifestyle, waterfront living on Longboat Key is literally a dream come true. Home buyers looking for quality condos with waterfront access will be spoiled for choices on this scenic island.

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Reviews for Longboat Key Real Estate

 
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, Resident
Pros:

Quite beaches. A far cry from the madness of Siesta Key. Peaceful. Pretty.

Cons:

Too expensive. Insurance and taxes are too high.

Summary:

I would love to live on Longboat Key but can't afford the type of home I am used to.


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If you're looking for "pristine" and a tranquil/private beach, then Longboat Key is your nirvana. Unlike some of our other local beach options, LBK has little to no public beach access or parking. You will stroll miles of white sand encountering mostly residents and great blue herons closely monitoring the occasional fishing pole. Longboat was my first introduction to Sarasota almost 30 years ago and every time I packed to return to Boston I would say, "God, I was born in the wrong part of the country!"


5
, Resident
Pros:

* Absolutely gorgeous * The beaches are stunning & very quiet * Variety of homes and condos in various price ranges * The only barrier island in Sarasota with a golf course

Cons:

* Can be expensive * Can feel remote from Sarasota/Bradenton depending on location * Some might find the population too elderly

Summary:

A gorgeous barrier island and perhaps a perfect spot for a winter getaway or retirement home. Definitely worth exploring of the homes are within the budget.


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Five Things You Should Know about Longboat Key

Longboat Key homes & condos in Sarasota

 Many desire the south end of the island because of the easy access to Sarasota. 

 Longboat Key is 11 miles long so it offers a wide variety of homes and condos.   

 Longboat Key is the only barrier island off Sarasota with a golf course. 

 If you like a peaceful and quiet beach come to Longboat Key.

 Residents include Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Micheal Kors (fashion), Maria Sharapova (tennis)

 

 


About Longboat Key, Florida

The northern half of Longboat Key is located in Manatee County while the southern half is part of Sarasota County. Access to the island is available via Bradenton from the north bridge or Sarasota from the south bridge. The entire island is located within the boundaries of the Town of Longboat Key, a Florida municipality incorporated in 1955.Longboat Key Real Estate Sarasota

Longboat Key attracts vacationers from all over the world, and is popular among Europeans in both winter and summer months. Vacationers mostly visit Longboat Key to frolic on the beach and swim in the clear blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Other activities include boating, fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, playing tennis, shopping, and dining in either fine or casual restaurants on St. Armands Circle. In addition, Longboat Key is the only barrier island off the coast of Sarasota that features a golf course. Longboat Key is also conveniently located to Sarasota's culture district which is home to live theater, opera, symphony, ballet, movies, and art museums. All of the amenities of downtown Sarasota are within a short drive from the south end of Longboat Key.

North Longboat Key

To explore Longboat Key, you travel back in time when starting your road trip at the very North end. Here the quaint and historic Longbeach Village area dates back to 1912 when Longboat Key landowner Rufus Jordan constructed many of the early residences. Explore today's beautiful Key residences at real estate open houses and home tours, being sure to check out the current exhibition at the LBK Center for the Arts while in the area. You've no doubt worked up a thirst by now, so stop in at the MarVista Restaurant or Moore's Stone Crab for a cool libation along with your lunch. At both these legendary eateries you are looking out over the same waterfront view as the early Key settlers.

Your road trip continues as you drive south down the key past gorgeous beach-front single-family homes and condos to experience a totally different kind of island vibe at Jamrocks Jamaican Grill, a Caribbean restaurant & bar located along Gulf of Mexico Drive. Grab a Red Stripe and beef patty and sit out back on the water, watching the kayaks float by. Yeah mon, it's a must-do. Then pop into the LBK Historical Museum to get a final taste of Old Florida life with the Calusa Indians, well before all today's residences were built. This summer, take the time to explore North Longboat Key and discover the best of both worlds.

South Longboat Key

Come and "live la Vida Loca" on Longboat Key, Florida! While the phrase does mean "livin' the crazy life," it can also mean letting yourself go and livin' the good life. A crazy good life can be found year-round on LBK. The town is accessed on the south end by New Pass Bridge, a drawbridge that connects LBK to Lido Key and St Armand's Circle.

Starting from the south end, Gulf of Mexico Drive is the "main drag" that runs the entire 11 mile length of this picturesque barrier island. Cruise past landmarks such as Mote Marine Laboratory, Ken Thompson Park, the New Pass Pier, golf courses, condominiums, the historic Sarasota Sailing Squadron, numerous marinas and beautiful island neighborhoods and resorts.

Longboat Key Property SarasotaSome noteworthy destinations are nestled just north of St. Armand's Circle on Ken Thompson Parkway. Mote Marine Laboratory has been a leader in marine research since it was founded in 1955. All you budding marine scientists need to reserve your seat on a Sarasota Bay Explorers boat, the tour company that operates out of Mote Aquarium. Offering a variety of eco-boat tours, yours can even include a marine biologist to help identify the sea life that is pulled from the bay in your trawl net; puffer fish? stone crab? sea horse? Crazy! Livin' la vida loca, remember?

After all that seafood, check out the view from the New Pass Grill and Bait Shop. Since 1929, they figure they've sold about one million delicious "New Pass Burgers." Crazy! Help them increase that number.

Any sailors here? The casual Sarasota Sailing Squadron, also on Ken Thompson Parkway, was founded as a nonprofit organization by Sarasota residents. The Squadron grew out of the youth sailing program of the Sarasota Yacht Club in the late 1930s. The Squadron plays host to numerous national and international sailing competitions - check it out. What a view!

 

 

Things to Do on Longboat Key

Longboat Key is situated just northeast of Sarasota on the beautiful shores of the Gulf of Mexico. It boasts fantastic weather year-round, and offers residents and visitors alike a variety of things to see and do. Longboat Key is also easily accessible, as it's located less than half an hour from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. Whether it's golfing, sailing, waterfront dining, or just relaxing on one of Longboat Key's gorgeous beaches, there's something that's sure to please everyone.

Golfing on Longboat Key

Longboat Key is known as an excellent place for golfing. There are a number of top-notch golf courses with breathtaking water views. Longboat Key Club and Resort, a AAA Four-Diamond resort, offers two different courses, the Harborside Course and the Islandside Course. The Harborside Courses faces Sarasota Bay, while the Islandside Course faces the Gulf of Mexico. Both courses are ranked among the best in the U.S.

Longboat Key Beachfront Property

Longboat Key Beaches

It's no surprise that Longboat Key has amazing beaches, but what may surprise some is that unlike many beach destinations, there are plenty of places to escape the crowds. With twelve miles of sun-drenched, white sand beaches, there's always a place to relax and get away from it all. Many of the beaches are exclusively for the use of residents and visitors staying on the island, making them relatively uncrowded at all times.

Dining on Longboat Key

While it's nice to be able to relax in relative peace, most people don't want to be too far from civilization, which is part of the beauty of Longboat Key. Residents and visitors to the island are removed from the crowds that plague other parts of Florida, yet they're very close to some of the area's best dining. For an island its size, Longboat Key offers a variety of different cuisines to suit any taste or budget. Excellent seafood, French, American, Italian, and more is available on the island.

Sailing

Residents and visitors alike appreciate how easy it is to go sailing from Longboat Key. It's a great place for avid sailors to keep a sailboat, but novices can get in on the fun, too. Many places on Longboat Key offer chartered sailboat or yachting expeditions, as well as sailing lessons.

Water Sports

For those who aren't into sailing or golfing, there's plenty more to do on Longboat Key. Water sports, such as kayaking and canoeing, are incredibly popular on the island. Many people enjoy activities such as kite surfing, paddleboarding, and wind surfing, all of which are available for people of all skill levels. Still others love being in the water, and enjoy the variety of snorkeling and scuba diving available on and around Longboat Key.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the starting price for a home on Longboat Key?
The real estate market changes daily so today's starting price could be different next week. As of October 27th the least expensive single family home for sale on Longboat Key has an asking price of $299,000. So far in 2015 the least expensive home sale on the island was $335,000. That was for 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom 1,360 square feet and built in 1961. It is safe to assume that homes don't get much cheaper than this on Longboat Key. Click here to view Longboat Key homes for sale.
 
  • What is the starting price for a condo on Longboat Key?
Condos are almost always less expensive than single family homes because the land is accommodating many people versus just one. The least expensive condo for sale on Longboat Key as of October 27th, 2015 is $229,000. So far in 2015 the least expensive 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo sold went for $229,900. There are some less expensive 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom Longboat Key condos for sale. The starting prices for these are around $150,000.  Click here to view all Longboat Key condos for sale.

  • Aren't there a lot of foreclosures and short sales on Longboat Key?
No, from January 1 to October 27 in 2015 there have only been 10 distressed sales on Longboat Key. The prices ranged from $229,900 to $650,000.  As of October 27, 2015 there is only one foreclosure/short sale listed for sale on Longboat Key. 

  • What are the school districts for Longboat Key?
Elementary - Southside, Middle - Booker Middle, High - Booker High

  • What is the closest golf course to Longboat Key?
Fortunately, Longboat Key is one of the few barriers islands on the gulf coast of Florida that offers golf course facilities. Residents can conveniently play at the private Longboat Key Club. It offers 45 holes of golf - 18 on the islandside and 27 on the harbourside. Click Longboat Key Club to learn more.

  • What is the average home price on Longboat Key?
Below is a chart showing 14 years of Longboat Key average single family home prices. As of September 15, 2015 the average price of a sold home on Longboat Key was $1,111,000.
Longboat Key Average Home Price
 
  • What is the average condo price on Longboat Key?
Below is a chart showing 14 years of Longboat Key average condo prices. As of September 15, 2015 the average price of a sold condo on Longboat Key was $551,000.
Longboat Key Average Condo Price
 
  • What are the starting prices for a waterfront single family home on Longboat Key?
The following prices are as of October 27th, 2015. The least expensive canal front home on Longboat Key is listed for $444,000. This is a 1973 built, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,113 square foot home on the north end of Longboat Key. The least expensive canal front sale this year was $475,000. This was a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,598 square foot, 1964 built home on the north end of Longboat Key. The mid $400,000's is a good estimate for the starting price of a waterfront home on Longboat Key. 
 
 

 

 

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Listing information last updated on August 29th, 2016 at 9:35am EDT.