Enjoy the Luxurious Longboat Key Lifestyle
Longboat Key is best known for elegant homes and luxurious waterfront condominiums as well as an outstanding, private, 45-hole golf course, but the “Longboat Key Lifestyle” is so much more than that.
Longboat Key spans 2 counties; the southern end is in Sarasota County while the northern end reaches into Manatee County. Just south of Longboat Key lies LIdo Key with its world-famous St. Armands Circle shopping district. To the north, Longboat Key touches Anna Maria Island.
In between, devoid of garish billboards and neon signs, Longboat Key is the quietest barrier island on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Gulf of Mexico Drive runs the length of the island with boulevards and cul de sacs on each side that are lined with everything from a few remaining old beachfront cottages and maintenance-free villas and condos to high-rise luxury condos and grand waterfront mansions.
With an average year-round temperature of 73°, Longboat Key is the perfect place for relaxing activities from golf to biking, tennis, fishing and sunset beach strolls as well as boutique shopping and dining in elegant 5-star restaurants.
Golfers & tennis enthusiasts love Longboat Key, it being the only barrier island in the Sarasota area with a 45-hole golf course at the private Longboat Key Club. For those who appreciate the arts, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, with a permanent collection and changing exhibits of juried and invitational shows, hosts art classes, workshops, and cultural events.
Longboat Key now has a population of about 7,400 enjoying life in about 8,800 housing units. While some spend only a few months each year here, others are full-time residents of this 11-mile long sliver of paradise.
If you are considering purchasing a home or condominium in Florida, it would be a mistake not to let me introduce you to the “Longboat Key Lifestyle” before you decide.