Located between Anna Maria Island and Lido Key, Longboat Key is a coveted destination with picture-perfect surroundings. Longboat Key is filled with gated communities, waterfront properties and quiet family neighborhoods. The homes in this area range from traditional styles to more contemporary designs. Many homes feature backyard deep-water boat docks with views of the Gulf of Mexico.
A recent increase in luxury high-rise condominiums now offering breathtaking views of Sarasota’s enticing beaches and crystal clear water has helped form a thriving local community. Leisure activities abound in this area with the 11-mile shoreline and award-winning tennis complexes close nearby.
Gulf access is a big draw for boaters and fisherman, and Longboat possesses one of the largest marinas on the Gulf Coast. Avid cyclists on Longboat Key are often found on the 10-mile bike path that straddles the gulf of Mexico. Longboat Key is also just minutes from downtown Sarasota and the local airport.
Longboat Key has its own drug stores, supermarkets, and bank. Its education center offers over 100 classes and workshops for all ages. Longboat key is also close to many public and private schools including the prestigious IMG academy. There are national tennis and golf tournaments, charity benefits, as well as annual events for the nationally renowned Sarasota film Festival. Asolo Repertory Theatre also is the home of local theatre.
With a vibrant artistic community nestled among the white sand beaches and jeweled hues of the Gulf of Mexico, Longboat Key is a delight. There is an abundance of cultural treasures and world class art that thrives in this community and has earned it the nickname of Florida's “Cultural Coast.” Money Magazine, Forbes and Employment Review have all indicated that this area has been named “Best Small City in the U.S.,” ranked among top 25 best places to live in the U.S., and among the top 20 places to retire. Longboat Key is also third in nation in terms of job growth and has one of the top 100 education systems in country.
From fishing, boating and tennis to incredible breathtaking sunsets, the tropical relaxation and beachfront life style is what makes Longboat Key a treasured neighborhood in Sarasota.