Longboat Key Florida
Once the home to the Caloosa and Timucuan Indians, Longboat Key is rich in history and beauty. While it took hundreds of years for the 11-mile barrier island to transform into tropical paradise it is today, the development was well worth the wait. In fact, today’s Longboat Key features a number of shops, restaurants, golf courses and beautiful homes that are perfectly complemented by the lovely Caribbean beaches.
Situated in the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, Longboat Key has the unique distinction of being located in both Manatee and Sarasota Counties. The island is connected to Anna Maria Island to the north. To the south, it is connected to Sarasota via St. Armands Key. As such, residents can easily access the many attractions found in downtown Sarasota and St. Armands Circle as well as the numerous beaches the surrounding area has to offer.
Although Longboat Key has a population of only a little over 8,000 people, the island still has many housing options available. Luxurious waterfront homes ranging in price from $500,000 to $20 million or more serve as a good choice for those who want to enjoy the beach to its fullest. Luxurious condos located on the bay or on the beach are also available for $450,000 to $7 million or more. At the same time, mobile homes offering deeded beach access can also be found in the $120,000 range. As such, there is sure to be something to suit virtually anyone’s needs and budget on Longboat Key.