Longboat Key

There are several real estate options, including luxury condominiums and single-family homes.

Welcome to Longboat Key

Luxurious yet tranquil island with an abundance of waterfront property, lavish resorts, and fine dining options.
 
One of several off-shore barrier islands off Florida's western coast, Longboat Key is a scenic and luxurious town straddling Bradenton and Sarasota counties. It is a little more urban than places like Lido Key and notable for the acres of mangroves hugging the eastern shoreline with white sand beaches to the west bordering the Gulf of Mexico. 
 
The Sarasota Bay borders the island to the east. Lido Key connects directly to nearby Lido Key and St. Armands via bridges. Longboat Key is a haven for retirees, tourists, and winter residents. There are several real estate options, including luxury condominiums and single-family homes.
 

What to Love

  • High quality of life for retirees
  • Quiet and relaxed community with little commercialization
  • Pristine and scenic beaches

People & Lifestyle

Retirees and families appreciate the low-key, tranquil nature of Longboat Key. The beaches are narrower, and there is no large public beach––though there are multiple access points spread throughout the island. And there is an abundance of waterfront properties available for purchase on Longboat Key, mainly on the western side. 
 
A big part of Longboat Key’s appeal is in its quiet lifestyle, which attracts small crowds to its picturesque beaches. Stroll along the gleaming sand, finding seashells by the water and enjoying the relaxing sea breeze.
 
Anyone seeking a peaceful, reserved place to live will appreciate the pleasant comforts provided by Longboat Key. It is also home to a master-planned community and several luxurious gated communities housing high-rises. The Longboat Key Club is a four-star resort, and development has started on a five-star St. Regis Resort, which will see 67 condos built in three five-story towers and more than 160 hotel rooms built in a separate five-story tower.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Dry Dock Grill is an upscale-yet-casual bayfront neighborhood spot. With a dockside patio, fish-themed decor, and fantastic scenic views, the dining experience is great. Make sure to try the lobster tacos and the fish and chips. Lazy Lobster is the other main seafood restaurant on Longboat Key. This spacious cafe with a wood bar and patio dining serves seafood like coconut cod and stuffed shrimp. 
 
There are a couple of chic boutiques on Longboat Key, such as Exit Art and the popular clothing chain J. McLaughlin Boutique, which sells classic fashion for men and women, plus accessories. The Shore Restaurant is a fantastic modern seafood establishment, al fresco coastal eatery with excellent cocktails. Anyone looking for an authentic dockside experience will enjoy Mar Visita, a rustic cafe with a private beach and covered patio perfect for dining on oysters and crab cakes. 
 
Low-key and casual Whitney’s is perfect for a warm Saturday night spent sipping a cold beer and enjoying a fish sandwich while listening to live music.
 

'Things to Do

Fourth of July is celebrated in all of its star-spangled glory in Longboat Key. Dress up your dog to join the Hot Diggity Dog Parade and participate in the Freedom Fest to celebrate this patriotic holiday. 
 
Nestled on a sandy beach along the Gulf of Mexico, the luxurious four-star Zota Beach Resort is a tranquil and inviting experience in Longboat Key. As Longboat-s newest luxury resort, Zota towers over the island with modern architectural touches and over 187 rooms and suites that all reflect the laid-back culture of the Florida Gulf Coast. 
 
Become a member of the Longboat Key Club and benefit from fabulous amenities, access to championship golf courses, and a beautiful beachfront location. For over sixty years, this club has been a community fixture. The club even features a marina, allowing members to partake in their favorite water activities.
 

Schools

Those who live in Siesta Key attend the schools operated by the Sarasota Public School District, which features acclaimed schools. There are also several exclusive private schools and academies. Notable secondary schools include the University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee, a branch campus of the University of South Florida and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.
 
 

 
 

BROWSE FEATURED LISTINGS IN THE AREA

Residence
6201 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
Sq. Ft.
6,820
Beds
5 beds
Baths
8 baths
Price
$19,500,000
Price/Sq.
$2,859
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5861 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
Sq. Ft.
6,950
Beds
5 beds
Baths
7 baths
Price
$18,500,000
Price/Sq.
$2,662
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6489 GULFSIDE ROAD
Sq. Ft.
6,614
Beds
4 beds
Baths
5 baths
Price
$16,995,000
Price/Sq.
$2,570
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6680 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
Sq. Ft.
4,805
Beds
3 beds
Baths
5 baths
Price
$14,800,000
Price/Sq.
$3,080
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5442 GULF OF MEXICO DR
Sq. Ft.
6,000
Beds
5 beds
Baths
5 baths
Price
$13,850,000
Price/Sq.
$2,308
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5005 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE Unit: 3
Sq. Ft.
4,638
Beds
5 beds
Baths
7 baths
Price
$10,995,000
Price/Sq.
$2,371
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2251 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE Unit: 203
Sq. Ft.
3,961
Beds
4 beds
Baths
5 baths
Price
$10,990,000
Price/Sq.
$2,775
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5919 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
Sq. Ft.
5,596
Beds
4 beds
Baths
6 baths
Price
$10,500,000
Price/Sq.
$1,876
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2251 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE Unit: 204
Sq. Ft.
4,032
Beds
3 beds
Baths
4 baths
Price
$10,500,000
Price/Sq.
$2,604
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500 HARBOR POINT ROAD
Sq. Ft.
6,556
Beds
5 beds
Baths
7 baths
Price
$9,850,000
Price/Sq.
$1,502
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BROWSE SOLD LISTINGS IN THE AREA

Residence
3105 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
Sq. Ft.
9,947
Beds
5 beds
Baths
9 baths
Price
$11,500,000
Price/Sq.
$1,156
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6211 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
Sq. Ft.
4,980
Beds
5 beds
Baths
5 baths
Price
$10,400,000
Price/Sq.
$2,088
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550 HARBOR POINT ROAD
Sq. Ft.
6,062
Beds
5 beds
Baths
6 baths
Price
$10,000,000
Price/Sq.
$1,650
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6877 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
Sq. Ft.
4,820
Beds
4 beds
Baths
5 baths
Price
$9,450,000
Price/Sq.
$1,961
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3475 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
Sq. Ft.
7,608
Beds
5 beds
Baths
6 baths
Price
$9,250,000
Price/Sq.
$1,216
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5005 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE Unit: 2
Sq. Ft.
4,903
Beds
6 beds
Baths
8 baths
Price
$8,400,000
Price/Sq.
$1,713
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2161 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE Unit: PH3
Sq. Ft.
6,002
Beds
4 beds
Baths
5 baths
Price
$8,200,000
Price/Sq.
$1,366
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70 LIGHTHOUSE POINT DRIVE
Sq. Ft.
5,474
Beds
4 beds
Baths
7 baths
Price
$8,000,000
Price/Sq.
$1,461
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642 RANGER LANE
Sq. Ft.
7,091
Beds
5 beds
Baths
9 baths
Price
$7,725,000
Price/Sq.
$1,089
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596 OUTRIGGER LANE
Sq. Ft.
5,892
Beds
6 beds
Baths
7 baths
Price
$6,995,000
Price/Sq.
$1,187
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