Longboat Key Properties
The beautiful twelve-mile barrier island of Longboat Key is surrounded by water with the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico are one side and Sarasota Bay is on the other. This exclusive stretch of land has exquisite beaches, breathtaking scenery, and a rich history of luxury and leisure. Longboat Key derives its name from the famous explorer Hernando De Soto and his scout Juan Anasco, who visited the island while navigating through the pass on their “longboat.”
Today, Longboat Key real estate is brimming with gated communities, waterfront properties, exclusive condominiums and luxury homes. There are a vast array of architectural styles including Old Florida, Key West, and Modern/contemporary properties. A mixture of luxury condominiums and single-family homes sit on the oceanfront, undisturbed by the hustle and bustle of the mainland. This barrier island is truly a seaside sanctuary. It is no wonder why so many of the rich and famous choose to own real estate here.
While this exclusive island attracts visitors and investors from around the world, it maintains its serene ambiance in even the busiest of seasons. Everything about Longboat Key speaks of extravagance, including its meticulously maintained landscaped, luxury resorts and top-notch restaurants. The island contains and air of refinement.
Longboat Key properties offer both seclusion as well as convenient access to the mainland. Two drawbridges connect the island to Anna Maria Island on the north end and St Armand’s Circle to the south. Those residing on the island have easy access to the mainland. Longboat Key is perfectly positioned. Many area attractions are within a few minutes drive including downtown Sarasota, Lido Key, and Siesta Key.