Serving as the ideal retreat for beach lovers around the world, the 11-mile long Longboat Key typically surges from a population of around 8,000 to more than 20,000 during the winter months. Given the idyllic location in the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay coupled with the beautiful weather, it is easy to see why so many are attracted to Longboat Key and all that it has to offer.
With a rich history dating back to the Caloosa and Timucuan Indians, Longboat Key has long attracted those who love the water and the beauty that only a barrier island can provide. Today, Longboat Key boasts numerous restaurants, shops, golf courses and other attractions. Thanks to its location near to Sarasota and St. Armands Key, Longboat Key also provides residents with easy access to over a hundred boutiques, shops, cultural attractions and nightlife opportunities.
Of course, the greatest attraction that Longboat key has to offer is its beaches. From the solitude of Neptune Avenue Beach to the shelling opportunities offered at Beer Can Island, Longboat Key features plenty of opportunities for fun in the sun. Given its location, residents of Longboat key can also easily access a number of other beaches in the surrounding area.
When it comes to real estate on Longboat Key, there are several opportunities available. On the low end, those looking for something simple to provide them with deeded beach access may be interested in a trailer in the $120,000 range. Those looking for something more upscale, on the other hand, may prefer a waterfront home or luxury condo. While waterfront homes typically range in price from $500,000 to $20,000,000, luxury condos generally range in price from $450,000 to more than $7,000,000.