Longboat Key offers a tasteful balance between upscale amenities and the natural Floridian landscape. The island's 12-mile stretch of shoreline is just minutes away from Sarasota's other cultural attractions, such as world-famous St. Armands Circle, Downtown Sarasota, and Siesta Key Beach, and to the north are Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria Island. In addition to the great beaches, pools, tennis courts, golf courses, and all-around luxury amenities, the view of the Gulf of Mexico at sunset is too beautiful for words.
Longboat Key's current residence is mostly retirees. With over 50% of the current residents over the age of 65, and less than 5% are under 40. Coming from Lido Key in the south, or north from Anna Maria Island, you'll discover an elegant tropical setting that offers every amenity you can imagine. Beaches, fishing, tennis courts, dining, shopping, fitness clubs, boats.... the list goes on and on. The Quick Point Nature Preserve located on the southeast end of Longboat Key provides healthy wetlands and mangroves essential benefits to Sarasota Bay. These habitats offer food and shelter to bay life, filter pollutants and help to protect shorelines from erosion. It's a great way to spend a day learning about Florida's natural ecosystem.
Local arts and culture, golfing, sailing, boating, and more — fun times are waiting on Longboat Key. Whether you’re more into relaxing on the beach with a good book or taking advantage of the seemingly endless aquatic recreation, you’re sure to find paradise somewhere along the coast. Plus, the many beautiful parks mean you’re never too far from nature.