Living in Luxury on Longboat Key, Florida
Peacefully sitting in the clear blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota bay is the dazzling island of Longboat Key. The island offers luxury living in a beautiful, serene environment close to all of the amenities of Sarasota, Florida. Here you can walk along the beach, hook into a snook from your boat, play a round of golf at The Longboat Key Club, enjoy a friendly game of tennis with a friend, eat a tasty meal at the Dry Dock restaurant or do some shopping just over the bridge on St. Armands Circle. Longboat Key, Florida is a fantastic place to live full time or own a winter or vacation home.
Longboat Key offers a variety of housing options. Condominiums make up most of the beachfront property. Since the island is a popular destination for “snowbirds”, those looking to escape the cold winters of the north, condos are very popular because of the ease of ownership and maintenance. There are also plenty single family home options as well. Those who need a little room to spread out might choose a wonderful home overlooking the sparkling waters of the Sarasota bay.
Longboat Key Condominiums
Positano – A wonderful new condominium project sits on 10 acres where the old Longboat Key Holiday Inn used to reside. 29 large units make up this new beach front project. All of the units offer great ocean views.
Water Club – This beach front condominium sits near the south end of the island. This building was constructed in 1996 and the units are very large providing great water views.
Longboat Key Towers – This is a particular favorite of mine. This is an older building however it has been maintained very well. It sits on the beach, behind the gates of The Longboat Key Club. The units offer beach and Gulf of Mexico views to the west as well as views to the east looking at downtown Sarasota and the bay.
L’ Ambiance – This complex is made up of 2 towers sitting on 18 acres on the beach. L’ Ambiance is located behind the gates of The Longboat Key Club on the popular south end of the island.
Vizcaya – This is one of the most sought after complexes on Longboat Key. Built in 1998, this beach front condos are large and offer luxury living and stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Longboat Key Homes
Country Club Shores – A popular destination on the south end of the island. This neighborhood offers convenient access to St. Armands Circle and Sarasota. There are canal front and bay front homes with deep water capacity making this a great place for boaters. Many of the homes have been demolished to make way for new structures.
Bay Isles – This community is located mid island behind the gates of The Longboat Key Club. Residents can enjoy tennis, golf and boating facilities nearby.
All of these communities define luxury Florida living. An abundance of art and cultural activities sets this area apart from other cities in Florida. Known as the cultural coast, Sarasota is rich with history, arts and culture. Whether you are interested in cinema, theatre, symphony, ballet, opera or art museums, you can certainly find it all within a short drive from Longboat Key into Sarasota.
If you are unfamiliar with this enchanted area take some time to see what have been missing. Those looking to retire or buy that winter getaway should put Longboat Key on your list of possibilities.