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Manasota Key

Manasota Key:The Best of Waterfront Living

With breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico and some of the most tranquil beaches in Florida, Manasota Key is oceanfront living at its finest. Home to just over 1,000 year-round residents and retirees and plenty of ocean attractions to enjoy, this community is a fantastic place to call home if you seek coastal beauty at a slower tempo.

Though somewhat of a hidden gem, Manasota Key is ideal for anyone looking for a beachfront lifestyle without all the tourists. Here, you'll find a mix of single-family homes and spacious condos—and one of them could be your next place.

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Discover the Manasota Key Lifestyle

Here's our essential guide with everything you need to know:

Population

1,229

Zip Code

34223

County

Charlotte

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How to Live Like a Local

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Things to Do & Places to See

Manasota Key boasts a prime location on a barrier island between Sarasota and Fort Myers. But despite being near two major cities, Manasota Key still feels like its very own tropical paradise. Ecotourism and recreation draw countless visitors and buyers—highlights include Stump Pass Beach State Park, Englewood Beach, and Blind Pass Beach. Love spending time outdoors? Here, you can surf, paddleboard, fish, kayak, and boat all year long.

Most of Manasota Key's small businesses can be found on Beach Road. Be sure to pick up a unique treasure from Barefoot Trader or head north to Englewood for even more shopping and dining opportunities.

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Local Favorites

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Try parasailing

If you truly want to go on an adventure you'll never forget, pay a visit to The Original Englewood Parasailing for an afternoon of fun. Where else can you see Manasota Key from 500 feet in the sky?

Get outdoors

The outdoor excitement never ends when you live in Manasota Key. Most of the island's best trails and facilities can be found at Stump Pass Beach State Park.

Unwind on the beach

Manasota Key features a number of public beach access points, so you'll never have to travel far to swim, fish, surf, or just listen to the waves lap at the shore!

Start exploring

When you want a taste of the big city, you'll only be a few minutes away from larger communities like Sarasota, Fort Myers, and Englewood.

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There's Even More to Love

Schools

Even if you don’t have children, investing in a home with a top-rated school district can boost the value of your property over time. Although Manasota Key doesn't have any schools on the island, students are currently zoned for Sarasota County Public Schools. As of 2021, Manasota Key students can attend Englewood Elementary, L.A. Ainger Middle, or Lemon Bay High.

Healthcare

Manasota Key residents won't have to travel far to access Florida's top healthcare facilities. Take a quick drive to the mainland to reach Englewood Community Hospital, which has earned a high 75% rating from HealthGrades.

For more minor injuries and illnesses, both Englewood and Venice offer top-rated urgent care facilities and pharmacies.

Shopping & Dining

Manasota Key might not have many shops of its own, but you'll find plenty of options right across Tom Adams Bridge in Englewood. Shop the day away at Bealls, browse local businesses just off of McCall Road, or take a day trip north to Sarasota for more places to explore.

Feeling hungry? Get some island-inspired cuisine courtesy of White Elephant Pub, SandBar Tiki and Grille, and Lock N' Key.

Communities

Manasota Key offers a diverse mix of single-family homes and condos directly on the water. Depending on how far from the beach you want to live, you can expect to spend a minimum of $500k—but it's not uncommon for larger properties to sell for well over $3 million.

Find Your Island Paradise

If you’ve been thinking about making a move to Manasota Key, now is the perfect time to find your niche. The Kotaska Team is proud to help buyers put down roots in Florida’s best resort communities, and we’re excited to help you find the right fit! Let us know if you have any questions—we’re only a phone call away.

Thinking about selling? We can certainly help with that, too.

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