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Longboat Key

Longboat Key:A Laid-Back Island Community

Known for its luxurious surroundings and amenities, Longboat Key offers the ultimate lifestyle focused on comfort and style. This island community features waterfront condominiums and single-family homes, beautiful beaches, high-end boutiques, and five-star restaurants. And to top it all off, Longboat Key is also one of the quietest barrier islands in the Sarasota area. It's no surprise that Longboat Key continues to draw thousands to its shores each year!

Whether you're thinking about retiring to an island paradise or just want to soak up the sun on the Gulf Coast, you'll surely fall in love with everything Longboat Key has to offer. Let's explore everything this unique area has to offer!

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Sarasota & Manatee


How to Live Like a Local


Things to Do & Places to See

Longboat Key has been a vacation destination for centuries—in fact, Native Americans originally visited the island for fish fries and picnics. Today, an assortment of modern amenities—as well as some historic favorites—make Longboat Key a must-visit (or must-live!) spot in the Sarasota area.

If you want to live like a local, start outside! Aside from Longboat Key's lavish beaches, this quaint town is home to various golf courses, parks, and fishing spots. You can even charter your own boat for an adventure you'll never forget. The Longboat Library and Beer Can Island also offer year-round fun for all ages.


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Hit the links

The Longboat Key Golf Club features its own resort, restaurants, a spa, as well as 45 holes of championship golfing. You can even dock your boat at their on-site marina.

Stay active

Want to get some exercise while taking in spectacular views of the sea? Bayfront Park has its own rec center, as well as various sports courts and a playground.

Unwind on the beach

Longboat Key features a number of public beach access points, so you'll never have to travel far to stick your toes in the sand. Feel free to swim, fish, surf, or just work on your tan!

Explore nature

Ready to spend time in nature? Longboat Key is home to Joan M. Durante Community Park, a green space that seeks to preserve Florida's native flora and fauna.


There's Even More to Love


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 Longboat Key doesn't have any schools on the island, students can be zoned for either Manatee County Public Schools or Sarasota County Public Schools.


Longboat Key residents can easily access some of Florida's top healthcare facilities. Take a quick drive to the mainland to reach Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, or cross the Ringling Causeway to get to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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

Shopping & Dining

There's always someplace new to visit when you live on Longboat Key. Centre Shops of Longboat Key serves as the community's central gathering space—highlights include Euphemia Haye Restaurant and Tyler's Ice Cream.

Looking for more favorites? We recommend Avenue of the Flowers Town Plaza, Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, and Mar Vista.


Longboat Key's vast coastline offers a number of waterfront condos, but the area still features single-family estates and smaller bungalows. Prices here tend to hover around $795k, while properties with more land or coastal views command values well over $1 million. Positano is one of the most popular neighborhoods, boasting 29 private condo residences.

Your Niche Awaits

If you’ve been thinking about making a move to Longboat 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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