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Longboat Key Florida Travel and Vacation Guide
by John Allen

An 11-mile long island, Longboat Key borders the Gulf of Mexico to its west and the serene waters of Sarasota Bay on to its east. There are 8,000 permanent residents on Longboat Key that reside in a variety of residential styles from condominiums, townhouses, small single-family homes to luxury waterfront estates. While providing activities such as beach walking, shell hunting, swimming and fishing, Longboat Key Florida is manicured and secluded allowing a relaxing lifestyle. The island is known world-wide for its outstanding beaches, sweeping water views, excellent dining, great weather, luxury lifestyles and don't forget the sensational sunsets.

Longboat Key - Things to Do

Longboat Key, with its near-perfect weather and beautiful waterfront vistas, creates a perfect environment for travelers and residents alike. This exclusive island is an international tourist destination enjoyed by travelers from around the globe. Local activities, such as boating, fishing, jet skiing, golf, tennis, shopping, fine dining are available year round on Longboat Key.

Behind the gates of the prestigious, Longboat Key Club & Resort tourists as well as Club members take part in fabulous amenities:

* 45 Holes of Golf
* Tennis Courts
* On-Site Marina
* Indoor and Outdoor Restaurants
* Spa and Fitness Center
* Family Portraits
* Wedding Planning and Facilities
* Beach-front Pool

Longboat Key Florida Real Estate

Architectural styles on Longboat Key range from high-rise condos to tiny beach homes on winding canals leading to the open water of Sarasota Bay. A full-time Realtor experienced in showing properties regularly on Longboat Key can assist any buyer in their search for an island home. Longboat Key is often searched by national and international home buyers who are searching for a home or condo within their real estate parameters. Lifestyle is important to these buyers and luxury accommodations are at the top of their list of wants. A condo on the beach is perfect for out of state owners where a secluded estate with access to the water may be perfect for the most discriminating buyers. Golf course properties are available to those buyers who want to be right on the fairways. Longboat Key has real estate options for nearly every budget and every lifestyle.

Currently, Longboat Key properties offer luxury and waterfront homes or maintenance free Longboat Key condominiums for the second home buyer. Condos on Longboat Key are perfect second homes, retreats or full-time residences. This beautiful Sarasota barrier island is a wonderful place to buy if you're looking for your Florida dream home

Longboat Key is a short drive to world-famous St. Armand's Circle. Vacationers and tourist enjoy world-class shopping, fine dining, cultural activities and more. Mainland Sarasota is a short drive from Longboat Key and the Circle too. Sarasota has previously been named the "Best Small City in America by Money Magazine.

The affluent and celebrities and often choose Sarasota as their home as it provides a private lifestyle in a charming city. Sarasota is a wonderful place to raise your family. World-renowned beaches of Sarasota and its barrier island like Siesta Key have been listed as one of the "Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world" to visit. Arts and cultural activities of this area are recognized around the world. The annual Sarasota Film Festival brings famous actors from around the world to the Sarasota FL area. When you are visiting Longboat Key, take a short drive through St. Armands Circle, cross the John Ringling Bridge and visit Sarasota. Like a rare gem, Sarasota Florida remains hidden by its residents, providing a refuge for those looking for beauty, privacy, luxurious amenities.