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Longboat Key Real Estate
by Marc Rasmussen

Longboat Key is located off the coast of Sarasota, Florida and is an 11 mile long island. Surrounded by the blue waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, this private island offers a population of only 7,400 and 8,800 housing units. Longboat Key real estate market in this area is mostly made up of persons who own homes here as a second home, where retirees and working professionals dwell.

Prices at the lower end of the spectrum begin around $320,000 for areas such as Cedars East, with amenities such as 2 bedrooms and 2 bath homes and condos. With the Longboat Key Moorings Marina just a few minutes away from any home on the island, there is no reason the avid boater or water enthusiast should not be close to their heart's desire. Properties are also available in Longboat Key subdivision at the higher end of the price spectrum, which runs around $10,000,000. These properties range from 4 to 6 bedrooms with the same number of bathrooms, and many gorgeous views. Just because this is a beach does not mean there is not enough nature to go around. The flora and fauna of the area are well distributed on the island, offering many homes and condos the beautiful trees and greenery that only picturesque postcards portray. From boat docks at the Marina to a simple 2 bedroom home for a family's starter home, there are options for every family and every situation.

Fairway Bay, Harbour Villa Club and Buttonwood Cove all offer the option of being so close to the water you can hear the waves before they break. Buttonwood Cove offers properties that were built in the early 1980's as well as many new homes that have never been lived in. If you are searching for a new home, or just a home that is new to you, the Longboat Key real estate market offers options that will make choosing your new home a joy and not a job.

Longboat Key life is not unlike life any other place in Florida. The city of Sarasota runs directly across from the island, offering a close proximity to the water as well as all the fine dining and shopping and boating that are available. With enough time after settling into your new home, you could rent a boat and sail down to the Florida Keys on a weekend for a break from everyday living. Longboat Key offers many opportunities for the fisherman or water enthusiast in the family, being known as one of the most beautiful of all beaches in the world gives the people of Longboat Key much to brag about. Boat rentals, water skiing, fishing off the coast for the 'one that got away' are all opportunities when you live on Longboat Key. There are more opportunities for fun and discovery on this 11 mile island than there is in most large cities across America. Longboat Key real estate offers your family the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

About the Author

View all Longboat Key Real Estate listings. Updated daily with thousands of Longboat Key homes for sale as well as condos in the MLS. For details visit http://www.luxurysarasotarealestate.com