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Longboat Key

Gorgeous white sand beaches run for 12 miles along Longboat Key’s enchanting coastline.

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Welcome to Longboat Key

Idyllic island community with Gulf and Sarasota Bay views

Longboat Key (zip code 34228) is a waterfront community on a barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. Both bodies of water are visible from many points around this long, narrow island. Gorgeous white sand beaches run for 12 miles along Longboat Key’s enchanting coastline. This idyllic island community also offers an excellent variety of waterfront restaurants.

Longboat Key Real Estate and Home Styles

Longboat Key offers an exquisite blend of natural beauty and upscale living, making its real estate highly desirable. This exclusive locale is known for its pristine beaches, lush landscapes, and a tranquil atmosphere that attracts discerning buyers. Real estate in Longboat Key ranges from luxurious beachfront estates and contemporary condominiums to charming single-family homes and elegant townhouses. Many properties boast stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico or Sarasota Bay, private beach access, and top-tier amenities, providing residents with a lifestyle of unparalleled comfort and sophistication.

Home styles in Longboat Key are diverse, reflecting the island's blend of modern luxury and classic Floridian charm. Architectural designs range from sleek, modern homes with open floor plans and floor-to-ceiling windows to traditional Mediterranean-inspired villas featuring terracotta roofs and lush courtyards. Many residences incorporate elements that embrace the island's natural beauty, such as expansive outdoor living spaces, private pools, and tropical landscaping. Whether you seek a contemporary waterfront condo or a grand estate with old-world charm, Longboat Key offers a variety of home styles to suit the tastes of even the most discerning buyers.

What to Love

  • Gulf and Sarasota Bay views
  • Stunning waterfront estates
  • Sublime seafood dining
  • Mote Marine Aquarium

People & Lifestyle

Longboat Key allows residents the opportunity to experience wonderful resort-style living. The gorgeous waters surrounding the island provide endless recreation opportunities. From unwinding on the island’s white-sand beaches to boating adventures in the turquoise Gulf, living on Longboat Key makes every day feel like a vacation.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Longboat Key is home to a fantastic array of restaurants that combine sublime cuisine with mesmerizing waterfront views. The Shore serves seafood specialties such as Key West shrimp, scallop risotto, and lump crab cake alongside mouthwatering steaks, burgers, ribs, and fried chicken. The Shore’s delectable meals are paired with signature cocktails. The Drydock Waterfront Grill overlooks the Boathouse marina and Sarasota Bay at the southern end of Longboat Key. Drydock serves ocean-fresh seafood and unique tropical cocktails in a delightful setting, which was called one of the 100 best al fresco dining experiences in the United States named by OpenTable.

Chart House is a refined steakhouse with a terrace perched above the Gulf waters of Sarasota Bay. Menu highlights here include slow-roasted prime rib and the day’s freshest catch. Harry’s Continental Kitchen combines a deli and bakery with a restaurant serving sophisticated breakfast, brunch, and lunch plates. The Old Salty Dog has an eclectic surf ‘n’ turf menu with delicious fried seafood platters and steam pots loaded with fresh ocean delights.

Longboat Key’s shopping options are just as plentiful. Centre Shops of Longboat Key features a great selection of stylish boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries. A short drive south of Longboat Key, St. Armands Circle is a premier island shopping and dining destination with more than 130 businesses. J. McLaughlin on Longboat Key sells fashionable menswear and womenswear with an elegant sense of classic style. Island Adventure Outfitters is stocked with all the equipment you need to enjoy kayaking, rafting, and other water-based activities on Longboat Key’s beautiful surrounding bodies of water.

Things to Do

Bayfront Park is a waterfront hub of recreation with multipurpose sports fields and courts for tennis and basketball. Many classes, sports teams, and special cultural events are organized at the Bayfront Park Recreation Center. Bicentennial Park is a relaxing one-acre greenspace featuring landscaped shrubs, trees, and flower beds.

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is a major attraction on Longboat Key. More than 100 marine animal species are on display here at the Mote Marine Aquarium. The aquarium’s recreated habitats include a 135,000-gallon shark tank and a coral reef teeming with diverse fish, crustaceans, and sea jellies. Other popular exhibits include alligators, caimans, manatees, river otters, and sea turtles.

Close to the aquarium, Ken Thompson Park is a great place to begin your adventure on the waters surrounding Longboat Key. The park has a launch for boats, canoes, and kayaks alongside a fishing pier and a mangrove boardwalk.

Longboat Key is also home to the award-winning Longboat Key Club, an iconic establishment for over 60 years. The club features over 250 annual Club events, championship golf courses, Tennis Gardens, spa treatments, a deep-water marina, a full-service beachfront, a variety of other membership amenities and services.

Schools

Longboat Key is served by Sarasota County Public Schools.

Queen's Harbor

Grand Bay

Water Club

Promenade

Beachplace

L'Ambiance

Country Club Shores

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Overview for Longboat Key, FL

7,446 people live in Longboat Key, where the median age is 71.1 and the average individual income is $117,799. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,446

Total Population

71.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$117,799

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Longboat Key, FL

Longboat Key has 4,106 households, with an average household size of 1.81. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Longboat Key do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,446 people call Longboat Key home. The population density is 1,825.83 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,446

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

71.1

Median Age

47.62 / 52.38%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,106

Total Households

1.81

Average Household Size

$117,799

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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