Warm Gulf Breezes, sparkling clean waters, carefree atmosphere, sandy white beaches and spectacular sunsets are just some of the highlights the Longboat Key community has to offer. It is no wonder some of the best resorts, hotels and condos, and beach houses are located right here.
Although the town of Longboat Key was only established in 1955 and did not hit its peak until the 70’s, the area is packed full of intriguing history and landmarks about the settlers, war veterans, Native Americans, Cubans and Spaniards. The Longboat Key Historical Society provides plenty of information regarding the 7 historic landmarks located in various areas of Longboat Key. A few highlighted ones include, Longboat Key’s first home, a thatched shack built in 1882, the town water plant where Longboat was a target and bombing range in World War II for Army Air Corps fighter pilots, and the marker place for Ritz Carlton Hotel which was never finished being built. The stories Longboat Key can tell can all be found in the Longboat Key Historical Society.
Besides history, the town all comes together to protect its wild life. In the fall turtles lay eggs and markers are placed up on the beach to protect the eggs. Also beach businesses respectfully keep their lights off for several months during the season.
This community also offers fabulous fishing, scenic picnic locations, islands to explore, kayaking and much more.
Some annual events to watch for are the race series which consists of one Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon Distance Race held in May and one International Triathlon & Duathlon Distance Race in October. And, of course, you do not want to miss the Annual Fish Fry held by the Historical Society.
If you’d like to make Longboat Key your home (or even your winter residence), then take a look at the latest Longboat Key real estate listings below. If you’d like to see these or any other homes in the area don’t hesitate to contact us.
$289,500 : 4430 EXETER DR #M204, LONGBOAT KEY1 bed, 1 bath
$349,000 : 837 SPANISH DR N, LONGBOAT KEY2 beds, 2 baths
$1,190,000 : 230 SANDS POINT RD #3102, LONGBOAT KEY2 beds, 2 baths
$569,000 : 1975 GULF OF MEXICO DR #G4-209, LONGBOAT KEY2 beds, 2 baths
$649,000 : 744 JUNGLE QUEEN WAY, LONGBOAT KEY3 beds, 2 baths
$579,000 : 1085 GULF OF MEXICO DR #205, LONGBOAT KEY3 beds, 2 baths
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(all data current as of 1/16/2018)
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