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beach homeHave you ever thought about owning a home on a beautiful island surrounded by water? If so, you might want to set your sights upon the exclusive island of Longboat Key. This breathtaking 12 mile stretch of land is characterized by beautiful beaches and privacy. Considering all that the island has to offer, it should come as no surprise to learn that many people from around the world are interested in learning more about owning a home on this beautiful slice of paradise.

It doesn't take long for visitors to the island to realize that there is a diverse selection of homes on Longboat Key. While there are still some older single family homes on the island, many have been torn down and replaced by larger, more ornate and luxurious homes.

Single Family

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Seaplace Longboat Key FLAre you searching for your slice of Paradise? We just listed a gem of a condo at Seaplace on Longboat Key. The owners did a fabulous job on renovations taking the space taking down walls and opening up the living/dining area to beautiful open style living. Sip your morning coffee and enjoy incredible close-up views of the Gulf of Mexico. The view changes every day from crashing waves to a calm still scene where you'll see seagulls and pelicans diving for their catch as sailboats drift in the distance.

New Listing: 2045 Gulf of Mexico Dr #109 Longboat Key, FL 34228

This condominium residence at Seaplace Longboat Key FL features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a screened lanai overlooking the swimming pool, beach and the Gulf. There is a laundry room in the

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Situated on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, the luxury condos of Positano on Longboat Key offer residents luxurious amenities as well as an unparalleled level of privacy and security. In addition, thanks to the prime location of the condos in the middle of the island, residents of Positano in Longboat Key are also located only a short drive away from all the restaurants, shopping venues and other attractions found at St. Armands Circle and downtown Sarasota.

Positano - Longboat Key, FLPositano was recently built in 2007 to the most stringent hurricane building codes. With only 29 units ranging in size from 3,156 to 3,319 square feet, residents of Positano enjoy plenty of space and privacy. All residences feature three bedrooms plus a den/office or three bedrooms with a den and

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Located along prestigious Gulf of Mexico Drive, the two buildings of the Water Club sit directly on a gorgeous stretch of the Gulf front beaches. The Water Club provides incredible amenities including a Gulf front resort style swimming pool and spa. In addition, there is a 24 hour guard gated entrance as well as outstanding concierge services to its owners and part-time residents. With one of Longboat Key real estate's most beautiful and efficient Club Houses, residents and guests experience the ultimate in luxury including an elegant entry for entertaining, library, game room, fitness center and ballroom for larger functions. In addition to a resort pool, there are lighted Har-Tru tennis courts on the grounds.

Longboat Key offers residents walking and

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Sanctuary on Longboat Key FLConstructed from 1989 to 1991, Sanctuary condos are located behind the gates of the prestigious Longboat Key Club. There are five buildings comprising this complex. Residents love the wraparound terraces providing city, golf course and Gulf of Mexico views from many of these units.

Sanctuary Amenities include:

  • Olympic Pool and Spa
  • Hard-Tru Tennis Courts
  • Private Beach
  • Fitness Center
  • Clubhouse/Recreation
  • 24-Hr Security

Longboat Key condos position on the Gulf of Mexico like Sanctuary provide residents the gentle sound of Gulf waters and white sandy beaches. Just a short drive from most condos located from mid island to the southern tip is excellent shopping on St. Armands Circle, dining and

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Home for Sale on Longboat KeyAre you interested in exploring Longboat Key Homes for sale? Longboat Key homes are found on winding canals or open bayfront as well as the island’s interior. Many of the homes boat docks with water depth sufficient for large boats and sailboats. Boaters love the Longboat Key canals and bayfront because there are no bridges to maneuver to the open waters of Sarasota Bay. It’s tricky to maneuver some Florida bridges and a home for sale advertising “no bridges” to the Bay is an excellent selling feature of a Longboat Key home.

Popular neighborhoods on Longboat Key include Bay Isles and Country Club Shores. Both of these neighborhoods have homes advertised with “no bridges to the bay. The Sarasota MLS currently reports 166 homes for sale on Longboat Key.

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Sarasota Homes for Sale Update

From Palmer Ranch family neighborhoods, Sarasota golf course communities, and Sarasota’s barrier islands, Sarasota homes for sale are on the move. Many signs are pointing to Sarasota’s recovery, and Sarasota was recently one of the cities mentioned in an article by US News and World Report as being one of the nation’s most “undervalued cities.” With interest rates still very low, and an incredible selection of homes for sale in Sarasota, this could be your time to step into this market where the weather is wonderful year-round, the sky is blue and the sun is shinning. It’s Paradise.

Sarasota Real Estate Update - October 2009:

Siesta Key Homes:

  • Single Family Homes for sale: 207 
  • Least Expensive Home:
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Searching the Sarasota MLS for homes and condos? Our sophisticated Sarasota real estate search system provides you the opportunity to search by Sarasota neighborhoods, condominiums or you can search the area with our Map Search or MLS number.

We try to make searching for the Sarasota MLS easy, and our high powered real estate search engine leads you right to listing details, photos and virtual tour of homes and condos in Sarasota that meet your criteria. We also cover Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lido Key and Casey Key.

Sarasota Neighborhood Search

First, if you need neighborhood suggestions, check out our extensive Sarasota neighborhoods section first where you'll find detailed information on many of Sarasota's most popular communities. If you

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Longboat Key

As the Sarasota real estate market continues to show improvement, homes for sale on Longboat Key continue to draw an interest from buyers of luxury real estate.

Longboat Key, the narrow strip of land between the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, has been a “hot” destination island in Florida for some time. Since Dr. Beach touted Siesta Key on its America’s Best Beaches 2009 list in May, Sarasota beaches have seen even more interest. Our phones are ringing and email property information requests are strong too. Longboat Key offers its visitors and residents fabulous outdoor activities: beachcombing, golf, fishing, sailing, boating, walking, rollerblading, tennis and golf on this 12 mile island.

Longboat Key visitors and residents,

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Warren Buffet is buying. Of course we are referring to stocks, not real estate. However, I could not help but think of the Sarasota real estate market when I read his recent quote about his investment strategy.

"A simple rule dictates my buying: Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful.  And most certainly, fear is now widespread, gripping even seasoned investors." - Warren Buffet

It reminds me of the old saying - "The rich sell when everyone else is buying and buy when everyone is selling."

The real estate market will rebound eventually. Right now there are tremendous values out there. Financially strong buyers can take advantage of the housing turmoil. The keys to finding the best deal are patience and flexibility.

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