Longboat Key

Offers an idyllic retreat for travelers and residents seeking a sophisticated island lifestyle.

Welcome to Longboat Key

Just south of Anna Maria Island is Longboat Key, which features a captivating blend of pristine beaches and luxurious resorts. Renowned for its upscale amenities, manicured surroundings, and stunning coastal landscapes, Longboat Key offers an idyllic retreat for travelers and residents seeking a sophisticated island lifestyle.
 
This quiet key, known as a paradise for golfers and tennis players alike, offers championship golf courses and some of the best tennis facilities in Florida. Many acclaimed restaurants and waterfront dining options add to the appeal.

Exquisite beaches rest at the heart of Longboat Key’s allure and stretch for 10 miles along the island’s western shore. Imagine sunbathing, swimming, and beachcombing with gentle waves lapping the powdery white sand. Complemented by lush dunes and swaying sea oats, the island’s beaches create a picture-perfect backdrop for a relaxed, tranquil lifestyle. Stunning waterfront properties with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico and/or Sarasota Bay dot the landscape. Short-term rental options, vacation homes, condos, and resort properties provide ready access to this lifestyle.
 

Location

Longboat Key is situated between the cities of Sarasota and Bradenton, connected to the mainland by bridges on the southern and northern ends of the island.
 

Geography

The relatively narrow island stretches about 10 miles long with the Gulf of Mexico to its west and Sarasota Bay to its east.
 

Beaches

Longboat Key is renowned for its stunning white beaches. Visitors and residents alike enjoy activities such as sunbathing, swimming, beachcombing, and water sports.
 

Accommodation

Choose from several high-end resorts, condominiums, and vacation rentals each offering diverse amenities and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico or Sarasota Bay.
 

Golf

Golf enthusiasts will find top-notch golf courses on the island, providing challenging play and scenic landscapes.
 

Nature

Longboat Key is home to diverse wildlife and natural habitats. Visitors can explore nature preserves, parks, and trails, observing native flora and fauna.
 

Dining and Shopping

The island boasts a variety of dining options, ranging from coastal beachfront eateries to fine dining restaurants serving fresh seafood and international cuisine. Additionally, boutique shops and galleries offer unique treasures and souvenirs.
 

Recreation

In addition to beach activities, Longboat Key offers opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking, tennis, and cycling.
 

Arts and Culture

Located nearby, Sarasota’s vibrant arts scene includes theaters, museums, galleries, and cultural events as a worthwhile option off the island.
 

Retirement and Real Estate

Longboat Key is a popular destination for retirees seeking a tranquil yet luxurious lifestyle. The island’s real estate market includes waterfront estates, condominiums, and villas catering to various preferences and budgets.
 
The St. Regis, being a new destination, offers a five-star beachfront resort hotel as well as high end condos.

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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

Around Longboat Key, FL

There's plenty to do around Longboat Key, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Bayshore Nutrition, ULTRA-YACHT, and Longboat Bay Charters.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$ 4.47 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.2 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.46 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.7 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.25 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

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

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4,106

Total Households

1.81

Average Household Size

$117,799

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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