Longboat Key

Longboat Key

Where Luxury Meets Leisure on Florida's Sun-Kissed Shores

Welcome to Longboat Key

Where Luxury Meets Leisure on Florida's Sun-Kissed Shores

Longboat Key, Florida, is a picturesque barrier island nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay on the state's stunning west coast. Known for its pristine, white sandy beaches and upscale ambiance, this charming neighborhood offers a serene and luxurious escape for both residents and visitors. Longboat Key is renowned for its world-class golf courses, upscale resorts, and thriving arts scene, making it a haven for retirees and vacationers seeking a blend of relaxation and cultural enrichment.

With its lush tropical landscapes, boating opportunities, and an abundance of waterfront dining options, Longboat Key epitomizes the quintessential Florida lifestyle, making it a sought-after destination for those looking to enjoy the best that the Sunshine State has to offer.

Designed for the discerning individual who cherishes both opulence and tranquility, this island paradise offers a coveted blend of the serene and the sublime. Far removed from the hustle and bustle yet close enough to be convenient, Longboat Key brings you the best of all worlds

What to Love

  • Easily accessible from nearby airports
  • Upscale retail and gastronomic experiences
  • Scarcity breeds desire: real estate here is a hot commodity.
  • Idyllic island life, mere minutes from mainland attractions.

Local Lifestyle

Here on Longboat Key, the local lifestyle isn't just about geography—it's an ethos, a vibe, a way of being. Think of it as an island living with a dash of continental chic. Picture yourself sipping a glass of fine wine as you overlook the sparkling waters, contemplating whether your next move will be a leisurely swim or a trip to the nearby city for a dose of cultural enrichment. Life here offers both solitude and society, providing a well-rounded, well-heeled existence.

Dining and Entertainment

Step into the Old Salty Dog restaurant and you'll immediately feel the embrace of high-level hospitality wrapped in coastal charm. Picture a maritime setting where the seafood sings a siren song to your palate, enhanced by an ambiance that's as cozy as it is elegant.

But don't stop there. Shore elevates your dining experience to a cinematic scale, with its scenic beachfront providing a panorama that's as enticing as the culinary treats on your plate. Here, every mouthful is a frame in a movie where you are both the star and the audience.

Maison Blanche, meanwhile, is the epitome of chic, where the air is heavy with the aroma of culinary excellence and the promise of an unforgettable evening. This place isn't just about food; it's an experience, a statement, an art form.

And if your taste leans toward the classic, the Chart House will serve you a slice of heaven, carved from its extensive seafood offerings and unparalleled vistas. Each visit here is like another stanza in an ongoing love poem between you and gastronomic excellence.

Things to Do

For the artsy souls and culture vultures, the Longboat Key Festival of the Arts offers a kaleidoscope of creativity in the most scenic of settings. This festival isn't just an event; it's a celebration of life, color, and the indefatigable human spirit.

If you're more inclined toward outdoor pursuits, Waterful City Island and Quick Point Nature Preserve offer the ideal locales for soaking up the natural beauty of the area. Whether you're into gentle strolls, wildlife photography, or simply unwinding amid nature, these havens offer a slice of terrestrial paradise.


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.


Total Population

71.1 years

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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.


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47.62 / 52.38%

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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 The George, Bayshore Nutrition, and Thrive Yoga & Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.94 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.47 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.93 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.94 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.25 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.21 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
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