Longboat Key

This barrier island community, with the Gulf of Mexico on the west and Sarasota Bay on the east, is a popular favorite with retirees and those looking for a second home. Many of the homes in Longboat Key lie along its eleven miles of coastline. So if you’re looking for waterfront or great views of the Gulf or the Bay you’ll find it here. Just be prepared to pay because luxury as wonderful as this doesn’t come cheap. Starting home prices average around $500,000 for single-family residences while other types of real estate can include multi-million dollar mansions.

Longboat Key