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344 Apartments for rent in Longboat Key, FL

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Check out 344 verified apartments for rent in Longboat Key, FL with rents starting as low as $1550. Some apartments for rent in Longboat Key might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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561 Tarawitt Drive
561 Tarawitt Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
1800 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 05:26 PM
Bring your boat to this beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bath home that sits on a canal to the intercoastal. The boatlift handles 10,000 lbs and there is also a separate dock and plenty of seawall on this double lot home for other water toys as well.
1 Unit Available
4410 Exeter Drive #204 - 1
4410 Exeter Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$4,200
992 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:16 PM
SPECTACULAR VIEWS of Sarasota Bay! This 2 Bed/2 Bath, 2nd floor condo is turnkey furnished and is a short term rental only. The living/dining room adjoins the waterfront lanai and also has wonderful water views.
1 Unit Available
1485 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
1485 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$8,000
1839 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
Gorgeous beach front condo in the sought after Longboat Key community The Players Club.
1 Unit Available
620 BUTTONWOOD DRIVE
620 Buttonwood Drive
Longboat Key, FL
3 Bedrooms
$16,000
2405 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
LONGBOAT KEY SARASOTA This beautifully remodeled home is light and bright with a spacious OPEN spit floor plan. Located in the tree lined island neighborhood of Buttonwood Harbour.
1 Unit Available
1935 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
1935 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
1492 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
Elevate your Lifestyle at SEAPLACE on LONGBOAT KEY Enjoy the wonderful Gulf of Mexico WATERVIEWS at this THREE BEDROOM Corner Unit- Available for an ANNUAL Lease Furnished. Ready for Occupancy July 2020.
1 Unit Available
1211 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
1211 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$7,000
1585 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
LONGBOAT KEY...PROMENADE...this 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo on the 7th floor has direct Gulf to Bay views. Renovated kitchen with wood cabinets, marble countertops and stainless steel appliances.
1 Unit Available
4311 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
4311 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$6,500
1239 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
Experience sweeping beaches and direct Gulf of Mexico views from this beautifully updated coastal retreat on Longboat Key.
1 Unit Available
435 L AMBIANCE DRIVE
435 L Ambiance Drive , Longboat Key, FL
Longboat Key Club
2 Bedrooms
$12,000
2385 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
LUXURY LIVING...behind the gates of LONGBOAT KEY CLUB. Spacious two bedroom, 3 bath condo with a FABULOUS VIEW OF THE GULF OF MEXICO and the SARASOTA BAY FRONT.
1 Unit Available
3240 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
3240 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$5,000
1260 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
Beautiful turnkey furnished condo at the sought after Portobello on Longboat Key.
1 Unit Available
1906 HARBOURSIDE DRIVE
1906 Harbourside Drive
Longboat Key, FL
3 Bedrooms
$5,800
2097 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
End unit beautifully turnkey furnished townhouse in Fairway Bay of Longboat Key. All new decorating in this light and spacious unit that has a view of the canal. Lots of windows and two stories with skylights giving the unit loads of light.
1 Unit Available
1925 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
1925 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$8,000
2698 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
LONGBOAT KEY'S SEAPLACE Enjoy the tropical sea breezes and the Water Views from this custom designed THREE BEDROOM spacious corner unit. Beautiful wrap around Lanai terraces with panoramic scenery of the GULF OF MEXICO.
1 Unit Available
1945 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
1945 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$4,500
928 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
LONGBOAT KEY! This 2 bedroom 2 bath condo is updated and tastefully decorated. Indoor washer/dryer. Minutes from shopping, restaurants, downtown Sarasota.
1 Unit Available
2109 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
2109 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$6,000
1273 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
LONGBOAT KEY...SUNSET BEACH CLUB II. Nicely appointed 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo, turnkey furnished. Entertainment center in the living room with a flat screen TV. King bed in the master and twin beds in the guest room.
1 Unit Available
540 NEPTUNE AVENUE
540 Neptune Avenue
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$3,900
1032 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
Beautiful Beachy condo on Longboat Key! Laid back luxury in a quiet and intimate complex of just 10 residences.
1 Unit Available
839 BAYPORT WAY
839 Bayport Way
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$5,500
1601 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
PRIVATE GULF TO BAY COMPLEX! Bayport Beach and Tennis Club was designed by one of the founders of the Sarasota School of Architecture, Tim Seibert, and is known as the hidden gem of Longboat Key.
1 Unit Available
535 SANCTUARY DRIVE
535 Sanctuary Drive , Longboat Key, FL
Longboat Key Club
3 Bedrooms
$8,200
2580 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
SPEND YOUR VACATION IN PARADISE. 1st floor walk out residence that feels like a beach house located on the island of Longboat Key. Private gated access to the pools/Jacuzzi and beach.
1 Unit Available
701 SAINT JUDES DRIVE S
701 St Judes Drive South
Longboat Key, FL
1 Bedroom
$2,500
630 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
Vacation Rental in Longboat Key - Casual Waterfront Lifestyle. Completely Updated interior. Newer Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances with Granite Counter tops and Solid Wood Cabinets. Designer Stone Tile Flooring throughout.
1 Unit Available
3235 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
3235 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$6,300
1260 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
Stunning Portobello Vacation 2/2 Condo on Longboat Key. This beautiful condo provides easy and relaxed living with gorgeous direct gulf views. Full length screened lanai to enjoy the view.
1 Unit Available
1975 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
1975 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$4,000
1068 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
Vacation Rental: Seaplace, a gulf-side community on south Longboat Key. This stunning turnkey furnished 2 bed, 2 bath 4th floor unit (elevator provided) provides everything you need to enjoy a beach vacation.
1 Unit Available
455 LONGBOAT CLUB ROAD
455 Longboat Club Road , Longboat Key, FL
Longboat Key Club
3 Bedrooms
$6,500
2780 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
Vacation in Paradise! Beautiful 3 bedroom 3.5 baths, luxury split floor plan condo on LONGBOAT KEY. Behind the gates of LBK CLUB, known for its privacy and yet close to St.
1 Unit Available
3806 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
3806 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$5,650
1514 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
WINTER RENTAL LONGBOAT KEY Life is good at Beach Harbor Club in Longboat Key. This penthouse 3/3 offers breathtaking views of the bay from all Bedrooms. Two private patios, one with view of the gulf. A few steps to the beautiful beach.
1 Unit Available
572 SCHOONER LANE
572 Schooner Lane
Longboat Key, FL
3 Bedrooms
$7,000
3221 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
RENTED FOR DEC - MAR 2021. Welcome to Bliss and Luxury in Longboat Key! No matter your needs, this exquisitely fully furnished 3BR/3BA with a Den private home will fit them.
1 Unit Available
1050 LONGBOAT CLUB ROAD
1050 Longboat Club Road , Longboat Key, FL
Longboat Key Club
2 Bedrooms
$5,000
1350 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
Stay right on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy Direct Gulf views from multiple vantage points within this 9th floor Condo! Located in the serene community of Privateer North offering vast amenities such as a swimming pool/spa, fitness center
1 Unit Available
571 SAINT JUDES DRIVE
571 St Judes Drive
Longboat Key, FL
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,200
372 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:10 AM
This condo is the best value on Longboat Key that is fully updated and ready to enjoy.

Median Rent in Longboat Key

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Longboat Key is $1,537, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,974.
Studio
$1,429
1 Bed
$1,537
2 Beds
$1,974
3+ Beds
$2,709
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The median rent in Longboat Key is $1,429 for a studio, $1,537 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,974 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Longboat Key?
In Longboat Key, the median rent is $1,429 for a studio, $1,537 for a 1-bedroom, $1,974 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,709 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Longboat Key, check out our monthly Longboat Key Rent Report.
How much is rent in Longboat Key?
In Longboat Key, the median rent is $1,429 for a studio, $1,537 for a 1-bedroom, $1,974 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,709 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Longboat Key, check out our monthly Longboat Key Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Longboat Key?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Longboat Key apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Longboat Key?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Longboat Key apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Longboat Key properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Longboat Key properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Longboat Key?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Longboat Key.
How much should I pay for rent in Longboat Key?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Longboat Key.
How can I find off-campus housing in Longboat Key?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Longboat Key. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Florida Southern College, Ringling College of Art and Design, University of South Florida-Main Campus, Altierus Career College-Tampa, and University of South Florida-St Petersburg.
How can I find off-campus housing in Longboat Key?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Longboat Key. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Florida Southern College, Ringling College of Art and Design, University of South Florida-Main Campus, Altierus Career College-Tampa, and University of South Florida-St Petersburg.
City GuideLongboat Key
Some notable past residents of Longboat Key, Florida, include tennis legend Maria Sharapova, artist Ed Miracle, famed tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, Governor of American Samoa Frank Mockler and Lee Scott, former CEO of Wal-Mart. What a place to call home!
Some notable past residents of Longboat Key, Florida, include tennis legend Maria Sharapova, artist Ed Miracle, famed tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, Governor of American Samoa Frank Mockler and Lee Scott, former CEO of Wal-Mart. What a place to call home!

Imagine a luxurious beach community with quiet suburban living, warm weather and great neighbors. If you've imagined that, you've just imagined Longboat Key. Longboat Key is technically a suburb of Sarasota, in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice metropolitan area. Longboat Key is a city of condominiums. Literally. Instead of a government, the town is governed by a Federation of Longboat Key Condominiums, and in addition to some local infrastructure, the Federation helps manage visitors and residents of the city alike. The condos in Longboat Key draw many snowbirds; residents who live here only in the winter to escape the cold of wherever their main home is. However, some residents live here year-round. There are many reasons to come to Longboat Key. Many are drawn to the beaches, which are made of beautiful, pristine white sand. Others like the warm weather -- you'll never have to buy a down coat. Still others enjoy local culture and history. No matter what it is that brings people to Longboat Key, it's a good place to find an apartment to rent. The city is filled with rental properties, and you'll have your choice of places to enjoy great Florida living.

Moving to Longboat Key

If you've decided you want to move to Longboat Key, then pack your suitcase with a bathing suit and towel. It's the most important thing you'll need here. You'll also need to find apartments for rent, but that shouldn't be a problem because this city has tons of apartments that range in size and amenities. Since this is such a snowbird community, you'll have a good chance of finding condo rentals and places with all utilities paid in Longboat Key.

Longboat Key has a number of different neighborhoods and each offers slightly different qualities and amenities. Read about the main neighborhoods to help you choose where to conduct your search and where you can feel good about avoiding.

Bay Harbour: Because this is a town of condos, Bay Harbour is just that -- a collection of condos. Bay Harbour was constructed in the 1970s, and it's located on Sarasota Harbor. If you like the beach, this is a great place. You can have a view of the water from your home, and the community also has tons of amenities. Bay Harbor is a favorite with people who are sporty and active; right outside your front door you can find things like a fishing pier, pool, fitness facilities and a community gathering spot.

Bay Isles: Bay Isles is a collection of residential neighborhoods. This is the perfect place for some peace and quiet. Although set on the water, the area is known for its lush tropical landscapes. In Bay Isles, you can enjoy nature trails, boating and water activities. This is a great place if you want upscale rental apartments where someone takes care of the maintenance for you. Sounds nice, doesn't it?

Conrad Beach: Conrad Beach is a luxurious coastal community consisting mainly of single-family homes. One great thing about this neighborhood is that it's equidistant between the beach and the village of Longboat, giving you relaxation and entertainment at your fingertips whenever you want. However, good luck finding a rental apartment here, since they don't really exist.

Country Club Shores: This is one of the oldest communities in the area, built in the 1960s. It's a single-family housing neighborhood, but that doesn't mean you can't rent. One of the main draws of Country Club Shores is that there are deep-water canals all throughout the neighborhood, so you can park your boat right in your backyard. This is a great place for the water sports and boating enthusiast; there's nowhere more convenient or accessible.

Emerald Harbor: Emerald Harbor, similar to Country Club Shores, has canals throughout the neighborhood, so you can park your boat and get right into the Bay. One of the best parts about this neighborhood, though, is that it's not all residential. Emerald Harbor has boardwalks and tons of entertainment and dining options right in the backyard.

Longboat Village: If Longboat Key has a downtown, this is it. It's the thriving city part of the area, and most of it was developed in the 1800s. There are great dining spots and bars in Longboat Village, and there is also a thriving arts and cultural scene. Homes here are plentiful but expensive. You can definitely rent; it just might take you a while to find a home you really love (and can afford).

Tangerine Bay Club: This is another condo neighborhood, and this one feels more like a hotel and spa than a neighborhood. Enjoy homes on the water, fitness centers, tennis courts, clubhouse, docks and fishing piers. You're close to Sarasota here, so if you like real big-city living, check out homes in this area.

Moving to Longboat Key
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If you've decided you want to move to Longboat Key, then pack your suitcase with a bathing suit and towel. It's the most important thing you'll need here. You'll also need to find apartments for rent, but that shouldn't be a problem because this city has tons of apartments that range in size and amenities. Since this is such a snowbird community, you'll have a good chance of finding condo rentals and places with all utilities paid in Longboat Key.

Longboat Key has a number of different neighborhoods and each offers slightly different qualities and amenities. Read about the main neighborhoods to help you choose where to conduct your search and where you can feel good about avoiding.

Bay Harbour: Because this is a town of condos, Bay Harbour is just that -- a collection of condos. Bay Harbour was constructed in the 1970s, and it's located on Sarasota Harbor. If you like the beach, this is a great place. You can have a view of the water from your home, and the community also has tons of amenities. Bay Harbor is a favorite with people who are sporty and active; right outside your front door you can find things like a fishing pier, pool, fitness facilities and a community gathering spot.

Bay Isles: Bay Isles is a collection of residential neighborhoods. This is the perfect place for some peace and quiet. Although set on the water, the area is known for its lush tropical landscapes. In Bay Isles, you can enjoy nature trails, boating and water activities. This is a great place if you want upscale rental apartments where someone takes care of the maintenance for you. Sounds nice, doesn't it?

Conrad Beach: Conrad Beach is a luxurious coastal community consisting mainly of single-family homes. One great thing about this neighborhood is that it's equidistant between the beach and the village of Longboat, giving you relaxation and entertainment at your fingertips whenever you want. However, good luck finding a rental apartment here, since they don't really exist.

Country Club Shores: This is one of the oldest communities in the area, built in the 1960s. It's a single-family housing neighborhood, but that doesn't mean you can't rent. One of the main draws of Country Club Shores is that there are deep-water canals all throughout the neighborhood, so you can park your boat right in your backyard. This is a great place for the water sports and boating enthusiast; there's nowhere more convenient or accessible.

Emerald Harbor: Emerald Harbor, similar to Country Club Shores, has canals throughout the neighborhood, so you can park your boat and get right into the Bay. One of the best parts about this neighborhood, though, is that it's not all residential. Emerald Harbor has boardwalks and tons of entertainment and dining options right in the backyard.

Longboat Village: If Longboat Key has a downtown, this is it. It's the thriving city part of the area, and most of it was developed in the 1800s. There are great dining spots and bars in Longboat Village, and there is also a thriving arts and cultural scene. Homes here are plentiful but expensive. You can definitely rent; it just might take you a while to find a home you really love (and can afford).

Tangerine Bay Club: This is another condo neighborhood, and this one feels more like a hotel and spa than a neighborhood. Enjoy homes on the water, fitness centers, tennis courts, clubhouse, docks and fishing piers. You're close to Sarasota here, so if you like real big-city living, check out homes in this area.

Living in Longboat Key

Living in Longboat Key might feel like a vacation, because a lot of people do come here to vacation or use it as their second home. The city isn't just for vacationers, though. There are lots of amenities for residents to enjoy, like great restaurants in the Village and every shop you could imagine. Longboat Key is right in the middle of Bradenton and Sarasota, so when you need to escape somewhere bigger, you can do it quickly. Make sure you have a car or a boat, otherwise, there's really no way to get around.

It's not just entertainment and easy living in Longboat Key. There's a rich history and a thriving cultural community. The city is home to the Rufus P. Jordon House, a historic house sometimes called Mar Vista, which was built in 1912. Today, the home is a restaurant that can be toured to admire its architectural beauty. Art lovers can also check out small local galleries in town like Exit Art and the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. History buffs will also enjoy the Longboat Key Historical Society. People love living here, and they feel a strong connection not only to the Longboat Key that exists today, but also to the town of the past.

Living in Longboat Key
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Living in Longboat Key might feel like a vacation, because a lot of people do come here to vacation or use it as their second home. The city isn't just for vacationers, though. There are lots of amenities for residents to enjoy, like great restaurants in the Village and every shop you could imagine. Longboat Key is right in the middle of Bradenton and Sarasota, so when you need to escape somewhere bigger, you can do it quickly. Make sure you have a car or a boat, otherwise, there's really no way to get around.

It's not just entertainment and easy living in Longboat Key. There's a rich history and a thriving cultural community. The city is home to the Rufus P. Jordon House, a historic house sometimes called Mar Vista, which was built in 1912. Today, the home is a restaurant that can be toured to admire its architectural beauty. Art lovers can also check out small local galleries in town like Exit Art and the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. History buffs will also enjoy the Longboat Key Historical Society. People love living here, and they feel a strong connection not only to the Longboat Key that exists today, but also to the town of the past.

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City GuideLongboat Key
Some notable past residents of Longboat Key, Florida, include tennis legend Maria Sharapova, artist Ed Miracle, famed tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, Governor of American Samoa Frank Mockler and Lee Scott, former CEO of Wal-Mart. What a place to call home!
Some notable past residents of Longboat Key, Florida, include tennis legend Maria Sharapova, artist Ed Miracle, famed tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, Governor of American Samoa Frank Mockler and Lee Scott, former CEO of Wal-Mart. What a place to call home!

Imagine a luxurious beach community with quiet suburban living, warm weather and great neighbors. If you've imagined that, you've just imagined Longboat Key. Longboat Key is technically a suburb of Sarasota, in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice metropolitan area. Longboat Key is a city of condominiums. Literally. Instead of a government, the town is governed by a Federation of Longboat Key Condominiums, and in addition to some local infrastructure, the Federation helps manage visitors and residents of the city alike. The condos in Longboat Key draw many snowbirds; residents who live here only in the winter to escape the cold of wherever their main home is. However, some residents live here year-round. There are many reasons to come to Longboat Key. Many are drawn to the beaches, which are made of beautiful, pristine white sand. Others like the warm weather -- you'll never have to buy a down coat. Still others enjoy local culture and history. No matter what it is that brings people to Longboat Key, it's a good place to find an apartment to rent. The city is filled with rental properties, and you'll have your choice of places to enjoy great Florida living.

Moving to Longboat Key

If you've decided you want to move to Longboat Key, then pack your suitcase with a bathing suit and towel. It's the most important thing you'll need here. You'll also need to find apartments for rent, but that shouldn't be a problem because this city has tons of apartments that range in size and amenities. Since this is such a snowbird community, you'll have a good chance of finding condo rentals and places with all utilities paid in Longboat Key.

Longboat Key has a number of different neighborhoods and each offers slightly different qualities and amenities. Read about the main neighborhoods to help you choose where to conduct your search and where you can feel good about avoiding.

Bay Harbour: Because this is a town of condos, Bay Harbour is just that -- a collection of condos. Bay Harbour was constructed in the 1970s, and it's located on Sarasota Harbor. If you like the beach, this is a great place. You can have a view of the water from your home, and the community also has tons of amenities. Bay Harbor is a favorite with people who are sporty and active; right outside your front door you can find things like a fishing pier, pool, fitness facilities and a community gathering spot.

Bay Isles: Bay Isles is a collection of residential neighborhoods. This is the perfect place for some peace and quiet. Although set on the water, the area is known for its lush tropical landscapes. In Bay Isles, you can enjoy nature trails, boating and water activities. This is a great place if you want upscale rental apartments where someone takes care of the maintenance for you. Sounds nice, doesn't it?

Conrad Beach: Conrad Beach is a luxurious coastal community consisting mainly of single-family homes. One great thing about this neighborhood is that it's equidistant between the beach and the village of Longboat, giving you relaxation and entertainment at your fingertips whenever you want. However, good luck finding a rental apartment here, since they don't really exist.

Country Club Shores: This is one of the oldest communities in the area, built in the 1960s. It's a single-family housing neighborhood, but that doesn't mean you can't rent. One of the main draws of Country Club Shores is that there are deep-water canals all throughout the neighborhood, so you can park your boat right in your backyard. This is a great place for the water sports and boating enthusiast; there's nowhere more convenient or accessible.

Emerald Harbor: Emerald Harbor, similar to Country Club Shores, has canals throughout the neighborhood, so you can park your boat and get right into the Bay. One of the best parts about this neighborhood, though, is that it's not all residential. Emerald Harbor has boardwalks and tons of entertainment and dining options right in the backyard.

Longboat Village: If Longboat Key has a downtown, this is it. It's the thriving city part of the area, and most of it was developed in the 1800s. There are great dining spots and bars in Longboat Village, and there is also a thriving arts and cultural scene. Homes here are plentiful but expensive. You can definitely rent; it just might take you a while to find a home you really love (and can afford).

Tangerine Bay Club: This is another condo neighborhood, and this one feels more like a hotel and spa than a neighborhood. Enjoy homes on the water, fitness centers, tennis courts, clubhouse, docks and fishing piers. You're close to Sarasota here, so if you like real big-city living, check out homes in this area.

Moving to Longboat Key
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If you've decided you want to move to Longboat Key, then pack your suitcase with a bathing suit and towel. It's the most important thing you'll need here. You'll also need to find apartments for rent, but that shouldn't be a problem because this city has tons of apartments that range in size and amenities. Since this is such a snowbird community, you'll have a good chance of finding condo rentals and places with all utilities paid in Longboat Key.

Longboat Key has a number of different neighborhoods and each offers slightly different qualities and amenities. Read about the main neighborhoods to help you choose where to conduct your search and where you can feel good about avoiding.

Bay Harbour: Because this is a town of condos, Bay Harbour is just that -- a collection of condos. Bay Harbour was constructed in the 1970s, and it's located on Sarasota Harbor. If you like the beach, this is a great place. You can have a view of the water from your home, and the community also has tons of amenities. Bay Harbor is a favorite with people who are sporty and active; right outside your front door you can find things like a fishing pier, pool, fitness facilities and a community gathering spot.

Bay Isles: Bay Isles is a collection of residential neighborhoods. This is the perfect place for some peace and quiet. Although set on the water, the area is known for its lush tropical landscapes. In Bay Isles, you can enjoy nature trails, boating and water activities. This is a great place if you want upscale rental apartments where someone takes care of the maintenance for you. Sounds nice, doesn't it?

Conrad Beach: Conrad Beach is a luxurious coastal community consisting mainly of single-family homes. One great thing about this neighborhood is that it's equidistant between the beach and the village of Longboat, giving you relaxation and entertainment at your fingertips whenever you want. However, good luck finding a rental apartment here, since they don't really exist.

Country Club Shores: This is one of the oldest communities in the area, built in the 1960s. It's a single-family housing neighborhood, but that doesn't mean you can't rent. One of the main draws of Country Club Shores is that there are deep-water canals all throughout the neighborhood, so you can park your boat right in your backyard. This is a great place for the water sports and boating enthusiast; there's nowhere more convenient or accessible.

Emerald Harbor: Emerald Harbor, similar to Country Club Shores, has canals throughout the neighborhood, so you can park your boat and get right into the Bay. One of the best parts about this neighborhood, though, is that it's not all residential. Emerald Harbor has boardwalks and tons of entertainment and dining options right in the backyard.

Longboat Village: If Longboat Key has a downtown, this is it. It's the thriving city part of the area, and most of it was developed in the 1800s. There are great dining spots and bars in Longboat Village, and there is also a thriving arts and cultural scene. Homes here are plentiful but expensive. You can definitely rent; it just might take you a while to find a home you really love (and can afford).

Tangerine Bay Club: This is another condo neighborhood, and this one feels more like a hotel and spa than a neighborhood. Enjoy homes on the water, fitness centers, tennis courts, clubhouse, docks and fishing piers. You're close to Sarasota here, so if you like real big-city living, check out homes in this area.

Living in Longboat Key

Living in Longboat Key might feel like a vacation, because a lot of people do come here to vacation or use it as their second home. The city isn't just for vacationers, though. There are lots of amenities for residents to enjoy, like great restaurants in the Village and every shop you could imagine. Longboat Key is right in the middle of Bradenton and Sarasota, so when you need to escape somewhere bigger, you can do it quickly. Make sure you have a car or a boat, otherwise, there's really no way to get around.

It's not just entertainment and easy living in Longboat Key. There's a rich history and a thriving cultural community. The city is home to the Rufus P. Jordon House, a historic house sometimes called Mar Vista, which was built in 1912. Today, the home is a restaurant that can be toured to admire its architectural beauty. Art lovers can also check out small local galleries in town like Exit Art and the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. History buffs will also enjoy the Longboat Key Historical Society. People love living here, and they feel a strong connection not only to the Longboat Key that exists today, but also to the town of the past.

Living in Longboat Key
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Living in Longboat Key might feel like a vacation, because a lot of people do come here to vacation or use it as their second home. The city isn't just for vacationers, though. There are lots of amenities for residents to enjoy, like great restaurants in the Village and every shop you could imagine. Longboat Key is right in the middle of Bradenton and Sarasota, so when you need to escape somewhere bigger, you can do it quickly. Make sure you have a car or a boat, otherwise, there's really no way to get around.

It's not just entertainment and easy living in Longboat Key. There's a rich history and a thriving cultural community. The city is home to the Rufus P. Jordon House, a historic house sometimes called Mar Vista, which was built in 1912. Today, the home is a restaurant that can be toured to admire its architectural beauty. Art lovers can also check out small local galleries in town like Exit Art and the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. History buffs will also enjoy the Longboat Key Historical Society. People love living here, and they feel a strong connection not only to the Longboat Key that exists today, but also to the town of the past.