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486 Apartments for rent in Longboat Key, FL

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1241 Gulf Of Mexico Drive
1241 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$8,100
2650 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 10:18 AM
Enjoy both Gulf and City views from this 8th-floor condo at the Water Club.
1 Unit Available
4410 Exeter Drive #204 - 1
4410 Exeter Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$3,700
992 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 09:43 AM
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
3630 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
3630 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$4,600
1479 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 09:03 AM
A rare combination of features at Buttonwood Cove awaits your discovery.
1 Unit Available
839 BAYPORT WAY
839 Bayport Way
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$5,500
1601 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 09:03 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
708 JUNGLE QUEEN WAY
708 Jungle Queen Way
Longboat Key, FL
3 Bedrooms
$4,000
1650 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 09:03 AM
Bring your boat! Enjoy the winter at this spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath, single family home located in Paradise aka 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 December 4 at 09:03 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
100 SANDS POINT ROAD
100 Sands Point Road
Longboat Key, FL | Longboat Key Club
1 Bedroom
$2,450
1492 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 09:03 AM
Live in Paradise at this very clean gated community. Beautiful location, on beach with large pool and hot tub. Large living room with a wall of windows over looking boat dock from the third floor.
1 Unit Available
701 SAINT JUDES DRIVE S
701 St Judes Drive South
Longboat Key, FL
1 Bedroom
$2,500
630 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 09:03 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 December 4 at 09:03 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 December 4 at 09:03 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
700 BROADWAY STREET
700 Broadway Street
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$8,000
782 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 09:03 AM
This tropical bungalow is paradise at it's finest, you will get lost in the amenities this property has to offer! This enchanting home will blow you away with it's endearing touches and endless tropical feels! The main house will comfortably sleep 4
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 December 4 at 09:03 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
1065 GULF OF MEXICO DR
1065 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$4,900
1392 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 09:03 AM
AVAILABLE SEASON 2021! A truly-amazing winter getaway in beautiful Beachplace on South Longboat Key awaits you.
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 December 4 at 09:03 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
$13,000
3221 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 09:03 AM
RENTED FOR NOV 2020 - 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 December 4 at 09:03 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
6800 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
6800 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1287 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 09:03 AM
LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION, NOW AVAILABLE FOR FEBRUARY 2021! Are you looking for a tranquil getaway? This 2 BR/2BA rental is your answer! Located on the hidden gem of Whitney Beach on Longboat Key, this second floor fully furnished condo will melt
1 Unit Available
6701 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
6701 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1449 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 09:03 AM
AVAILABLE NEXT APRIL 1 2021. Live the life that you have been dreaming about! Walk right out your first floor condo onto the sandy Whitney Beach at Longboat Key.
1 Unit Available
571 SAINT JUDES DRIVE
571 St Judes Drive
Longboat Key, FL
Studio
$1,500
391 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated December 4 at 09:03 AM
Affordable living on Longboat Key Turnkey furnished efficiency with private beach access across the street, next to Durant Park. Easy walk to restaurants and shopping. Six month minimum lease.
1 Unit Available
1701 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
1701 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$6,500
1551 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 09:03 AM
SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE 2021 - GORGEOUS GULF VIEWS from each and every living area room in the unit. Fifth floor unique floor plan that juts out, you have Gulf views from everywhere.
1 Unit Available
4380 EXETER DRIVE
4380 Exeter Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
1168 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 09:03 AM
HARBOURSIDE ANNUAL RENTAL AVAILABLE - CLOSE TO POOL AND BEACH. Enjoy your morning coffee while overlooking the beauty of Longboat Harbour from the spacious and comfortable enclosed lanai.
1 Unit Available
4545 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
4545 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$6,000
1340 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 09:03 AM
SPECTACULAR UPDATED BEACHSIDE VACATION RENTAL WITH FULL GULF VIEW. Beautifully turnkey furnished 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit directly on the beach! Unit has a king size bed and twins, updated kitchen and baths with washer/dryer.
1 Unit Available
3804 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
3804 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
1133 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 09:03 AM
BEACH-SIDE SEASONAL CONDO RENTAL Available immediately.
1 Unit Available
6700 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
6700 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,625
846 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 09:03 AM
WHITNEY BEACH! BAYSIDE MONTHLY VACATION RENTAL CLOSE TO POOL, BEACH AND BOATHOUSE. JANUARY or APRIL AVAILABLE... Nicely updated, spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bath ground floor turnkey furnished condo in the popular Whitney Beach community.
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How much is rent in Longboat Key?
Apartment Rentals in Longboat Key start at $1,500/month.
How much is rent in Longboat Key?
Apartment Rentals in Longboat Key start at $1,500/month.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Longboat Key apartments that allow pets.
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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.
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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.
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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 University of South Florida-Main Campus, Altierus Career College-Tampa, University of South Florida-St Petersburg, Hillsborough Community College, and The University of Tampa.
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 University of South Florida-Main Campus, Altierus Career College-Tampa, University of South Florida-St Petersburg, Hillsborough Community College, and The University of Tampa.

City Guide

Longboat 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 Guide

Longboat 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.