New Wave

Take a Look at This Curvy New Vacation Retreat on Longboat Key

The way it takes advantage of water views—with a long-distance view of Sarasota Bay to the north and an intimate view of the mangroves to the east—gives one the feeling of floating.

01/08/2021 By Ilene Denton

The Luxury Market

The Residences at St. Regis Longboat Key Launches After $200 Million in Pre-Sales

Three six-story residential buildings with 69 luxury condos will replace the now-razed Colony Beach & Tennis Resort.

10/08/2020 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

Iconic Sun ‘n Sea Resort Sells for $13.25 Million

Newly announced Sage condo complex will be built on the north Longboat Key Gulf-front site.

10/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate

PMG Launches Sage Longboat Key Luxury Condos

Units will range from 3,950 to 4,240 square feet, with prices starting in the $4 millions.

09/30/2020 By Staff

History

Flashback: Fishing at Longbeach Village in the 1910s

A look back at simpler times, when fishing off the dock at Longbeach Village's north end was the chief entertainment.

09/14/2020 By Ilene Denton

Coronavirus

Longboat Key Closes Public Beach Parking, Restrooms

The move is to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

07/01/2020 By Staff

Roadside Oasis

Remodeled Service Station Becomes Cool New Bodega and Restaurant

Whitney's opened earlier this week near the northern tip of Longboat Key.

01/24/2020 By Allison Forsyth

What Your Money Can Buy

What $475,000 Will Buy You on Longboat Key

Plus, a $5 million home on Casey Key and a $675,000 Siesta Key condo.

10/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

Flashback

Flashback: The Longboat Key Ritz-Carlton

The luxury hotel, dreamed up by circus impresario John Ringling, was never fully realized.

07/31/2019 By Ilene Denton

Construction

Longboat Key Condo Undergoing $1.1 Million Renovation

J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. recently began an exterior renovation project for Tencon Beach, a Longboat Key condo development built in 1978.

03/04/2019 By Staff

Real estate

Longboat Key Office Adds Three New Realtors

Kelly Baldwin and Ryan and Theresa Skrzypkowski recently joined Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate.

12/11/2018 By Staff

One County

Should Longboat Key Belong to Sarasota or Manatee County?

Longboat Key has two suitors. Is it time to choose?

08/29/2018 By Susan Burns

Eat This Now

First Bite: Breakfast at Zota Beach Resort on Longboat Key

Chef Judi tries out the breakfast offerings at Zota, which opened in 2017.

05/10/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Island Time

Your Guide to Sarasota's Barrier Islands

The island life is close and all around.

11/29/2017 By Su Byron

Planning

Grand Opening for Revamped Longboat Key Park Is Nov. 8

New Bayfront Park amenities and enhancements include a kayak launch; pickleball, shuffleboard and basketball courts; a children's area and playground; and more.

11/01/2017 By staff

Tourism

Longboat Key Resort Ranked No. 5 in the State

The Resort at Longboat Key Club was recently ranked as the fifth best Florida resort in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

10/26/2017 By staff

New hires

Sarasota County Names Interim Administrator

The Sarasota County Commission voted to designate assistant county administrator Jonathan Lewis as interim administrator after current administrator Tom Harmer leaves the job.

08/25/2017 By staff

Politics

Sarasota County Administrator to Become Longboat Key Town Manager

Sarasota County administrator Tom Harmer announced this week that he has accepted an offer to become the next Longboat Key town manager.

07/14/2017 By staff

Tourism

New Longboat Key Resort Opens

Longboat Key's new Zota Beach Resort opens for business Friday.

06/22/2017 By staff

Neighborhood Guide

Where to Shop on St. Armands Circle and Longboat Key

Acquiring minds want to know where to pick up trinkets and treasures, and shopping mecca St. Armands Circle offers an international assortment of finds.

05/15/2017 By Staff