Luxury Address

Take a First Look at The St. Regis Longboat Key, Slated to Open Late This Summer

Amenities at the $800 million resort complex include a marine wildlife lagoon, snow showers (yes, really!), events spaces and multiple dining options.

05/03/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Hit the Books

A New Longboat Key Library Is Planned for 2026

Town Center Green is Longboat’s next chapter, but there’s more to come.

10/27/2023 By Eric Garwood/Community News Collaborative

Let's Get Ready to Rumble

A Look Inside Rumble's Longboat Key Headquarters

Interior designer Keffie Lancaster discusses her work inside the offices of the video streaming platform favored by conservatives.

10/20/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Island Time

What's Going on With the Parking for the New St. Regis on Longboat Key?

The developer has hit the brakes on lifts and a garage to focus on ground-level idea.

09/25/2023 By Eric Garwood/Community News Collaborative

Island Time

Longboat Key Projects Focus on Keeping Island Residents Closer to Home

In the works: a new library, a community art space and an amphitheater.

08/17/2023 By Eric Garwood/Community News Collaborative

Flashback

The Longboat Key Ritz-Carlton, 1926-1963

John Ringling's hotel broke ground in 1926 but was never finished or occupied, and was eventually demolished in 1963.

01/20/2023 By Bethany Ritz

Top Sale

Longboat Key's 'Water Slide House' Just Sold for $11.5 Million

The price tag includes that mega pool slide right on the beach, plus customized interiors and a seven-car garage.

10/26/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Hurricane Ian

Sarasota and Manatee Counties Will Shut Off Water to Barrier Islands Ahead of Hurricane Ian

In both counties, water will be shut off between 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 27.

09/26/2022 By Megan McDonald

Relax, Calm

Bliss Out With These Soothing Beach Shots by Photographer Gray Malin

The well-known photographer has added Sarasota-Manatee's shoreline to his collection of light-filled aerial beach shots.

09/02/2022 By Megan McDonald

Cirque Chic

Circus Collector Howard Tibbals' Former Condo Is on the Market

Take a look inside the home of the greatest circus fan on Earth. He and his wife's former Longboat Key condo could be yours for just under $8 million.

05/26/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Q & A

Media Mogul Steven Swartz Discusses the State of Journalism and What Drew Him to Sarasota

The president and chief executive officer of Hearst recently bought a condo on Longboat Key.

04/25/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Painting the Town Red

Bigwig Right-Wing Activists and Influencers Have Discovered Sarasota

Here are nine of the new right’s heavy hitters—who also happen to be our neighbors.

03/01/2022 By Staff

Home Tour

An Original Longboat Key Cottage Modernizes and Holds Onto Its History

Take a peek inside this respectful redo.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

On Island Time

How to Visit Longbeach Village

Where to eat and what to do.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Party's Over

What Happened to the Longboat Key Peacocks?

Only 10 to 12 males remain.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Long Live Longbeach

Historic Longbeach Is a Sweet Reminder of Vanishing Old Florida

This is what coastal Southwest Florida looked like before master-planned communities, Gulf-front condos and growth took hold.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Sold!

This Longboat Key Home Sold for $10.4 Million in Less Than Three Months

What will the new owners do to all those wood finishes? And will they be friends with their neighbor, Michael Kors?

11/24/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Relocations

Rumble Announces New U.S. HQ in Sarasota

The Sarasota County Commission voted to give an $825,000 Economic Development Incentive Grant to the video platform, which is popular with conservative viewers.

11/02/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

Longboat Key's St. Regis Project Has Begun

After almost nine years and $100 million dollars spent, the long-awaited St. Regis Residences and Hotel broke ground yesterday.

10/26/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Red-Hot Neighborhoods

Home Sales Are Sizzling in These Sarasota-Manatee Neighborhoods

With listings scarce and prices going through the roof, the local real estate market has entered an unprecedented era.

10/11/2021 By Ilene Denton