Top Sale

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

The price tag includes a 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 our region 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

Tibbals passed away last year. Now his former waterfront condo Longboat Key is on the market 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

Sarasota-Manatee has emerged as a hub for major players in the new conservative movement.

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

The home, just up the street from Michael Kors' Longboat Key estate, sold in just three months.

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 Sarasota-Manatee real estate market has entered an unprecedented era.

10/11/2021 By Ilene Denton

Rocktogenerians

The Rockstars Who Live in Sarasota Right Now

These golden oldies have taken up at least part-time residence in the region.

10/07/2021 By Isaac Eger

Elections

Voter Registration Deadline Nearing for Nov. 2 Elections

Voters must be registered by Oct. 4 to participate in the City of Venice and Town of Longboat Key elections.

09/27/2021

Island Time

Longboat Key Named Fifth Best Island in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure

The annual reader-sourced "World's Best" list invites Travel + Leisure's audience to vote on the best destinations and experiences worldwide.

09/15/2021 By Staff

Elections

Sample Ballots for Nov. 2 Municipal Elections Now Available Online

City of Venice voters will elect council members for seats 3 and 4; Town of Longboat Key voters will be voting whether to approve or reject a density referendum.

09/07/2021 By Staff

Upcoming Events

2021 East Meets West Business Expo Takes Place Sept. 14

More than 70 exhibitors will be present at Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance/Longboat Key Chamber annual tradeshow event.

09/03/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

Here's a Peek at the New Residences at St. Regis Longboat Key

Completion of the project, on the site of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, is slated for the spring of 2024.

08/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto