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

Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide: St. Armands Circle/Lido Key/Longboat Key

Great food, fun activities, gorgeous homes--Lido and Longboat keys have it all.

05/15/2017 Edited by Kay Kipling

Neighborhood Guide

Where to Live on St. Armands, Lido and Longboat Keys

Looking for a home on one of these beautiful keys? Here’s some inside info on neighborhoods to browse—and some of the neighbors, too.

05/15/2017 By Robert Plunket, Ilene Denton, Susan Burns, and Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood Guide

Where to Eat and Drink on St. Armands/Longboat Key

From Old Florida to sophisticated to traditional, these island eateries hit the right notes.

05/15/2017 By Staff

Fond Farewell

A Fond Farewell to Longboat Key Center for the Arts

After six decades, the art center closes this month.

04/26/2017 By Kay Kipling

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A $26.5 Million Big Deal on Longboat

It's the most expensive listing in Sarasota County real estate history.

02/22/2017 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

Step Inside the Most Expensive Home in Town

Longboat Key's Villa del Sogno is currently for sale for $20 million.

09/23/2016 By Robert Plunket

Environment

Jupiter Company Completes Longboat Key Sand Deliveries

Stewart Materials has successfully supplied 307,000 tons of custom beach sand to Longboat Key as part of the town's beach renourishment project, completing its work two months ahead of schedule.

07/22/2016 Research by staff

Money Talks

What $800,000 Buys in Sarasota

With $800,000 to spend on a Sarasota property, you’ll have your pick of luxurious homes

05/31/2016 By Bob Plunket

Top Sales

Siesta Key Beachfront Parcel and Longboat Key’s New Aria are the Latest Mega-Sales

The latest high-end residential real estate news.

05/19/2016 By Ilene Denton

Environment

Longboat Key Beach Nourishment Project Begins

Trucks carrying sand from a mine in Immokalee arrived on Longboat Key Wednesday.

04/06/2016 Research by staff

Money Talks

What $3 Million Buys in Sarasota

Here are three homes that fit the bill if you've got $3 million to spare.

04/01/2016 By Robert Plunket