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Longboat Key

Longboat Key provides quiet, luxurious, waterfront properties. This narrow, 11-mile long island stretches between the Gulf of Mexico & Sarasota Bay. Longboat Key provides beautiful beaches, a relaxed atmosphere, sunny days & a wonderful coastal breeze. With water on each side of the island, residents can thoroughly enjoy boating, fishing & all types of water sports. Longboat Key is a quiet island with about 8,000 full-time residents. The beachside condominiums and waterfront estates offer a secure & secluded lifestyle.

The Longboat Key Club offers 45 holes of championship golf, world-class tennis courts & superb dining opportunities. This isolated paradise is only minutes from St. Armand’s Circle & the mainland of Sarasota, both of which provide cultural activities, great shopping & wonderful restaurants. Longboat Key offers luxurious, waterfront real estate, as well as a luxurious lifestyle.

St. Armand’s Circle on Lido Key

John Ringling purchased a group of barrier islands off Sarasota hoping to create a major tourist attraction that would include world-class restaurants, elegant shops & the finest hotels. St. Armand’s Circle has become that destination. “The Circle,” as locals call it, has exclusive shops, award-winning restaurants & a fabulous nightlife. St. Armand’s Circle has become famous for all the elegance it offers & is visited by thousands of tourists every year.

The neighborhood surrounding the Circle is called St. Armand’s. This highly desired neighborhood offers homes located on canals & bay front properties. Residents are in short walking distance to all the shops at St. Armand’s Circle & the beautiful Lido Beach. The southern side of Lido offers a skyline of downtown Sarasota and the Gulf of Mexico. The northern side offers the secluded Lido Beach. Living on Lido Key means having a private, quiet life filled with great beauty & fun. Bird Key is a small island located between the mainland of Sarasota and St. Armand’s.

Bird Key

Bird Key is an upscale neighborhood with 510 homes that have day & night security. This island is located in the middle of Sarasota Bay & has extraordinary waterfront views.  Bird Key is in an excellent location, close the the culture of downtown Sarasota, world-renowned St. Armand's Circle, and beautiful beaches. 

Siesta Key

Recently voted the Best Beach in the USA by Dr. Beach, Siesta Key is most famous for its unbelievably perfect, white sand. The sand is cool, soft and made from 99% pure quartz. People come from all over the world to see the Siesta Key public beach & the beautiful ocean that lies beyond it. 

Siesta Key is eight-miles long & the entire western side of the island faces the Gulf of Mexico. At dusk hundreds of people come together to see, what some say, is the most beautiful sunset in the world. The reverse side of the island consists of various canals that lead to Sarasota Bay, or if you're lucky you may find a property directly on the bay. Siesta Key has become one of the most expensive places to live in Sarasota because of the wonderful features it offers.

Besides the beautiful beaches, this barrier island offers great sidewalks that allow residents to jog, ride bikes or rollerblade the entire length of the key. Siesta Village offers a variety of restaurants, clubs & shops. The waterfront real estate includes condominiums, single-family homes & secluded estates. Many condominiums offer private beaches & waterfront homes offer direct access to the ocean. Siesta Key is a fun, beautiful place to live. The island is a play land for boaters & outdoor enthusiasts. Both the rich & the famous strive to own property here, because owning a home on Siesta Key is like owning a small piece of Heaven.


Sarasota is a truly wonderful place to live. The town is full of vivid colors & stunning foliage. The bright blue skies & wonderful weather promote a lot of outdoor activities. A daily view of Sarasota would include boaters, joggers, bike riders, golfers & window shoppers. Sarasota is famous for its wide array of golf courses.

Sarasota is one of the best places to live, work, play & raise a family. Not only is Sarasota Florida's Cultural Capital offering theater, art galleries & world-class dining, it has also been voted the No. 1 small town in the country for two years in a row. Sarasota is the best of all worlds, combining rich culture, fantastic educational opportunities, outdoor activities, luxurious island-style living & perfect weather all year round. 

Sarasota also offers fantastic healthcare options. For two years in a row the U.S. News & World Report has named Sarasota Memorial Hospital among the best in the country in seven different specialties. Sarasota Memorial ranks among the top 20 hospitals in the nation for cardiac care. In addition, the Sarasota-Bradenton area is one of the top areas in the nation for job growth. 

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Carolyn Donnelly, P.A.
Coldwell Banker Res RE
 Sarasota & Longboat Key, FL
Phone: 941-350-9900​



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