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Longboat Key

Manatee County

Year Founded: 1955

History

The Town of Longboat Key was incorporated in 1955 and through deliberative planning and zoning regulations has become a premier residential and recreational island community. The island is bordered on the East by Sarasota Bay and on the West by the Gulf of Mexico. It is separated from neighboring islands by deep water passes on the North and South end. The island is approximately 11 miles long, the Sarasota/Manatee County line lies at mid-key; Manatee County on the North end, and Sarasota County on the South end. The island is known for its’ exceptional natural beauty, parks, nature preserves, white sandy beaches, challenging golf, world-class tennis, recreational boating, and abundant wildlife. Longboat Key’s rich history spans the era of Calusa Indians; a bombing range utilized during World War II; and finally blossoming into the upscale island paradise our residents enjoy today.

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