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Country Club Shores, one of the most prominent and sought-after waterfront developments on Longboat Key was begun in the 1960’s. It is one of the few single-family neighborhoods in this highly desirable area.
Although the number of single family homes on Longboat Key is by necessity limited, most do have direct access to the water. Private docks are a common addition to the homes in Country Club Shores, where the majority of these single-family homes are situated on canals. Many homes in Country Club Shores have davits as well as docks. Read more about Country Club Shores.
The town of Longboat Key, where Country Club Shores is located, was incorporated in 1955 and the development of Country Club Shores followed soon after. Although the town of Longboat Key is a narrow barrier island as well as a municipality, it still offers its residents shopping and a number of fine restaurants as well.
The prices for homes in Country Club Shores are variable. Many older homes in Country Club Shores are blatantly marketed as “tear downs”. Because of this, homes range in prices from as low as $600,000. New homes built on older sites in Country Club Shores however, will top out in the millions.
The beauty of the area around Longboat Key is one of the most attractive features for her residents. Most homes in Country Club Shores have gorgeous water views overlooking the constantly changing Sarasota skyline.
Although water-related sports like boating, sailing or jet-skiing are obvious favorites of Country Club Shores’ residents, there is much in the surrounding area and Sarasota to offer as well. Sarasota is known as a hub for the arts, with excellent sources of entertainment for visitors and residents of all ages. Golf is also available at nearly thirty Sarasota courses. Sarasota is the winter home of the Baltimore Orioles and home to the semi-pro Sarasota Reds.
Longboat Key itself has approximately 4,000 households, most of them without children. In fact, Longboat Key is home to many retirees. A number of famous Americans have chosen Longboat Key to call home including professional artists, musicians, politicians and athletes.
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