Explore Longboat Key/Casey Key, Florida With Rinat Sikdar

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The residential crowd is made up of…a wide variety of residents, including families, professionals, and active retirees from an international reach.

 

The community vibe is…comfortable, friendly, culturally-driven, very active, sophisticated yet casual, and understated. The area offers the most beautiful beaches with white, powder-like sand; a vast variety of restaurants, art galleries, and museums; St Armand’s Circle with boutique stores and many dining options; and a multitude of state parks. Several colleges are located in the area, including Ringling, New College, and USF.

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The lifestyle offered is…any type of lifestyle you prefer, from very active to island-style resort living, city life, and country club living with incredible boating experiences for watersports, fishing, and kayaking. There are countless golf courses, boat races, arts and culture events, opera, theater, and wine and dining festivals. Additionally, the area offers many miles of traffic-free hiking and biking.

 

The most popular building type you’ll find is…

Most of the waterfront here is made up of many gorgeous single-family homes and luxury condominiums. There are various styles, including Tuscan-style, mid-century modern, Mediterranean-style, and contemporary homes, as well as Florida ranch-style homes and historic properties.

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The area’s greatest highlight is…the endless amounts of beautiful white sandy beaches and year-round outdoor activities, opportunities, such as golf courses, IMG Academy, tennis clubs, and world-class rowing facilities. Nearby destinations are Siesta Key (voted No. 1 beach in the U.S.), Longboat Key, and Anna Maria.

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The area’s best driving-distance getaways are…

In Southwest Florida, the drivable options are immeasurable. Drive only 50 minutes north to Tampa for many major sports and entertainment events, such as a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. Go east an hour and a half to visit Disney World and Universal Studios as well as many more theme parks. South down the coast is the beautiful Sanibel Island, Naples, Marco Island, and the Everglades. Just three hours Southeast, you will hit Miami. The places you can drive to within a few hours are endless.

 

The best spot to dine fancy is…

You can find anything, from major high-end franchises, to many amazing locally-owned restaurants. You can experience all types dining options.

 

The best spot to find entertainment is…

Downtown is a great option and has all the entertainment you could wish for. Shopping, dining, nightlife, musicals, live entertainment, orchestras, comedy shows, frequent festivals, farmer markets, and much more. Siesta Key, which features one-of-a-kind beaches, hosts volleyball tournaments and art festivals.

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The best spot to go shopping is…St Armand’s Circle with high-end boutiques and The Mall at University Town Center with high-end franchise stores, such as Saks and Nordstrom.

 

The best place to tee off is…

There is simply no better place to play golf than in this area. There is Longboat Key Club; Lakewood Ranch Country Club, with four golf courses; Ritz Carlton Country Club, and The Concessions, which was designed by Jack Nicklaus. Additionally, Gator Creek, Founders Club, The Oaks, and Prestacia are just some of the local golf courses.

 

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