Not only is Florida a popular vacation spot, it has been a retirement destination for years. No matter what age you are or the reason for going to Longboat Key, there are great communities to live in Longboat Key, Florida. Below are the top three neighborhoods in the area for you to consider when making your choice.

CONRAD BEACH

With only twenty seven small homes with wrap around porches, Conrad Beach is one of the more intimate residential communities. All houses are maintenance-free, meaning the community board is in charge of lawn care, repairs, and pest control.  With the free time gained from a maintenance-free lifestyle, there will be more time to visit the area’s white sand beaches and spend some time shopping at Longbeach Village.

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES

For a community with a larger variety of income levels, Country Club Shores offers houses starting at just $400,000. The neighborhood features a mixture of older, modest homes alongside luxurious villas. This community will make the water enthusiasts happy with most of the homes being on the water front and deep canals for boating.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

This is the most expensive of all the area,  but don’t let that stop you if you can afford it.  Lighthouse Point is a peninsula, so the houses have magnificent views all the way around. Being a gated community guarantees security and privacy. Lighthouse Point also has a population of just over ten thousand, so it’s an intimate environment. With Hillsboro Beach and the Hillsboro inlet lighthouse nearby, there is plenty to do outside the community gates.

Each community in Longboat Key has its own distinct personality, and all price ranges are found in the area. Whether you are buying a vacation home or planning to buy a retirement home for your later years, there is something for everyone.