Emerald Harbor: A Best-Seller in Longboat Key

Longboat Key, Florida | April 29th, 2019 – Sale is now pending on a residence that our Judy Kepecz-Hays team listed in March at Emerald Harbor on the northern side of Longboat Key. This listing of ours looms as the fifth sale in this community so far this year, as the MLS of real estate for sale in Longboat Key indicate that four listings have already been sold here since January.


There are many reasons why sellers of Emerald Harbor residences can gain the attention of serious buyers quickly. For one, this community enjoys the reputation as one of the highly organized and well-established neighborhoods in our town. This was shown just recently when the Longboat Key Garden Club gave its 2019 beautification award to the Emerald Harbor Homeowners’ Association.


This recognition is one of two that the club awarded to a homeowners’ association in its April 2019 annual meeting. The other award recipient is the Sleepy Lagoon community where there many high-end residences just like our team’s pending sales listing at Emerald Harbor.


Town’s Character on Display


As long-time realtors in Longboat Key, we consider Emerald Harbor as one community that truly reflects the island’s endearing character. Composed of just about 80 residences, Emerald Harbor’s development traces way back to the 1950s, and it has grown to become one of the town’s boating communities that are highly desirable among real estate buyers.


In keeping with its waterfront theme, Emerald Harbor was developed with all its lots platted alongside deep and wide canals. This setup provided “sailboat water” to the residences, meaning that the depth of the nearby canal waters can accommodate sailboat’s keel. The protected waters along the canals are also ideal for large vessels like yachts and more so for smaller canoes and kayaks. With this canal feature, homeowners in Emerald Harbor can maintain private docks enabling unobstructed and convenient access to Sarasota Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway onwards to the Gulf of Mexico.


In addition, owning a residence in Emerald Harbor is bundled with deeded private beach access. Harris Bayou, one of the popular spots for recreational fishing in Sarasota Bay, is also just east of this community.


Attractive Neighborhood


Water-based recreational activities though are just some of the lifestyle delights in Longboat Key which help sell properties at Emerald Harbor. A popular tennis club, Cedars, is walking distance south of this community. Cedars offers a wide choice on membership options including not only playing privileges on its 10 Har-Tru tennis courts. This club likewise provides other facilities, such as a fitness center, a swimming pool, and an onsite restaurant. Homegrown shops and diners near the Joan M. Durante Community Park are likewise a short distance south of Emerald Harbor.


In this community alone, there are various elements that contribute in drawing buyers to its market listings. It pays to learn the strengths and the selling points of a property before engaging the market. Check with our Judy Kepecz-Hays team if you’re planning to sell or buy real estate in Longboat Key or in Sarasota. Let our sharp knowledge of the local property market work for you in unlocking the available opportunities.



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