One of Longboat Key’s most prestigious neighborhoods, Country Club Shores on the southern part of the isle was developed in the 1960s as a planned community with waterfront access and boating in mind. Created in five phases, it is laid out as a series of parallel streets pointing from Gulf of Mexico Drive, the central artery on the key, toward Sarasota Bay. Most of the 400 plus homes are either directly on the waterfront or along deepwater canals where private docks can accommodate boats up to 40 feet in length, making the area a favorite with boating enthusiasts.
Country Club Shores is also one of the few single-family neighborhoods on Longboat Key. The many ranch-style houses give it a distinct, old-Florida feel. Many of the older residences have been renovated and remodeled. The ones along the shore have made way for high-end estate mansions that offer sumptuous living and spectacular panoramic views of the Sarasota skyline.
Amenities abound – from beach access to golf and tennis at the Longboat Key Club “across the street.” Upscale shopping, dining and entertaining opportunities are just a short drive away to the north on the Avenue of the Flowers and to the south on St. Armands Key and across the Ringling Bridge, in downtown Sarasota with its theaters, art galleries, orchestra and opera company.
For those seeking a relaxed, luxurious waterfront Florida lifestyle with warmth, sunshine and all the trimmings, Country Club Shores definitely fits the bill.