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Emerald Harbor Real Estate for Sale – Longboat Key, Florida 34228

Emerald Harbor

Home hunters pining for wide open space won’t be disappointed with the prized gems of Emerald Harbor in northern Longboat Key.

This boating community was developed with a generous layout of broad streets meandering around three lagoon-type canals 100‒125 feet wide. These channels were dredged 8 feet deep at low tide to create “sailboat water” deep enough for keeled boats or yachts, a prerequisite for Longboat Key homes for sale within boating communities.

Emerald Harbor, which has its entrance at 5820 Gulf of Mexico Drive, consists of about 80 home sites measuring from 15,000 square feet up to nearly an acre. Except for two, all of these lots face the water and are buttressed by sturdy seawalls that likewise helped fortify the market popularity of Emerald Harbor homes for sale over the years.

Boater-friendly Locale

Emerald Harbor

This property is among the developments launched towards the 1960s that helped shape the character of Longboat Key into the prime island destination that it is today. From Gulf of Mexico Drive, its Binnacle Point Drive is a divided, well-landscaped street entrance. Emerald Harbor’s grounds likewise come as quite refreshing with lush tropical foliage and greeneries.

Thick shrubbery buffer the property’s southern boundary adjacent to another yachting community, the Spanish Main, touted as one of the first developments to offer Longboat Key condos for sale. Northward across the canal are the waterfront single family homes of Dream Island and the condos of Grand Mariner and Harbour Villa Club, both of which are marina communities too.

Fronting Harris Bayou which extends unobstructed northward to Sarasota Bay, the entire Emerald Harbor neighborhood is indeed ideal for boating communities. An expansive mangrove islet runs parallel to its coastline providing buffer protection for boats and a sanctuary for birds and marine life.

By itself, the property’s first canal near the mangroves can win prospective buyers of homes for sale in Emerald Harbor. From here residents of the community can fish and occasionally observe manatees coming in. They also have deeded access to a private stretch of the pristine Longboat Key beach across Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Endearing Home Styles

Emerald Harbor

Emerald Harbor homes for sale can include some of the remaining original residences in the community which have been remodeled extensively but retaining their old Florida ranch style design. Recent market activity on circa 1960‒1970 residences in this property included deals on homes with three bedrooms within floor plans of around 2,000 square feet valued in the $700s and $800s.

Other options on Emerald Harbor homes for sale are of Key West and Mediterranean style designs. The larger choices have floor plans of close to 3,000 square feet up to about 4,000 square feet and fetch prices typically between the $900s and the $1.3 million mark. The crown jewels at Emerald Harbor are mansions with floor areas of over 5,000 square feet and asking prices of over $5 million.

Their central location further provides tremendous value to Emerald Harbor homes for sale. Besides being walking distance to great local restaurants, the community also enjoys proximity to shops like those at Longboat’s Avenue of the Flowers. The life and leisure offerings of Anna Maria Island are likewise a short driving distance towards north. Even more lifestyle delights at St. Armands Circle and downtown Sarasota can be conveniently accessed with a similarly easy trip towards south.

Emerald Harbor Real Estate for Sale

Below are all of the current real estate listings available for sale at Emerald Harbor.

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MLS# A4608430 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • Price: $2,195,000
  • Zip Code: 34228
  • 2986 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: EMERALD HARBOR
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3+
  • Experience the pinnacle of tropical living in this exquisitely remodeled home located in the most sought-after neighborhood on Longboat Key. Exuding island elegance, the property sits on one of the key's widest canals and boasts a new 72-foot seawall ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY