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Spanish Main Condos for Sale – Longboat Key, Sarasota, Florida 34228

Spanish Main

Spanish Main is a 28-acre property developed during the mid-1960s as a 55+ community consisting of 212 residences. Touted as one of the first condominium projects in the Sarasota area, the development of this community revolved around the passion for sailing, successfully establishing itself as one of the boating communities offering highly desirable options on Longboat Key condos for sale.

In order to assert this distinct character, the property was named after Spain’s 16th century New World Empire covering the American continent’s mainland enclosed by the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. History books call this territory as the Spanish Main, a name which certainly struck a resonant chord among the developers of this property located at 5700 Gulf of Mexico Drive fronting Sarasota Bay.

Yacht club offerings

Spanish Main

This community was developed as a yacht club with features sure to resonate among buyers of Longboat Key real estate whose lifestyles are entwined with the many delights offered by the sea. Spanish Main’s major feature is a private marina which serves as home port for the community’s yacht club. This facility has deepwater boat slips directly on Sarasota Bay which are available at reasonably priced annual fee and can accommodate up to a forty-footer vessel.

Additionally, the community has deeded beach access and a large, heated community pool. Spanish Main also flaunts a picturesque landscaping accented by a longish lake with a fountain bordered by many residences. A newly renovated clubhouse and shuffleboard courts adjacent to a spacious marina basin are also among the endearing features of this boating community.

Villa-type condos

Spanish Main

Besides those inclined to sailing, Spanish Main will likewise appeal to aspiring buyers convinced of the merits of Longboat key condos for sale but shy away from high-rise living. Unlike many of the condominiums complexes in the island, the residences in this boaters’ haven are either stand-alone or paired one-story villas which come in several designs and floor plans.

The price points of the residences in this condo open the possibility of an affordable living on Longboat Key, a domain for many well-heeled seasonal residents. Sales-listed properties at Spanish Main can start in the high $200s and edge up toward the mid-$700s.

A completely renovated two-bedroom lakefront villa here with 1,357 square feet of floor space and a listed price of $367,900 was sold in April 2014. Typically, the MLS of Longboat Key condos for sale can also include a Spanish Main unit with 1,299 square feet and an asking price of $285,000.

Carefree lifestyle

Sealing a contract at these price ranges can indeed be a prized deal. In addition to the many amenities in this boating community, this neighborhood provides a maintenance-free lifestyle and is also pet-friendly.

Free Wi-Fi Internet is accessible within the community. Moreover, the yacht club maintains a website which keeps residents updated on life and leisure activities in St. Armands Circle, Sarasota and Anna Maria Island which are all within convenient reach from Spanish Main via Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Many of the points of interest in Longboat Key are also conveniently close to the neighborhood. These include popular gourmet restaurants, the Joan M. Durante Park, the Bayfront Recreation Center and the Bay Isles where a Publix Super Market is located.

Spanish Main Condos for Sale

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