Whitney Beach

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Whitney Beach Real Estate for Sale – Longboat Key, Sarasota, Florida 34228

Whitney Beach

The Whitney Beach neighborhood on Longboat Key is drawing increased home buying interest not so much on new residential property developments that reinvigorated the market for Sarasota homes for sale. Renewed market enthusiasm in this community at the northern end of the barrier island has been fostered by the recent makeover of its nearby 10-acre Whitney Beach shopping plaza whose deterioration had previously been a turnoff for prospective home buyers in the locality.

The plaza’s decline started in the 1980s when a Publix Super Market opened at the other end of the Longboat Key. The Whitney Beach shoppers’ hub started its rehabilitation in 2012 when it was acquired by a group of Bradenton investors.

$2-million makeover

Whitney Beach

The new owners of the property have already invested $2 million in the shopping center. It now sports a new Key West-style metal roof, and a new air conditioning system and signage were also installed. Besides a coating of fresh paint, the Whitney Beach Plaza likewise improved its landscaping, and its parking lot was also repaved and restriped. The Whitney Beach Plaza owners have opened a liquor store in the center and look forward to having a market or grocery store, bar and kayak rental shop in their property.

Six new tenants, including a café, have been lured by the facelift of the 25-unit strip mall and are already generating added customer traffic. A further increase in business activity can be expected as Whitney Beach is under an overlay district approved in 2012 and designed to spur additional mixed-use development in the area. With this zoning regulation, rejuvenation of a bank and gas station near the plaza is a distinct possibility.

Strategic location

Whitney Beach

Besides the plaza’s makeover, buying interest in Sarasota homes for sale in Whitney Beach is sharpened by this community’s convenient location close to the Gulf of Mexico Drive, the main road bisecting the 12-mile length of Longboat Key. Southward, this road leads to access points to the life and leisure attractions of St. Armands Circle and farther east to lifestyle options at Sarasota’s downtown district. Northward, the choices shift to the attractions of Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria Island.

Longboat Key’s own attractions are but of course even closer. Just across west of the plaza, for instance, is one of the public access points to the barrier island’s beach frequented by college students and families with young children. Public parking for beachgoers is available at nearby Broadway Street which also provides access to two fine local dining venues—Mar Vista Dockside & Restaurant Pub and Moore’s Stone Crab. The Longboat Key Center for Art, a haven for artists and art enthusiasts, is likewise located close to Whitney Beach.

The Sleepy Lagoon Park is one of the subdivisions at Whitney Beach which offers plenty of choices among Longboat Key homes for sale. Many of the properties typically sales-listed in this neighborhood are million-dollar waterfront homes featuring three to seven bedrooms within floor plans ranging from 2,120 up to nearly 9,000 square feet. Typical listings here also include smaller canal-front homes priced between the $600s and close to the $900s.


Whitney Beach Homes for Sale

Below are the current real estate listings available at Whitney Beach

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MLS# T3147032 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 6701 GULF OF MEXICO DR #320
  • Price: $525,000
  • Zip Code: 34228
  • 702 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: WHITNEY BEACH III CONDO
  • Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1
  • One of a kind ground floor unit . Large one bedroom and bath with enclosed garden and porch off master bedroom and living dining and kitchen looks out to a patio, pool and Gulf of Mexico. Many days from this room you see water like the Bahamas. I ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: THE TONI EVERETT COMPANY

MLS# A4422598 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 6701 GULF OF MEXICO DR #323
  • Price: $455,000
  • Zip Code: 34228
  • 702 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: WHITNEY BEACH III CONDO
  • Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1
  • HYPNOTIC... there is no better word to describe the captivating nuance experienced when the new double hurricane sliders are opened to the 20 foot balcony with endless Gulf views and soothing sounds of the rolling tide from this 2nd floor oasis. It ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: DWELL REAL ESTATE

MLS# A4212671 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 6701 GULF OF MEXICO DR #311
  • Price: $395,000
  • Zip Code: 34228
  • 936 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: WHITNEY BEACH III CONDO
  • Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1
  • Back on the market! Buyer's funding dissipated! Inspection available. GULF BEACHFRONT. Walk into the unit and, no matter what time of day, the wide Gulf of Mexico and beach views are breathtaking. This second floor unit is the center condo in the ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER RES R E

MLS# A4422843 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 6701 GULF OF MEXICO DR #335
  • Price: $393,000
  • Zip Code: 34228
  • 936 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: WHITNEY BEACH III CONDO
  • Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1
  • Dreaming of life on a quiet beach with dazzling views of the Gulf of Mexico and year-around sunsets? This charming retreat is perfect for anyone wanting to truly enjoy the island lifestyle in a tranquil beach setting. The community "playground" is ri ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: ROSEBAY INTERNATIONAL INC

MLS# A4419701 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 6800 GULF OF MEXICO DR #184
  • Price: $357,000
  • Zip Code: 34228
  • 1287 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: WHITNEY BEACH II CONDO
  • Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2
  • Life is good at Whitney Beach, a charming Gulf-to-Bay community located between the azure blue water of the Gulf of Mexico and serene Bishops Bayou, where Manatees & Dolphins play. This inviting and nicely updated condo offers beautiful Gulf views fr ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: ROSEBAY INTERNATIONAL INC

MLS# A4422994 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 6700 GULF OF MEXICO DR #107
  • Price: $339,000
  • Zip Code: 34228
  • 1361 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: WHITNEY BEACH CONDO
  • Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2
  • Rarely available in a charming Gulf to Bay setting, this light and bright villa lives just like a single-family home with no one above you, no stairs to climb and parking right out front. The spacious interior overlooks lush tropical landscaping and ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: ROSEBAY INTERNATIONAL INC

MLS# A4419773 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 6800 GULF OF MEXICO DR #203
  • Price: $300,000
  • Zip Code: 34228
  • 936 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: WHITNEY BEACH II CONDO
  • Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1
  • Serene water views of Bishops Bayou greet you as you enter this immaculate island retreat located in this charming Gulf-to-Bay community. Recently updated and offered turnkey furnished, this 1-bedroom hideaway offers nearly 1000 sq. ft. of comfortabl ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: ROSEBAY INTERNATIONAL INC

MLS# A4420670 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 6750 GULF OF MEXICO DR #173
  • Price: $259,900
  • Zip Code: 34228
  • 936 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: WHITNEY BEACH II CONDO
  • Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1
  • Elevated Whitney Beach Bayside condo overlooking Bishop's Bayou. Beautiful view of the lush tropical grounds and tranquil waters that hold a wide range of wildlife to enjoy. This beautiful turn-key move in ready condo is immediately available for you ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: CENTURY 21 BEGGINS ENTERPRISES

MLS# T3145645 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 6750 GULF OF MEXICO DR #179
  • Price: $235,000
  • Zip Code: 34228
  • 936 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: WHITNEY BEACH II CONDO
  • Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1
  • It's a great feeling to call this lovely and spacious condo at Whitney Beach... Home! It's a true paradise and a lifestyle everyone loves in this beach-to-bay complex, where beautiful Bishop's Bayou leads to Sarasota Bay for boating, paddle boarding ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: YOUR HOMETOWN REALTY, INC.

MLS# A4207586 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 6700 GULF OF MEXICO DR #102
  • Price: $229,000
  • Zip Code: 34228
  • 702 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: WHITNEY BEACH CONDO
  • Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1
  • Don't waste away in Margaritaville!! Live it up in Whitney Beach on Longboat Key. Private beach, boat docks, fishing pier, heated pool. Just .2 miles to local shopping, .5 to the Coquina Draw bridge. Trolley stop at the entrance, so visit St. Armands ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: Wagner Realty