About Manasota Key
Manasota Key is a beautiful
barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida.
It is located to the west of Englewood, Florida, and south
of Venice and Sarasota.
The northern portion of Manasota Key, located in Sarasota
County, offers large single family homes and lots in a lush,
tropical setting. In some areas, only two lots divide the width of the key, one
on the Gulf of Mexico side and one on the Lemon Bay
side. Homes that are not directly on the Gulf often have deeded access to the
beachfront. There are also some properties that span the width of the key from Gulf to Bay. Manasota Key Road in this part of the key is a beautiful
two-lane road winding under large trees and
designated by Sarasota County as a "Canopy Road".
While northern Manasota Key is quiet and secluded, the
southern key (located in Charlotte County) has the feel of a
laid-back, old Florida beachfront community. A small
commercial area offers a few shops and restaurants.
Real estate options are varied, including condominiums,
single family homes and mobile home parks. In recent
years, a citizens group, working with the Charlotte County
commission, has developed an extensive Community Plan that
sets standards for future island development and aims to
maintain the unique atmosphere of the southern key.
Home real estate prices on Manasota Key range from around
$300,000 for non-waterfront homes in the southern portion of
the key to over $10 million for multi-acre, Gulf to Bay
properties in the northern area of the key. Many buyers
find Manasota Key real estate prices quite reasonable when compared to
similar properties on nearby Casey Key and Siesta Key.
Condominium prices can range from under $170,000 for
smaller, older units to over $2,000,000 for a new, Gulf front
Real estate prices on Manasota Key rose significantly
from 2001 to 2005, but have dropped back since the
Florida real estate market slowed in late 2005. Buyers
will find a wide selection of available properties and
opportunities to negotiate a great deal for real estate on
this beautiful island!
Click the links on the right side of this page to see
homes, lots, and condominiums listed for sale on Manasota
Key in the Mid-Florida Regional MLS. Read on for additional
information about Manasota Key. And, feel free to
contact me anytime to discuss
your Manasota Key real estate buying or selling interests! -
Pam Neer, Realtor