The Neighborhood Report – Emerald Harbor

Our office on south Longboat Key specializes in communties throughout the area.

Located near the north end of Longboat Key, Emerald Harbor captures the essence of the Florida lifestyle as a quiet bayfront community. The neighborhood’s 72 homes are all  set on deep boating water along extra wide canals that offer direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway with no bridges to Sarasota Bay. Owners in this desirable community enjoy deeded beach access to Longboat Key’s sandy white beaches just across Gulf of Mexico Drive for shelling, strolling and watching beautiful sunsets.

Market Activity – Emerald Harbor

There are currently four active listings in Emerald Harbor, but activity in Emerald Harbor has been brisk recently with four of the five sales in 2009 occurring in the last four months of the year. One of those sales took place within the last 30 days. Selling prices in this community have ranged from $610,000 to a high of $1.375 million.

Successful Sales – Agent Kudos

Michael Saunders & Company offers extensive knowledge and expertise within Emerald Harbor. In fact, three of the five sales in Emerald Harbor this year were listed and marketed by Hannerle Moore of our South Longboat Key office. Additionally, Michael Saunders & Company brought three of the five buyers to Emerald Point last year.

One of Hannerle’s successful sales this year was at 771 Old Compass Road. Hannerle listed this home and placed it under contract in 40 days, closing at 92 percent of the list price—certainly an exceptional transaction in any market.

Community Amenities – Emerald Harbor

No longer a secret enclave, there has been renewed interest in the vintage waterside community of Emerald Harbor. Residences range from the original “old Florida” style ranch homes to newer Key West and Mediterranean style homes. Each residence enjoys proximity to mangrove-lined boardwalks, exceptional restaurants and fine shopping.

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