One of the most interesting neighborhoods in Southwest Florida is located near the southern tip of Sarasota County. Lemon Bay Estates in Englewood is a gated community with just a dozen properties built on a small island off the bay side of Manasota Key; it is located just a few blocks north of the beach access road that connects Englewood with the Lemon Bay aquatic preserve and the barrier island.
Whereas most housing options on Manasota Key are limited to seasonal condominiums and small apartments near the beach, Lemon Bay Estates gives you the opportunity of living in spacious properties that sit on more than an acre of land overlooking the water and mangroves. Most of the waterfront estates in this neighborhoods are valued at more than a million dollars, but there was one large lot available for immediate construction in late 2020; it measures just a little over an acre and it is right in front of a mangrove where you can launch a kayak and paddle over to an uninhabited island.
Some of the properties in this exclusive neighborhood have private docking space for small vessels; nature conservation restrictions do not allow docking of yachts, but there are various nearby marinas where residents can keep them. Lemon Bay Estates is the kind of community where some homeowners have built private helipads, but you can start construction of a custom home in 2021 for less than $320K if you acquire the final lot. If you choose to wait for new listings coming on the market, you may find a home in need of renovation for about $850K.
Residents of Lemon Bay Estates can walk to the beach or ride their bikes to a couple of beachfront parks just south of the gate. Crossing the Beach Road causeway to Englewood takes just five minutes, and this is where you will find Merchants Crossing and its remodeled Publix supermarket along with other shops; there is also a new Walmart Supercenter not far from this shopping district.
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