Just off University Parkway, on the border between Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Longwood Run offers a lifestyle of casual comfort and country charm with a plethora of new upscale shopping at your doorstep. Only minutes from downtown Sarasota, the natural setting of sparkling lakes—amid tall, mature trees—has been meticulously preserved. ... more. Residents can select from single-family homes, town homes, garden villas, patio homes and condominiums. The builders at Longwood Run design with community in mind, as their homes carefully blend into the natural scenery that surrounds them.