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Bird Key is the first island on the left, once you have crossed the new majestic Ringling Causeway Bridge. Bird Key, a gated island, is called a boater’s paradise, which even is an understatement. The Key, with its private yacht club, has many homes with deep water docks. If they don’t have a dock, they have at least a spectacular bay view.  Those owners of those magnificent homes enjoy blazing sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. At night, the expansive Sarasota Skyline glistens to life across a shimmering Sarasota Bay. Once the man in the moon is looking down on this little piece of paradise, the picture is perfect. On Bird Key you won’t find an multiple Family Homes nor Commercial Buildings. There are no condos on Bird Key either, only single-family homes. Architectural styles on Bird Key Florida are diverse, eclectic, ranging from “old” Florida to Spanish Mediterranean to contemporary. You will find impressive new homes mixed with spectacular renovations of Bird Key’s original homes. 

How many waterfront homes are on Bird Key?

The island is pretty small; there are only 510 luxury homes on the island composed of 303 waterfront properties and 207 interior residences. Who wants to live on such a tiny island? Well, Bird Key residents include a mix of professionals, retirees, doctors, lawyers, and even a few celebrities. 

John Ringling was the guy again who purchased the island in the early 1920’s as a part of his ambitious plans. His idea was to develop a grand resort on the three barrier islands Longboat, Lido, and Bird Key. He built the first one on Longboat Key than history took, unfortunately, a different course. The great depression destroyed so many dreams.

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