Casey Key Waterfront Homes are among the most luxurious properties on the Gulf Coast
Casey Key, a barrier island off the coast of Sarasota, has kept it’s quiet “old Florida” charm. Residents who relocate from all over the globe, enjoy privacy and a truly Island lifestyle, yet so close to all the modern convenience. This lush tropical island has only one winding road. The road is in certain areas close to the Gulf beach, in other areas close to the bay, and in some locations right in the center of the island. However, there is one spot where the island is so small that you can see the Gulf of Mexico on one side and little Sarasota Bay on the other side of the road.
The Island is remote but not too remote
Residents have easy access to the mainland via two bridges. The bridge at the northern end, called Blackburn Point, is a historic swing bridge. It is one of the oldest
bridges in the USA and the National Register lists it as a Historic Places. The bridge is so narrow that only one car can pass at a time. Right next to the bridge is the Casey Key Fish House, the only restaurant on the key.
The southern end of the narrow, 8-mile long island is connected to the mainland via a modern draw bridge. While driving a half mile further down the island you will reach the jetty. This is one of the few water passages connecting the Gulf of Mexico with the Intracoastal Waterway and the Bays.
Almost zero Commercial Activity
There is very little commercial activity on the island. It is basically located at the south end where the public beach is. There are a few tiny hotels and motels, but they are all little cottages or small two or tri-plexes. No high risers, shops, or restaurants are operating on the key.
Casey Key is a luxurious waterfront paradise with deep water boat docks and easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. Some Casey Key luxury waterfront homes are Gulf to Bay properties on over an acre land. Many luxury waterfront homes are enveloped by tropical splendor, ensuring an exclusive island lifestyle yet close to all Sarasota and Venice have to offer. The historic walking town of Venice with boutique shopping and gourmet restaurants is only minutes away. Downtown Sarasota, the cultural hub on Florida’s West Coast, can also be reached in 30 minutes.
Three major international airports, Sarasota International, Tampa International, and Fort Myers International, are connecting the island in the sun with the rest of the world. However, a 90-minute drive would get you to Fort Myers International, the furthest away airport.