Bird Key – an Island not only for Birds
A total of 500 homes are on Bird Key, more than 300 of the homes have deep water docks, water access or at least a spectacular bay view. That is not a bad ratio at all, right?
Located between downtown Sarasota and the famous St. Armand’s Circle, Bird Key is an exclusive island neighborhood with magnificent homes. This is probably the shortest and most precise description one can make.
The gated community is connected to downtown Sarasota by the new fixed span “John Ringling Causeway” Bridge. The Key is the first island after crossing that bridge. The location is more than excellent because the residents are just a few minutes away from the attractions and the excitement Sarasota has to offer. Besides, the beaches of Lido Key, Longboat Key or Siesta Key are also close by.
Extravagant Homes on Bird Key
Many homes on the key are located either directly on the bay waters or on deep water canals. Almost 300 homes out of approximately 500 homes are “real” waterfront properties on Bird Key. That leaves another 200 homes, which are not directly on the water. Those non-waterfront homes enjoy at least a nice view of a tropical garden. However, home owner’s don’t need to pull their hairs out if they don’t have a home directly on a canal. With an island that small there is water always close by. after all, Bird Key is called “boaters’ heaven”. Once you had a closer look you will understand why it is called that.
The Bird Key Yacht Club offers a complete club experience to it’ s members, like dining, tennis and swimming, it even provides plenty of boat slips for members who are boaters but don’t have a home for their boat in front of their house. Those poor guys are actually in walking distance to their boat.
Bird key is a little enclave of its own. You can not compare this island with any other key on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The size of the island, the location, the number of waterfront properties, the price tags on those properties … everything is unique.
And there is even another unique Bird Key feature: Unlike Sarasota’s other Keys (Siesta-, Lido- and Longboat Key), you won’t see any high-rise condos here. The neighborhood is made up entirely of single-family homes. No ugly high riser blocking the view and no commercial activity at all – how beautiful is that?
Who lives on such a unique island?
Of course, birds live on Bird Key as well, but there are not as many as there used to be anymore. So, who else lives there? Besides of a mix of well-off doctors and lawyers, Bird Key can boast about some celebrity residents: the talk show host Jerry Springer and the AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson are two of them. Are there homes for sale on Bird Key? Yes, life happens on Bird Key as well. People want/need to move someplace else, people need a bigger/smaller home or just need a change of scenery. Check out the homes and let us know if we can get your foot in the door.
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