Welcome to Bird Key
Bird Key is a barrier island in Sarasota Bay, south of the John Ringling Causeway, between mainland Sarasota and St. Armands Key. Originally a small barrier island connected to the Ringling Causeway by a tree lined causeway of its own, it was the home of John Ringling North, nephew of Circus Magnate, John Ringling. Created by dredge and fill in the late 1950s, it is approximately 250 acres (1.0 km2) of one of the most prestigious residential areas on Florida's West Coast.
Perfectly located between downtown Sarasota and St Armands Circle, Bird Key real estate is regarded as one of Sarasota’s most prestigious addresses. It is located just across the John and Mable Ringling Bridge from downtown. Waterfront homes in this popular boating community are located on Sarasota Bay or on one of the deep water canals.
Bird Key consists entirely of single family homes. There are not any condos in the neighborhood. You’ll find luxurious gated waterfront estates with private docks that are conveniently located close to all of Sarasota’s fabulous amenities and culture. It is truly a boater’s paradise and the neighborhood even has its own private Yacht Club which offers amenities such as swimming, tennis and docking.
Take a short drive west and shop till you drop on world-famous St. Armands Circle. The restaurants, shops and spas here are bustling with activity. Lido Key Beach is also within a short drive for those who love the sun and sand.
With a small population of 500 homes on the island, Bird Key offers a level of privacy and security that can’t be found in many other neighborhoods. Those who are interested in enjoying the exclusive lifestyle that this gated community offers will find many beautiful houses. While most of the island’s development took place in the 1950s and 1960s, many of these older structures have been torn down and replaced by luxurious mansions. Homes for sale on Bird Key range from the $500,000’s to $8 million.
Real estate opportunities include homes on the bayfront or canals, as well as non-waterfront garden homes. Many of the waterfront properties feature their own deep water dockage. Other popular home features include private custom-designed heated pools, Italian-carved marble mantles, double-glass fireplaces, detailed crown molding, gourmet kitchens and other luxury features.