Big brown pelicans in Islamorada, Florida Keys

Sporting deep water canals, its own private yacht club and spectacular bayfront homes, to call Bird Key a boater’s paradise is an understatement. Bird Key is all this, and much more. Bird Key also offers residents an unparalleled location – central to all the attractions that make Sarasota so sublime. Within minutes, you are in Downtown, St. Armands Circle, Lido Beach, or Longboat Key.

At the beginning of the last century, Bird Key was a small island in Sarasota Bay and little was done with the island until 1959 when Arvida Realty planned to develop it to allow for 511 lots. This would be the luxury place to live in Sarasota. Arvida began to promote Bird Key heavily by the use of newspapers and the media. One example of these ads in the following that appeared on January 17, 1960, in the Herald-Tribune: “Who hasn’t dreamed of living on a tropical island? Where the climate is always mild, where the beauty is everywhere, where silence is broken on by the rustling of the palms and the sound of the sea as it washes the shore. All of this is yours on beautiful Bird Key, set like a jewel in the waters of Sarasota Bay.”

Bird Key residences are an eclectic mix of modern homes with sleek designs, Key West, Mediterranean, and Florida style ranch bungalows. Its homeowners are as diverse— executives, working professionals, retirees, and some celebrities.

Listings of Bird Key homes for sale typically start around the high $700s for inland or garden homes featuring three bedrooms and two baths within a floor area of about 2,100 square feet. The crown jewels of this luxury community are waterfront estate homes priced over $6 million, the quintessence of Bird Key’s opulent marina lifestyle captured to its fullest.

Watch my videos below and get a better look at beautiful Bird Key, and call me if you’d like to learn more.