When you’re searching for a dazzling home nestled between pristine beaches, yacht clubs with plenty of boat storage, sailing opportunities and a downtown arts and culture lifestyle, look no further than Bird Key. The 500+ lots on this beautiful key started as nothing more than 21 acres, owned by a cousin of circus baron John Ringling, John Ringling North. In 1959 Arvida Realty purchased and filled the land with over 30,000 cubic yards of sand dredged from the bay, creating the current development footprint. Today Bird Key is an upscale community, housing diverse well-to-do families including some celebrities.
A boating enthusiast’s paradise, 303 of Bird Key’s waterfront lots offer amazing bay views and access to the wide canals featuring deep, protected waters. The remaining 207 “dry” properties offer access to the Bird Key Yacht Club and slips are available to members. On St. Armands Key, the Sarasota Yacht Club is a mere minutes within walking distance, as is Marina Jack’s near downtown. For the sailor looking for the competitive edge, the Sarasota Sailing Squadron is only a few minutes drive.
Situated just over the Ringling Causeway, downtown Sarasota is home to Florida’s cultural and artistic hub with the Ringling Museum of Art and Design and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall just up the Tamiami Trail. Sarasota offers a surprisingly rich arts and cultural scene for a town if its size. Here, you can enjoy opera, live professional theater, and numerous live music venues. If you enjoy arts festivals, Bird Key is never far from any event in Sarasota, be it the Sarasota Festival of the Arts at Five Points, the Sarasota Film Festival the Downtown Sarasota Arts & Crafts Festival, or the St Armands Circle Art Festival.
A secluded key unconnected to the mainland, Bird Key remains in the middle of all the action. You can enjoy a day at the beach, downtown, at the theater or simply in your own backyard, enjoying stunning vistas of the surrounding bay. Probably one of the most envious amenities of those living on Bird Key is their proximity to the most beautiful beaches in the country while still retaining a distinction and privacy that is altogether that of Bird Key. If you have an appetite for living central to the chic lifestyle Sarasota has to offer, Bird Key has what you’re after.
Contact Jaime Carrion at 941-928-8892 if your're interested in buying a home in Bird Key or with any questions you may have.