Bird Key Sarasota FL Real Estate
Bird Key Homes
Bird Key is an upscale neighborhood with 510 home sites and an active Homeowner's Association. Many of the original homes that were built during the 1950's have been replaced with elegant estate homes. Security patrols during the day and the gate is guarded at night. The natural beauty of Bird Key, the sparkling bay views, the casual Florida lifestyle of a Bird Key home ranges from the $400,000 to $5.5 million.
Bird Key is a
paradise island of luxury homes located just west of downtown Sarasota, surrounded by the beautiful azure waters of Sarasota Bay. Just ONE minute to downtown
Sarasota, Bird Key is close to everything with the ambiance of a private
Real Estate on Bird Key
This is a boater's dream, with deep water canals, spectacular bay front homes and a private yacht club. The residents are professionals, CEO's, attorneys, doctors, entrepreneurs, some retirees, affluent families and celebrities that are friendly, yet respect the privacy of their neighbors.
Typical Waterfront Lot on Bird Key
Bird Key lots are usually obtained by tearing down older outdated homes to make space for new estate homes. Bay front, canal front and interior lots are all popular on Bird Key. All Bird Key residents are invited to be a member of the Bird Key Yacht Club.
Bird Key History
In 1911, Lindsay Worcester of Cincinnati was in Florida to recover from illness and she took a small boat with friends out to Bird Key for a picnic. She fell in love with the natural beauty, beaches, birds and palm trees on the small island. Her husband, Thomas Worcester, purchased Bird Key from the state to build a beautiful modern home for them. Their mansion took three years and cost over $100,000 to complete. Thomas sold it to John Ringling in the early 1920's. John also purchased St. Armands Key and Lido Key.
John's sister, Ida Ringling North, moved into the mansion on Bird Key. Ringling built the Ringling Causeway from the mainland for easy access to Bird Key, St. Armands Circle and Lido Key with great plans for homes, shopping, hotels and entertainment. In 1936 John died and bequeathed the island to Ida, who lived there in the beautiful home until she died in 1950. The island was enlarged, her home was removed and the Bird Key Yacht Club today is on the site of the first home on Bird Key.
John Werner REALTOR, Bird Key
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Bird Key Fl is an upscale waterfront residential neighborhood located 5 minutes from downtown Sarasota on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Bird Key is located between mainland Sarasota and St. Armands Key. Quick access to Bird Key is by a new fixed-span bridge that connects downtown Sarasota to Bird Key's eastern side. Traveling to the west, St. Armands Key and Lido Key are connected by bridges and Longboat Key is across a bridge to the north of St. Armands.
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