Bird Key, a prestigious Time-honored community, is located five minutes from downtown Sarasota on the Gulf of Florida. Located between St. Armands Key and mainland Sarasota, Bird Key is minutes away from the deep canals of Sarasota Bay, the sparkling white sands of Lido Beach, and world class dining or shopping at St. Armands Circle, stimulating cultural amenities and numerous business centers.
In 1911, when Lindsay Worcester fell in love with the Bird Key beaches, palm trees and secluded islands, Thomas Worcester purchased the Bird Key from the US state and built an extravagant modern mansion costing a total US$100,000 to complete. John Ringling bought the Key in the early 1920’s and developed the place. The mansion built by the Worcesters was redesigned for the Bird Key Yacht Club.
If you are searching for a waterfront home in one of Sarasota’s excellent residences that offers scenic views and boating facilities, Bird Key is your choice.
The Bird Key is a boater’s paradise. With the deep water canals, uniquely designed bay front properties and accessibility to a private yacht club that offers fine dining, pool and tennis court facilities, makes the Bird Key the perfect location for a true boater’s sanctuary.
The extra wide canals or waterways are perfect for boating. In the deep water, there are no internal bridges enabling the boaters to have direct access to the gulf. There are many more activities Bird Key has in store for visitors and residents. These activities include fishing, boating, windsurfing, jet skiing, kayaking, biking, nature walks and fitness, tennis, and sunning.
Majority of Bird Key homes are waterfront, either on canals or by the bay. Due to the high base elevation of Bird Key, most properties are built up to only 4 feet. Bird Key, one of Sarasota’s premier areas, consists of more single-family homes than duplex, condominiums or villas.
The gated Bird Key community is currently undergoing major upgrades and renovations. Most old homes are being torn down and redesigned with superior and more luxurious properties.
Bird Key offers convenience to all its residence with access to all its amenities, shops, events, and activities by walking, biking or by simply taking a bus.
With its perfect boating location, majestic waterfront homes, accessibility to all necessities, secured community, and world-renowned neighborhood, Bird Key is truly anyone’s dream lifestyle setting.