Casey Key: Natural Beauty
One of Florida’s most prestigious addresses, the Casey Key is located fifteen miles south of downtown Sarasota, between Blackburn Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Casey Key Florida is a secluded and unique eight-mile long island, which stretching from north of Siesta Key to the southern tip of Venice Island. Casey Key was originally known as Chaises Key. When John Charles Casey, a US army Captain, came to the Gulf Coast of Florida, he was assigned to move the Seminole Indians that were still present in the area. Casey was known for working peacefully and fair. In 1856, after successfully surveying the coastal area for the US government, Chaises Key was officially renamed Casey Key.
Swing Bridge and Pivot Bridge are the two bridges that provide access to Casey Key. Both bridges have withstood history dating back to the early 1920’s. A gate with a full-time guard protects the north end of Casey Key.
With a sense of seclusion, Casey Key is simply paradise. The natural beaches of Casey Key are located on the Gulf of Mexico. These breathtaking beaches are protected with mangroves and wild sea oats providing habitat for the abundant native island birds that share the island. Living just offshore are manatees, gorgeous dolphins and other aquatic wildlife. Casey Key’s untainted wildlife and natural environment are watched over by legislation.
With Casey Key’s sparkling white, sandy and un-crowded beaches, you can enjoy the unspoiled tropical atmosphere any way you want. The beaches by the dock are popular for being the best place for surfing during the season.
Nokomis Beach, the oldest public beach in Sarasota County, which encompasses 22 acres, is located in Casey Key. The 1/3-mile beach offers a collection of facilities such as lifeguards, parking spaces, restrooms, public showers, and a variety of snack choices.
Located at the bay front on the south end of Casey Key, a beachfront public park has the most majestic scene of the perfect sunsets and sunrise. With a peaceful and family-oriented environment, the park is perfect for picnics and dates.
Casey Key Florida offers a blend of wealth, beauty, elegance and privacy. The residents of Casey Key are a combination of full time residents, vacationers worldwide, and seasonal residents. Casey Key has approximately 400 residencies.
The Casey Key consists of real estate such as water-front homes, luxurious properties, direct Gulf-front homes, and bay front estates. Majority of the real estate have large oaks and mature vegetation providing the residents with an old Florida charm.
Most of the properties on Casey Key include a beach area on the Gulf of Mexico. With fine white sand and Little Sarasota Bay front land which offer boat docking, these homes are perfect for people who loves the beach lifestyle.
Most homes are built along the Casey Key Road that runs the length of the entire key. These breathtaking scenic gulf front homes are shaded by tropical trees, which form a canopy over parts of the road.
Conservative yet elegant architecture reigns supreme, with a few exceptions. Land use in Casey Key is restricted to single-family residences, many of which stretch from gulf to bay.
Visitors and residents also have a number of choices for educational facilities, restaurants and nightlife, arts and museums, market place and shopping, employment opportunities, water activities and other sports. Any activity you could think of, Casey Key has it all.
Whether you want to write a book in the park, or you wish to surf and a ride boat, Casey Key caters to the needs of all ages. Casey Key is definitely for everyone who dreams of a picture perfect island lifestyle.