One of the most coveted neighborhoods in Sarasota, FL, Bird Key is surrounded by panoramic views of Sarasota Bay. In the late fifties Bird Key was created by dredge and fill, the neighborhood is approximately 250 acres in mass and is a boater's paradise, with many of its homes situated directly on the bay or on deep-water canals. Bird Key also boasts its own prestigious yacht club.Originally called Bird Key because of the large population of birds that flock to the original island, in fact all the street through Bird Key is named after, you guessed it, birds!
Originally developed as the home of Ida Ringling North, sister of John Ringling of circus fame, today, approximately 460 luxurious estate homes are surrounded by water while being in close proximity to downtown Sarasota. Bird Key is a community of Bird Key real estate single-family homes. Once the considered a neighborhood of “snowbirds” or retirees, its sleepy streets and panoramic of Sarasota Bay and the ever changing Sarasota skyline have attracted a younger generation of new residents in recent years, including many celebrities.
Today, many of the original 50’s architecture homes are totally renovated or torn down and completely rebuilt, among them some of the largest and luxurious waterfront estate homes in Sarasota ranging from approximately 800,000 to over $8,000,000. For those looking for Sarasota homes for sale in Florida, the discerning home buyer needs to be sure to consider some of the Bird key homes for sale.