Bird Key is a Sarasota, Florida neighborhood rich in beauty, luxury, privacy, and history. In the early 1900s, Bird Key was purchased by Thomas Worcester of Cincinnati, Ohio. Worchester built the first expensive home on a Sarasota Bay island. In the 1920s, John Ringling of circus fame bought Bird Key and proceeded with the development of connecting Bird Key, Lido Key and St. Armands to mainland Sarasota. Arvida Corporation bought the Ringling properties and continued development of the 511 single family home sites. Today Bird Key real estate is among the most desirable in all of Sarasota.
Bird Key today is a beautiful boating community with just under 300 waterfront homes facing the bay or on interior canals. The remaining homes on Bird Key are not on the water and referred to as “garden homes.” You’ll find luxurious mansions on Bird Key, some “old Florida” style homes needing some “TLC” and possibly a refurbished beauty.
As a boating community, Bird Key is tops. The Bird Key Yacht Club is one of the most prestigious yachts clubs in Florida. The Club offers members an outstanding list of amenities as well as superior docking services with reciprocal agreements with other Yacht Clubs.
Amenities of Bird Key Yacht Club
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Bird Key Real Estate Data 2011
The Sarasota MLS currently reports 29 homes for sale on Bird Key. The lowest priced home is $545,000 and the highest is $8,800,000. Homes sales totaled 35 in 2011 and recent prices ranged from $407,000 to $4,950,000.
If you need more information on Bird Key real estate, contact the John Allen Team at 941-544-6467. We have agents who specialize in Bird Key, Siesta Key, Lido Key and Longboat Key available to give you more information or to schedule a tour of homes.
John Allen - Allen Real Estate Services, Inc.
7131 Curtiss Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34231