Bird Key

Bird Key real estate presents excellent choices for residences with unobstructed Sarasota bay views. A small island situated between St. Armands Key and downtown Sarasota on the mainland of southwest Florida, Bird Key exclusively offers single family homes. There are no high-rise condos here to obstruct the magnificent panorama of Sarasota Bay and the Sarasota skyline.

For a bit of trivia, this island was formerly owned by a nephew of the circus magnate John Ringling. After the former owner, John Ringling North, sold the property, the erstwhile 21-acre Bird Key was expanded in the 1950s by dredging more than 30,000 cubic yards of sand from its Sarasota Bay locality. This reclamation project eventually produced 250 acres of buildable land that became the platform for the exciting options found in the listings of Bird Key real estate for sale.

Bird Key

There are only 510 residences on the island, which was so named because of the numerous shorebirds that visit it regularly. The prices of Bird Key residences start around the mid $800s which can be quoted for three-bedroom homes having floor plans of around 2,000 square feet. The list prices hit the multi-million-dollar level for sales-listed residences with floor spaces exceeding 3,000 square feet. Prime Bird Key real estate listings feature full bay front homes with floor areas of over 7,00 square feet priced at just under $10 million.

Easy access to the sea is definitely among the attractions of owning Bird Key real estate. Many of the properties in the island are located directly in front of Sarasota Bay or across deep-water canals. There is a private yacht club in the island and it has a counterpart on the nearby St. Armands Key. The docks of Marina Jack are also just a few minutes away in downtown Sarasota, to add more options to boat-based leisure activities.

Bountiful recreational possibilities can be enjoyed at the beaches of the neighboring Lido Key. Chic and trendy shops are likewise readily accessible at the nearby St. Armand’s Circle which also features many splendid dining facilities.

Bird Key

Alternative shopping and dining venues may be found in downtown Sarasota which can be reached with a short drive across the Ringling Causeway. Main Street Merchants and the Colonial Shopping Village are but two of the points of interest in this city district. Fine restaurants, like Ceviche Tapas and Mattison’s City Grille, also abound in the area.

In addition, famous Sarasota venues celebrating arts and culture provide yet another charm to the homes in Bird Key. Notable among these are the Ringling Museum of Art, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, and the Florida Studio Theater, a conglomeration definitely as elite as the island’s real estate properties and residents.


Bird Key Real Estate for Sale

Below are all of the current real estate listings available for sale on Bird Key.

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622 S OWL DR

$8,995,000 - 4 BD/4+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 5,355

Coldwell Banker Res R E

100 S WARBLER LN

$4,898,000 - 4 BD/3+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 5,780

Coldwell Banker Res R E

125 N WARBLER LN

$4,595,000 - 4 BD/5+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 5,865

Coldwell Banker Res R E

682 MOURNING DOVE DR

$4,495,000 - 4 BD/5 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 6,449

Premier Sothebys Intl Realty

663 MOURNING DOVE DR

$3,995,000 - 5 BD/6+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 6,358

Coldwell Banker Res R E

554 S SPOONBILL DR

$3,790,000 - 4 BD/5+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 3,890

Coldwell Banker Res R E

216 BIRD KEY DR

$3,750,000 - 5 BD/6 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 5,267

Premier Sothebys Intl Realty

639 MOURNING DOVE DR

$3,695,000 - 5 BD/5+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 5,172

Coldwell Banker Res R E

411 PHEASANT WAY

$2,250,000 - 5 BD/4+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 3,774

Michael Saunders & Company

319 BIRD KEY DR

$1,695,000 - 4 BD/3+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 4,187

Coldwell Banker Res R E

461 E ROYAL FLAMINGO DR

$1,490,000 - 3 BD/3 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 3,920

Premier Sothebys Intl Realty

510 BLUE JAY PL

$1,399,000 - 3 BD/3 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 3,312

Coldwell Banker Res R E

547 BLUE JAY PL

$1,395,000 - 3 BD/3 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 2,754

Michael Saunders & Company

417 PHEASANT WAY

$1,375,000 - 3 BD/2+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 3,428

Coldwell Banker Res R E

427 WOOD DUCK DR

$1,050,000 - 3 BD/2 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 1,918

Michael Saunders & Company

465 PARTRIDGE CIR

$995,000 - 3 BD/2+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 2,330

Ocean Real Estate LLC

605 WILD TURKEY LN

$959,000 - 3 BD/2+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 2,199

Key Realty

129 SEAGULL LN

$925,000 - 4 BD/2+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 2,267

Premier Sothebys Intl Realty

637 S OWL DR

$849,000 - 3 BD/3 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 2,570

Coldwell Banker Res R E

Listing data source: MFRMLS - IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers’ personal, non-commercial use, that it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing, and that the data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS.