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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675 MOURNING DOVE DR

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

SARASOTA

Sqft: 7,047

COLDWELL BANKER RES R E

614 S OWL DR

$5,400,000 - 5 BD/6+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 7,200

MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY

447 MEADOW LARK DR

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

SARASOTA

Sqft: 4,778

CLUB REALTY

212 BIRD KEY DR

$3,840,000 - 4 BD/4+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 3,938

COLDWELL BANKER RES R E

641 N OWL DR

$3,650,000 - 4 BD/5 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 4,608

CENTURY 21 DOCKSIDE RLTY ASSOC

476 PARTRIDGE CIR

$3,595,000 - 5 BD/4+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 5,267

COLDWELL BANKER RES R E

232 BIRD KEY DR

$3,390,000 - 6 BD/5+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 6,052

ORQUERA FLORIDA INVESTMENTS

319 W ROYAL FLAMINGO DR

$3,295,000 - 3 BD/3+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 3,745

COLDWELL BANKER RES R E

647 OWL WAY

$2,325,000 - 4 BD/4+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 3,880

GRECO REAL ESTATE

453 E ROYAL FLAMINGO DR

$2,100,000 - 4 BD/3+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 3,926

COLDWELL BANKER RES R E

659 N OWL DR

$1,850,000 - 4 BD/3 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 3,342

COLDWELL BANKER RES R E

436 PHEASANT WAY

$1,749,000 - 4 BD/4+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 4,289

COLDWELL BANKER RES R E

616 MOURNING DOVE DR

$1,649,000 - 4 BD/4 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 3,444

PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTL REALTY

646 MOURNING DOVE DR

$1,490,000 - 4 BD/3 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 2,487

RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP

547 BLUE JAY PL

$1,439,997 - 3 BD/3 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 2,754

BRIGHT REALTY

390 BOB WHITE DR

$1,425,000 - 4 BD/3 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 2,415

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA REALTY

480 MEADOW LARK DR

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

SARASOTA

Sqft: 2,983

MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY

343 BOB WHITE WAY

$950,000 - 4 BD/3+ BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 2,996

ACE REALTY & AUCTION LLC

210 SEAGULL LN

$928,000 - 3 BD/2 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 2,504

MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY

628 N OWL DR

$899,900 - 3 BD/2 BA

SARASOTA

Sqft: 2,534

KELLER WILLIAMS ISLAND LIFE REAL ESTATE

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.