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Bird Key Sarasota

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Bird Key Fl is an upscale waterfront residential neighborhood located 5 minutes from downtown Sarasota on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Bird Key is located between mainland Sarasota and St. Armands Key. Quick access to Bird Key is by a new fixed-span bridge that connects downtown Sarasota to Bird Key's eastern side. Traveling to the west, St. Armands Key and Lido Key are connected by bridges and Longboat Key is across a bridge to the north of St. Armands.

Real Estate on Bird Key

Bird Key is an upscale neighborhood with 510 home sites and an active Homeowner's Association. Many of the original homes that were built during the 1950's have been replaced with elegant estate homes. Security patrols during the day and the gate is guarded at night. The natural beauty of Bird Key, the sparkling bay views and the casual Florida lifestyle of a Bird Key are exceptional.

Bird Key Property

Bird Key is a  boater's dream, with deep water canals, spectacular bay front homes and a private yacht club. The residents are professionals, CEO's, attorneys, doctors, entrepreneurs, some retirees, affluent families and celebrities. Neighbors are friendly and respectful of one another's privacy. The smaller older homes are often replaced with large estate homes. Currently in 2010, the least expensive home on Bird Key is $539,000 for a 2400 square foot home built in 1965 on an interior lot to a new full bay front estate for $6,990,000. The zip code for Bird Key is 34236.

Bird Key History

In 1911, Lindsay Worcester of Cincinnati was in Florida to recover from illness and she took a small boat with friends out to Bird Key for a picnic. She fell in love with the natural beauty, beaches, birds and palm trees on the small island. Her husband, Thomas Worcester, purchased Bird Key from the state to build a beautiful modern home for them. Their mansion took three years and cost over $100,000 to complete. Thomas sold it to John Ringling in the early 1920's. John's sister, Ida Ringling North, moved into the mansion on Bird Key. Ringling built the Ringling Causeway from the mainland  for easy access to Bird Key, St. Armands Circle and Lido Key with great plans for homes, shopping, hotels and entertainment. In 1936 John died and bequeathed the island to Ida, who lived there in the beautiful home until she died in 1950. The island was enlarged, her home was removed and the Bird Key Yacht Club today is on the site of the first home on Bird Key.

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John & Nancy Werner
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Qualification for the Platinum Club is based on sales production for the year. It is the highest such award in the network with each of those inducted producing annual sales volume in excess of $8 million in real estate value based on annual earnings. Less than three percent of the Members in 24 countries and seven territories world-wide achieve such status. Thank you to our clients for this award!

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