Welcome to Key Biscayne
An island reverie, comprised of impressive mansions and Bohemian beaches, Key Biscayne is a sanctuary in the sun, idyllic for house hunters looking to invest in a new home in South Florida. Nestled beyond the Rickenbacker Causeway, residents can find tranquility and privacy in this lush village neatly tucked away from metropolitan Miami. A tropical jungle of some of the most sought-after beaches in the United States including Crandon Beach Park to the north and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Beach to the south, Key Biscayne offers the allure of vacation style living complete with a safe haven of security, child friendly activities, laidback waterfront restaurants, luxury resorts like The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne and nearby bustling neighborhoods only a short drive away.
Resting on a seven by two-mile Barrier Island, accessible by the Rickenbacker Causeway and Virginia Key (most notable for the Miami Seaquarium, sublime conditions for windsurfing and its close distance from the Rusty Pelican, Rickenbacker Marina, and fast paced mountain bike trails), Key Biscayne is beguiling with charm and architectural history. Initially developed after World War II and formally incorporated as a village in 1991, many of the homes in Key Biscayne reflect original modest bungalows with terrazzo floors. Inherently, a perfect set of bones. However, a stream of new construction properties with modern floorplans are taking flight. Bayfront estates with expansive acreage and exceptional outdoor rooms in addition to beachfront condominiums are multiplying throughout the island baring designs that are big on style and space. Nevertheless, Key Biscayne’s strongest attraction is its blissful, pastel-colored sunsets with endless views of Miami’s city limits.
Dining Scene in Key Biscayne
A family oriented atmosphere with a tight knit community, there’s something for everyone of all ages to discover including a vast dining scene on Crandon Boulevard including Donut Gallery Restaurant, Costa Med Bistro + Wine, LightKeepers, La Boulangerie Boul'Mich, Kebo Restaurant and Sir Pizza. Boaters Grill, situated on No Name Harbor, is an enchanting spot to enjoy the Key Biscayne twilight while indulging in a decadent meal by the water’s edge. Pro-yachtsmen can slip into the gentle waves for the day and anchor aboard No Name Harbor for an afternoon filled with water adventures, bike riding and a picnic on the beach.
Outdoor Attractions in Key Biscayne
Besides watersport activities, Key Biscayne houses the prodigious 18-hole Crandon Golf Course, designed by Robert Von Hagge and Bruce Devlin. Representing the former home of the annual Royal Caribbean Classic, Crandon Golf Course is the gold star of links. Also in Crandon Park is a palm shaded, picnic-inviting beach, spanning along a two-mile stretch. With cabanas for rent on the south side and a roller-skating area, playground, carousel and tennis center (home to the Sony Ericsson Open) on the north side, there are endless outdoor happenings to enjoy. Key Biscayne Yacht Club and a 109-step lighthouse pull this inviting community together with heart and warmth.
Family-Friendly Environment in Key Biscayne
Speaking to an “all in the family” narrative, find no shortage of grocery stores, libraries, and shops throughout town. Maintaining its old fashioned, Old Florida charm, Key Biscayne is quiet and secure with its own full-service police department. Widely appealing for its quaint aura, residents can feel at ease taking a leisurely mid-evening stroll or watching their children bike ride on lush-tented sidewalks.
Advanced public and private schools are located on the island including Amikids Miami-dade South, Key Biscayne K-8 Center, Key Biscayne International Christian School, Key Biscayne Presbyterian School, St. Agnes Academy and MAST Academy (one of South Florida’s most premiere magnet schools). A short drive to the mainland is some of the best institutions in the country, serving students from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade, including Ransom Everglades School, St. Stephens Episcopal Day School and Carrollton School-Sacred Heart. In addition, University of Miami, noteworthy for its School of Law, is located in Coral Gables.
During after school hours, Village Green Park (stretching 9.5 acres and home to its own Dog Park and playground), is the picture-perfect destination for children to play soccer or jog on a half-mile track course. A Community Center, with a gymnasium and pool, bounds Village Green Park to the south.