Welcome to Bird Key
Gated, private living steeped in luxury. A rich history. Constant sunshine. A central location close to high-class amenities. These are just a few of the accommodations found in Bird Key. Hugging the Sarasota Bay, this barrier island is home to incredible views, private yacht clubs, and a warm, friendly atmosphere. Waterfront properties with private docks, custom homes with sky-high ceilings, and elegant estates can be found in Bird Key's premier neighborhood. Not a single condo or apartment is insight in this sophisticated community, instead sporting over 500 single-family homes, some of which are owned by celebrities like Jerry Springer and tennis legend Martina Navratilova.
What to Love
- A quiet, peaceful atmosphere
- A boater’s paradise with an exclusive, private yacht club
- Central location close to shopping destinations like downtown Sarasota and St. Armands Circle
Lido Key is a boater's paradise. With many homes nestled against the bay and other properties neighboring acclaimed yacht clubs, locals can often find themselves aboard private vessels for a day of salt air, sea breezes, and ocean mist. When not floating along the bay, residents appreciate the exclusive amenities offered at Bird Key Yacht Club by swimming or socializing at the clubhouse on-site. With a quick drive to St. Armands Circle, a day of shopping and eating is never out of the picture when you live in Bird Key.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Just moments away from the exclusive neighborhood of Bird Key is an assortment of upscale and casual eateries serving a wide range of cuisine. The Bird Key Yacht Club offers its members and their guests a fine dining experience for the ages. The restaurant’s executive chef and his professional staff serve up a menu of delectable eats in a chic, formal dining room. Aged steaks, fresh seafood, and appealing pasta dishes are just a few of the food options available, but don’t be fooled—the beverage list is just as sprawling as its counterpart menu. For those looking for a casual-elegant dining experience, Bird Key residents are just five minutes away from delightful seafood cuisine at Crab & Fin Restaurant. With locally and globally sourced ingredients, a warm atmosphere, and sprawling breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, this eatery has something for everyone. Choose from favorites like Hawaiian poke, harpoon swordfish, crab cakes, and shrimp scampi from the menu, or indulge in the restaurant’s expansive raw bar. The beverage menu is just as impressive, pouring up handmade mixed drinks, craft beer, and wine by the glass and bottle for guests to enjoy.
A premier shopping destination at St. Armands Circle is less than two miles from quiet Bird Key, providing its locals and visitors with the nearby convenience of over 130 stores.
Things to Do
Take advantage of the amenities offered at Bird Key Yacht Club with a day of tanning by the pool, strolling the club's 42-slip marina, indulging in a culinary experience in the formal dining room, or sipping on wine with friends at one of the clubhouse's many events. The neighborhood’s Bird Key Park offers a wealth of recreational opportunities, including kayaking, fishing, and hiking. Bring a picnic lunch to share under the pavilion or spread out a blanket near the water and read your favorite book.
Sarasota Public Schools serve Bird Key. Honorable schools within reach are:
- Riverview High School, a secondary institution serving grades ninth through twelfth, provides both International Baccalaureate and diploma programs for students and prides itself on an active SGA
- Pine View School, a second through twelfth-grade college preparatory school, is ranked as the #2 Best High School in all Florida high schools and the #1 Best High School in Sarasota County