Key Biscayne Real Estate
Key Biscayne: A Luxurious Existence for Generations of South Floridians
Key Biscayne has a history few other South Florida destinations can match. That history, which begins with Ponce de Leon’s discovery of fresh water in 1513, has since lured generations of Miami’s elite, from founding families to captains of industry to a U.S. president, as well as requisite snowbirds from around the world. Initially named “Santa Marta” by its Spanish discoverer, Key Biscayne has blossomed into a community of refined luxury, with high-end amenities folded into a relaxed cultural atmosphere.
After initially serving as a possession of the King of Spain, Key Biscayne fell into American hands in 1821. The island, seven miles long and two miles wide, is the northernmost island in the Florida Keys archipelago that stretches southwest from Miami to Key West. It lies just across the Biscayne Bay from Coconut Grove and connects to the mainland via Rickenbacker Causeway. The Village of Key Biscayne covers 1.25 miles, bordered by Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Crandon Park. Both parks feature beautiful beaches.
Key Biscayne was once a coconut palm plantation. In its modern iteration, “The Island Paradise” of Key Biscayne—incorporated in 1991—is a world-class resort and residential community. The draw of its pristine beaches comprises one aspect of the allure. The other resides in the area’s simultaneous proximity to and distance from the urban hustle and bustle. Key Biscayne retains a small-town feel while providing its more than 12,000 residents with a short thirty-minute drive to Miami International Airport (via Interstate 95 and State Route 836) and just ten to twenty-minute commute to Brickell, downtown, midtown, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, and Coral Gables.
On Key Biscayne, residents can take advantage of its world-class tennis center, golf course, and abundant water activities, from kayaking and paddle-boarding to snorkeling and water skiing. Trails and exceptional beaches complement the offerings. Indoor amenities are equally impressive, including the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscyane, and a variety of grocery stores, places of worship, health care centers, and banks, with most clustered along Crandon Boulevard. The nationally ranked MAST Academy offers local residents top-notch schooling, and exceptional police and fire departments are within minutes of every home. Real estate taxes are surprisingly low. Find the perfect home at Key Biscayne with Saggio Realty.