When a home on Bird Key goes up for sale, it is a rare opportunity to live at one of Sarasota's most prestigious addresses! There are only 511 home sites exist on this unique topical island. Two hundred ninety-one have water access, and 220 are off-water. "New Edzell," built by Thomas Martin Worcester, was the first Bird Key residence finished in 1914 on the 12-acre site. Worcester's wife, Davie, never saw the completion of the three-year project. The home was sold to John Ringling in the 1920s. Ringling's sister Ida occupied the property until she died in 1950. Arvida Real Estate purchased the property in 1959 to develop the property much as it is today.
Bird Key is uniquely situated between St. Armand's and Lido Key to the west and the Sarasota downtown to the east. Homes range from the 500s and can go well into the several million.
The Bird Key Yacht Club offers a complete club experience to its members and guests waterfront dining, tennis, swimming, and boat slips. Check out the Bird Key Yacht Club or the Sarasota Yacht Club—Website for more information. Here is also an excellent brochure on the Bird Key Yacht Club with more details.
If your interests are more tuned towards a maintenance-free condominium, Golden Gate Point is located just across the John Ringling Bridge and in full view of Bird Key.
Street names include Meadow Lark, Owl, Blue Jay, Wild Turkey, Warbler, Bob White, Robin, Seagull, Mourning Dove, Meadow Lark, and Partridge. o now you have a bit more understanding of how Bird Key got its name!
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