Bird Key Real Estate – Sarasota

Bird Key, Sarasota, Florida, 34236

Bird Key

Bird Key is an elite community with a pedigree tracing back to the Ringling circus clan which was behind the development of exciting Sarasota Florida real estate properties like the St. Armands Circle. This barrier island between St. Armands Key and the Sarasota mainland formerly consists of only 21 acres but subsequent reclamation turned it into a 250-acre property where some 511 single family homes are now nestled.

John Ringling acquired Bird Key and its New Edzell Castle mansion during the 1920s, intending to have it as a summer retreat for then President Harding. Eventually though this home became the residence of John’s sister, Ida North, with the president passing away in 1923. It was John’s nephew, John Ringling North, who thought of developing the island in the 1950s as a residential enclave. Its actual development for the Sarasota real estate market, however, was done by Arvida Realty which purchased the property in 1959.

Bird Key

There are 291 waterfront homes in Bird Key while 220 are off-water properties. Many of the residences here were built during the 1950s and the 1960s, and these have undergone either extensive renovations or complete rebuilding. Some are million-dollar homes with estate-sized lots that truly count among the most upscale of Sarasota homes for sale.

The floor areas of residences at Bird Key typically measure from around 3,500 to over 7,000 square feet, featuring three to five bedrooms. Bird Key homes for sale with floor spaces of about 2,000 square feet can have asking prices in the $500s. The quoted price can approach the $6-million mark for a bayfront, four-bedroom home with a floor plan of nearly 6,300 square feet.

As to be expected, docks and boat facilities are common features among the residences in the community. This neighborhood is, after all, strategically located for most of its residents to have direct access to the waters of Sarasota Bay and onward to the Gulf of Mexico. For these activities, a membership to the Bird Key Yacht Club would surely be advantageous. The club also holds parties, social events and other activities such as excursions to the famous Sarasota golf courses in the mainland.

Bird Key

In addition, a slew of lifestyle choices are within a short bike ride away at the nearby St. Armands Circle where there are more than a hundred trendy boutiques, shops and popular Sarasota restaurants. The choices are as exquisite at the Sarasota downtown where the options go beyond shopping and include the superb entertainment offered at such arts and culture centers as the Van Wezel, the Florida Studio Theater, and Sarasota Opera House. Moreover, the schools in the area are A-rated which not only include institutions in the elementary, high school, and middle levels, but also top-notch universities and colleges.


Bird Key Real Estate for Sale

Below are all of the current real estate listings available for sale at Bird Key.

Please contact us if you would like to schedule a tour of any of the listed properties.

MLS# A4596975 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 109 N WARBLER LN
  • Price: $11,750,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 5292 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: BIRD KEY SUB
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3+
  • Under Construction. Bird Key bayfront opportunity. Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac, this is the epitome of luxury coastal living. Your opportunity to own a meticulously crafted custom home by Seaward Homes Curated Collection, Sarasota's premier waterfr ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER REALTY

MLS# A4602545 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 364 W ROYAL FLAMINGO DR
  • Price: $9,250,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 6289 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: BIRD KEY SUB
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 5+
  • This remarkable Bayfront residence is nestled in arguably the best location on the prestigious and highly sought-after Bird Key neighborhood. Custom-built in 2007 by renowned builder Steve Murray of Murray Homes, this masterpiece epitomizes quality c ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER REALTY

MLS# A4601285 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 340 W ROYAL FLAMINGO DR
  • Price: $8,500,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 6067 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: BIRD KEY SUB
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 6+
  • INCREDIBLE NEW PRICE REDUCTION, BEST BAY FRONT VALUE IN SARASOTA. Welcome to this impressive 6000-square-foot home on one of Bird Key's favorite streets. 110 feet of expansive west-facing full bay views overlooking Lido Key, the Sarasota Yacht Club, ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY

MLS# A4557763 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 118 N WARBLER LN
  • Price: $7,250,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 4594 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: BIRD KEY SUB
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4+
  • Pre-Construction. To be built. Award winning custom home builder Heritage Builders is proud to introduce The Sand Dollar at Bird Key, this one-of-a-kind estate is a work of art featuring 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 3 half baths and an expansive floor p ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: HB REALTY GROUP INC.

MLS# A4609821 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 102 SEAGULL LN
  • Price: $6,900,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 3706 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: BIRD KEY SUB
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3
  • Nestled on a half-acre corner lot, this waterfront property boasts unobstructed, full bay views. Perfect for the boating enthusiast with deep water access and an impressive 275 feet of seawall, various watercraft and up to an 80 foot yacht can be acc ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: BECKMANN REAL ESTATE

MLS# A4609702 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 367 W ROYAL FLAMINGO DR
  • Price: $5,750,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 5257 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: BIRD KEY SUB
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4
  • Positioned within the distinguished Bird Key enclave, this beautiful gated residence is now offered as the BEST VALUE waterfront property on the Key. Sitting on the West end of Dolphin Waterway, it provides immediate access to Sarasota Bay and the Gu ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COMPASS FLORIDA LLC

MLS# A4601411 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 414 MEADOW LARK DR
  • Price: $5,600,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 5000 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: BIRD KEY SUB
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4+
  • Introducing the epitome of waterfront luxury in the highly sought-after Bird Key community. Prepare to be captivated by the sheer grandeur of this remarkable property, complete with an expansive, 100-foot-long deep-water dock. It is Meticulously desi ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: ROSEBAY INTERNATIONAL REALTY, INC

MLS# A4613523 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 121 SEAGULL LN
  • Price: $4,850,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 4594 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: BIRD KEY SUB
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4
  • Luxurious Living Redefined on Bird Key! Welcome to the epitome of modern elegance! Step into this custom-designed "smart home" by John Cannon Homes, where beauty, simplicity, and sophistication converge to offer you the ultimate lifestyle experience. ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP

MLS# A4596114 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 430 PHEASANT WAY
  • Price: $4,197,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 3461 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: BIRD KEY SUB
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4+
  • Under Construction. Located in the high-demand waterfront community of Bird Key, this brand new elite home of luxury will impress with excellence in craftsmanship and eye-catching amenities at every turn. The award-winning team at Allegra Homes intro ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: GRECO REAL ESTATE

MLS# A4572272 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 640 N OWL DR
  • Price: $3,995,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 2672 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: BIRD KEY SUB
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3
  • Pre-Construction. To be built. Located on the quiet, calm low traffic street of N Owl Dr. on Sarasota's Premier Island address of Bird Key, this oversized lot is ready for the featured modern and beautiful John Cannon designed island home. 3 Bedrooms ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: PREFERRED SHORE

MLS# N6133030 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 625 S OWL DR
  • Price: $3,950,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 2808 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: BIRD KEY SUB
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3
  • One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. The only MOVE-IN ready NEW construction home on Bird Key! Featuring careful design and meticulous attention to detail, this beautiful custom residence in highly desirable Bird Key, ideally located betwe ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTL REALTY

MLS# A4595969 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 435 PHEASANT WAY
  • Price: $3,925,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 2890 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: BIRD KEY SUB
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3+
  • Under Construction. Greeted with a dramatic modern faade, two-story entry foyer, a brick paver drive, and an appealing street presence of lush colorful plantings, this brand-new gorgeous residence with 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths is rich in a ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: GRECO REAL ESTATE

MLS# A4614025 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 606 OWL WAY
  • Price: $2,299,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 2475 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: BIRD KEY SUB
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3
  • This move-in ready three-bedroom, three-bath home with office rests on almost a third of an acre beyond the gates on Bird Key, Sarasota's pinnacle of luxury living. Nestled between the chic St. Armands Circle and the vibrant downtown Sarasota, this e ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTL REALTY

MLS# A4567966 View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 640 N OWL DR
  • Price: $2,145,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 0.3 Acres
  • Located on the quiet, calm low traffic street of N Owl Dr on Sarasota's Premier Island address of Bird Key, this oversized lot is ready for your builder, architect and designer dreams. Live in this most exceptional of Sarasota's neighborhoods a shor ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: PREFERRED SHORE