South Florida Spotlight: Key BiscayneJune 19, 2015
Key Biscayne is the ultimate opportunity for family living in a luxury setting. It’s a secluded town, just 30-minutes from cosmopolitan Miami. This barrier reef island is accessible via the Rickenbacker Causeway. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, this sophisticated village is one of the most coveted places to live in all of greater Miami-Dade County. The island offers full service luxury condos with year round resort type living, as well as older, classic, large Floridian-style homes along the coast some of which directly face the stunning Miami skyline. The median sale price for single-family homes is $2.75 million. There are two excellent public schools and a private school for the area’s children: Key Biscayne Elementary serves K-8. Mast Academy is the local high school. Key Point Academy is the local independent school for K-8.
The atmosphere is laid back and supports an active lifestyle with plenty of opportunities for golf, tennis, surfing and diving. This family friendly town is also a boaters’ paradise. The city enforces strict policies to maintain the low-key lifestyle. The majority of the island is protected parkland, which keeps the island from being over run with development and preserves its unique old world charm. Whether a year-round residence or winter retreat, it’s the perfect place to escape the demanding fast pace of urban living for a quiet, high quality of life, close to a major metropolitan city.
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