Key Biscayne Community Information Resources

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Want to know more about Key Biscayne.  Below are some important websites that provide you with additional information about the Key Biscayne Community.

About Key Biscayne from Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_Biscayne

Key Biscayne City Data

http://www.city-data.com/city/Key-Biscayne-Florida.html

MAP of Key Biscayne

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&t=h&source=embed&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=103891140204378858969.0004546aa7fce69b4d136

 Key Biscayne Local Information – Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center

http://keybiscaynechamber.org/

Key Biscayne Florida Local Weather

http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Key+Biscayne+FL+USFL0241

Key Biscayne Community Center

http://www.activeislander.org/

Key Biscayne Florida Resident Demographics

http://www.keybiscaynechamber.org/pages/ResidentDemographics/

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

http://www.floridastateparks.org/capeflorida/

Cape Florida Lighthouse

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Florida_Light

Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne

http://miamiseaquarium.com/

 Crandon Park Beach in Key Biscayne

http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/crandon_beach.asp

Crandon Park Marina in Key Biscayne

http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/crandon_marina.asp

Rickenbacker Marina in Key Biscayne

http://www.rickenbackermarina.com/

Key Biscayne Area Nautical Chart

http://www.docksidereports.com/key_biscayne_chart.htm

Key Biscayne Nature Center

http://www.biscaynenaturecenter.org/

Stiltsville

http://www.stiltsville.org/

Crandon Park Golf at Key Biscayne

http://www.golfcrandon.com/

Crandon Men’s Golf Association

http://www.kbmga.com/

Crandon Park Tennis Center

http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/crandon_tennis.asp

Sony Open Tennis

http://www.sonyopentennis.com/About/Site-Info.aspx

Key Biscayne Yatch Club

http://www.kbyc.org/

Key Biscayne Library

http://www.mdpls.org/info/locations/kb.asp

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park

http://www.virginiakeybeachpark.net/

Jimbo’s Place Virginia Key

http://www.jimbosplace.com/  

 If you are interested in a more detail Information or in buying or selling please, email, text or Call @ 305.205.1567 your Key Biscayne Real Estate Expert JOSIE Albaine.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne Makes top 10 Beach List

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park located at the south tip of Key Biscayne, Florida was selected in the 22nd annual Top 10 Beach list for 2012 by Dr. Stephan P. Leatherman "Dr Beach" a professor at Florida International University.   The criteria he uses include sand and water quality, safety and environmental management.

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Great Key Biscayne Reads

If you enjoy reading and will like to know more about Key Biscayne, Florida and its history below are some Great Key Biscayne Reads:

Key Biscayne: A History of Miami's Tropical Island and the Cape Florida Lighthouse  by Joan Gill Blank

(Description by Amazon.com)

Just south of Miami Beach lies the southernmost sand barrier island of the continental United States–Key Biscayne. Long the symbol of an idyllic, barefoot, island lifestyle, this swirl of sand, five miles long by a mile and a half wide, is the subject of this lucid history, which begins 4,000 years ago and continues through its discovery of Ponce de Leon, its use as a military and lighthouse reservation, the Seminole Wars, shipwreck salvaging, and its present function as public parkland and residential and high-rise condominium village. On Cape Florida, Key Biscayne's southern end, the Cape Florida Lighthouse, newly restored, stands watch as it has for over 170 years. Drawing from original documents, including many letters and pictures saved by descendents of settlers and lighthouse keepers, the author created a vivid portrait of this compelling Florida island.

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About Key Biscayne Island Paradise

History

Key Biscayne Original Name is Bischiyano which means: "The Land blessed by the sun, the moon and their children the starts".

The Mackle brothers, Frank and Elliot began construction on the island's first residentail development in 1950, followeb by Key Biscayne's original shopping plaza and hotel. The population increased from 29 residents in 1950 to 2,500 during the following 5 years. Today, over 12,000 people call Key Biscayne home, either full or part time.

For early History on Key Biscayne visit Wikipedia Key Biscayne Early History 

About Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne is an island located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. Key Biscayne is connected to Miami via the Rickenbacker Causeway, originally built in 1947.

The northern portion of Key Biscayne is home to Crandon Park, a county park. The middle section of the island consists of the incorporated Village of Key Biscayne. The southern part of the island is Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

Key Biscayne is a wonderful little community, one of South Florida's best kep secrets. One of the things that makes the Village so special is its inhabitants who are friendly, charitable and determined to make their little Village a model community an old fashioned sense of fellowship with cutting edge public administration.

Geography

Key Biscayne is approximately 5 miles long, two mile wide barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. Bordered by Miami-Dade County Crandon Park to the north, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park to the south, the atlantic ocean to the east and Biscayne Bay to the west. The Village limit is 1.25 square miles. It is connected via causeway to the mainland, approximately seven miles away. The Village was incorporated on June 18, 1991.

Population

12,344 at the 2010 Census.

Housing / Commercial Property

6,318 residential units: 1,296 single family homes and 5,022 multi-family units.

Shopping centers and other retail/office space total approximately 232,682 square feet.

Finding Your way around

Crandon boulevard, Key Biscayne's main thoroughfare, bisect the village in half with single family and luxury waterfront homes overlooking Biscayne Bay on the west and high and low rise condominiums with ocean views and hotels on the east.

Crandon boulevard is the Key's commercial center, lined with small, friendly shopping centers, restaurants and offices.

For fine shopping and dining, visit the Harbor Plaza Shopping Center, The Square Shopping Center, The Galeria Shopping Center, L'Esplanade Maill and Key Colony Plaza.

Government

Council – Manager form of government. Village Council, the elected governing body, appropriates funds and determines policy and includes the Mayor, Vice Mayor and five Council Members. The Village Council appoints a Village Manager, Village Clerk and Village Attorney.

Parks and Recreation

Village Green: 9.5 acrees with multi-use open fields, half mile jogging course, tot lot with interactive fountain, community bandstand and small shade pavilion.

Community Center: Full service with gymnasium, meeting rooms and pool.

Lake Park: Nearly one acre with small shade pavilion overlooking a lake.

East Enid Linear Park: Half mile long and 10 foot wide, bricked walkway leading to Ocean Park.

Ocean Park: Native landscaping, palm plaza, large shade pavilion, and restrooms with shower facilities.

Calusa Park: 7.5 acres at the south end of Crandon Park with four public tennis courts and a multi purpose recreation building.

St. Agnes Academy: The playing fields and basketball courts at this private school are used by the Village under a shared-use agreement.

If you enjoy an Island Living Lifestyle Key Biscayne is the perfect place to live.

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Why Live in Key Biscayne Island Paradise

There are many Reasons why me and my clients love living in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Below are the Top 10 Reasons:

1.- Key Biscayne is self-governing, crime free, a delightfully easygoing tropical Island Paradise and a great place to live, shop, eat and play. Key Biscayne is considered one of the most exclusive areas in Miami and has one of the highest incomes per capita in the United States. 

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