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.
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.
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.
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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