Key Biscayne is a small island community located south of Miami in Miami-Dade County. The city is accessible through the Rickenbacker Causeway and has become known in recent years for its luxury condos and luxury resorts. Since 2007, Key Biscayne has seen an influx of visitors and full time residents staying at luxury properties and condos like The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Bay, Ocean Club, and Casa Del Mar. While the island is developed and there are ample luxury condos to purchase, the tallest building stands at just 27 stories high, significantly smaller than neighboring Miami or the urban environment of a large city. Surrounded by water on all sides, almost all of the condos on Key Biscayne feature breathtaking views of Downtown Miami and the Florida Keys.
Since the influx of population earlier in the decade, many community members motioned to enact zoning changes which limited development on Key Biscayne in an effort to preserve some of the rich history and natural beauty that surrounds the area. Key Biscayne became famous in the late 1960’s, when President Richard Nixon used his property on the island as his winter White House and conducted official government business here during the winter months. Key Biscayne is home to some of the very best tropical parkland in the region including Crandon Park, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, and numerous historical lighthouses and preservation areas.
Although considered rather large by Florida Key standards, Key Biscayne measures at only 1.4 square miles, but is planned and zoned to maximize residential opportunity on the island. However, the beaches on Key Biscayne are like your very own island paradise and are significantly quieter, cleaner, and less crowded that Miami Beach and Broward County beaches in the area. If you are snorkeling or scuba enthusiast, Key Biscayne is home to a protected barrier reef just offshore, with some areas open to exploration. While some of the commercial expansion has been limited following the influx of luxury properties in Key Biscayne, there are still plenty of luxury condos and opportunities for luxury living left in Key Biscayne.