Key Biscayne is an island village, four miles long and two miles wide, located south and east of downtown Miami. The village is connected to Miami via the Rickenbacker Causeway. Key Biscayne is home to two miles of beachfront plus two major parks, Crandon Park and Bill Baggs State Park.
The East side of the village is on the the beachside. The beach goes from Crandon Park beach to Bill Baggs State Park. The village side on the beach has either condos, apartmernts or luxury hotels, some with a beach access. I walked or rode my bike and took a few pictures and checked it out.
Some of the hotels and condos along the beach side, with the library mixed in.
The west side of the village has the businesses and behind them are the private homes.
Pictures of some of the businesses we see when entering and leaving the park.
In the Village Green they have a very nice dog park that has artificial turf instead of grass.
Fire Department and Village Hall photos
These are the Mansions, private homes, a lot of them are on the canal or have a beach access. There is no poor section in the Village.
I copied this from a magazine article I read. “The Village is home to approximately 12, 600 people and a variety of luxury real estate including oceanfront condos, such as the ultra, ultra-luxe Oceana Key Biscayne, along with single-family homes. The island holds a distinctive, cool vibe complete with locals getting around by golf cart. “The Key,” as most refer to it, also offers a variety of shopping centers including retail and office space, along with many parks, recreation, a public library and one of the most prestigious private schools in South Florida, MAST Academy. It is truly a tropical paradise, an island retreat of swaying palm trees in the cool breezes off the ocean and bay, and with blue skies and sunny beaches.”
And another article I read said this- “Key Biscayne is always showing up on different lists as one of the most expensive places to live or vacation in Florida. The folks here are plain loaded. The average price of a home being $ 1.7 million bucks., The media income for a family is $135,000. And the people here are by far the smartest in the entire state, where more than 3 out of 4 people has a college degree. And they’ll be the first to tell you they can be snooty doing so. There are also several snobby hotels here, include the Ritz-Carlton, The Ocean Club and The Grand Bay.
Two different outlooks on Key Biscayne for sure. I can only say I have seen both sides especially volunteering at the gate. But all in all I definitely can’t complain. It is a truly beautiful park and staying at Bill Baggs for free has been just an incredible experience!