When seen from the shores of the mainland or from a boat on the Gulf of Mexico, the barrier islands of the Sarasota Bay may appear to be a real estate conglomerate of condominium towers, leaving no room for single family homes. This perception changes immediately upon entering Siesta Key and finding the pleasant Bay Island Shores neighborhood.
With architectural styles dating back to the early part of last century, the Bay Island Shores community offers a pleasing ideal of island lifestyle. The home designs vary widely, from the small yet well-appointed bungalows to the palatial waterfront estates with deep-water docks for large yachts.
Most single family residences in Bay Island have amazing views of the Sarasota Bay and its keys, or the striking city skyline. Home prices start in the mid $400Ks for cozy homes measuring less than 2,000 square feet. The price tag of a Bay Island waterfront mansion with six bedrooms and an equal number of bathrooms can be in the millions, though it can be negotiated.
The location of this exclusive community is enviable and it offers a perfect blend of luxury and family lifestyle. Bay Island can be approached by land from downtown Sarasota driving on the John Ringling causeway bridge, or by boat from the Gulf of Mexico. The isle is separated by canals from Siesta Key, but connected via Siesta Drive, thus placing the world-famous white sands of Siesta Beach five minutes away. With downtown Sarasota located just a short drive from Bay Island, residents have easy access to just about anything they need. The three closest schools, Philippi Shores Elementary, Brookside Middle and Sarasota High, are all within two miles from the neighborhood.
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(all data current as of 2/1/2023)
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