Key Biscayne - Miami Neighborhoods - Travel Miami

The wonderful tropical Island is a very quiet and mostly residential. Key Biscayne Island, located south of South Beach, is technically the first island of the Florida Keys. Beaches are spectacular, the landscaping is lush and waterfront activities are plenty. It is the best area to feel like you are in the Islands while being in Miami. Upscale hotels such as the Ritz Carlton are also present on the island. Relax during the day and party in South Beach at night. A car is definitely required to do things in Miami.

The Village of Key Biscayne, incorporated on June 18, 1991, is located in the center 1.25 square miles of a four-mile-long, two-mile-wide barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. The Village is bordered to the north by Miami-Dade County's Crandon Park and to the south by Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. The island is connected via causeway to the City of Miami on the mainland, approximately seven miles away.

Population: 10,507 (Source: 2000 United States Census)

Housing: Of the 6,318 residential units within the Village, 1,296 are single-family homes and 5,022 are multi-family units.

Commercial Property: Seven shopping centers and other retail/office space total approximately 232,682 square feet.

Parks and Recreation: The Village borders nearly 30 acres of pristine Atlantic beach, has five public parks, and enjoys a full-service Community Center with gymnasium and pool. The Village Green, 9.5 acres in size, contains a multi-use open fields, a half-mile jogging course, a tot lot with interactive splash fountain, a community bandstand, restrooms and small shade pavilion.

The Lake Park, nearly one acre in size, features a small shade pavilion overlooking the lake. East Enid Linear Park, a 1/2 mile in length, contains a ten-foot wide, bricked walkway leading to Ocean Park. The Ocean Park, recently completed, features native landscaping, a palm plaza, a large shade pavilion, and restrooms with shower facilities. Calusa Park, a 7.5-acre are at the south end of Crandon Park, abouts the Village and acres and features four public tennis courts and a multi-purpose recreation building. The playing fields and basketball courts at St. Agnes Academy are used by the Village under a shared-use agreement.