Guide: Moving to Key Biscayne, FL
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Introduction to Key Biscayne, FL
The Village of Key Biscayne, described by its residents as an “Island Paradise,” is located east of the Rickenbacker Causeway and south of Miami Beach. It’s near Coconut Grove and Brickell. It’s a quiet island community close to the excitement of urban Miami.
Key Biscayne has extraordinary beaches, two wonderful state parks, unparalleled natural beauty, luxurious hotels, beach clubs, as well as world-class tennis. However, with its village square and size, it still maintains the feel of a small town.
Fabulous condos and estate residences, many of which are on the beaches and waterfront, can be found here along with seasonal rental opportunities.
Things To Do In Key Biscayne, FL
Key Biscayne, FL is perfect for those who appreciate nature and the charm of small-town living while remaining close to the energy of a buzzing metropolis. Here are some of the best landmarks and parks that residents can enjoy:
Crandon Park features a two-mile stretch of scenic beach that’s consistently named one of the best in the country. There is also an environmental study area named Bear Cut Preserve on-site, as well as cabana rentals, a golf course, a tennis center, and a marina. The Crandon Park Tennis Center has 26 courts, 13 of which are lighted. Lessons are offered and courts can be reserved for a small fee.
Key Biscayne Village Green Park is located near the center of the community. It’s perfect for daily movement and a favorite of kids. It contains multi-use open fields, a half-mile jogging course, a tot lot with an interactive splash fountain, a community bandstand, restrooms, and a small shade pavilion. There are plenty of tree-shaded benches on which to relax.
Biscayne National Park Institute is the perfect blend of the beautiful outdoors and education. It offers visitors a variety of tour options that include both natural and historic sites.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is located on South Crandon Boulevard in Key Biscayne. It sits on the southern end of the island and offers guests some of the most scenic vistas they’re likely to find. The park’s crown jewel is the historic Cape Florida Lighthouse that’s the oldest still-standing structure in the Miami area.
Best Schools In Key Biscayne, FL
There are many wonderful schools within Key Biscayne, FL. Here are some of the top-rated ones:
Key Biscayne Community Church Day School offers classes for children as young as 1.5 years old and as old as pre-kindergarteners.
Key Biscayne Presbyterian School has been providing quality early childhood education with a Christian foundation in a loving and nurturing environment since 1997.
Key Biscayne K-8 Center (also called the Key Biscayne Community School) is the largest school on Key Biscayne. It offers classes from kindergarten to 8th grade. Additionally, there is a lottery for parents who would like to enroll their children in the limited Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program as well as the ESL Cambridge program.
MAST Academy is a magnet high school and nationally recognized school of excellence that provides a marine setting and nurturing environment for studies. Its students are nurtured to achieve academic success, career preparation, and an appreciation of the sea along with environmental awareness.
Best Restaurants In Key Biscayne, FL
Despite having a small-town feel, there are plenty of delicious dining options on Key Biscayne. Residents can eat well without having to leave their island oasis.
El Gran Inka Peruvian Cuisine serves typical Peruvian dishes with a gourmet touch. It provides a gastronomic experience to its guests.
Kazumi serves fresh Japanese cuisine in a contemporary and chic space. The plates are as lovely as the interior.
Lightkeepers Restaurant is inspired by the Cape Florida Lighthouse and named for those who watched over ships from the coast. It’s an oceanfront restaurant that serves coastal cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients. Its menu focuses on fresh seafood and vegetables.
Randazzo’s Italian Seafood & Classic Dining brings Italian seafood and classics to Key Biscayne. It serves both staple dishes and delicious seafood items.
The Rusty Pelican is perhaps Key Biscayne’s most iconic restaurant. It’s especially popular with the weekend brunch crowd. Diners can savor fresh local seafood while they gaze out at the beautiful bay.
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