Key Biscayne- A Secluded ParadiseDecember 6, 2013
Key Biscayne flaunts brilliant, white sandy beaches and offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, drawing visitors from all over the world. The beautiful scenery, relaxed ambience, and tropical climate make Key Biscayne an ideal paradise for vacationers and residents alike, but its appeal does not stop there. Despite its small size, the exclusive island town compensates with fine restaurants, shops, and thrilling attractions. It is also the site of multi-million dollar homes owned by Fortune 500 Executives and celebrities such as Andy Garcia, Cher, Martin Margulies, and Mary Joe Fernandez.
The famed Rusty Pelican restaurant greets passers-by entering Key Biscayne Island from its waterfront location along Rickenbacker Causeway. Other fine-dining experiences can be found at Cioppino at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne and Ayesha Indian Restaurant. Key Biscayne is also home to hole-in-the-wall gems such as Oasis Sandwich Shop, La Boulangerie, and Donut Gallery.
Flaunting its own unique shops and boutiques, Key Biscayne additionally offers close proximity to Brickell, Coral Galbes, and Downtown Miami, great locations for some of Miami’s best shopping experiences. Don’t miss the Mary Brickell Village Center or Cocowalk Shopping Center for fantastic pedestrian shopping and entertainment.
There are two highly-rated private K-8 schools in Key Biscayne, as well as the public Key Biscayne K-8 Center that caters to elementary and middle school children. While high schools students living in Biscayne Bay are directed to Coral Gables High School, the acclaimed magnet school MAST Academy is situated in Key Biscayne across from the Miami Seaquarium. Parents living in Key Biscayne will agree that the community is one of the safest in Miami, allowing for their children to walk to school.
Other recreational parks and attractions include the Bill Baggs Cape Florida Recreation Area, located on the southern tip of the island, Jungle Island, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and a historic preserved barrier reef.