The largest master-planned community on Longboat Key, Bay Isles offers a wide range in price points from homes from the 400s to over four million. With 22 exceptional neighborhoods such as Coreys Landing or Grand Bay located within Bay Isles, and more than 1,100 residences including 200 single family homes, Bay Isles offers more options for the luxury homebuyer than any other community on Longboat Key.
Bay Isles is the perfect choice for those looking for both the best in Florida living offering a gated community lifestyle with waterfront homes, golf course homes,maintenance free villas and mid-rise condominiums.
The location is second to none as Bay Isles is located on beautiful Longboat Key just north of Country Club Shores and south from the mid point of the island on a broad peninsula surrounded by Sarasota Bay.
Originally developed in the 1970s by Arvida Corporation, most of the 200 or so homes in Bay Isles were built during the 80s and 90s and now feature established tropical landscaping, though many have undergone extensive remodeling since.
The developer's original vision of Bay Isles was one that included young families and a diverse group of residents, Arvida CEO Charles Cobb included many town homes, villas and condominiums in the master-plan to be able to offer the younger demographic less expensive homes. While that vision of a diverse group of residents which would include young families never came to pass, the foresight to offer a broad range of housing types has made Bay Isles more appealing to a broader market.
Homebuyers who prefer a maintenance-free life-style will appreciate having a large number of villas and condominiums to choose from, while buyers interested in single family homes will be able to select from homes that range in size from more than 6,000 square feet down to 2000 square feet.
Bay Isles offers all of the best of Florida gated community living, with both golf course homes and waterfront estates available. The homes that line waterfront have direct access to Sarasota Bay from the deepwater canal that encircles Bay Isles, and many residents have taken advantage of this by mooring 40 ft+ powerboats at their private dock. Those residents who live in land-locked homes can make use of nearby Longboat Key Club Moorings, an acclaimed Marina with 290 slips.
Golfing fans will have plenty to cheer about as well, with many homes in Harbor Oaks are situated directly on the 27-hole Longboat Key Club Harbourside golf course. And if that is not enough just across the street is the world renown Longboat Key Club, home to the acclaimed 18-hole Islandside Golf Course boasting more than 5,000 palm trees within the established tropical landscaping.
Other than the title of the largest master-planned community on Longboat Key, Bay Isles also has the distinction of having the first single family home on Longboat Key to sell for more than 1 million dollars.
It's impossible to talk about Bay Isles without mentioning some of the stand-out communities that lie within. Corey's Landing is one such neighborhoods, an enclave of single family homes and villa homes that is between Sarasota Bay and Bay Isles proper with both Golf and waterfront homes available as well as it's own club house, community pool and tennis courts. The mid-rise condominiums of Grand Bay create a skyline on the southern edge of the Bay Isles peninsula and many of the luxurious condominiums there feature sweeping vistas of Sarasota Bay, Longboat Key and the Gulf Of Mexico. Grand Bay condos priced from the 600s to penthouse suites at more then 3 million.
Bay Isles and her neighborhoods offer a world of opportunity for the luxury homebuyer. If you are interested in learning more about this amazing community contact Murray Realty today.