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Casey Key: Your Personal Paradise

Imagine living in a community that doesn’t even have one traffic light, where natural beauty is preferred over all of the clamor of the modern world. That's what you'll find in Casey Key, a barrier island that's just minutes away from Sarasota. This exclusive enclave is home to miles of undisturbed shoreline, as well as a variety of resort-caliber destinations where you can unwind under the Florida sunshine.

Casey Key is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike, and while it may seem isolated, it's actually just seconds away from all the conveniences of the mainland. So if you're looking for a truly luxurious oceanfront estate, it's time to start exploring Casey Key.

Discover the Casey Key Lifestyle

Here's our essential guide with everything you need to know.

Population

3,000

Zip Codes

34274 & 34275

County

Sarasota

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How to Live Like a Local

people on the beach

Things to Do & Places to See

Stretching from Siesta Key to Venice Island, Casey Key is a relatively isolated community that's just eight miles long. A single road runs the length of the island, which is largely undeveloped. This makes it an ideal place to call home, especially if you're looking for complete and total privacy.

Although most of the area's attractions are on the mainland, Casey Key has a small commercial district towards the southern tip of the island. Here, you'll find a selection of vacation rentals, boat charters, restaurants, and beach shops.

Of course, the main draw to Casey Key has to be the beaches. You'll find plenty of access points throughout the island, but most locals prefer the Nokomis Public Beach, which has its own boardwalk and boat launch. North Jetty Park and Beach is also a top spot for anglers to catch some fish.

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Unbelievable Accolades

relaxing on the beach

"America's #1 Beach" – Dr. Beach

Siesta Beach was ranked as the top beach in the country, and it's just a half hour from Casey Key! Feel free to take a quick trip and relish in the pure quartz sand—it is truly unlike anything you've ever experienced.

"America's Best Beach Towns for Retirement" – Southern Living

The Sarasota area was recently ranked as one of the best places in the nation to retire, especially if you want to indulge in a little rest and relaxation by the shore.

"Top Buyer's Markets in the US" – The Wall Street Journal

Home buyers have fallen in love with the Sarasota County area for its stunning homes and proportionally lower prices.

"Safest Cities in Florida" – Alarms.org

Venice, North Port, Nokomis, and Casey Key are all among some of the safest places to call home in the Sunshine State.

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There's Even More to Love

Schools

Even if you don’t have children, investing in a home with a top-rated school district can boost the value of your property over time. Students living in Casey Key are served by the highly rated Sarasota County Public School District.

While Casey Key doesn't have any schools of its own, younger residents of the island are zoned for the Laurel Nokomis School (K-8) and Venice Senior High.

Healthcare

Although there are no hospitals or clinics on the island, you'll be just a quick drive from the top-rated Sarasota Memorial Hospital, which is the second largest acute care facility in Florida. SMHC has also been recognized as one of “America’s Best 50 Hospitals” by US News & World Report.

For more minor injuries and illnesses, you can head to the AFC Urgent Care, which is located on Tamiami Trail.

Shopping & Dining

Though Casey Key doesn't have many shops of its own (aside from a few gift, tackle, and convenience stores), plenty of excitement awaits just minutes away in Sarasota, Venice, or Nokomis. Highlights include St. Armands Circle, Venice Plaza, and Downtown Sarasota.

Ready to sample the local cuisine? Casey Key is home to a few waterfront restaurants that should be at the top of your "must-try" list. The Casey Key Fish House features seafood with an Asian twist, while North Jetty Tap & Grill is an ideal spot for some informal beachside grub.

Communities

Casey Key is known for its private luxury estates, which have attracted the likes of Stephen King and even Oprah. Here, you'll find a blend of new and existing homes, many of which enjoy uninterrupted beachfront views.

Wondering how much these lavish properties cost? Typically, homes for sale in Casey Key are priced well over $1 million, and some vacant land is still available for $500k and up.

Your Tropical Oasis Awaits

If you’ve been thinking about making a move to Casey Key, now is the perfect time to find your niche. The Kotaska Team is proud to help buyers put down roots in Florida’s best resort communities, and we’re excited to help you find the right fit! Let us know if you have any questions—we’re only a phone call away.

Thinking about selling? We can certainly help with that, too.

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