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Overview

Introduction to Key Biscayne, Florida

Key Biscayne, Florida, in Miami Dade county, is 5 miles S of Miami, Florida. The village is in the Miami area.

Key Biscayne History

The area presently known as Key Biscayne was officially discovered by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513. He named it Santa Marta and claimed it for his Spanish King. In 1825, the U.S. Government bought a small part of the property from an American woman in the area, and built the Cape Florida Lighthouse on it. The woman and her husband then went on to develop the town of Key Biscayne. They began by offering 264 lots for $500 each.

Key Biscayne and Nearby Attractions

  • The Cape Florida Lighthouse.
  • Crandon Park Beach.
  • Key Biscayne Community Center.
  • Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area.
  • Coco Walk.
  • Bayside Marketplace.

Things To Do In Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne has some of the best beaches in the world. It has many places of interest which offer neverending opportunities for fun and excitement. The Key Biscayne Community Center offers a number of facilities, including indoor basketball, a gym and a heated pool. One can also go on tours to Cape Florida Lighthouse. Overall, Key Biscayne offers excellent opportunities for picnicking, biking, water sports and wind surfing.

Key Biscayne Transportation

People of the village go to Miami International Airport for air travel.

Key Biscayne Higher Education

Miami-Dade Community College is close to the village.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,935
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens20.2%
Employed Population 16+5,072
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married60.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher70.6%
Median Earnings25+$61,987
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,536
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,795

Wealth

Median Family Income$141,382
% Above Poverty Level93%
% Below Poverty Level7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home11.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone23.6%
Median Gross Rent$2,549
Median House Value$1,034,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)63.7%
Italian8.2%
German6.6%
Irish3.2%
English3.1%
Russian1.8%
Polish1.4%
Scottish1.2%
Arab1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Lebanese0.9%
Belgian0.9%
Brazilian0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Swiss0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Romanian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Dutch0.4%
African0.3%
Greek0.2%
Basque0.2%
Croatian0.2%
New Zealand0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
US/American0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Czech0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Key Biscayne Almanac

CategoryValue
County Miami-Dade County
Standard Zip Codes33149
Phone Area Codes305
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude25.68
Approximate Longitude-80.16

Key Biscayne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMIAMI BEACH
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp63 to 73 F
Apr Temp70 to 79 F
Jul Temp78 to 87 F
Oct Temp75 to 83 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches
StationHIALEAH
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp62 to 78 F
Apr Temp70 to 84 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp74 to 87 F
Annual Precip66 inches
StationPERRINE 4 W
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp55 to 76 F
Apr Temp63 to 83 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp68 to 85 F
Annual Precip61.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coral Gables50,533$130,367
Miami432,622$36,092
Miami Beach91,784$61,949
Pinecrest19,272$157,185
South Miami12,207$75,227
West Miami6,652$50,417

Key Biscayne Public Schools

Key Biscayne K-8 Center
150 W Mcintyre St
ZIP: 33149
(305) 361-5418
Primary
Total Enrollment 1448
Mast Academy
3979 Rickenbacker Cswy
ZIP: 33149
(305) 365-6278
High
Total Enrollment 936

Key Biscayne Private Schools

Key Biscayne Presbyterian School
160 Harbor Dr
ZIP: 33149
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
St Agnes Academy
122 Harbor Dr
ZIP: 33149
Elementary
Total Enrollment 406
St Christophers Montessori
95 Harbor Dr
ZIP: 33149
Elementary
Total Enrollment 84
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