Key Biscayne offers luxury, beachside living with all the perks. Almost every point of interest takes place outside due to the extraordinary summertime weather practically year round. Residents can ride bicycles along the many miles of beach paths, golf at the Links at Key Biscayne, fish the deep seas, learn to kite board, or kayak the mangroves on the leeward side of the island. Residents can also visit the Bayside Marketplace, Cocowalk, Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Miami Seaquarium, the Museum of Science and Planetarium, or the Metro Zoo for a short family getaway. On the north and eastern shore of the island, Crandon Park is home to the golf course and tennis tournaments. On the south side of the island is Cape Florida State Park, featuring wonderful miles of beaches, the Cape Florida Lighthouse, fishing along the seawall and nature trails. Residents can also make the short trip to Miami for the vibrant, multicultural appeal of Art Deco events, shopping, gallery openings, sizzling nightlife, and the excitement of Miami's professional sports.
Key Biscayne is served by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS). Public schools include the Key Biscayne K-8 Center, Coral Gables Senior High School and the MAST Academy, a magnet school focused on marine and science technology for grades 9-12. Private education is offered by St. Christopher's By-the-Sea Montessori School and the St. Agnes Academy. Higher education is provided by University of Miami, Ross University, Florida International University (FIU), University of South Florida and City College-Miami, to name a few.
Annual events include the annual Key Biscayne Regatta, where several dozen boats meet at the sandbar for a day of fun, and the annual Key Biscayne Art Festival featuring sculptures, paintings, jewelry, photography, ceramics, and more. Key Biscayne is home to the Tennis Center at Crandon Park and the Sony Ericsson Open Tennis Tournament, while the All-Island Tennis Tournament is held in May. Additional events in Key Biscayne include Baynanza, the annual Biscayne Bay cleanup day, Envirofest, Oktoberfest, the Lighthouse Run, the Florida Renaissance Festival and Winterfest round out the popular calendar of events for the populace.
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