Key Biscayne, the two-mile-wide barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay borders nearly 30 acres of pristine Atlantic beach. The village has recently redefined itself from a snowbird population to an upscale, international flavor. Key Biscayne gained recognition as a sophisticated cornerstone community of Miami with a diverse population of business leaders, professional, parttime and full-time Latin-American/European residents and retirees. The Village has its own Police and Fire Rescue departments and the lowest tax rate of any municipality in the County. Its public library is surrounded by more than one acre of lovely subtropical gardens containing hundreds of native and exotic plants. The lushly landscaped pond attracts many native bird species and is also home to ducks, turtles, and iguanas of all sizes.