The residential crowd is made up of…about 25,000 permanent residents who make Key West their home year-round. From multigenerational Conches, as long-time locals are known, to those who’ve made Key West their home in the past five years, the island welcomes anyone who understands and celebrates the diversity of Key West’s culture and history.
The community vibe is…sophisticated and welcoming laid-back island living, perfect for getting away. Explore the neighborhoods of Key West here: http://www.islandhomeskeywest.com/neighborhoods
The most popular building type you’ll find is…
The Conch Cottage is, perhaps, the most recognizable Key West historic architecture. The island’s historic preservation efforts ensure that our cigar maker cottages and the beautiful Queen Anne and Victorian homes are preserved in our Old Town neighborhoods. You will find more contemporary designs, including mid-century modern, scattered throughout the island.
The best places to live in Key West are…
Key West’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods include Old Town, The Meadows, Bahama Village, and the Casa Marina District. Truman Annex, once the home of military personnel, is just blocks from Old Town. Old Town itself––at least for locals––includes Old Town South-of-Truman and Old Town North-of-Truman. There’s also Midtown, east and west, and New Town, where you’ll find larger lots and what many would describe as luxurious “traditional Florida” construction. Explore our neighborhoods on our website. Explore Old Town Key West in this video: http://www.islandhomeskeywest.com/living-in-key-west
The area’s greatest highlight is…the beautiful Florida Keys. Located 150 miles southwest of Miami, Key West is the last significant island in a long string of beautiful “keys” that extend like a blue-green-and-sand necklace between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. Marine Sanctuary protects North America’s only living coral reef, which runs along The Keys and ensures the spectacular water that underpins our water sports, fishing, and island dreaming. A drive down The Keys to Key West, knowing that home awaits, is our dream. EXPLORE THE FLORIDA KEYS in this video from our website: http://www.islandhomeskeywest.com/living-in-the-florida-keys-a-place-like-no-other-2
The area’s best driving-distance getaways are…right here on the island. Locals know there’s no better place than Key West for dining, arts, and culture as well as entertainment and shopping. We are a sophisticated, cosmopolitan destination that draws tens of thousands of visitors seeking who are seeking and finding a perfect combination between laid-back island living and upscale resort destination. But, if you get the urge to leave the island, there are wonderful day trips to Bahia Honda State Park, Miami, the Dry Tortugas, and even Havana, Cuba.
The best spots to dine, shop, and be entertained are…
World-class restaurants, art galleries, musical venues, and shopping line both sides of historic Duval Street and extend into the neighborhoods on either side. Locals call it the “Duval Crawl” as they stroll up one side and down the other, stopping in at legendary bars, like Sloppy Joe’s and the Green Parrot, galleries featuring local and international artists, the butterfly museum, and the aquarium.