When “The Florida Keys” are mentioned, what comes to your mind?
Perhaps you envision the sparkling waters as you cross the seven mile bridge, one of the 43 bridges that link together the 100 mile chain of islands. Are you hearing songs like “Margaritaville” and “Kokomo” resonating from a Key West bistro? Or maybe you are wishing you could be enjoying the “sunset celebration” in Key West, the southernmost city in the United States and home of music legend Jimmy Buffet. Key Largo, what some call the Dive Capitol of the World, might remind you of the movie “Key Largo” staring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
Few marine environments in the U.S. compare to the Florida Keys in terms of natural beauty and natural resources. The most extensive living coral reef in the United States is adjacent to the Florida Keys. Islamorada (pronounced aisle-a-more-AH-da) known as the Fishing Capitol of the World, is a fisherman’s paradise. You can catch sailfish, king fish, snapper, dolphin (not Flipper) and more oceanside. Then go bayside in a flats boat and catch a backcountry grand slam, bonefish, tarpon and permit
Or maybe when you think Florida Keys, food is what comes to mind! Jimmy Buffet may have made the Keys famous singing about margaritas and cheeseburgers, but there is a whole lot more. Freshest of fresh seafood, conch fritters, Florida lobsters, stone crabs… and landlubbers there’s key lime pie and other delicacies for you.
Perhaps you think like the rest of us who live here…The Florida Keys, “Oh what a great place to live!” You get to live in the islands and don’t need a passport. If you work in Miami, Key Largo is minutes away making it a great place to call home. No matter what Key you choose to call home, parents, you will be pleased with the choice of excellent schools for your children.
Looking for an additional home for vacations or to get away from the snow and cold of the winters up north? Ask those who already have a vacation home here and you’ll find many have been coming here for generations making memories and finding rest.
Permanent residence or vacation home the key to the home of your dreams is right here in the Florida Keys.