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Living in Key West, FL

Key West is a special place, a two by four mile island at the end of an island chain that is surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Florida Straits and the Gulf of Mexico. Its balmy sub tropical temperatures year round enhances the charm that has lured many artists, writers, fishermen, boaters and bon vivants to the island. The island boasts a large collection of historic architecture that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Add into the mix the delightful blend of cultures and personalities, the narrow lanes, the flora and fauna it’s no wonder the island attracts people from all over the world to enjoy our easy going lifestyle. Walking and biking is the preferred mode of transportation.

Key West has a local symphony, a community college, and several performing arts theaters, from the Red Barn, to the Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center, named after one of our famous residents, to the Waterfront Theater just a step away from the famous Mallory Square, where buskers show off their talents to crowds who come to enjoy our famous sunsets. The Sculpture Key West is an exhibition of contemporary sculpture that takes place every winter at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and other venues around the island. The Key West Literary Seminar has been a staple for the past twenty seven years bringing world class writers and readers to the island every January. A bold new creative arts community was formed in 2006 at the historic Armory with on going exhibits, affordable studio space for artists and classes of all kinds. The Acura Key West Race week is a mid winter regatta for the sailing elite. Please go to www.keywestchamberofcommerce.org or www.fla-keys.com for more information on these or other happenings in Key West.

Our island community is made up of friendly sophisticated, talented, laid back and down to earth people who all share an appreciation for life in a unique and wonderful paradise.

Weather in Key West

The average high temperatures in Key West range from 75 in January to 89 in July

Average home income in Key West

The average household income of a Key West resident is $72,585 with an average home value of $506,086

Population of Key West

Key West has 31,019 residents.

Home ownership in Key West

The average level of home ownership in Key West is 39%.

Education breakdown of Key West

Education levels of residents of Key West include: highschool 31%, associate 9%, bachelor 16%, graduate 10%.

Households in Key West

Key West has 13,354 homes, built on average 48 years ago.