Key West’s New Town: World Class Ocean Recreation

Key West’s New Town is an exciting place to live, especially if you enjoy the great outdoors. From diving trips to pristine coral reefs and exotic shipwreck sites to world-class fishing, there is something for everyone in Key West.

The Subtropic Dive Center in New Town offers three daily trips to shipwrecks or reefs, including a nighttime dive. One popular dive site is the Vandenberg, a carrier from World War II later converted to track nuclear missiles. The Subtropic Dive Center is open Monday to Sunday from 08:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.

With a chartered boat and veteran Captain Mike Weinhofer at the wheel of the Compass Rose, anglers will have the time of their lives catching everything from snapper to swordfish! You don’t have to be a seasoned angler to fish in Key West; Captain Mike’s charter is fun for everyone and perfect for families with children.

For experienced sailors, boat rentals are available in New Town at Sunset Watersports. Vessels are equipped with GPS, fish finder, VHF radio, bait and tackle, and fish/drink coolers. Other offerings from Sunset Watersports include sunset cruises, private charters, safari snorkel tours, and even weddings!

The New Town real estate market is a mildly active one, with 20 pending sales contracts (as of June 3, 2012) and 48 homes remaining on the market. Most pending contracts are for properties in the $200,000 to $400,000 price range. The median list price for all properties in the New Town real estate market is $672,000. In the last six months, a total of 33 contracts have closed, with a median sold price of $355,000. Properties in the $400,000 to $600,000 price range have sold quickest during this same time frame.

The island paradise of Key West offers the finest in world-class ocean recreation. Whether you enjoy diving to fabulous coral reefs or fishing in the deep ocean, Key West’s New Town is the perfect place to call home. I have been helping people become a part of Key West for over 29 years. I can help you find your perfect island paradise with my free relocation package and professional, personalized service., Contact me, Margarita Villoch, by phone at 305-304-8505, by email at, or on the web at, and become part of the fun Key West community!