Those of us who live here already knew it, but the 2013 Farmer’s Almanac has confirmed that Key West is the best place in the US to spend the winter! Due to our fortunate location, we enjoy a mild, tropical maritime climate that’s just right. Each year the Farmer’s Almanac selects a list of the […]
Part of what makes Key West such a fascinating place is its diversity. Along with its identity as a balmy island paradise, the Conch Republic also enjoys a rich Caribbean history. Founded in 1871 by Cuban exiles dedicated to Cuban independence from Spain, the Instituto San Carlos preserves not only the story of their efforts […]
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 […]
If you want to be in the center of the action in Key West, Old Town is the place for you. Old Town is the historical district of Key West that encompasses most of the western portion of the island. Everyone is welcome in this friendly, charming district filled with faithfully restored wooden homes and […]
Island Group Realty was down by one staff member, but proudly UP by one good deed this past week. My right hand, Charles, traveled across the country to “Ride to End Aids” in San Francisco. He rode in the 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles from June 5-11. AIDS/LifeCycle has been […]
The Songwriters Festival is an event you won’t want to miss. Put it on your calendar for April 27 – May 1, and come to the “music mecca.” Of course, Key West is a mecca for many things in my book, including beautiful homes. I’m prepared to show you many outstanding Key West properties that could be your next “mecca.”
In 1968 Key West resident Howard England started to excavate Fort Taylor, and discovered many Civil War artifacts and a rare desalination plant. In 1973, the fort was declared a National Historic Landmark. In 1976, the state of Florida and its park service obtained ownership of the property. Fort Zachary Taylor was officially opened as a state park in 1985.
It’s rare that I single out one business, because there are so many outstanding eateries in the Keys. And it’s a point to remember if you are thinking about relocating to an unfamiliar area – we all have our favorite items that we enjoy eating. But you’ll find that whether it’s seafood, steaks or baguettes – our restaurants and bakeries will delight your senses