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Key West, situated only 90 miles from Cuba, is the nation's "Caribbean" island. Located in the lovely turquoise water between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, the island is bathed in the warmth of a tropical sun, tempered by ocean breezes and the shade of lush, tropical foliage. An truly romantic destination, rich in history, culture, and natural treasures, Key West has something for everybody.

The island's proximity to Cuba and the Caribbean has molded its history, and continues to influence its current culture. It has been host to New England sailors, Spanish conquistadors, Bahamian salvagers, and Cuban shipwrights. History buffs can spend countless hours learning about the island where real estate titles issue from the King of Spain, unique architecture that dates back to the mid-eighteen hundreds, and Civil and Spanish American war memorabilia abound.

For the water lovers, Key West is protected from the seas by the only barrier reef in North America. The reef provides divers and snorkeler's with

breathtaking sights of corals and a profusion of brilliantly colored tropical fish. Just beyond the reef runs the Gulf Stream, a powerful ocean current that is home to spectacular game fish. The climate, architecture, and relaxed atmosphere of this little island have made it a magnet for artists of all types. Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams and Larry Shames are just a few of the writers that have called Key West Home, and the island is still home to more than its share of well-known writers. Art galleries are plentiful in these few square miles, and they are filled with the works of well renowned local, national, and international artists. With three performing arts theaters, a symphony, and a hugely successful annual literary seminar, there is plenty to keep the patrons of the arts busy.

 

Key West Community Links


City of Key West

Clerk of the Circuit Court - Monroe County, FL

FEMA Storm Watch

FKAA (Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority)

FKCC (Florida Keys Community College)

Key West Chamber of Commerce

Keys Energy Services (formerly City Electric)

Monroe Council of the Arts

Monroe County

Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service

Monroe County School District

Monroe County Sheriff's Office

Monroe County Tax Collector

Monroe County Tourist Development Council (TDC)

National Weather Service Office (Key West)

NOAA Weather

 

 

 

 

 

Real Estate Office Location

A map of 138 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040-6627. Click to see the map on MSN Maps & Directions

 

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