Duck Key is an absolutely charming little island that’s easy to reach by car, by boat, and by plane. In a very central location relative to both Key West and Miami, Duck Key is just secluded enough to preserve the feeling of an island paradise- and it doesn’t just talk the talk. Surrounded, naturally, by brilliant blue water and jam-packed with things to do, Duck Key is possibly the epitome of island relaxation, though it wasn’t always so serene.
Originally the base for a salt manufacturing operation in the early to mid 1800s, Duck Key used to be a lot less accessible than it now is. It wasn’t connected to US Highway 1 until 1953, and prior to 1952 the only way to get there was by boat. Duck Key was carved into five islands with canals separating them shortly after being connected to the Overseas Highway.
Duck Key Real Estate for Sale
At Duck Key, life is on the water. Due to the canals, most homes on Duck Key have direct access to the water. The residential area resides behind the resort complex, though this doesn’t mean that the residential area takes a back seat, by any means. With so much water access, it’s not entirely surprising that most of the favorite pastimes of Duck Key are water-based, with fishing, snorkeling and paddle boarding often mentioned as “things to do”.
Despite the presence of luxuries and amenities galore, there is one thing Duck Key doesn’t have, and that’s an abundance of shops or restaurants. For those, you’d have to head to either Key West or Miami, but waking up to seeing the ocean just outside is quite worth having to drive a few minutes to get food and supplies.
Duck Key Homes for Sale
Being a luxurious, dreamlike island getaway, many of the homes on Duck Key are very large and located right near the water, be it ocean or one of the canals that splits Duck Key up into five small islets. As was detailed earlier, Duck Key doesn’t have much in the way of businesses to choose from, and so for a wider selection, you’ll probably have to drive to either Miami or Key West, neither of which are more than a matter of minutes away.
Many homes on Duck Key have architectural influences on them from the West Indes and Caribbean, which has been present since this land was first granted all the way back in the 1800s. One of the oldest buildings on the island, the administrative building, plainly exhibits these architectural influences in its design.
With the space on Duck Key limited, and being the bastion of luxury that it is, if you have questions or want to know more about Duck Key in general, please do not hesitate to give us a call. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the chance to get the home of your dreams! We would love to hear from you, and we would love to help you plan for a future in which you live in this little slice of paradise. Call me, Patti Nickless, at 305.304.6949 or drop an email at patti(at)bestkeysagent(dotted)com.
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