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Lower Keys Real Estate

Get lost in paradise. The Lower Keys is a splendid chain of islands that begins at the west end of the Seven Mile Bridge and ends at Stock Island.

Made of fossilized remains of coral reefs that gradually became exposed as sea levels dipped, these islands are rich in terrestrial and aquatic life. Mangroves and beaches form the landscape, while reefs and wrecks lie in the watery depths.

Beyond its natural beauty, the Lower Keys pulsates with art, commerce, and activities galore. Though quieter than the rest of Florida, residents lead active lifestyles.

Lower Keys Homes for Sale

The Lower Keys has several island communities.

The biggest and liveliest are Key West Real Estate, Marathon Real Estate, and Big Pine Key Real Estate. Here you’ll find numerous restaurants, bars, and shops. There are many opportunities to socialize – Key West, in particular, hosts the annual Fantasy Fest, a 10-day stretch of fun and festivities. Pool parties and boozy nights are not uncommon.

Cudjoe Key Real Estate, Summerland Key Real Estate, Little Torch Key Real Estate, and Sugarloaf Key Real Estate are more laidback and offer more privacy. These island communities have a limited but sufficient number of shops and restaurants.

The Lower Keys’ housing stock is comprised of single-family homes, mobile homes, townhomes, and condos.

Lower Keys Luxury Homes, Waterfront Properties and Single-Family Homes

Waterfront homes with views of the Atlantic and access to the ocean can be found here, along with dry-lot homes further inland.

Luxury homes with professional-grade kitchens, outdoor pools, and private dockage are also available.

If you want to explore your real estate options in the Lower Keys, call Patti Nickless& Associates at 305-304-6949or send an email to pattinickless@gmail.com


Life here is sanguine and stress-free. Spend your days swimming, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply admiring the view from your patio.

The Lower Keys harbors these natural attractions:

  • Bahia Honda State Park has a white sand beach where you can go swimming and beachcombing. The clear waters are perfect for snorkeling and kayaking.
  • The National Key Deer Refuge is comprised of undeveloped pinelands, where the elfin Key deer and other wildlife live.
  • The Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge is perfect for birdwatching. Aside from the great white heron, other birds, such as the white-crowned pigeon and magnificent frigatebird, can be found here.

Historic sites like the Bat Tower in Sugarloaf Key and the Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West are also worth visiting.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife

The Lower Keys has enough grocery stores, banks, and service providers for your basic needs. Boutiques that sell swimwear, footwear, and accessories will make sure that you’re always beach-ready, and there’s no shortage of bait and tackle shops.

Most restaurant menus revolve around seafood, and many of the dishes reflect a strong Caribbean influence. Italian, French, Irish, and Japanese are just some of the cuisines you’ll find here.

  • Feast on lobster quesadilla and seared mahi-mahi with tangerine butter at Bistro 245 in Key West.
  • Diners flock to The Stuffed Pig in Marathon for scrumptious dishes like lobster omelet and pulled pork with hand-cut fries.

The nightlife in some parts of the Lower Keys is quite vibrant, giving tourists and locals opportunities to mingle and relax.

  • Frozen drinks, pounding music, and a fun crowd will give you a night you won’t forget at Fat Tuesday in Key West.
  • Go to Irish Kevin’s Bar in Key West for some local music and ice-cold beer.

For more information on restaurants and bars in the Lower Keys, visit their official website.

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