Step into Summerland Key’s postcard-perfect community. Swim through the clear waters, enjoy some of the best boating and fishing in the Keys, and enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic.
Here you’ll find the kind of peace and privacy you won’t get anywhere else. The small but welcoming population, coupled with enchanting natural surroundings, will make you feel like you’ve found your personal paradise.
Located about 25 miles east of Key West (or north, if you want to think of it that way), Summerland Key’s safe environment will put you at ease, while its easygoing vibe allows for a relaxed and unhurried lifestyle. You’ll find a couple of gas stations, Murray’s Food Mart, Summerland Wine and Spirits, a bank and more.
Summerland Key Homes for Sale
This island retreat is a huge draw for home buyers and vacationers alike. Boat owners and private pilots especially love Summerland Key for its wide, flow-through canals and an airstrip that’s exclusive for residents.
The housing inventory is made up of single-family homes and a few mobile homes. Some vacant lots are also up for the taking, however, as in the rest of the Keys, new building/construction is quite limited and challenging unless you focus on a lot with existing building permits.
Summerland Key Luxury Homes and Waterfront Properties
Most of the residences here are situated oceanside of the Overseas Highway, with many facing the Atlantic, commanding extraordinary views of the ocean.
The typical home has 2 to 3 bedrooms and bathrooms and offers about 1500square feet. Lot sizes average about 7,000 square feet, giving you plenty of outdoor space.
Luxury homes with as many as 6 bedrooms and6.5 bathrooms are also available. These often come with private docks, huts, and guest quarters.
Life here revolves around the water. Teeming with bright corals and exotic fish, the surrounding waters are ideal for swimming, fishing, and diving. Snorkeling will also give you a glimpse of the community’s rich aquatic resources.
Mote Tropical Research Laboratory at MM 24 is a fully equipped marine science facility dedicated to marine research and education in the Florida Keys. Dr. Dave Vaughan, its Executive Director, is manager of the Coral Restoration program.
About eight miles off the island, you’ll find the Looe Key reef. It’s a diver’s dream, with an average depth of 15 feet, and a maximum of 105. It sits right on the edge of a barrier reef and attracts giant groupers and magnificent sharks.
If you’re not up to exploring Summerland Key’s watery depths, you can always go on a leisurely boat tour. Watch the sunset with your loved ones and let Summerland Key’s natural beauty engulf you.
You can also have a private island to yourself. Melody Key boasts a 3,500 square-foot villa powered by solar energy. This luxurious vacation rental has three bedroom suites with their own balconies and bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, and lush foliage.
Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife
Despite its small size, Summerland Key has a good selection of shops, restaurants, and bars.
- Summerland Sandal & Surf Co. sells footwear, clothing, and surf gear.
- Come to Mona Keys Jewelry for vibrant glass jewelry. Here you’ll find bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and glass wall art with intricate designs.
- Dig into some key lime pie and red velvet cake at Sugarloaf Food Company Restaurant, a cutesy café that offers freshly baked goods and espresso-based drinks.
- The Galley Grill is the go-to place for breakfast and brunch. Start your day with their popular “Belly Bomb” meals comprised of buttermilk pancakes, turkey sausage, bacon, and eggs.
- The Wharf Bar & Grill is an open-air restaurant with a large bar and excellent views of the water. The lobster BLT is a crowd favorite.
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