Best Places To Live in Key West

Have you been thinking about moving to Key West and wondering where the best place to live in Key West is? We hope this short blog helps you narrow it down a bit. Key West is only a 3 mile by 4 mile island but not all neighborhoods in the island are alike. With a year-round population of about 25,000 residents, Key West is broken up into 3 main areas:  Old Town, Mid Town and New Town as the Map below indicate.

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In Old Town Key West (aka the downtown area) everything is within walking distance or a short bike ride.  Cars are not a necessity here. Locals and tourists alike enjoy the wide selection of restaurants and bars, museums, art galleries, marinas and world famous Duval St.  Many residents believe this is the best place to live in Key West.  In this area, one can also find all the historic homes and structures that make Key West so unique. Old Town is typically the most desirable area to live due to the quaintness and closeness of everything but this is also the area where you will find most of the tourists. SEARCH OLD TOWN HOMES FOR SALE

Mid Town is located just outside the Historic district and runs from Bayview Park ( Jose Marti Drive) to 9th Street and is home to residential housing. The majority of these homes were built in the 50’s and 60’s and sit on 5000 square foot lots. If you are looking for a more modern home and a little space from the tourists and don’t mind a bike or scooter ride to downtown, then mid-town might be one of the best places to live in Key West for you. SEARCH MID-TOWN HOMES FOR SALE

New Town is located northeast of 8th Street and is home to residential houses built in the 70’s thru the early 2000’s. Most of the larger condo blocks are located in New town. The majority of Key West grocery stores, shopping, and schools are located in New Town.  If you prefer to be closer to the larger stores or need a more budget-friendly condo, then this area of Key West might be the best for you. SEARCH NEW-TOWN HOMES FOR SALE

Let us know how we can help you find your perfect home in Key West and guide you in the where the best place to live might be for you.  We handle both residential and commercial real estate in Key West and the Florida Keys.


We take care of all your Key West Real Estate needs from beginning to end! Contact me here or call 305-924-0700 and ask for Sean Farrer.