Key West Waterfront Homes and Condos
| Sean Farrer
When you live in Key West- an island 4 miles by 3 miles on the western end of the Florida Keys – you have a variety of Key West Waterfront Homes to choose from. When you expand your search “up” the keys further, your options are almost endless. Waterfront homes can be directly on the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico, as well as the Key West Harbor. There are many canal front homes in Key West and throughout the Florida Keys that offer immediate boating right from your backyard.
There are a variety of waterfront home options in Key West. On the Southeast side of the island, there are several different larger condominium complexes that offer waterfront views and close proximity to Smather’s Beach. As you head west along the southern shore of Key West, the waterfront areas are home to City of Key West and Monroe County parks, resorts and hotels and U.S. Navy property. On the western tip, you’ll find Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, which is one of the best snorkeling and swimming beaches on the island with an abundance of shade for hanging in a hammock.
As you head to the northwest side of Key West, there are more hotels, cruise ship dockage and restaurants and Marinas. If Luxury Key West waterfront homes are what you’re looking for, Sunset Key is for you. Sunset Key is a 27 acre island home to private residences and resort properties. The island is only accessible by ferry and offers limited private boat dockage. The views and beaches are some of the best in the Florida Keys. Search for Sunset Key properties here.
There are several homes and townhouses in the Truman Annex neighborhood with waterfront views of Key West Harbor. The Key West Steamplant also offers luxury condominium living with waterfront views of Key West Harbor. The north side of the island is home to another large area owned by the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and military housing. Hilton Haven road, on the north side of Key West has waterfront homes and condominiums, many of which have boat dockage and fast access to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Roosevelt Annex and Key Cove also offer waterfront homes and condominiums with limited dockage. Continue along the north side of Key West, and you’ll find most of the larger shopping complexes, businesses and hotels.
If boating in Key West is more your thing and you’re willing to sacrifice the unobstructed open water views, there are many options for owning a canal front home right in Key West. Riviera Dr., Sunrise Dr., Bahama Dr., Jamaica Dr. and Venetian Dr. and the end of Flagler Ave. offer single family homes with boating right from your own backyard. Many of these homes have pools, tropical landscaping and easy access to open water. If you’re willing to leave Key West and travel a mile or two, Stock Island and Key Haven are two islands offering more options for waterfront and canal front living.
Because living in Key West and the Florida Keys is unlike anywhere else, as is the home buying process. That’s where we can assist you with knowledge of the Key West Real Estate Market and what’s available that will meet your needs and within your budget. Contact us today so we can start your Key West Home Search.