Stock Island Real Estate and Homes For Sale
| Sean Farrer
Stock Island is located just a few miles north of Key West in the Florida Keys. Stock Island is known for its commercial fishing fleets, small local businesses, and less expensive homes and rent than Key West. If you are looking for a home for sale in Key West, but are on a budget, Stock Island might just be the place for you. With a charm all it’s own, this island is changing and is home to some great local restaurants and businesses, artists workshops, small galleries, a golf course, the only local hospital and more.
The New York Times recently called Stock Island “the new old Key West”. With miles of waterfront, Stock Island is now home to most of the commercial fishing fleets, some that once operated out of the Seaport District in downtown Key West. In the past few years, several of these marinas and “working waterfront” areas have been converted to luxury resorts. With these resorts came many new restaurants and retail shops. As the island grows more popular with tourists and locals alike, the housing market is following suit and we are already seeing home prices on the rise. Now might be the right time to invest in a Stock Island home.