Key Largo Real Estate for sale
Key Largo is an island in the upper Florida Keys. It is the northernmost of the Florida Keys in Monroe County, connected by U.S. Highway 1 (the Overseas Highway). Key Largo is 33 miles long, the largest of the Keys. It is connected to the mainland by two routes: The Overseas Highway enters Key Largo at Jewish Creek near the middle of the island and turns southwest. Card Sound Road connects the northern part of Key Largo at Card Sound Bridge. These routes originate at Florida City.
Key Largo calls itself the “Diving Capital of the World” because the living coral reef a few miles offshore attracts thousands of scuba divers and sport-fishing enthusiasts. Key Largo is situated between Everglades National Park to the northwest and John Pennekamp Coral Reel State Park to the east, the first underwater park in the United States and the site of the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States.
Key Largo is made up of three census-designated areas: North Key Largo, near Card Sound Bridge; Key Largo, middle of the island; and Tavernier, the southern end of the island. Key Largo is an unincorporated municipality, governed at the local level by Monroe County.
Plantation Key-Islamorada Homes for sale
Islamorada, a “Village of Islands”, is located south of Key Largo. Islamorada is made up of the islands of Tea Table Key, Lower Matecumbe Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Windley Key, and Plantation Key. Islamorada is an incorporated village in Monroe County. As of the 2010 census, the village had a total population of 6,119.
Lower Matecumbe Key Homes for sale
Located between mile markers 75 – 78, Lower Matecumbe Key is is an island within the Village of Islamorada. A local attraction is Anne’s Beach, located at mile marker 74 on the oceanside of the Overseas Highway.
Marathon Florida Homes for sale
Marathon is a city on Knight’s Key, Boot Key, Key Vaca, Fat Deer Key, Long Point Key, Crawl Key and Grassy Key islands in the middle of the Florida Keys. As of 2005, the population estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau is 10,626. The city is most well known for its southeast end at the Seven Mile Bridge (mile marker 47). The bridge connects Knight’s Key to Little Duck Key.
Marathon is a major sportfishing destination. Bountiful reefs around Marathon make it a popular snorkeling, diving, and spearfishing area. One of the last untouched tropical hardwood hammocks in the Keys is found at Crane Point Museum. Marathon holds the distinction of having the tallest building in the Keys, Bonefish Tower at 143 feet on Coco Plum.