Karol Marsden, Broker Associate 305-395-1975 karolrealtor@gmail.com

Key Largo, the first island in the island chain known as the Florida Keys, offers residents a relaxed, casual environment away from the hustle-and-bustle of busy city life. While Key Largo offers a laid back island lifestyle, it’s only an hour’s drive to Miami and South Beach for world class entertainment, dining and entertainment. Do you think living in Key Largo would be a good fit for you?

Quick Facts (2016 estimates)
Population: 11,400
Median age: 48
Unemployment rate: 3.3%
Average Commute Time: 27 minutes

Housing and Neighborhoods

This coastal destination offers residents a variety of housing and neighborhood options for those looking to move to Key Largo full-time or simply to own a vacation home. Residents have several distinct neighborhoods from which to choose, and more upscale areas include North Key Largo, Port Largo, Venetian Shores and Buccaneer Point. Other neighborhoods in Key Largo are: Angler’s Park, Largo Sound Park, Stillwright Point, Key Largo Park, Newport, Rock Harbor, Sunset Point, Sunrise Point and Thompson.

Home sizes in Key Largo range from one-bedroom, one-bath houses starting around $220,000 to luxury waterfront homes with three bedrooms or more, with pricing starting around $1,500,000. In addition, residents can choose from resort-like condominium complexes, apartments and rental homes, all ideal for full-time residents and vacation rental investors. See current real estate listings in Key Largo. karolkeysrealestate.com/key-largo-real-estate/

Key Largo Schools

The Key Largo community strives to provide residents with a variety of public, private and Montessori school options. The Monroe County School District oversees 16 schools, including the A-rated Key Largo School and Plantation Key School that both serve children from Pre-K through eighth grade. The Treasure Village Montessori and Ocean Studies Montessori schools are free Public Charter Schools. In addition, The Academy at Ocean Reef, is an independent school serving students in Pre- K through eighth grade as well. The primary high school for the Upper Keys is Coral Shores High School, ranked eighth in the state. Island Christian School in Islamorada is a private school option for Pre-K through 12th grade. Those interested in post-secondary education can attend Florida Keys Community College, with a main campus in Key West and additional learning centers at Coral Shores High School in Plantation Key. View a full list of Key Largo schools. http://www.keylargochamber.org/Schools

Health-Care Options

Living in Key Largo provides residents with plenty of ways to stay active and healthy. The area has more than 250 days of sunshine a year, with average highs around 77 degrees. The climate and island location makes it easy for residents to enjoy the clean air whether in the water or on the land.

When medical attention is needed, there are several healthcare options, including traditional medical care, holistic, chiropractic and acupuncture. Mariners Hospital is a 25-bed critical care hospital in nearby Tavernier, and residents can also see a physician to receive additional services. Mariner’s Hospital provides a wide scope of care including: cancer, cardiovascular, diabetes, diagnostic imaging and women’s wellness, as well as others. Other healthcare facilities include the Florida Keys Orthopedic Center, Plantation Key Health and Rehabilitation, Florida Keys Dermatology and Florida Keys Pediatric and Adolescent Center. View a full list of health-care providers in Key Largo. http://www.keylargochamber.org/Health-Care

Fun Things to Do in Key Largo

Key Largo’s top industry is tourism and with that comes plenty of leisure activity choices. With the  year-round tropical climate and pristine natural waters, visitors and residents only need to take a short boat ride to experience these amazing options.

Key Largo’s close proximity to some of the best scuba and wreck diving, snorkeling and fishing on the planet. In fact, the city is known as the diving capital of the world due to the only living coral reef in North America being three miles off shore. Eco-tourism also thrives here, as Key Largo is home to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park. Everglades National Park is a short drive by boat or car as well. Other outdoor activities include sailing, boating, golfing, paddle boarding, kite surfing, canoeing and kayaking.

Residents will also enjoy browsing boutiques and shops, spending time at the beaches, exploring the area’s museums, and trying fresh flavors from Upper Keys restaurants. Many of these spots have won international acclaim, ranking high by TripAdvisor users and featured on the Food Network. Those who want to broaden their horizons have a variety of arts and culture attractions that specialize in visual art, dance, film, literature, theater and more.

Interested in living in Key Largo? Contact me for more information:
104300 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33037

For Key Largo vacation rental information and property management services, contact iTrip Vacations Upper Florida Keys-South Miami:
3390 Mary Street 116
Coconut Grove, FL 33133