Once the stomping grounds of Ernest Hemingway, Key West has a wide-ranging list of attractions, from the cheerful debauchery of Duval Street to the natural wonders of Dry Tortugas National Park. The Key Lime Pie is widely acclaimed; the temperature is always warm. Plenty have fallen in love with the pleasures of Key West, but its charming size also means there’s not room for everyone to own a piece of the island.
The real estate here is notoriously pricy, with a median home value of $615,400, more than three times the national median ($196,500). But there are more affordable homes in the mix, if you’ve always dreamed of your own Conch Republic paradise. Here, six homes at various price points that can make your Key West dreams come true.
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This cozy property is located in Old Town, tucked away in the roofline of a traditional conch house. The décor is understated and elegant, with sloped ceilings and 342 square feet. The condo is perfect for a couple seeking a pied-à-terre or someone searching for a quiet escape in the Keys. Listed by Heather Carruthers of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Knight & Gardner Realty.
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Up next in this collection of beautiful Key West homes is this charming townhouse, which boasts two bedrooms and one and a half baths. Located at the Key West Golf Club, with a view of the course and a well-shaded front porch, this property has 806 square feet. Listed by Bascom Grooms of Bascom Grooms Real Estate.
If you’re looking for plenty of space for yourself and your family, this property has it: three beds, two baths, and 1,570 square feet. This property is located well away from Old Town and Duval Street, but its hardwood floors, high ceilings, and large yard are more than adequate consolation prizes. Listed by Laura McChesney of Preferred Properties.
For the snowbird who wants to be at the center of everything, this recently redone cottage is an excellent option. It has one bedroom (a sleeping loft) and one bath, with 534 square feet. The floorplan is open, with a well-appointed kitchen and a petite pool out back. Listed by Rob Severin of Keys Commercial Real Estate LLC.
A list price near the area’s median home value gets you this charming home, a two-bed, one-bath property in Key West’s Old Town. The interior is cozy and colorful, with striking dark wood accents and high ceilings. Listed by Vic Musmanno of Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co.
If you’re looking for your Key West paradise (and have funds to spare), this might just be it. Located in Old Town, this sweet bungalow has three bedrooms, three baths, and 2,093 square feet, with a central courtyard with a pool and a pool house. Listed by Suzanne Moore of Truman & Co. Real Estate Services.
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