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Living a Boating Lifestyle in Key Largo, Florida

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Where to Retire in Key Largo and Home Prices

There are several styles of homes from which to choose including vacation homes, condos and townhouses.  Zillow reports the median home value to be $674,912 in early 2021. There are communities in Key Largo, see link at left.

What is Special about Key Largo

Key Largo offers great fishing and many charters and eco tours.  There are also numerous water activities including snorkeling on reefs full of marine life, scuba diving, and kayaking.  The town is also home to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, an underwater State Park.

What is Not Special about Key Largo

Very high cost of living; not a place for walking or biking; there are no sandy beaches here.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature here is 71 degrees with July's average at 84 degrees. There is not much rain during the winter months, with June being the wettest. However, unpredictable storms are a possibility during the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1 through November 30. 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Key Largo hosts many food festivals throughout the year, and there are many dining choices. Seafood is the food of choice, but Cuban cuisine is also great.  John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is located here along with the iconic vessel, the African Queen, which was made famous in the 1951 movie.  Everglades National Park is also nearby.  But for more fun and culture there are art galleries, music and great festivities. You can also follow Route 1 all the way to much bigger Key West.

Crime

The crime rate in Key Largo is low.

Medical Facilities

The nearest hospital is in Tavernier, which is about 10 miles to the south from Key Largo.

Transportation

There are shuttles between the Keys; the closest international airport is in Miami, about 60 miles away; Key Largo is not considered a walkable or bike friendly community except in small neighborhoods.

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