Key Largo is the first of the fabulous Florida Keys archipelago, and the largest of its islands. Key Largo is sandwiched between the wilderness of the Everglades National Park to the west and the fish-covered coral formations of North America’s only living coral barrier reef to the east. Key Largo Florida is a magical place that residents are happy to call home–relaxing and living in a friendly and casual island environment surrounded by the beauty of the seas.
Would you like to get away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland but yet still have access to great schools, medical care, museums, theatre, parks, restaurants and shopping? Key Largo Florida is a short drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports and the rich cultural diversity that Miami has to offer. The lifestyle in Key Largo is one of casual grace and the residents always welcome new neighbors.
Key Largo, Florida was one of the first areas in the world to dive into conservation of its marine habitat. John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park was founded in 1960 and the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary was created in 1975. As a result, the reef has been protected for more than four decades. This protection has provided a uniquely rich coral environment where the 600 species of tropical fish are numerous and friendly – Key Largo is a veritable paradise for divers and snorkelers.
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As the northernmost island in the chain, real estate in Key Largo offers its owner all the amenities of Keys’ island living with the added convenience of the mainland (Miami) with just a short 30-minute drive. From affordable non-waterfront cottages to condominium communities with all the amenities to luxurious waterfront estates, Key Largo offers a variety of options to weekenders, locals and snowbirds.