Looking for a reason to move to Key West? Look no further. Most of them are staring us in the face every day. Click the photos to below to see more. Let’s get to it.
1. “I should quit my job and move to Key West.”
Quitting your job to move to Key West? It’s a phrase we hear all the time down here. Visitors from all over the country arrive by plane, boat and automobile, and after 24 hours they’ve decided – this is going to be their next home. If you have the means to buy your own piece of the Keys, it can make for an exclusive locale that promises the chance to do as much (or as little) as you wish in America’s southernmost paradise.
2. Better Weather
For many in America, the chance to have regular sunshine and warm breezes is a fantasy, especially around this time of year. Bustling metropolises like New York, Chicago, Seattle and Washington, D.C. can be fun a few months a year, but when those cool summer days turn into arctic blasts everyone eventually thinks of someplace warmer. Key West is the second home of many Northerners who have found the perfect climate.
3. Beautiful Scenery
Similar to Reason #2, a change of scenery is a classic reason to move to Key West. Wherever we’re from, after a while we all tend to take it for granted. The MidWest is too flat; the Rockies are too isolated; the Northwest is too rainy; Upstate New York is too Upstate New York. Citizens in those far flung places dream of palm trees in their front yard, brilliant sunsets on the veranda, days spent fishing on the Gulf of Mexico and evenings drinking margaritas with friends on a wraparound porch. And do you know what? It’s all real.
4. Great Fishing
Speaking of fishing, another popular reason to move to Key West is the fishing. The Gulf/Atlantic region has one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. The Gulf of Mexico is the 9th largest body of water in the world, hosting over 15,000 different species.And this isn’t just Dad’s fishing, either. For the sport fisherman, there are swordfish and marlin. For the spearfisher, there are hogfish and snapper. For every kind of enthusiast, there’s more than you can imagine, and that includes lobster season.
5. Getting Away From It All
In the end, most folks just want to get away from it all. Residents have traded in angry traffic jams and airless landlocked towns for a place with open skies and where their biggest problem is what to do with their day. With a total population of only 25,000 or so, Key West is truly a small town. And with festivals of every sort and any excuse to throw a party, you’ll always have the chance to enjoy social gatherings in between dips in the pool.
If you’d like to see any of the properties featured in this week’s blog, Contact Roger Emmons or call 305-292-2244 ext.105.