Take the Keys by land and sea

Our tropical paradise is a community of islands, connected to one another by a series of bridges. At the top of the Keys, nearest to the mainland, you'll find Key Largo, "The Dive Capital of the World." At the end, 106 miles southwest, is Key West, jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean a mere 90 miles from Cuba.

Along the way, you'll find the communities of Tavernier, lslamorada - known as "The Sportfishing Capital of the World," Marathon - known as "The Heart of the Keys," and Big Pine - home to the diminutive Key Deer. Wherever you make your year 'round residence, chances are the weather is better here in the Keys on any given day. This is true even on a Summer's day. At the peak of Summer, the average high is 89 degrees, with our surrounding waters offering cooling breezes. As for activities, there are plenty. Naturally, with the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean as our back yard, a lot of activities focus their attention on the water. The coral reef is famous for its abundance of marine life. Whether your pleasure is snorkeling or SCUBA diving, there are sites that are ideally suited for each. The Keys' waters offer some of the best sportfishing in the country. Numerous tournaments are offered all year throughout the Keys and attract anglers from all over the world. All in all, the Florida Keys are a wonderful place to call home, be it your full-time residence or a part-time getaway from the rest of the world.