Guides

    • Truman Annex

      Just like most of Key West,  Truman Annex has a lot of historic significance. The most noted spot is the Harry S. Truman Little White House. However, before Truman’s time, a lot of history…

    • Casa Marina

      Casa Marina is a resort area built around the Casa Marina Hotel. In the early part of the last century, Henry Flagler built the Overseas Railroad, from Miami to Key…

    • Sunset Key

      Originally named Tank Island, Sunset Key was constructed by the U. S. Government, meant to be used as a fuel tank depot. They ran the fuel lines, but never filled…

    • The Meadows

      Running Northwest from White Street to Eisenhower Boulevard between Angela Street and Truman Avenue, The Meadows is bordered on the Truman Avenue end by Bayview Park. This is home to…

    • New Town

      New Town is in Central Key West, and is generally considered to be the section that runs north of Flagler Avenue and east of First Street. Its central location makes…

    • Stock Island

      You get to Stock Island just before you get to Key West if you’re coming from Miami. It has a lot of old world charm, and hasn’t changed with the…

    • Key Haven

      On the northeast side of Stock Island is Raccoon Island, where you will find the unincorporated community of Key Haven. It is separated from the city limits of Key West…

    • Big Coppitt

      Big Coppitt is a census designated unincorporated community which includes Shark Key and Geiger Key. The name is thought to be derived from the old English word “coppice”, a word…

    • Saddle Bunch

      About 7 miles east of Key West is a series of mangrove islands called Saddlebunch Keys. The Overseas Highway crosses some of these, at mile markers 11.5 and 15. There…

    • Sugarloaf

      Although it’s really a single island, Sugarloaf wraps around, giving the illusion of two islands. Therefore, they have Upper Sugarloaf and Lower Sugarloaf. There are two theories about the name…

    • Cudjoe Key

      Some people think Cudjoe Key is named after the Joewood tree, also known as cudjoewood. Writer John Viele has another theory. He thinks the island is so named because of…

    • Summerland Key

      The U.S. Overseas Highway almost bisects Summerland Key around mile markers 24-25.5. It’s almost the midpoint between Marathon and Key West. The Brinton Environmental Center of the Florida National High…

    • Ramrod Key

      The original name was Roberts Key. In the early nineteenth century, a ship named Ramrod was wrecked on a reef to the south of there, and the island was renamed.…

    • Torch Keys

      There are three of them: Little Torch Key, Middle Torch Key, and Big Torch Key. The most populated one is Little Torch Key. They’re so named because of the forests…