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OK, so here you are, ready to snatch up your own little piece of Paradise. But here’s the big question: “Which Key is right for you?” Our 125 mile-long subtropical island chain consists of more than 1700 islands, many of which offer unique opportunities for investing in real estate.

Known as “The Dive Capital Of The World,” Key Largo is the first and northernmost Key of the Florida Keys and although it’s only about an hour’s drive from South Florida’s two major airports, this funky spot is a world away and a perfect Key to hang your flip flops. Just south of Key Largo is Islamorada, aka “The Sportfishing Capital of The World” where backcountry sport fishing and saltwater fly fishing were pioneered. Quiet and upscale, it’s also one of the Keys’ top dining destinations.

Often referred to as “The Keys Boating & Family Destination,” Marathon boasts homey resorts, luxury accommodations, marinas and the conveniences of a modern community, including a 58-bed hospital, airport, golf course and plenty of shops while retaining the charm of its roots as a 19th-century fishing village.

Big Pine & The Lower Keys is the Keys’ “Eco-Destination” and home to two national wildlife refuges including the National Key Deer Rescue – a safe haven for the miniature Key deer. Things are very laid-back here and it’s a perfect place to live the “Old Keys” lifestyle.

Located closer to Cuba than to Miami, Key West is Florida’s irreverent southernmost subtropical paradise where Gingerbread mansions share palm-studded streets with tin-roofed “Conch” houses. It’s unique confluence of history, climate, natural beauty, cultural diversity, architecture and unabashed romantic appeal makes it a colorful place to set down roots.

INSURANCE

Johnson’s Insurance
Marathon: 13361 Overseas Hwy Islamorada: 88005 Overseas Hwy Big Pine: 30975 Ave. A 305-743-1810; johnsonsinsure.com
Serving Key Largo to Key West Since 1969
Your hometown independent insurance agency shops the best prices for the best coverage whether its auto, home, health, life or business insurance and can also provide additional specialized coverage through a national network of agents and brokers.

LEGAL

The Law Offices of Shadrach G. Neiss, Ltd
402 Appelrouth Lane Set 2 Key West, FL 33040 305-295-9466; neisslaw.com
Business Law with a Focus on Real Estate
No one should be overwhelmed by life’s legal complexities. With offices in Ohio and Key West, Attorney Shad Neiss advocates for your rights through tenacious negotiation, litigation and appellate advocacy when necessary. Call for a free initial phone conversation whether you need help with a real estate transaction, debt protection, business counseling or a civil or criminal matter.

REAL ESTATE

Lisa Ferringo
Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co 29967 Overseas Hwy Big Pine Key, FL 33042 305-797-1221; UniqueKeysHome.com
Call for hours Specializing in Luxury Waterfront Properties Broker/Associate, Lisa Ferringo is the Keys #1 Real Estate Agent and has been bringing buyers and sellers together in Florida for over 25 years. From prime building lots, condos and single family homes to duplexes and luxury waterfront estates,from Duck Key to Key West, Lisa and her team of real estate professionals never stop moving.

Terri Spottswood
Truman & Company 1205 Truman Ave. Key West, Fl 33041 305-587-3407; terrispottswood.com
Call for hours Winner of Key West’s Top Producer Award Key West’s preeminent real estate professional, Terri Spottswood and her team have been setting new records each year and have consistently earned the “Top Producer” Award for several years. Nationally recognized, Terri has also achieved the most distinguished awards of “Chariman’s Circle” and “Legend.” She and her associates continue to break new ground by providing top rated services.