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  • Key West has a Livability Score of 66/100, which is considered average
  • Key West crime rates are 7% higher than the Florida average
  • Cost of living in Key West is 44% higher than the Florida average
  • Key West real estate prices are 184% higher than the Florida average
  • Rental prices in Key West are 58% higher than the Florida average

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      Top Rated Schools in Key West

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Sigsbee Charter SchoolKG - 850772%
      May Sands Montessori SchoolKG - 814065%
      Poinciana Elementary SchoolPK - 559665%
      Key West High School8 - 121,22364%
      Gerald Adams Elementary SchoolPK - 559760%
      Horace O'Bryant SchoolPK - 81,12056%
      Key West Collegiate School9 - 127135%
      Keys Center8 - 129n/a
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      The Keys to Fun and Sun in Key West

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      Community7/10
      Nightlife10/10
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      Sun, sand, ocean breezes, and a cold drink in your hand. Key West is everything you'd imagine and more. I've lived on this tropical island paradise for much of my life and not even a hurricane will tear me away.

      The Florida Keys may be in Florida but are not of Florida, connected to the mainland by the 113 mile Overseas Highway. It's isolation is Key West's sole drawback, or its greatest asset, but I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be trapped then these 4.2 square miles of fun, relaxation, and a cast of local characters unlike anywhere else.

      The weather is mild, balmy and warm, the sunshine broken only by the occasional thunderstorm. A rainy afternoon is the perfect time to hit up any of the festive bars and delicious restaurants lining world famous Duval Street. Whatever your interest, golf, shopping, swimming, or reading a book in a hammock, it's no more than 4 miles away on Key West.
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      Source: The Key West, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).