Duck Key Real Estate
Duck Key Real Estate: Historical Waterfront Luxury
Duck Key real estate is unique due to the island’s private location, top-notch canal system, and Caribbean architectural style. Within easy driving distance from the conveniences of nearby Marathon, Duck Key realty is a top choice for home buyers who want to fully experience the privileges of living an island lifestyle. The ocean is very easily accessible from waterfront homes on Duck Key for residents who enjoy boating, fishing, or diving.
Facts & History
Located ocean-side of US 1, the quaint community of Duck Key exists on an island of the same name. Converted from salt ponds and mangrove-covered islands and converted to a 400-acre community in the 1950s, the now upscale and well-planned Duck Key is a much desired location. Its developer, Bryan W. Newkirk outsmarted other Keys developers and dug all the canals as through waterways so the tidal changes would flush effortlessly. The key is traversed by nearly 10 miles of roads and adorned by four decorative stone bridges designed by well-known Key West artist Gene Otto.
- Mile Marker Location: approximately MM 6
- GPS Coordinates: 24°46′32″N 80°54′39″W
The 5 Islands of Duck Key
The five islands of Duck Key are Harbour, Indies, Plantation, Centre, and Yacht Club islands. In keeping with the original Caribbean architecture of the island, the luxuriously designed resort Hawks Cay sits at the entrance of Duck Key. Duck Key real estate is desired both by residents and by investors who wish to take advantage of the proximity of Hawk’s Cay Resort. Properties for sale include primarily luxury homes and condos, and canalfront and waterfront properties. Contact our Duck Key real estate professionals for assistance with the viewing, purchase, or sale of any Duck Key Realty. To learn more about nearby Marathon, visit our Marathon FL real estate page.
Amenities / Points of Interest:
- Hawks Cay Resort
- Club Duck Key: Private Social & Recreational Center
More Duck Key Information
Visit the website of the Duck Key Property Owners Association to get community real estate information for Duck Key.
Visit the Duck Key Wikipedia page for more Duck Key geography, history and demographics.