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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Key West is a town in Florida with a population of 25,085. Key West is in Monroe County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Key West offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Key West there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Key West and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Key West are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$578,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,793
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    276.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    69.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    293.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,406.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    289.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Key West

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,712
National
$55,322
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Key West Reviews

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Key West is a great little town, away from the bustle of a city life - if your looking for quality time with family and have a passion for the outdoors and ocean it could be a great place to raise a family. Key West has its night life on Duval with plenty of restaurants and bars but if your local you learn that there is much more to the Florida Keys including Key West past the tourism. The community is very close organizing events and fundraisers to provide opportunities for sports and further opportunities for students and families in town. I am a behavioral health counselor and travel to each and every school within the county. The schools utilize many forms of technology and really make an effort to provide further opportunities for mental health and fitness beyond academics daily.
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Key west is definitely not family friendly and more for partying. All though it is really pretty coming here with family is not the best idea. All restaurants have the same thing and not much verity with food. A lot of the stores have inappropriate messages and not for children to see. Coming here with friends is a better idea then bringing family. This is a lot of fun dancing around and partying with friends. The nightlife is thriving all night when you come. The hotels and resorts that I have been to are nice quality. They are definitely relaxing. If you want to come here for a full on resort with many places to go here might not be the best. I stayed at Ocean Edge and there were only pools. The rooms are very nice though. I hope this review helped you!
Small city living surrounded by one of the nation's greatest resources: the world's third largest living reef. Lots of history, art, maritime culture. In the middle of reimagining the pulse of the community & turning more towards sustainable tourism & locals as priority.