Community Information

Key West is not just a great place to visit; it is a fabulous place to live. The island, being only a few square miles, has a small town atmosphere with a cosmopolitan flair. Diverse from its inception, Key West was established by a mix of English, Bahamian, Spanish and Cuban settlers. The island population of approximately 28,000 year-round residents continues to support diversity through its live-and-let-live attitude.

We are very proud of our small city, and we work together to ensure that we retain a high quality of life. Currently the Mayor is running a campaign to make Key West the “cleanest little city in America”. Through this campaign government and citizens are working together to improve the infrastructure and the appearance of our island. The island boasts one of the largest historic districts in the United States. Monroe County, the City of Key West, and the residents of the island are steadily restoring our public and private buildings with meticulous detail.

The residents of Key West are resolute in their conviction to maintain and improve the high quality of their island life, and are generous in their support. From donating time to mentor the island’s youth, or clean and beautify the city, to donating funds to support the arts, sponsor our youth’s extensive athletic leagues and facilities, or help those in need, the citizens rally to the cause.

We truly believe Key West is paradise.