If you want to live just steps from the beating heart of Downtown Key West, the Old Town historical district is the place for you. Old Town encompasses the majority of the island’s tourist attractions and its central business district, in addition to epitomizing the rich historical charm of the area. Comprised of the western half of Key West, Old Town is also home to the largest collection of vintage wooden structures on the National Register of Historic Places. In fact, within this one-of-a-kind community, there are more than 3,000 wooden buildings that were constructed between 1886 and 1912. Many of these homes have horizontal wood siding painted in pastel colors, peaked metal roofs, side-hinged louvered shutters, and covered porches.
Old Town is bounded by Mallory Square, the Atlantic Ocean, and South, White, Whitehead, and Emma Streets. It is divided into Old Town North, which is bordered by The Meadows, Old Town South, and Truman Annex, and Old Town South is bordered by The Meadows, Old Town North, Casa Marina, and Midtown West. Within Old Town North you’ll find a number of the area’s most popular restaurants, among them Half Shell Raw Bar, Mangia Mangia Pasta Cafe, and BO’s Fish Wagon. In Old Town South popular destinations include Camille’s restaurant, Fausto’s Food Palace, El Siboney restaurant, and Bay View Park. Other Old Town attractions include Fort Zachary Taylor, Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Key West Butterfly Conservatory, Key West Aquarium, Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum and Old Town Trolley Tours.
Because of its gorgeous location, rich historic charm, and spectacular amenities, the highly-walkable community of Old Town is one of the most sought-after addresses in Key West. Because early on the community recognized the aesthetic and architectural value of the Old Town neighborhood, the renovation and preservation efforts have been in full swing since the 1950s. Homes in Old Town Key West include cottages, bungalows, homes in the Classic Revival style, and Queen Anne Victorian mansions. Because of the popularity of this historic area, homes for sale here tend to be expensive but are worth every cent because of the multitude of amenities and attractions. If you would like to learn more about Old Town Key West real estate, please allow us to assist you and contact us today.