Casa Marina

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A grand hotel. A grand neighborhood

Named for the soaring Casa Marina Resort and Hotel, Henry Flagler’s end-of-the-railroad grande dame, the Casa Marina District is distinctively different from Old Town and The Meadows.

The Casa Marina District is a showcase for Mid-Century modern architecture, ranging from clean-lined bungalows to private enclaves and statuesque mansions. Its wide, tree-lined boulevards offer perfect space to showcase royal palms and poincianas to their best advantage. Across the park from the Atlantic Ocean, some of the homes provide exceptional ocean-front vistas.

The Casa, as locals call the neighborhood was developed in the 1950s as an exclusive neighborhood for wealthy residents. It retains its upscale aura, offering quiet streets, large lots and walled gardens.

  • Best features: Architecturally significant examples of high-end Mid-Century modern homes. Wide boulevards with limited traffic in one of Key West’s quietest neighborhoods. Easy walking distance to Higgs Beach and the White Street Pier.
  • Getting around: Great for walking and biking. Easy on-street parking, though many homes are blessed with private drives.
  • Street boundaries:  White Street on the east; Waddell/Simonton on the west; the Atlantic Ocean on the south and United Street on the north.
  • Get more information: City.Data.com compiles Census and other data on Key West’s neighborhoods. You can explore statistical information from household income to age, employment and education – even how long Casa Marina District residents have lived there and how long they commute to work.
  • See the map: The Key West Association of Realtors has an excellent map detailing the neighborhoods and streets
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