New Town

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Classic Florida in a Key West neighborhood

New Town feels more like classic Florida than any other Key West neighborhood. Developed in the mid-20th century as a residential subdivision for Key Westers who’d tired of the small homes and busy streets of Old Town, New Town boasts large lots, wide streets and rambling ranches and bungalows.

1221 20th Street, Key West, FL 33040It’s close to Key West’s schools, shopping and services, all of which offer 21st century suburban conveniences not found in Old Town. Some homes even have canals that allow homeowners access to open water, something you won’t find – except at the marinas – in any other part of Key West.

New Town is synonymous with large lots, beautiful swimming pools and outstanding outdoor living.

As in Midtown, New Town was developed on land created by dredging. Over the years, homeowners have updated and renovated these Mid-Century homes, and there are upscale villas to be found in New Town’s spacious neighborhoods.

  • Best features: Close to schools, shopping and services. Large lots with significant privacy from neighbors. Easy access to the Overseas Highway for a trip up the Keys.
  • Getting around: Great for walking and biking in the neighborhood. Keep a scooter or car handy for getting back to Old Town. It’s more of a walk or bike ride than most would want to make. Many homes are blessed with private drives.
  • Street boundaries: 9th Street on the west to the “Triangle” on the east, the gateway to Stock Island, the golf course and Miami. North Roosevelt Boulevard on the north and the Atlantic Ocean on the south.
  • Get more information: 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 New Town 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.