The Meadows

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The Meadows: Perfect residential neighborhood

The Meadows is the first choice for Key West residents who want the amenities and historic architecture of Old Town, but with slightly larger lots, wider streets and quieter residential living.

This well-established neighborhood was built in the early 1900s in what local lore says where the U.S. Army’s horse-stabling fields in the late 1800s. A local dairy operated for decades in The Meadows before being developed as residential housing.

1405_Petronia001Six blocks from top to bottom and four blocks wide, The Meadows is home to year-round residents. There are few retail outlets in the neighborhood, though it’s only a five-minute walk to groceries, restaurants and the art galleries along White Street. Meadows residents know they are steps away from the best viewing of Key West’s legendary Christmas parade – without the crowds along Duval.

The Meadows is an eclectic mix of traditional Conch cottages, grand Victorians, bungalows and even the occasional Mid-Century modern. Homes are beautifully landscaped, many featuring native plants and palms, thanks to the (for Key West’s Old Town) oversize lots.

Located within the city’s Historic District, homes are protected by the Historic Architecture Review Commission’s guidelines.

  • Best features: Superb residential living with the amenities of Old Town and none of the crowds. Beautiful historic architecture and wide, walk-able, tree-lined streets. Much of The Meadows is located in a X-flood plain, eliminating the need for flood insurance.
  • Getting around: Great for walking and biking. Room to park your car on the street.
  • Street boundaries: White Street on the west; Eisenhower and the seaport on the east; Truman south and Newton north.
  • 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 Meadows 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.