Key Largo

An exclusive and refined area close to Miami with tranquil beaches.

Overview for Key Largo, FL

10,854 people live in Key Largo, where the median age is 52 and the average individual income is $47,420. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

52 years

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Welcome to Key Largo 

Tucked among the Upper Keys close to Miami, Florida, Key Largo real estate immerses you in all that this bustling and exclusive island has to offer. An island that lies approximately 65 miles from Miami, Key Largo is the largest island in the Florida Keys. Home to the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, it’s a scuba diving mecca. Professional and amateur divers enjoy exploring the many majestic coral reefs around the area.
Spanish for “Long Key” due to its length of approximately 30 miles, Key Largo, FL is the first island found on the overseas highway. With a population of 12,000 residents, it is home to retirees, young professionals, and those who have been long-term residents of the Florida Keys. Many hardwood trees and beautiful state parks make Key Largo one of the most diverse islands in the Lower Keys. 

What to Love

  • Tranquil parks and serene beaches
  • A mecca for snorkeling and scuba diving
  • Many local events and festivals for residents to enjoy
  • Refined community with a rich history
  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park 
  • Plentiful watersport activities
  • Spectacular Key Largo waterfront condos and homes for sale to choose from

Local Lifestyle - Living in Key Largo

Life in the Florida Keys has its own distinctive ambiance. The islands are separate from mainland Florida, which gives each area a unique atmosphere. The Upper Keys, Middle Keys, and Lower Keys become increasingly more remote until you arrive at Key West. Key Largo is developed and contains many local government buildings and municipal agencies. 
The island lifestyle that permeates Key Largo is similar to the Caribbean. Locals, tourists, and international explorers all enjoy learning about the history of the Keys and exploring the incredible natural resources. Seaplanes, boats, and other watercraft are essential to life in the Florida Keys. Many residents own boats and enjoy catching a variety of local fish species and lobster when they are in season—residents who are lucky enough to call Key Largo home value this distinctive atmosphere of remoteness and freedom. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in Key Largo

Lazy Lobster Seafood Restaurant is one of the many seafood restaurants on Key Largo. Notable dishes include lobster matecumbe, cracked conch, and grouper port au prince. Hobo’s Cafe Key Largo is a popular restaurant featuring coconut shrimp, key lime conch, and sauteed calamari. 
Snook’s Bayside Restaurant & Grand Tiki Bar is one of the Keys' most stunning outdoor dining restaurants, serving stone crab claws, lobster tail, and mahi-mahi meuniere. Diners also enjoy fantastic Italian cuisine at DiGiorgio’s Cafe Largo. Residents dive into pasta dishes such as penne vodka, gnocchi alla nova, and capellini Pescatore. 
Scuba diving is one of the most popular forms of entertainment on Key Largo. As the “first undersea park in the United States,” John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is a great place to take a short boat ride for scuba diving or snorkeling. The park has over 70,000 nautical miles for residents to explore and enjoy the tranquil beauty it offers. 
At Spiegel Grove Wreck near the island, a large shipwreck is home to stunning reefs and has attracted scuba divers from all over the world. The wreckage is the world’s largest artificial reef at 510 feet. 

Things to Do in Key Largo

Key Largo residents enjoy watching beautiful sunsets, deep-sea fishing, and exploring the waters of Florida Bay. Jimmy Johnson’s “Quest for the Ring'' Fishing Tournament attracts many locals and travelers annually. Snorkeling, swimming, and scuba diving are some of the most popular activities residents love. 
One of the island’s biggest annual events is the Uncorked Key Largo & Islamorada Food and Wine Festival. The festival is a ten-day culinary extravaganza complete with wine tasting, dozens of local chefs displaying their craft, featured artists, and more. It is truly a multi-sensory experience. 
The overseas highway connects the Upper, Middle, and Lower Keys. Many residents enjoy driving to different key areas such as Big Pine Key and Little Duck Key to experience more remote beaches and fishing spots. 


Schools in Key Largo, Florida, are served by the Monroe County School District

Demographics and Employment Data for Key Largo, FL

Key Largo has 4,612 households, with an average household size of 2.35. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Key Largo do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,854 people call Key Largo home. The population density is 900.68 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.93 / 48.07%

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