A historic, unique, and inspiring oasis that features the best of the island life.

Overview for Tavernier, FL

2,286 people live in Tavernier, where the median age is 44.6 and the average individual income is $35,726. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Welcome to Tavernier

Located on Key Largo in the Upper Keys, Tavernier, FL is home to approximately 2,500 residents. French for “tavern keeper,” it’s one of the unique areas in the Upper Keys and features a beautiful historic district. Additionally, Tavernier's real estate options also showcase some of the most distinctive architecture on the island. Divers, snorkelers, swimmers, boaters, and anglers enjoy life in Tavernier. Residents benefit from being outdoors and relishing in the fishing and boating opportunities available off the shore. 
Mangrove islands and amazing flora and fauna are all located just off the coast of Tavernier. Locals enjoy kayaking and canoeing through the mangrove trees and keeping their eyes out for the many wild bird species that call this beautiful area home, such as roseate spoonbills, great blue herons, and osprey. 

What to Love


Local Lifestyle - Living in Tavernier

Life in Tavernier is filled with activity. Locals enjoy spending time at Mar Bar in Casa Mar Village, where you can order fresh stone crab claws in-season and watch dive boats coming in from a day on the water. Launch your paddle board or kayak and take a ride through Tavernier Creek’s mangrove ecosystem. Harry Harris Beach & Park is a great place to enjoy swimming, grilling, and exercising. The beach features a tide pool, which is perfect for children who aren’t quite ready for the ocean and marine life. Being immersed in the wonders of the natural world and the Florida Keys is unmatched. It is one place where natural beauty surrounds everyone. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in Tavernier

There are many dining and entertainment options in Tavernier. At Old Tavernier Restaurant, locals enjoy fresh seafood such as seared ahi tuna, smoked salmon, and sauteed escargot as well as fantastic pizzas and steaks. Habanos on the Creek is one of the most popular restaurants in Tavernier. Offering Cuban food, notable dishes include Cuban cheese steak, fried yucca, and cracked conch. 
Casa Mar Village is a shopping district featuring a variety of stores and shops. Since you need a little pick-me-up for those early mornings on the water, Cafe Moka answers the call, though locals don't just love the coffee. Cafe Moka is also a breezy hangout, making homemade French pastries, sandwiches, and tapas alongside a cold beer or relaxing glass of wine. 

Things to Do in Tavernier

Tavernier is always bustling with events to attend and things to do all year long. The Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center is a non-profit organization tasked with rescuing and releasing birds in the Florida Keys that are disoriented or injured. Volunteers and others help the wild bird rehabilitation center run smoothly. Old Settler’s Park is a part of the historic area of Tavernier. The park contains butterfly gardens and native plant species. Residents also bring their pets to Old Settler’s Park for a morning walk or evening stroll. 
The Florida Keys Dive Center offers scuba guides, scuba trips, and first-rate instruction. If you don’t know how to scuba dive just yet, take lessons at this renowned dive center! Tavernier is also close to several famous sunken ships, including SS Benwood, Bibb, and Eagle. Creative residents enjoy visiting Our Place in Paradise art gallery located in Tavernier. Art from local and non-local artists is on display at this impressive gallery which reflects the freedom and allure of the Florida Keys. 


Schools in Tavernier are served by the Monroe County School District

Demographics and Employment Data for Tavernier, FL

Tavernier has 943 households, with an average household size of 2.42. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Tavernier do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,286 people call Tavernier home. The population density is 909.46 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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