Historic Islamorada Houseboat Estate Sold for $3.8M

The historic houseboat estate on Upper Matecumbe Key sold recently for $3.8 million, according to Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty. Rich in history, this 5-acre property at 101 Carroll St. has entertained many dignitaries over the years, including President Harry S. Truman, President George H.W. Bush and legendary news anchor Edward R. Morrow. The centerpiece is a […]
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My 3 Favorite Things To Do in the Upper Florida Keys

I have been in love with the Florida Keys most of my life. Having been born and raised in South Florida, the natural beauty of the area has captivated me since early childhood. The fortune of growing up in a boating family instilled me with an unending need to experience nature to it’s fullest. The […]
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Houseboat Living with MJ Hudson in Islamorada – Video

This is the second video of MJ Hudson’s life on a houseboat in Islamorada Florida. MJ shows us new developments at his home, and adds some of his own personal philosophy. Photography and video by Tedd Carroll. Houseboat Living.    
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6 All Time Favorite Florida Keys Foods and Where to Find Them

The Florida Keys are well-known for many things such as Fishing, Diving, Beautiful Sunsets and of course Florida Keys foods. The varied recipes found in the local restaurants reflect a multitude of cultural influences from our Spanish, Bahamian, Caribbean neighbors as well as American cuisine. With Commercial fishing the 2nd largest industry in the Keys, just behind tourism, it […]
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Islamorada’s Anne’s Beach to Get a Facelift

On Feb. 16, the Village of Islamorada and the Tourist Development Council reached a grant agreement to fund the first phase of the Anne’s Beach Boardwalk Replacement Project. After evaluating the condition of the boardwalk, the village deemed the deteriorated path needed replacing. According to Islamorada Public Works Director, AJ Engelmeyer, 20 percent of the […]
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A week in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys arc off the state’s southeastern tip like a long strand of tiny beads on a silver chain. Or at least I thought so years ago, looking at the map after watching John Huston’s film classic “Key Largo.” The “beads” are, of course, the islands, and the “chain” is the 113-mile Overseas Highway […]
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Things to Do in Kid Friendly Florida Keys

With its azure blue waters, swaying palm trees, year-round warm temps and bright blue skies, Kid Friendly Florida Keys makes for the perfect tropical escape. Two state parks, a national park and a national marine sanctuary offer plenty of opportunities to explore and learn. Plus it’s easy to reach, at just a little over an […]
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Islamorada Village Reviews La Jolla Resort Redevelopment

Requests for redevelopment and expansion of a longstanding resort are set to go before the Village Council on Thursday, Feb. 16. La Jolla Resort, represented by Island Construction Management owner Don Horton, will go before the governing board a second time with requests to redevelop and possibly expand on its Upper Matecumbe Key property through […]
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Upgrade Sought to the Hurricane Monument in Islamorada

The towering hurricane monument at mile marker 81.8 could soon be the recipient of an expansion effort. Islamorada’s Historic Preservation Commission is interested in enlarging the lesser-used back area of the Florida Keys Memorial to attract more visitors there. “For starters, we want to erect a large map,” commission Vice Chair Barbara Edgar told the […]
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Florida Keys Homes – Dream Mansion With Sensational Grotto

Many Florida Keys homes are merely a place to return to after a day of fishing and diving. Not a show place to entertain. But there are homes built to impress and this bayside Plantation Key home will certainly impress with it’s fantastic views through all the glass, pool, waterfall, and something you would never […]
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The Trading Post Celebrating 63 Years in Islamorada

Key comes from the Spanish word “cayo,” and it means reef or low island. There are l700 hundred of them in the Florida Keys. Driving down Route 1 from Miami, along the Everglades National Park, you know you’re in the Keys when you start to see signs advertising “Bait.” Islamorada, the village that comprises Upper Matecumbe, […]
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Former Florida Keys Coral Shores High Students Making Impression in Film TV

Teacher Michele Thiery has seen many students pass through her video production classes over the past 19 years, beginning with her time at Key Largo School and now at Coral Shores High School. Several who have gone on to pursue careers in television or film credit her for piquing their interest in the field. Thiery, […]
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KeysCaribbean Resorts Special Discounts for February Fun in the Florida Keys

February in the Florida Keys features fun events to be found only in the tropical islands off Florida’s southern tip. KeysCaribbean Resorts salutes four unique Keys events and features special offers to enjoy a getaway to the Keys in February. “The Longer You Stay in Paradise, The More You Save” special discount offers a lower […]
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Islamorada Home Once Owned by Ted Williams For Sale

The longtime home of baseball star Ted Williams on Upper Matecumbe Key in Islamorada is going on the market for $4.2 million. Williams bought the home in about 1960 so he could pursue sport fishing, and lived there for decades according to the book “Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero” by Leigh Montville. […]
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5 Fun Things to Do in Islamorada in the Florida Keys

Measuring only 20 miles long and, in some places, barely 150 feet wide, Islamorada is a collection of islands located in the Florida Keys. Legend has it the area was named by Spanish explorers who, upon seeing the purple sky at sunset and the purple bougainvillea, called it “isla morado” or purple island. Islamorada is […]
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2017 Islamorada Priorities – Traffic – Park – Canal Improvements

Islamorada Mayor Jim Mooney said one of the governing board’s main focuses in 2017 will be tackling traffic issues, a recurring theme for much of Monroe County. U.S. 1 has long experienced lengthy delays due to holidays, community events and accidents, among other things. Mooney said the village is working on two solutions to alleviate […]
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2016’s Most Streamed Netflix Shows by State – Florida Likes Bloodline

The rise of Netflix in living rooms across America is testament not only to the comfort of our couches, but also to the power of some very popular original content. While Netflix and providers like Amazon Prime don’t release ratings information, the increasing popularity of original series like Stranger Things and Luke Cage is irrefutable […]
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Fishy Origins – Craig’s Restaurant – Super Fish Sandwich

The tale of a Keys dining legend. Craig’s Restaurant Super Fish Sandwich. Craig’s Restaurant has been open for business for 36 years and counting.  Its large red emblem above the diner, with the words “World Famous Fish Sandwich” just below, is one of Plantation Key’s most recognizable sights. Though if you ask Owner Craig Belcher, […]
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Amara Cay Resort Opens Pool to Locals on Anchors Aweigh Sundays

Amara Cay Resort has a new pool and a new program. Locals are now welcome to spend Anchors Aweigh Sundays lounging at Amara Cay’s new 3,200-square-foot, zero-entry pool. It’s free, of course. With 125 pool chairs, there is plenty of room for tourists and locals alike to enjoy the Italian-inspired and seafood specialties of Oltremare […]
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