Houses for Sale in Key West in the Meadows
The exclusive Meadows neighborhood is one of the Key West’s most desirable locations. This Old Town district, bounded by Truman Avenue, Eisenhower Drive along the Garrison Bight waterfront, Angela and White Streets, is a historic suburb originally developed in theh early 1900s on the site of a former dairy farm. The Meadows offers wide tree-lined streets, relatively large yards, gorgeous tropical landscaping and a tranquil setting just a few minutes’ walk from the Historic Seaport and theheart of Old Town.
The homes of the Meadows neighborhood date back to the arrival of Flagler’s Overseas Railway nearly a century after Key West was first settled. It was the peak of island’s wealthiest era, and many of the city’s leading businessmen and developers built homes in the Meadows. The architectural styles common to Old Town predominate in the Meadows. Conch houses and wood-frame shotgun houses sit in surroundings that have a more open feel than the rest of Old Town. As with the rest of Key West, most residences in the Meadows have undergone renovation up to high standards of modern quality and luxury while retaining historical accuracy.
Although a select few houses for sale in Key West in the Meadows are offered as vacation rentals, the area seems to attract more year round residents than other parts of Old Town. Possibly because the combination of excellent proximity to Old Town and the relaxing qualities of a quieter small-town atmosphere make the Meadows a stand out among Key West residential areas and ideal for those staying on the island long-term. The Historic Seaport is a 5-10 minute walk away, Duval Street is 20 minutes. The nearest commercial development is along White Street on the west side of The Meadows.
White Street spans the fourteen-block width of the island from the Historic Seaport on the Gulf of Mexico to the White Street Pier jutting from the south side of the island into the Atlantic. East of Truman Avenue along White Street, Meadows residents enjoy easy access to galleries, shopping and dining. Local favorite Fausto’s grocery store, several convenience stores, a bakery, beauty salons, a spa, yoga studios, and the Island Gym are all just a short walk from the Meadows. White Street eateries include Sandy’s Café, an island favorite for Cuban coffee and great food,Moe’s Caribbean cuisine, a Peruvian restaurant, Italian food at Vito’s, and Matheessen’s for hamburgers and ice cream. The pier at the south end of White Street is a local attraction in itself, nearly ¼ mile long and a magnet for sightseers, fishermen, and walkers. The adjacent Harvey Rest Beach Park attracts beachgoers and other recreationists.
If you would like to live at one of Key West’s top addresses, where access to all of the island’s exciting activities is paired with the amenities of living in a tight-knit neighborhood set away from the hustle and bustle, the Meadows may be the perfect choice. These coveted homes appear on the market in limited numbers, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Knight & Gardner Realty is your connection for an island dream house in the Meadows Key West.