Key Largo is the doorway to The Keys, Spanish explorers called it "Cayo Largo," or long island. Key Largo stretches for 30 miles, making it the largest of The Keys; It is also the northernmost of the Florida Keys in Monroe County.
The Key Largo area encompasses three census-designated places on the island of Key Largo: North Key Largo, near the Card Sound Bridge; Key Largo, & Tavernier, at the southern end of the island. Ocean Reef Club is a private gated community and club at the northern end of the island. None of Key Largo is an incorporated municipality, so it is governed at the local level by Monroe County.
It offers both the laid-back Keys lifestyle as well as proximity to Miami. Its location also makes it the best in The Keys for those needing access to the international airports in MIami & Ft. Lauderdale. In additional, there is a commercial airport in Key West, roughly two and one half-hours by car.
With its reputation as the "Sport Diving Capital of the World," Key Largo draws millions of visitors who come to take advantage of the living coral reef a few miles offshore (the only living coral reef in the continental U.S.) and the wonderful underwater adventures offered. It is also the site of several famous diving wrecks including the Spiegel Grove, the USCGC William J. Duane, the USCGC George M. Bibb, the Benwood and others.
Key Largo's proximity to the Everglades also makes it a premier destination for kayakers and ecotourists.
As of the 2010 census, Key Largo's population is 10,433 people and Tavernier's is 2,136.
If you are considering Key Largo for a second, vacation or permanent home, please know you'll find excellent schools, medical facilities, libraries and community service programs to accommodate all ages and lifestyles plus business and professional opportunities. With our Key Largo realty services, you can make that a reality. We also offer Key Largo commercial real estate services for those interested in buying or leasing space for operating a business at the Keys' point of entry, or in exploring existing business opportunities.