WELCOME TO ISLAMORADA
The Village of Islands is located in the Upper Florida Keys between Mile Marker (MM) 90 to MM 72. Here you’ll find a large variety of Florida Keys’ vacation homes just one hour south of Miami. Islamorada consists of four islands spanning 18 linear miles with a skinny land area of approximately 3,900 acres.
Known as the Sport Fishing Capital of the World, this popular vacation destination is desirable for all its game fishing in the backcountry (Gulf of Mexico), as well as in the deep blue waters just beyond the strong currents of the Gulf Stream--a fast-moving natural channel of water that is closer to shore in the Upper Keys.
Vacationers, elite second-home owners and year-round residents with an obsession for the sea
The population of Islamorada is just over 6,600 residents. Pastel-colored businesses, endless palm trees and pink bougainvillea flowers throughout Islamorada add to the island chain’s curb appeal.
By charter, the village’s boundaries extend from the west end of the Channel Two bridge (approximately Mile Marker 72.5) to the west end of the Tavernier Creek Bridge (approximately Mile Marker 90.8), including the islands Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Lower Matecumbe Key, Tea Table Key, and the land between the islands--all connected by the Overseas Highway.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Serious water enthusiasts with boats of all sizes and shapes
Endless sunshine, exciting water sports in the crystal clear waters, locally-owned restaurants, shops, art galleries and micro-beer breweries popping up here and there. Many of the restaurants, including Chef Michaels, Ziggie & Mad Dogs, Kaiyo Grill & Sushi Bar and Pierre’s, are exquisite. Whale Harbor Restaurant is a favorite with its famous all-you-can-eat seafood buffet and huge outdoor rooftop bar overlooking the ocean and boat-filled sandbar. Live entertainment echoes throughout the island chain.
The Islamorada Sandbar is one of the most famous sandbars in the Florida Keys and is located just off shore in front of Postcard Inn, formerly the Holiday Isle Resort. During the summer months, dozens and dozens of boats of all sizes gather in the beautiful shallow water on the edge of the Whale Harbor Channel.
Islamorada is home to many community parks and green spaces. Founders Park at Mile Marker 87 is the hub of the island chain where families come to play on the ball fields, at the aquatic center, or to hang on the sandy beach on the bayside. The village owns Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina at Founders Park that offers a convenient 83 wet slips, fuel and pump out services.
Popular annual events include the fishing tournaments, Uncorked - Islamorada Food & Wine Festival, Annual Nautical Expo, monthly Third Thursday Art Walk’s at the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District, Outdoor Pops in the Park, Art Under the Oaks, Saltwater Sportsman National Fishing Seminars, and Full Moon Partys at Morada Bay Beach Cafe. In fact, the three-season Netflix thriller, ‘Bloodline,’ was filmed in Islamorada at The Moorings Village and Morada Bay.
A carefree attitude in a idyllic setting removed from the hustle and bustle of life
An island village decorated with offshore sandbars, pastel-colored outdoor cafes, an impressive foodie scene and live entertainment day and night. Popular annual events include the fishing tournaments, Uncorked - Islamorada Food & Wine Festival, Annual Nautical Expo, monthly Third Thursday Art Walk’s at the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District, Outdoor Pops in the Park, Art Under the Oaks, Saltwater Sportsman National Fishing Seminars, and Full Moon Party’s at Morada Bay Beach Cafe. In fact, the popular three season Netflix thriller series ‘Bloodline’ was filmed in Islamorada at The Moorings Village and Morada Bay.
The azure colors of the water everywhere and number of connecting island bridges
Photographers come from around the world to capture the scenic beauty of Islamorada. The environment of the Florida Keys is unique to the United States. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects over 2,900 square nautical miles of Florida Keys’ coastal waters. This is where you’ll find underwater coral reef restoration farms, gorgeous connecting bridges and aquamarine waterways and marinas filled with expensive fishing boats. Islamorada is where America’s most beautiful scenic drive south to Key West truly begins.
A varied mix of oceanfront condominiums, two-and-three story stilt homes and oceanfront estates
Islamorada has four distinct neighborhoods: Upper Matecumbe, Lower Matecumbe, Plantation, Plantation Key Colony and Moorings Village. There are approximately 5,700 homes on the Village of Islands. Single-family home prices range from the $400s to over $18 million for an oceanfront estate on Islamorada’s Millionaires’ Row. The average price on the island is just under $1 million.
The City of Islamorada enforces a 28-minimum day vacation rental policy; however you can find Florida Keys’ vacation homes with 7-day rental licenses that were grandfathered in prior to the rule change. Ask us for more info.
YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
Pastel-colored cottages, decadent resorts, curvy palm trees and fiery sunsets
The ‘hurry, let’s wake up’ attitude is the mantra so not a moment in the day is wasted. Soft Atlantic breezes and the sounds of the wind blowing through the palm trees and tiki huts. Lush tropical foliage, abundant birdlife and colorful pink bougainvillea are all around you. Islamorada will no doubt steal your heart and make you never want to leave.