With a unique location on the southern tip of Florida, Key West is one of the state's most exciting cities. As a very popular tourist destination, Key West is famed as a place where everyone can have a good time with pristine beaches and distinctive local flavors. Less than 25,000 people live here permanently, allowing locals to form a sense of community among all the visitors. Look for Key West apartments for rent, and find a piece of paradise.
The first residents of Key West inhabited the islands for the first 300 years that European tourists stopped onshore for fresh water. They remained the only permanent settlers until Florida became a United States territory in 1821. As the largest deep water port between Norfolk, Va., and New Orleans, Key West quickly became the most populated city in Florida and the economic center of the state.
Today, Key West is a popular tourist destination and famed party hot spot. As the proclaimed southernmost city in the continental United States, visitors flock here from all over the world for a tropical vacation. With beautiful weather, scenic beaches and exciting nightlife, living in Key West apartments allows residents to enjoy the finer things in life.
Beach and ocean attractions aside, Key West always has something exciting going on. The Goombay Festival is an annual street festival that celebrates the city's Bahamian heritage with live music, performances and authentic Bahamian art and food. The Key West BrewFest features classic beer-centered events like beer brunches, football tailgates, pool parties, after parties, beer seminars, dinners and the BrewFest Tasting Festival. Other local favorite events include ConchFest and the Verizon Music Festival.
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