US Highway 1 To Key West: How The Road To Paradise Came To Be


The drive down The Keys for the first time is mesmerizing. True Beauty seeing our great waters and bridge. Thinking to yourself "I know I want to buy my own piece of Florida Keys Real Estate but which Island do I want to buy on. That is a decision only you can make. There are a lot of Keys (Islands) and each one has something special to offer. Decide what features are important to you and let's shop Florida Keys homes for sale. Start with that beautiful drive down and go from there. Do you know the history of US Highway 1 in the Keys?

Attributing to the movement that drove Ernest Hemingway from the Florida paradise was the development of what is now known as U.S. Highway 1.


Back when Ernest Hemingway would sit quietly in the serenity of his Key West home, penning A Farewell to Arms and Death in the Afternoon, the town at the southernmost point of the United States was a sanctuary for those looking to escape the real world. But as the 1930’s came to a close, the town had become too “touristy” for Hemingway. As a result, he opted to travel overseas, leaving what was becoming a busy vacation spot at bay.

Attributing to the movement that drove Hemingway from the Florida paradise was the development of what is now known as US Highway 1. Before the existence of the highway, the only means to reach Key West was by boat or by rail, the latter which only ran one round-trip per day. Today, several million travelers make the trip every year.

Let’s take a look at how the highway came to be, from its beginning to today, and how it has impacted the sleepy little town at America’s southern tip.

The Overseas Highway - 113 Miles Of Road Over The Ocean 


The southernmost leg of U.S. 1 follows the trail that was originally blazed in 1912 by Henry Flager, when he extended his Florida East Coast Railroad from Miami to Key West. Due to extensive damage from severe winds and erosion, coupled with the economic decline caused by the Depression era, the operation of the railroad ceased in 1935.

The construction of the Overseas Highway, as it was called, was a major engineering feat. The road covers a total of 113 miles and consists of 42 overseas bridges, leapfrogging from key to key with a series of arches that consist of steel and concrete.


Beginning in the late 1930s, the highway was built utilizing foundations of some of the original spans from the railroad, as well as the coral bedrock of individual keys using specially constructed columns to shore up the foundations. The highway was opened to traffic in 1938, and was completed in 1942, marking the beginning of the eventual tourist boom that would result from the American motorist being able to make the drive to Key West.

Now you know more about the beautiful drive you take when driving down the Florida Keys. It's more than just a bunch of bridges just like the Florida Keys homes for sale we look at are more than homes. One of them will be your future piece of Paradise. Choose wisely and let me help you.

Gary

Gary McAdams, PA
Realtor/Notary Public
Barbara Anderson Realty
Key West, Florida 


Anglers are angling to make it legal to harvest Goliath Grouper (Jewfish) legal again.


There are very few things that are as much fun as looking at Florida Keys Real Estate and buying a home in the Keys from me but fishing comes close. Why not do both? Let's look at Florida Keys homes for sale then go fishing. If the Anglers get their way you will be allowed to take home a Goliath Grouper, formally known as a Jewfish. It has been illegal to kill and/or keep one since 1990.

 


This is a fish story. A really BIG fish story.

 Florida’s waters are as full of odd creatures as our streets are. We’ve got walking catfish, which are both invasive and disturbing to watch; the pig-snouted (but delicious) hogfish; and some weird-looking sea cucumbersthat are valuable because some folks believe them to be an aphrodisiac.

 But if size matters to you, then let’s talk about the aptly named goliath grouper. Mature ones can reach eight feet long and weigh so much you wouldn’t want one to fall on you. It would be like being clobbered with a falling piano. (And as REO Speedwagon taught us, you can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish).

 Back when my kids were little, I often took them to the Florida Aquarium, where they would play in the outdoor splash zone until their fingers got all pruny. Then I’d get them dried off and we’d roam around marveling at the sharks and seahorses. When we got to the tank with the goliath groupers, though, we would always stop, awestruck. They were so huge we felt as if we’d been hit with a shrink ray.

 Yet these giants are nothing to be scared of.

 “They’re curious and somewhat friendly,” Luiz Barbieri, who leads the marine fisheries research program at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, told me this week.


Goliath groupers tend to stick in one offshore area and not roam around, making them easy to find. Sightseeing divers who frequently visit those areas have become fascinated with them, to the point of giving some of them names like backyard pets — Grace, Braveheart, and Pokémon, to name a few. Tourists from around the globe travel to Florida and pay good money just to dive in and snap selfies with them.

 I guess you could say those divers are hooked on hanging with these star fish (pauses for readers to finish rolling their eyes).

 “They’re these gentle giants,” a scientist named Sarah Frias-Torres, because she’s been studying goliath grouper since 2003, told me. “Encountering one of them on a dive is the most amazing wildlife encounter you can have in Florida.”

Their friendliness, though, makes them vulnerable to their only predator: humans.

“In the 1970s and ’80s,” columnist Ed Killer reported recently in TCPalm.com, “divers easily harvested them using powerheads on spearguns, essentially underwater .357 magnums. Boaters mounted winches on gunwales to land the big fish. Fish houses paid as little as 40 cents per pound and a 300-pound fish could yield platter loads of fried grouper fingers.”


I talked to a veteran commercial fisherman named Don DeMaria, who years ago used to spearfish for goliath groupers up and down the Florida coast so he could sell them. Then he started noticing they were harder to find. And he saw flagrant abuse by anglers — half-dead fish swimming around with the shafts of spears sticking out of them, for instance.

“It just got out of control,” he recalled.

To save them from going extinct, in 1990 the agency then known as the Florida Marine Fisheries Commission banned killing and possession of goliath groupers, a ban that remains in place to this day. (Yes, the ban on catching them even applies to the one called Pokémon.) Two federal fisheries agencies also imposed bans, so they were protected in both state and federal waters.

 Leaving them alone for three decades has revived the goliath grouper population, Barbieri said — or so it appears. No one knows exactly how many there were before 1990, nor how many are swimming around now, he said. It’s just that they seem to be showing up more than they used to, particularly around artificial reefs.

 “This is a success story,” Frias-Torres agreed. “We have managed them back from the brink of extinction. We need to celebrate our success.”

 And how would Floridians like to celebrate? By catching some of those big ol’ goliath groupers the way they did back in the ’80s!

Unable to resist the lure of a forbidden fish, these folks have for years been clamoring for the marine commission’s successor, the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, to let them go back to killing goliath groupers.

After years of refusing to take the bait, so to speak, this month the commissioners finally said yes to letting people “harvest” the groupers again.

“I think the time has come, and I think we should look at where we’ve come in 30 years with this fishery,” Commission Chairman Rodney Barreto, a Coral Gables developer, said. “Believe it or not, it’s another great conservation story. It really is. We should be applauding ourselves.” Remind me not to invite Commissioner “Salute It By Slaying It” Barreto to my next birthday party.


The commissioners voted, 6-1, to tell their staff to come back in October with a formal proposal for what they called “a limited harvest.”

Normally the word “harvest” means reaping a crop you’ve spent a lot of time tending so it would grow. In the case of the goliath grouper, “harvest” means “killing that ginormous fish to get a trophy for my wall.”

“A wonder of creation”

There were calls to end the goliath grouper fishing ban in 2001, 2011, and again in 2018. That’s because some people don’t appreciate goliath groupers the way those eco-tour divers do.

Instead of “cute” they use words like “lazy” and “irritating.” (Sounds like my high school principal talking about … uh, someone.)

“Anglers fishing for snook, snappers, cobia and other species routinely tell of how they were reeling their catch to the surface when a Volkswagen-sized goliath grouper grabbed their fish and snapped their line,” the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported in 2001.

How often does that happen? According to scientists, rarely. The groupers usually eat crabs and small fish, not what anglers are angling for. Nevertheless, some folks have repeatedly used those “that-fish-stole-my-fish” anecdotes to argue for an end to the ban.

The hardest push to lift the ban came three years ago — and it produced the biggest push-back. When word spread that the wildlife agency was considering letting anglers catch and keep 100 goliath groupers, some 56,000 people signed petitions against it.

I covered that 2018 wildlife commission meeting. More than 50 people showed up to talk about the big fish, nearly all of them opposed to any “harvest,” even a limited one.


Many speakers wore T-shirts that said, “Save the Goliath Grouper,” because they were sure lifting the ban would doom the species. Among them was a contingent from Eckerd College’s diving club, including their adviser, Rabbi Ed Rosenthal, who jokingly referred to the club as “Scuby Jew.” He pointed out how appropriate it was that he was there to speak for a species that was known, prior to a 2001 name change, as the jewfish.

“The sea is God’s,” the rabbi told commissioners. “The grouper is a wonder of creation.”

More than one speaker in that hearing compared lifting the ban to the commissioners’ controversial decision in 2015 to hold the state’s first bear hunt in 21 years. The hunters slaughtered the bears so fast — even killing mother bears still nursing their young — that the state had to end the week-long hunt after just two days. The commission has never held a second one.

In that 2018 meeting, the commissioners scuttled all talk of lifting the ban. They did so in part because the state’s scientists couldn’t answer the most basic questions about the species, such as how long they live or how many there are.

There’s a theory that, like other groupers, some goliath groupers switch genders from female to male, making them what scientists call “protogynous hermaphrodites” (which is also the name of my favorite indie rock band).

But nobody can say for sure. Without knowing how many female goliath groupers there are, biologists find it difficult to determine their potential to produce more fish.

When I was talking to Barbieri, the state biologist, I asked him if anything had changed since 2018. Had he and his colleagues solved any of those mysteries about “the wonder of creation” that had kept the commissioners from approving a “harvest” back then?

No, he said. The goliath grouper remains as big a mystery as it was three years ago.

Seems to me that all that’s changed is that now a majority of the commissioners — gubernatorial appointees — want to kill a giant fish, no matter what the science says. This, notes Frias-Torres, despite the fact that the tourist-friendly gargantuans are more valuable to the economy alive than dead, because you can visit a live one over and over, but you can kill it only once.

‘A unique recreational fishing opportunity’

According to independent scientists like Frias-Torres, goliath groupers are not really doing as well as they might seem.

The juveniles live amid mangroves. Sea level rise and erosion, plus humans with saws, have been cutting into the state’s coastal mangroves so we have fewer now than we used to.


Adult groupers sometimes hang out near Florida’s coral reefs — but the reefs are in the middle of an ecological disaster. A plague called stony coral tissue-loss disease has swept through the reef the way a hurricane sweeps through a Florida trailer park. And speaking of disasters, grouper are — like manatees — acutely vulnerable to toxic algae blooms, which we’re experiencing again this summer.

Speaking of toxic things, eating them is bad for you now. Air pollution that’s settled into the water has accumulated in the fish that the goliath groupers eat, so now the grouper contains a tremendous amount of mercury.

Goliath groupers more than 5 feet long contain a level of mercury considered dangerous to humans, Barbieri said, so “if the commission decides to move forward with a harvest we would work with the state Department of Health to develop seafood consumption advisories. … It’s something the public will have to be careful about.”

Anyway, he said, they don’t want to wipe out the older, larger fish. Most likely they will propose limiting the catch to fish between 47 and 67 inches long.

Got that? You probably shouldn’t eat them, and you won’t be able to catch the really big ones for a trophy, and we don’t really know enough about them to say what damage there might be on the population if you catch a bunch.

So why lift the ban, exactly? I keep casting around for the reasoning here, but it looks like a mistake on an epic scale (sorry, I’m hooked on puns).

The commission’s staff told their bosses that this is a chance to “provide a unique recreational fishing opportunity in Florida state waters.” Know why it’s unique? Because the goliath grouper, which used to range across the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, has been wiped out throughout most of that range. Florida is close to their last stand.

And now their supposed protectors want to let some of them be killed. Here’s my proposal: If the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission goes ahead with this, we should petition for a change in the agency’s name to take the word “conservation” out of it, so no one will get confused about their purpose. Maybe we could replace it with “Harvesting".

Now we know that although catching a Goliath Grouper would be fun, it is still not as exciting as closing on a Florida Keys home. Come on down to the Keys, let's look at homes for sale and once we close you can go fishing any day you want. You still can't kill a Goliath Grouper but maybe one day soon.

Gary

Gary McAdams, PA

Realtor/Notary Public
Barbara Anderson Realty
Key West, Florida 

Key West and Lower Florida Keys Real Estate Market Activity, 5/27/21, Listings are coming back but selling fast.

We had some new additions to the market inventory. Florida Keys Real Estate is always a great investment. Not to mention, you can't sit in the back yard or your 401K and watch sunset sitting in the pool. You can if you buy a Keys home from me. We had 4 great listings come on the market in Key West and the Lower Florida Keys. Looking for your dream home? It might be listed below. If you don't see something you like, no worries, I'm sure I can find it for you. There are hundreds more to choose from. Call me at 305-731-0501 or email me at garymcadams@realtorgary.com and let me know what your "Perfect House" would be. More than likely I will locate it.

Address: 4 Aronovitz Lane KEY WEST FL 33040 , Key/Island: Key WestStatus: Active County: Monroe
 
 
MLS#596243
Prop TypeResidential
StyleSingle Family
ZoningHMDR - Historic Medium Density Residential
WaterfrontNo
PoolNo
Flood ZoneX
Species ListNo
Control Depth0.00
SideMedian
AuctionOld Town-N of Truman
Unit/Complex 
Rentals AllowedWith Restrictions
Max Rental Days 
Min Rental Days30
Price$ 899,000
Taxes$ 2,709.62
Tax Year2020
Year Built1938
Living Apx SqFt1748
SqFt SourceTax Records
Lot Size 
Lot SqFt1,994
Acres0.05
Total Units1
Handicap AccessNo
SideMedian
ROGO Exempt 
Area: 01 - Key West
Subdivision: Old Town - Unrecord (1.0)
Total Bedrooms3
Full Baths3
Half Baths0
Dcmntd Septic Tnk 
Listing BoardKey West Association
Alternate Key #1012831
Parcel #00012460-000000
Add'l Parcel #1 
Add'l Parcel #2 
User Defined 16 
Deed RestrictionsNo
As is Rght to InspctYes
Limitd ReprsntationNo
Legal: KW PT LOTS 1-2-3-4 SQR 62 G37-468/469 OR925-1102 OR936-1340D/C OR936-1341 OR936-1342R/S OR1014-2367 OR1094-2012/2013Q/C
Directions: From Whitehead to one way street - Aronovitz. House on the left.
Remarks - Consumer: Price adjustment due to new cosmetic improvements over the past couple of months. Central Old Town location!! ½ block to all Duval has to offer. 1,748 sq. ft at only $474.25 a sq foot, well maintained & upgraded. Expansive addition designed by Bill Horn, Architect w/custom wood cabinets, unique design details, inside W/D too! 1st floor has 2 large bedrooms and full 2 baths and high ceilings w/sky lights, 2nd floor has bedroom and bath w/jacuzzi tub (accessible by ladder-easily change to regular staircase). Beautiful hardwood floors, new stainless appliances, newer mini splits to cool the whole house. Quaint front porch and large back deck to enjoy the outdoors (room for a dipping pool!) Would make a fantastic monthly vacation rental or a large home w/studio lockout, X flood zone and More...
elevated (no flood insurance needed) Full Hurricane opening protection credits, saves up to 45% on wind insurance premium New Wind Mit, 4-point, roof insp. just done. Great investment property with so many possible uses! No need for a car, grocery, restaurants, shops all within several blocks of the home! Don't miss out on one of the lowest priced 3/3 homes in Old Town N of Truman!
Construction:Frame
Building Style:Above Flood: Yes; Conch
Waterfront:None
Waterview:No Waterview
Dockage:None
Utilities:FKAA; Municipal Sewer
Appliances:Dishwasher; Dryer; Microwave; Oven; Range; Refrigerator; Stainless Steel Appl; Washer
Exterior Features:Fencing
Floor:Tile Floor; Wood Floor
Roof:Metal Roof
Pets:Pets Allowed
Land Size:Less Than 1/4 Acre
Terms:Cash; Conventional; FHA; VA
Title:Negotiable
Association Info:Mandatory Home Owners Asc: No; 1st Right of Refusal: No; Association Fee $: 0
Fee Includes:None
Tax Exemptions:Homestead
Financial Status:Bank Owned: No; Potential Short Sale: No; Standard Sale: Yes
  
Days On Market1Bank OwnedNoPotential Short SaleNo
 
 
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Gary McAdams
Barbara A. Anderson Realty
4139 Eagle Ave
Key West, FL 33040
Mobile - (305) 731-0501
garrettmcadams@gmail.com
http://www.realtorgary.com
Additional PhotosListing # 596243
 

Information is deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. © 2021 MLS and FBS. Prepared by Gary McAdams on Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:44 AM. The information on this sheet has been made available by the MLS and may not be the listing of the provider. Courtesy of Key West Real Estate Sales.

Address: 9 Key Haven Terrace Key Haven FL 33040 , Key/Island: Key HavenStatus: Active County: Monroe
 
 
MLS#596249
Prop TypeResidential
StyleSingle Family
ZoningIS - Improved Subivision District
WaterfrontYes
PoolYes
Flood ZoneAE
Species ListNo
Control Depth3.00
SideBay/Gulf
Auction 
Unit/Complex 
Rentals AllowedWith Restrictions
Max Rental Days 
Min Rental Days 
Price$ 930,000
Taxes$ 3,305.39
Tax Year2020
Year Built1958
Living Apx SqFt1914
SqFt SourceProperty Data Card
Lot Size 
Lot SqFt6,000
Acres 
Total Units 
Handicap Access 
SideBay/Gulf
ROGO Exempt 
Area: 05 - Stock Island to Shark Key
Subdivision: Key Haven 4th Add (5.0)
Total Bedrooms3
Full Baths3
Half Baths0
Dcmntd Septic Tnk 
Listing BoardMarathon/Lower Keys
Alternate Key #1169978
Parcel # 
Add'l Parcel #1 
Add'l Parcel #2 
User Defined 16 
Deed RestrictionsUnknown
As is Rght to InspctYes
Limitd ReprsntationNo
Legal: LT 5 KEY HAVEN FOURTH ADDN PB4-152 RACCOON KEY
Directions: US 1 to Key Haven Rd. Key Haven Rd to Allamanda. Right on Allamanda Right on Key Haven Ter. Property on the left 9 Key Haven Terrace
Remarks - Consumer: Spacious 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths and Den. Concrete waterfront home with impact windows, new metal roof, stunning heated pool with waterfall and a 60' concrete boat dock with trex decking. Also offers a 15k pound heavy duty boat lift. This charming home has many upgrades, including a luxurious, remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The large back yard offers a huge covered outside living and dining area, with a separate cabana for all your toys, tools and gear. Property is situated right on a deep water canal, that leads into the open water and world class fishing, diving and water activities. This home is perfect for entertaining and ideal for the avid boater who enjoys departing right from your back yard! Won't last long!
 
Construction:CBS
Building Style:Above Flood: Unknown; Ground Level
Waterfront:Canal Front
Waterview:Bay/Gulf View; Canal View; Open Water View
Dockage:Dock Length: 60; Dock: Concrete; Boat Lift; Seawall: Concrete
Vehicle Storage:Off Street Parking
Furnished:Furniture Negotiable
Cooling/Heating:Ceiling Fans; Combination A/C
Porch/Balcony:Open Porch/Balcony; Patio
Utilities:Elect Separate Meter; FKAA; Municipal Sewer
Interior Features:Bar; Built-in Cabinets; Granite Counter Top; Split Bedroom; Storage
Appliances:Dishwasher; Dryer; Microwave; Oven; Range; Refrigerator; Stainless Steel Appl; Washer
Exterior Features:Bar; Built-in Grill; Fencing; Gazebo; Landscape Lighting; Shed; Storage
Pool Info:In Ground
Property Condition:Updated/Remodeled
Windows/Doors:Impact Rstnce Doors; Impact Rstnce Window
Floor:Tile Floor
Roof:Metal Roof
Pets:Pets Allowed
Land Size:Less Than 1/4 Acre
Title:Negotiable
Association Info:Mandatory Home Owners Asc: No; 1st Right of Refusal: No; Association Fee $: 0
Fee Includes:None
Tax Exemptions:Homestead
  
Days On Market1
 
 
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Gary McAdams
Barbara A. Anderson Realty
4139 Eagle Ave
Key West, FL 33040
Mobile - (305) 731-0501
garrettmcadams@gmail.com
http://www.realtorgary.com
Additional PhotosListing # 596249
 

Information is deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. © 2021 MLS and FBS. Prepared by Gary McAdams on Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:51 AM. The information on this sheet has been made available by the MLS and may not be the listing of the provider. Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co.

Address: 249 E Caribbean Drive Summerland FL 33042 , Key/Island: Summerland KeyStatus: Active County: Monroe
 
 
MLS#596241
Prop TypeResidential
StyleSingle Family
ZoningIS - Improved Subivision District
WaterfrontYes
PoolNo
Flood ZoneAE
Species ListNo
Control Depth4.00
SideOcean
Auction 
Unit/Complex 
Rentals AllowedWith Restrictions
Max Rental Days 
Min Rental Days28
Price$ 995,000
Taxes$ 3,851.66
Tax Year2020
Year Built1996
Living Apx SqFt1488
SqFt SourceTax Records
Lot Size 
Lot SqFt6,000
Acres0.14
Total Units0
Handicap Access 
SideOcean
ROGO Exempt 
Area: 08 - Summerland Key
Subdivision: Summerland Key Cove (25.0)
Total Bedrooms3
Full Baths2
Half Baths0
Dcmntd Septic Tnk 
Listing BoardMarathon/Lower Keys
Alternate Key #1255432
Parcel #00193550-000000
Add'l Parcel #1 
Add'l Parcel #2 
User Defined 16 
Deed RestrictionsNo
As is Rght to InspctYes
Limitd ReprsntationNo
Legal: BK 2 LT 39 SUMMERLAND KEY COVE ADDITION 6 PB5-41 SUMMERLAND KEY OR451-679/80 OR870-2121D/C OR870-2122 OR996-198 OR1072-2
Directions:  
Remarks - Consumer: Welcome to where it is Summer Forever! This stunning 3 bedroom 2 bath home in prestigious Summerland Key Cove comes with world class fishing and diving just steps from your back door. This meticulously maintained CBS Tom Ryan built home has a complete privacy wall around the perimeter, custom electric gate & tropical Landscaping. Nice open living area with huge pocket sliders that lead out to the screen porch with tons of outdoor living space. Split floor plan with 2 guest bedrooms on the main floor and the Master Bedroom on the 2nd floor with amazing ocean views from your private Master Suite. The downstairs has tons of storage space and workshop. There is 60 feet of protected concrete seawall on one of the best flow through blue/ green canals in the entire Fl Keys. The current owners More...
have kept this home in immaculate condition and it's a pleasure to show. Please come and enjoy this gorgeous property you will not be disappointed... And don't forget the outside built in bar!!! See you on Summerland! 24 hour notice to show is appreciated.
Construction:CBS
Building Style:Above Flood: Yes; Stilt Column Height: Medium - 5Ft - 9Ft
Waterfront:Canal Front
Waterview:Canal View; Ocean View; Open Water View
Dockage:Seawall: Concrete
Vehicle Storage:Carport; Covered Parking; Guest Parking; Off Street Parking; Open Parking
Furnished:Furniture Negotiable
Cooling/Heating:Ceiling Fans; Central A/C
Porch/Balcony:Open Porch/Balcony; Patio; Screened P/B
Utilities:Buyer to Verify; FKAA; Municipal Sewer
Interior Features:Drapes/Blinds Incl; Smoke Alarms; Storage
Specialty Rooms:Workshop
Appliances:Dishwasher; Dryer; Microwave; Oven; Range; Refrigerator; Washer
Exterior Features:Fencing; Storage
Windows/Doors:Single Hung Windows; Sliding Glass Doors
Floor:Tile Floor
Roof:Metal Roof
Pets:Pets Allowed
Security:Electric Gate
Land Size:Less Than 1/4 Acre
Terms:Cash; Conventional
Title:Negotiable
Association Info:Mandatory Home Owners Asc: No; 1st Right of Refusal: No; Association Fee $: 0
Fee Includes:None
Tax Exemptions:Homestead
  
Days On Market1
 
 
Provided as a courtesy of
Gary McAdams
Barbara A. Anderson Realty
4139 Eagle Ave
Key West, FL 33040
Mobile - (305) 731-0501
garrettmcadams@gmail.com
http://www.realtorgary.com
Additional PhotosListing # 596241
 

Information is deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. © 2021 MLS and FBS. Prepared by Gary McAdams on Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:52 AM. The information on this sheet has been made available by the MLS and may not be the listing of the provider. Courtesy of Internet Realty.

Address: 29323 Oleander Drive Big Pine FL 33043 , Key/Island: Big Pine KeyStatus: Active County: Monroe
 
 
MLS#596238
Prop TypeResidential
StyleSingle Family
ZoningIS - Improved Subivision District
WaterfrontNo
PoolNo
Flood ZoneAE
Species ListYes
Control Depth0.00
SideBay/Gulf
Auction 
Unit/Complex 
Rentals AllowedYes
Max Rental Days 
Min Rental Days28
Price$ 507,000
Taxes$ 3,379.19
Tax Year2020
Year Built1990
Living Apx SqFt1176
SqFt SourceProperty Data Card
Lot Size60 x 100
Lot SqFt6,000
Acres0.14
Total Units1
Handicap Access 
SideBay/Gulf
ROGO Exempt 
Area: 11 - Big Pine Key, No Name Key
Subdivision: Eden Pines Colony (29.0)
Total Bedrooms3
Full Baths2
Half Baths0
Dcmntd Septic Tnk 
Listing BoardMarathon/Lower Keys
Alternate Key #1342718
Parcel #00271020-000000
Add'l Parcel #1 
Add'l Parcel #2 
User Defined 16 
Deed RestrictionsUnknown
As is Rght to InspctYes
Limitd ReprsntationNo
Legal: BK 21 LT 22 EDEN PINES COLONY 3RD ADD BIG PINE KEY PB5-59 OR519-971 OR1048-506/JB OR1065-1746 OR1099-1716 OR2290-208 OR2
Directions: Key Deer Blvd, left on Watson, right on Buttonwood, left on Oleander Dr. House is on the right.
Remarks - Consumer: Eden Pine Colony...This home offers 3 bedroom 2 bath with an open floor plan, tile floors throughout. Master bedroom has a large tub and shower stall. Separate laundry area, Screened porch, property is fenced, impact windows, metal roof. Large storage enclosure downstairs. Community boat ramp just down the street.
 
Construction:Frame
Building Style:Above Flood: Yes; Stilt Column Height: Medium - 5Ft - 9Ft
Waterfront:None
Waterview:No Waterview
Dockage:None
Vehicle Storage:Covered Parking; Off Street Parking; Open Parking
Cooling/Heating:Ceiling Fans; Central A/C; Heat
Porch/Balcony:Screened Patio
Utilities:FKAA; Municipal Sewer
Interior Features:Storage; Window Treatments
Specialty Rooms:Workshop
Appliances:Dishwasher; Dryer; Oven; Range; Refrigerator; Washer
Exterior Features:Fencing; Storage
Windows/Doors:Impact Rstnce Doors; Impact Rstnce Window
Floor:Tile Floor
Roof:Metal Roof
Pets:Pets Allowed
Land Size:Less Than 1/4 Acre
Association Info:Mandatory Home Owners Asc: No; 1st Right of Refusal: No; Association Fee $: 0
Fee Includes:None
Tax Exemptions:Homestead
Financial Status:Auction: No; Bank Owned: No; Potential Short Sale: No; Standard Sale: Yes
  
Days On Market1Bank OwnedNoPotential Short SaleNo
 
 
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Gary McAdams
Barbara A. Anderson Realty
4139 Eagle Ave
Key West, FL 33040
Mobile - (305) 731-0501
garrettmcadams@gmail.com
http://www.realtorgary.com
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Information is deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. © 2021 MLS and FBS. Prepared by Gary McAdams on Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:53 AM. The information on this sheet has been made available by the MLS and may not be the listing of the provider. Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co.

Please call me at 305-731-0501 or email me at garymcadams@realtorgary.com if you would like to see one of these great properties or any or the other the hundreds of other properties available in Key West and the Florida Keys. 
 
Gary
 
Gary McAdams, PA
Realtor/Notary Public
Barbara Anderson Realty
Key West, Florida 

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