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Islamorada of the Florida Keys


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What to Know About Islamorada

Islamorada is not a single island within the Florida Keys, but a collection of islands that together form what is known as the “Village of Islands”. Composed of the islands Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper and Lower Matecumbe Key, and the offshore islands of Indian Key and Lignumvitae Key, Islamorada sits between the Everglades National Park and the Florida Strait. Islamorada is 1.5 hours from Miami and about 2 hours from the southern end of the Keys, Key West. Islamorada has over 7 square miles of land amongst the islands and a population around 6,100, according to the 2010 census.


Aside from being the “Village of Islands” Islamorada boasts another title: The Sportfishing Capital of the World. It is also under speculation that the group of islands hosts a larger fishing fleet per square mile than any other place in the world. Back-country sport fishing and saltwater fly fishing were pioneered in Islamorada and the area attracts new competitors for fishing every month. There is an array of local, regional, and national fishing tournaments in Islamorada and many deep sea fishing opportunities. With bay to the north and ocean to the south, Islamorada has fishing and other aquatic activities ready no matter when or where.


Of course, there is much more to do besides fishing. One can take a stroll through Long Key State Park, explore Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, or learn more about the history of Islamorada and the Florida Keys at either the Indian Key Historic State Park or the Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park. There is also the reef line and patch reefs to explore and the History of Diving Museum to learn more about the origins of one of Islamorada's most popular past-times. Music and art have also flourished within the Island Village. The Coral Shores Performing Arts Center routinely provides fantastic theater productions, and there is a large assortment of galleries available at Morada Way.


Islamorada provides a grand experience for all those who come. With a rich history and an active community, there is always something to do on the islands. There are a variety of homes available in Islamorada and many other resources about Islamorada available for those wanting to learn more about the place or are looking to settle down into the grand Keys lifestyle.