One of the main attractions in Key West is located at 907 Whitehead Street in the heart of Old Town Key West. This is, of course, the address of the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum where he lived and worked for over ten years.
The two story Spanish Colonial style home was constructed of native rock taken from the grounds and has the first pool built in Key West. When the house was built, it was made from limestone blocks cut directly from the site of the house. As a result it has a true basement, 9 feet deep, under the house. The basement is used today as a storage space and never gets wet. This is because the house actually sits on a low hill, about 16 feet above sea level.
Separating the lovely turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Key West is the southern most point in the United States. Key West Florida is bathed in the warmth of a tropical sun, cooled by ocean breezes and shaded by lush, tropical plants and trees. Key West is a truly romantic destination, rich in history, culture, and natural treasures, Key West has something for everybody. Key West is mere 98 miles from Cuba at its closest point and 129 miles southwest of Miami, (about 160 driving miles). If you visit, Key West Hotels and Resorts and rentals in the Florida Keys are great for unwinding and taking a break from the action. Prospective home buyers will find many Real Estate Professionals in Key West and the Florida Keys.
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