The common definition of a starter home is: a relatively small, economical house or condominium that meets the requirements of young people buying their first home. In Key West, a broader definition is required to encompass the realities of island living. Let’s face it, real estate in Key West is not inexpensive. While many newcomers dream of finding a spacious Old Town cottage with a sparkling pool, nestled on a quiet lane, that is just a short stroll to Duval Street, the harsh realities of our housing market can be daunting. Consequently, for those sea, sun, and sand filled souls that can’t imagine starting out in life—or starting life anew—anywhere that cannot easily be described as a tropical paradise, expectations often must be adjusted. What you get for $379,000.00 in Cleveland, is not what you get here. In Key West, downsizing is not just for empty nesters. For most buyers, a Key West starter home will generally cost more, be smaller, lack a pool, and will not be in the historic district. That being said, wonderful island homes are waiting to be discovered.
Move-in-ready with 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and 1,041 sq. ft. of living space, the charming townhome at 3322 Duck Avenue might just be the Key West starter home of your dreams.
Off-street parking leads to a private tropical garden. Showcasing a custom brick path, inviting water feature, irrigation system, accent lighting, and outdoor shower, this lush corner of paradise will welcome you home.
Perfect for entertaining, both the spacious living room and eat-in kitchen open through French doors to a generous deck. The bright kitchen has been updated with stainless steel appliances. The renovated first floor half bath includes the laundry.
Sliding glass doors allow twin master bedrooms to flow to the sunny upstairs balcony overlooking the garden.
Embrace a laid-back island lifestyle and enjoy affordable Key West living at its best in this beautiful New Town townhouse: the perfect Key West starter home.
—Keith & Dean
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