Naval Air Station Key West

Naval air station and military air port
Key West, FL 33040

Weather/Climate
 
In Key West, the summers are long, hot, oppressive, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are short, comfortable, humid, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 65°F to 89°F and is rarely below 56°F or above 91°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Key West for hot-weather activities are from mid March to mid May and from late October to late November.
Cost of Living

 

Residents in Key West, FL enjoy a cost of living index of 141. This index is 42% higher than the Florida average, and 41% higher than the national average.

 

The general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Key West, FL, the average cost of goods and services is 3% higher than it is in Florida, and it is 1% higher than the national average.

 
Getting to Know the Area
 
Located on Boca Chica Key, Naval Air Station Key West is located 4 miles northeast off Key West proper. Known as “the Caribbean of the United States,” the Keys are as close as you can get to paradise without leaving the country. Due to the Keys’ proximity to both Cuba and the Caribbean, their history is as colorful as their inhabitants. Key West has a longstanding reputation as being the premier tourist and vacation destination as the southernmost city in the continental United States. However, Key West has a lot more to offer than just sun, beaches and surf. Architecture, history and adventure are on the menu year-round.
 
Though Key West is known as a tropical paradise, don’t expect to find white-sand beaches this far south. Though somewhat rocky, the beaches are lush nonetheless and offer many activities year-round. In the historic Bahama Village (settled in the 19th century by immigrants from the Bahamas), new stores and restaurants are springing up seemingly overnight. This area was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway, who was known to frequent the bars to arm-wrestle and box with the locals. The Mallory docks are a likely source for nighttime entertainment for islanders and tourists alike. Sidewalk cafes, open-air bars and dimly lit pubs line the streets, which are filled with jugglers, mimes and a multitude of street musicians.

Events

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