Key West, FL

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Key West, FL Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Key West Housing Market Information

With a population of 25,208, 9,707 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $554,107, Key West house prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, Key West real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Key West, accounting for 37.27% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Key West include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 29.22%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 20.66%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 9.44%).

People in Key West primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Key West has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Key West built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Key West built between 1940-1969 ( 29.43%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 25.53%). There's also some housing in Key West built between 2000 and later ( 9.70%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Key West. Fully 29.43% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Key West homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Key West real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Key West Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Key West has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Key West real estate appreciated 55.61% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.52%, putting Key West in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Key West definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Key West appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Key West's appreciation rate has been 3.30%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Key West were at 3.17%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 13.28%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Key West's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Florida, our data show that Key West's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Florida.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Key West differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Key West - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Key West real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,250,000 13.5
$937,001 - $1,250,000 14.7
$625,001 - $937,000 25.4
$500,001 - $625,000 13.7
$375,001 - $500,000 13.0
$250,001 - $375,000 11.9
$125,001 - $250,000 4.4
$62,001 - $125,000 1.5
$0 - $62,000 1.8

Very High for FL
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
5.60583941605839 8.93617021276596

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Key West Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
131.93% 4.47%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,619 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 37.00
Renters 63.00
Vacant 29.43

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 9.7
1970 - 1999 35.3
1940 - 1969 29.4
1939 or Older 25.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 37.3
Townhomes 9.4
Small Apt. Buildings 20.7
Apt. Complexes 29.2
Mobile Homes 3.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 5.55
1 Bedroom 18.49
2 Bedrooms 44.02
3 Bedrooms 24.94
4 Bedrooms 5.68
5 or more bedrooms 1.32