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Duck Key in the Florida Keys

An Information Guide to Duck Key in the Florida Keys


 

 

 

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Index to Information Guide on Duck Key

 

 

 OVERVIEW TO THE DUCK KEY COMMUNITY WEBSITE


NAVIGATION INDEX

Each page contains a Navigation Bar on the left with links to specific categories of community Information.

At the bottom of the Index for Duck Key are several additional sites links, i.e., Kids in the Keys, Local Fishing Guides, and Hawk's Cay, which provide useful information for tourists and families planning on visiting Duck Key . A brief summary of much of the information available through the Index for the Duck Key Community is provided below.

 

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OVERVIEW AND LOCATION

People are drawn to Duck Key in the Florida Keys because of its laid back atmosphere and the prospect of living life on one of America's Caribbean islands in the sunny Florida Keys. Residents are very welcoming. They love the island's majestic palms, the turquoise green color of the canals,and arched Venetian style bridges. Its proximity to the blue of the sea, choice fishing and diving spots, and opportunities to get close to nature are added attractions. In addition to the ocean, the tropical weather and allure of island living on major draws for Duck Key residency.

The island is 95 miles south of Miami and about a two hour drive from Miami Airport or a 30 minute flight from Miami to the Marathon Airport located 6 miles south of Duck Key. It is located at Mile Marker 61, sixty-one miles Northeast of Key West. Entry to the island is by means of a bridge located Oceanside of the Overseas Highway.

Duck Key's 300 acres has more than 10 miles of water frontage overall. A boulder breakwater protect the oceanfront homes of Duck Key and the main channel leading to the 700' x 300' yacht harbor and the commercial Hawk's Cay Resort Marina.

COMMUNITY AND VISITOR MESSAGE BOARD

The message board can be used throughout the year on a variety of subjects. It can also provide details and news on a real time basis should Duck Key experience a hurricane.

ISLAND HISTORY AND UNIQUE COMMUNITY FEATURES

The guide tells the history of Duck Key from Pre-Columbian times to the present. Accounts of the island's early settlers and a salt pond economy are provided together with much information about the growth of Duck Key since the early 1950's when Bryan Newkirk, a Canadian businessman, first started to development the island. You'll find treasure tales and details about tourist treasure found. Information on the island's man-made waterways which flow freely from Florida's Bay to the Ocean and the creation of five small island connected by magnificent Venetian arched bridges is also provided. Material on island Caribbean architecture, beautification, place names, Zane Grey , Presidential visitations, and other historic highlights are presented.

 COMMUNITY

Many homes on Duck Key are situated on canals or open water making it possible to fish, snorkel and dive , or go boating right off the doorstep.

Convenience stores, shops, and amenities on the island include a salon, with facials, nail and hair services, a deli, a real estate office, clothing boutique and custom jewelry shop. The island has a marina store, four restaurants and several shops on resort property available to resort guests and the community. Residents usually get about by car, but since the island is small and the weather is amenable islanders may choose to bike, travel by golf cart, walk, or boat when going to tennis, getting the morning paper , visiting friends and neighbors, and going to social events.

PROPERTY ASSOCIATION

The Duck Key Property Owners' Association was incorporated in 1971 and today has a membership of over 200 families. In addition to speaking for the Duck Key residential community on civic matters, the Association has an extensive social calendar of events for its members. Information on annual social events and services of the association is provided through the Duck Key Property Owner Asociation and calendar web pages to the left.

THE CLUB AT DUCK KEY

Residents of the Island joined together as shareholders to start the Club at Duck Key in 1998. Construction of the Club facilities will be completed by the fall of 2000. Located on Center Island, the Club will offers tennis and pool facilities and a meeting hall for community gatherings. The Club's goal is to be a focal point for community spirit and a gathering place for community functions. Shareholder membership is restricted to property owners on the residential islands.

Another club, the Indies Club, which is part of Hawk's Cay Resort also provides social memberships. Membership is available to property owners of Duck Key and to owners of villas at Hawk's Cay Village. The club offers such amenities as an exercise room, steam and sauna facilities at the Indies Club and access to the resort's beach and pool facilities.

LODGING ACCOMMODATIONS

One of the first facilities to be built on Duck Key was a hotel. The hotel now enlarged and named Hawk's Cay Resort was first was known as the Indies House and later as the Indies Inn. Accommodations are available in the Resort Inn and in Key West style vacation villas located in several "Villages" positioned throughout a sixty acre resort on a commercially zoned portion of Duck Key. Limited lodging is also available at the Duck Key Botel and Duck Inn. Homes on the residential islands are available for four week rentals.

REALTORS AND REAL ESTATE LISTINGS

The Realtor web page provides names of brokers and agents with major listings on Duck Key. The Home sale link takes you to a series of web pages with lists of homes and lots for sale, island and street locations for each, home descriptions and asking price.


WEATHER AND HURRICANE HOTLINE

The hurricane hotline is meant to provide information to absentee and snowbird home owners on the general effects of any hurricane impacting Duck Key and the Keys. Phone numbers, satellite links plus information of a general nature that comes our way by phone or e-mail will be shared on this page.

 COMMUNITY CALENDAR

A Community calendar for use by residents is part of the website. Residents can e-mail dates and events for inclusion in the calendar.

 COMMUNITY ARCHIVES

The archives will store and make available to island residents copies of publications, flyers, newsletters and other news worthy items of general interest to the Duck Key island community.

INDEX OF BUSINESS COMMUNITY WEB PAGES

The business directory of websites lists businesses who are helping to fund the development and support of this community site. In exchange for helping to pay for service provider and administrative costs associated with the maintenance of this website sponsoring businesses are provided web access to the community and a presence on the Internet.

 

RESIDENT HOME PAGES

Duck Key is a community of 350 plus home owners living on 4 residential zoned islets plus several hundred more property owners with vacation residences and condominiums located on commercially own islet of Indies Island. This section is for listing any home pages created by residents of the community.

 

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