Many people here in the Keys are transplants. The story often goes - came on vacation, stayed for the duration. The love of the water is one of the determining factors of why we love the Florida Keys Lifestyle. On this day, my daughter and I took advantage of the light winds and headed out to Alligator Reef. We left our home on Lower Matecumbe Key, cruised up the bayside, navigated through the wheel ditch, under the bridge by Bud-n-Mary's and then straight out to Alligator Reef / Alligator Lighthouse. It was an epic day to enjoy the crystal clear waters. Jumping into the azul waters, enjoying the slight chill upon entering, we enjoyed just being in the moment. No rush to put on snorkel gear, we just wanted to chill. It was like swimming in a pool. We knew with the high tide the crystal clear waters would be amazing at the reef and it did not disappoint. The beauty of the Florida Keys continues to be breathtaking even after 23 years of living here. If you are interested in finding your home here, I would love to help. Having been a full time Realtor here for the past 18 years, I love the sell the Florida Keys lifestyle! Call me and let's start a conversation!
SaylorCurtSnorkelingWavingtIMG_5100 from Claire Johnson on Vimeo.Waving is a friendly gesture and it makes you feel good. It's nice to be recognized and acknowledged. Since graduating college, I have only lived on islands and so waving is part of the island life. Are you ready to become a local waver? Finding the perfect island for you is something I can help you with. I have been living in the Keys since 1996 and have perfected my wave! Give me a call, so we can too get you waving.
Islamorada, Florida Keys ~ Dolphins Riding Bow from Claire Johnson on Vimeo.
Florida Keys Lifestyle from Claire Johnson on Vimeo.
The "bell" of the street - 124 Villa Bella Dr. Venetian Shores Islamorada, Florida Keys from Claire Johnson on Vimeo. This house is ALL above flood - owners went thru great lengths to raise the lower levels - all was done with permits!