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    The Multifaceted Sea Grape Tree of the Florida Keys

    By Nancy Banks | September 24, 2015

      In the Florida Keys there may not be towering redwoods, giant elm or ancient oak trees – however, we do have the mighty sea grape! The sea grape is quite a force to be reckoned with, and can be found on every island in our lovely meandering chain of paradise. To me, the sea... Read More

    Tree of Life – The Lignum Vitae Tree

    By Nancy Banks | September 24, 2015

      The Lignum Vitae tree is our very own indigenous Florida Keys Tree. Their beautiful luminescent blue flowers have a gorgeous lavender hue and cover the trees in their flowering season, these colors are then followed by the red orange berries.  Although it is slow growing, this little dynamo of nature is built of one of the strongest types of... Read More

    A Summerland Dream Location You Will Be Proud Of

    By Nancy Banks | August 17, 2015

    This home in the picturesque little area of Summerland Cove Isle has the power to soothe the stressed and provide glimpses of Florida that few can witness. The boating access to the ocean is within a few minutes’ reach, while the privacy and comfort of the protective cove creates a gentle haven of privacy. Tucked... Read More

    Getting There – The Bridges and the Drive Through the Florida Keys

    By Nancy Banks | August 13, 2015

      When I was a kid, my parents would pile the family into the weary station wagon, and we’d begin our journey from the depths of Miami to the absolute magic of the Florida Keys. I remember vividly the bridges and what an adventure it seemed to be, to travel from world to world over these behemoths. To... Read More

    Have A Happy Lobster Season in the Florida Keys!

    By Nancy Banks | August 13, 2015

      Lobster, langastino, langoustine, bugs, crustacean, coquillage, limpet, grasshopper, spiny; whichever moniker you use for it, tis the season for lobster in the fabulous Florida Keys. Yes, it is indeed that time of year when these succulent creatures of the sea are once again being offered as gifts to us for the taking. Few places... Read More

    The Wild Dogs of Ramrod

    By Nancy Banks | August 13, 2015

            When you arrive into the outback of the island of Ramrod, if you maintain a quiet approach and peer through the mangroves and bushes, you may be lucky enough to observe the elusive wild dogs of Ramrod frolicking in their natural habitat. They will be roving like herculean beasts, sparring with... Read More

    Don’t Miss the Fun at the Pet Parade during Fantasy Fest

    By Sunnie SanLorenzo | October 4, 2013

    Gather up your critters, large and small. Get them all dressed up for the Annual Pet Masquerade and Parade in Key West. It’s a perfect way to show off your pets great attributes and of course their costume too! The event benefits The Lower Keys Friends of Animals. Wednesday October 23, 2013,  at the Casa... Read More

    Planting a Starfruit Tree in the Florida Keys

    By Client Care | September 20, 2013

             The carambola (better known as “starfruit”) tree is a great addition to any Florida Keys Property.  There are multiple plant nurseries along the Florida Keys that typically have start-up trees available.  A good start-up tree that is properly planted may begin producing fruit as early as 14 months after planting, with... Read More

    Big Pine Bocce League

    By Client Care | September 12, 2013

      Above is a photo of one of our agents, Bruce Ball (click here to see his agent page:, preparing to roll for the pallina while participating in the Big Pine Bocce League. This is a great opportunity for anyone living in the Florida Keys to join a league and play a much beloved sport,... Read More

    Upcoming September Events Organized by the Lower Keys Women’s Club

    By Client Care | September 6, 2013

    The Lower Keys Women’s Club has two big and exciting events planned for September 2013. At noon on the 12th, they will be holding a luncheon at Lazy Days on Marathon (MM47.3).  The menu of lunch options is listed on the flyer included below.  Beyond organizing a great lunch the club will also be collecting... Read More