Florida Keys Travel Information
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The next step in your Florida Keys real estate search may be an exciting trip to the Florida Keys. It is time to set up your Florida Keys property viewing tour. The Florida Keys islands are made up of a chain of islands divided into areas with independent communities. John Vlad at Conchland Florida Keys Real Estate is here to assist you with your travel plans and stay in the Florida Key of your choosing. He will schedule properties of your choice and/or his recommendations based on your real estate criteria. Make it a vacation or keep it purely real estate business. Your schedule will determine his schedule. Let John Vlad help you find your spot in paradise…in the Florida Keys !
What are Mile Markers? Once you’re in the Keys, U.S. 1 becomes the Overseas Highway, designated with little green mile-marker signs on the side of the highway. They begin just south of Florida City near Homestead Florida with number 127 and run all the way down to zero in Key West. Locals use them as address references — here’s a quick guide to getting around the Florida Keys
|City||Mile Marker||Approx Miles from Miami|
|Key Largo||MM 118-90||58|
|Marathon and Key Colony Beach||MM 63-47||111|
|Big Pine Key and the Lower Keys||MM 47-4||128|
|Key West||MM 4-0||159|
Airports to the Florida Keys
The 120-mile-long Florida Keys island chain is linked to mainland Florida by U.S. 1, the Overseas Highway. If you are visiting the Upper Keys, you can fly into Miami International Airport or Ft.Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. From there, you can hop on a shuttle buse or rent a car and arrive in the Upper Keys in about an hour from Miami or an hour and 45 minutes from Ft.Lauderdale. You can fly to Marathon, the small city at the mid-point of the Florida Keys island chain or Key West International Airport at the southernmost island of the Florida Keys. Follow the links on each airport for more information.
Driving Directions to the Florida Keys
Note: The turnpikes are toll roads. But, this is your best choice. You do not want to go through Miami on I-95. It will take FOREVER. No toll booths to collect your toll. Most rental car companies provide a SUNPASS by which these tolls are billed. Otherwise tolls are billed by License Plate with a surcharge added to the toll.
From Miami International Airport, take LeJeune Road south to 836 West. Take the Florida Turnpike south toward Key West. The Turnpike ends at US 1 in Florida City. Follow U.S. 1 south about 22 miles to Key Largo and you are now in the Florida Keys. Or you may choose to take Card Sound Road which appears on the left in Homestead south of the turnpike end. $1.00 toll paid on this road.
From Ft.Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, exit the airport and follow the signs for 595 West. Take 595 to the Florida Turnpike and follow the signs for the Florida Keys.
From the north, take the Florida Turnpike south to just below Ft.Lauderdale, where Exit 4 joins the southern portion of the Turnpike. The Turnpike ends at US 1 in Florida City. Follow U.S. 1 south into the Florida Keys.
From Florida’s west coast, take 1-75 Alligator Alley east to the Miami exit, and south to the Turnpike Extension.
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