Upper and Lower Matecumbe Key in the Upper Keys are part of the island archipelago found in the Village of Islamorada. These are wonderful places to escape to, especially for those wanting to flee the uncertain spring and fall months, and more particularly, the harsh winters of the Midwest and northeast. Located south of Key Largo off the mainland Florida peninsula, the population between Upper and Lower Matecumbe Keys is small, with most residents in their early fifties.
Weather here is phenomenal, offering super mild winters, where daytime highs generally reach into the mid to high seventies and overnight lows cool to the mid to upper sixties. Summers are warm, bringing breezes shifting back and forth between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Fall and spring are especially nice, making the entire year ideal for outdoor recreation. Popular activities include boating, sightseeing, nature exploration, fishing, biking, kayaking, snorkeling, sunbathing, and of course, marvelous sunrises and sunsets.
The residential real estate market here presents an ideal investment opportunity, with steady appreciation a constant, as land is at a premium. Homes here go quickly after being listed and the average asking price is over $1.1 million. However, the median home sales price is about half, coming in at $530,000. There is a nice variety of housing in Upper and Lower Matecumbe Key, including single family, condos, and townhouses.