Good Deeds in the Florida Keys Indeed!

Real Estate Agent with Preferred Properties Key West

 Realtors in Key West have access to the MLS listing so of the three separate associations of Realtors in the Florida Keys. Since I rarely get off the Island of Key West and know enough not to stray too far away from properties with which I am unfamiliar, I don't concern myself with goings on elsewhere. But yesterday I clicked the Hot Sheet for the entire Florida Keys and found a sale so impressive that I decided to share with my Dear Readers. 



Palm Island, a private bayfront island located in Marathon, Florida closed on February 27, 2021 for $11,000,000. Congratulations to the listing and selling agent and the principals. We should all be so lucky. CLICK HERE for the MLS details. I have nothing to do with this sale.


You can actually drive to the island via road extension located not that far from the Overseas Hiway (US 1). The four acre island includes main house, guest cottages, swimming pool, and private beach. 

I dug deep into my shoebox and found an aerial photo of Marathon Florida taken in the 1960s to which I added a check mark to show Palm Island then. Who would have imagined that sixty some years later that little island would be worth so much? That long road is the Overseas Hiway.


Marathon is located midway between Miami and Key West and has its own airport capable of receiving private jets. Marathon and Islamorada claim to have the best sport fishing in the world. Dunno about that. But they share the beautiful waters and sunny skies that make the Florida Keys so appealing. Key West happens to be where people who live on the other islands come to have fun. Just saying. 

Looking for a house in Key West? Consider calling me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. Let me help you find your dream home in Paradise. 





Comments (3)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Wow, what a sale. A four acre island with a pool and beach would be amazing!

Feb 28, 2021 04:55 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Gary. The "Key West King of real estate" has one huge shoebox! Enjoy your day.

Feb 28, 2021 05:31 AM
Gary Thomas

You should see the FEET.

Feb 28, 2021 06:42 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Gary - reading your post and its mention of three MLS organizations in the area reinforces the importance of local real estate representation.  A California real estate license provides the authorization to practice in any part of the state but that doesn't mean one should.   

Feb 28, 2021 07:56 AM
Gary Thomas

Michael, When I first got my license I thought it would be easy to drive the 120 miles of the Keys to show and sell houses up north. I don't like to leave my four mile island. I don't even like selling houses on the east side of White Street. I know what I know. And I know what I do not know. 


Feb 28, 2021 10:12 AM

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