Upper Keys

The Largest Island in the Island Chain.

Welcome to Upper Keys

The Upper Keys, Florida, encompassing Key Largo, Tavernier, Plantation Key, Upper Matecumbe, Lower Matecumbe, Islamorada, and Windley Key, offer a laid-back and tropical lifestyle that attracts visitors from all over the world. Known as the Dive Capital of the world, this area boasts the only living coral reef system in the 48 continental states, making it a must-visit destination for snorkeling and scuba diving enthusiasts.

Key Largo, the largest island in the chain, is also the closest to the mainland and is home to the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, where visitors can explore the underwater world and see the abundant marine life that thrives in this unique ecosystem.

For those who prefer to stay on land, the Upper Keys offer plenty of other attractions, including  Harry Harris Park, and the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, Tavernier Towne, and  Founder's Park, which offers a variety of events and festivals throughout the year.

If you're a foodie, you'll appreciate the fresh seafood and Caribbean-inspired cuisine that's available throughout the Upper Keys. And for those who love fishing, this area is known as the Sport-Fishing Capital of the World, with world-renowned fishing and scuba diving opportunities.

Whether you're looking to explore the natural beauty of the area, relax on the beach, or indulge in some island-style cuisine and shopping, the Upper Keys offer a laid-back atmosphere and Caribbean island lifestyle that's hard to resist. And with beautiful blue waters and stunning sunsets, it's easy to see why this area is a favorite among visitors and locals alike.

Overview for Upper Keys, FL

3,264 people live in Upper Keys, where the median age is 56.5 and the average individual income is $58,240. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

56.5 years

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Around Upper Keys, FL

There's plenty to do around Upper Keys, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including BTR Kitchen, Olive Morada, and Islamorada Wine.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.7 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.32 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.99 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.16 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.37 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.7 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Upper Keys, FL

Upper Keys has 1,592 households, with an average household size of 2.02. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Upper Keys do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,264 people call Upper Keys home. The population density is 59.8 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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57.26 / 42.74%

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Schools in Upper Keys, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Upper Keys. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Treasure Village Montessori Charter School
PreK - 8th
Island Christian School
1st - 12th
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