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Neighborhood Information on The Meadows in Key West, Florida
This historic neighborhood is well known for being one of the quiet and most private Old Town Key West Historic District neighborhoods.
The area that now houses The Meadows was originally developed during the 1900s as Flagler Railway moved into the area.
During this time, Key West was considered to be the richest city per capita in the country! It was also considered the largest city by population in the state of Florida with roughly 23,000 residents as of 1913.
It’s unclear why this community was originally called the Meadows – especially given that there was never any meadows on its plot of land.
One story suggests that the name came from a nearby dairy farm at the time, who would bring in bales of hay and grass in order to feed their livestock.
Cold’s Milk Farm is still standing today!
Living in The Meadows on Key West
Today, The Meadows community is formally bordered by White Street, Angel Street, Eisenhower Drive and Truman Avenue.
This location means that The Meadows is extremely close to the center of Old Town – which perhaps adds to its popularity.
After all, even though there are no commercial developments located in The Meadows proper, there are plenty of shopping and dining opportunities close by!
For instance, on White Street, residents can enjoy visiting a number of art galleries. Perhaps one of the best cultural traditions at The Meadows is the montly Art Walk on White Street.
Sponsored by the Studios of Key West, this art walk runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month.
What’s more, there are also several local restaurants and even a small grocery store near The Meadows.
These local restaurants offer a variety of cuisines. And here’s a fun fact: The nearby Sandy’s Café is considered to have the best Cuban coffee in the area! This place is quite popular with the locals.
Other amenities in the immediate vicinity of The Meadows include:
- A Polish market
- Beauty salons
- Day Spa
- Pet store
Key West Homes in the Meadows
As with the rest of Old Town, homes in The Meadows neighborhood typically showcase the Conch-style of home as well as wood frame shotgun homes.
Many of these homes have been renovated in recent years to reflect modern architectural and interior design trends.
It should also be noted that there are more year-round residents living in The Meadows than other Old Town communities – signaling that this really is quite an attractive place to live.
The well-maintained homes that comprise The Meadows generally have 4 to 5 bedrooms and come with more than 2,000 square feet of living space.
Inside these homes, you’ll also find such lovely features as:
- French doors in the master bedroom
- Ample parking
- Lush and mature landscaping
- Vaulted ceilings
- Hand-carved exotic wood cabinets
- Antique lead ming sinks
- Dart Molding
- Bamboo Floors
- Mahogany staircases
- Hardwood & Travertine Floors
- Gourmet kitchens with custom cabinets
Recreational Amenities Near the Meadows
Perhaps one of the biggest recreational draws to The Meadows area is the Studios of Key West, which is located in a historic building at 600 White Street.
This organization hosts a number of exhibits and classes throughout the year, including concerts, art exhibits and more!
Other classes offered at the Studios of Key West include floor painting, writing, and acting.
Other amenities located near The Meadows include the nearby Bay View Park as well as Higgs Beach Dog Park (which is located on the other side of the island)
Key West, Fl Real Estate for Sale at The Meadows
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