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Key West, Florida, the southernmost city in the U.S., is known for its balmy climate and crystal clear blue water.

During the day, legendary fishing, diving and water sports thrill the outdoor enthusiast. At night, popular outdoor bars, sidewalk cafes and world class restaurants feed the tourists and locals alike.

Key West, Florida
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Key West was a popular destination for many important historical figures including Ernest Hemingway, John Audubon, Harry Truman and Tennessee Williams.

Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Key West ranks high in climate, home energy use and water quality. Key West ranks low in population density and proximity to nearest large city.

For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:

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