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    NAS Key West, FL Local Information

    NAS Key West is located on Boca Chica Key, just about 7 miles east of the nearest city of Key West, population 25,000.

    Local Rental Prices: The average rent for an apartment on Key West ranges from $740 to $1,665, with an average of about $1,200.

    Local Housing Prices: The average price to purchase a home on Key West is about $559,100, compared to $171,000 for Florida.

    Short Description of the Area: Key West is the seat of Monroe County, Florida. Key West is a key, or island, in the chain of keys off of Florida's southern coast. This is the southernmost point in the continental United States and is located just over 90 miles from Cuba. Key West is the westernmost inhabited island of all the Florida Keys. Miami is the nearest major city on the mainland of Florida at about 160 miles northeast of Key West. The keys are a major tourist destination for the fabulous weather and tremendous number of beaches, and Key West is no exception.

    Climate and Weather: The climate of the Key West area is a tropical savannah type, meaning there is little difference between the temperature during winter and summer. The average temperature in July is about 84 degrees Fahrenheit while January is about 68 degrees. The annual precipitation is about 43 inches, with the most rain falling between June and October. There have only been a handful of tornadoes over the last 50 years and the risk for Key West is much lower than that of the rest of Florida.