Duck Key is located at Mile Marker 61. It is located between Conch Key and Grassy Key (just north of the City of Marathon.) Duck Key is part of unincorporated Monroe County. Duck Key consists of 5 separate islands that were made with interconnecting water ways so the canals are clean and have a great tidal flow. The fill from digging the canals was used as fill on the islands. The five islands are Indies, Center, Harbour, Plantation and Yacht Club. There is about 10 miles of paved roads and 5 total bridges connecting the islands including the connection from US-1 to Duck Key.
Hawks Cay Resort and Marina also calls Duck Key home. The resort is located on the first portion of the island which has just about everything you could want at a resort from charter fishing, swimming with Dolphins to an excellent spa and kids club!
There are a few different property types available for purchase on Duck Key.
1. Hawks Cay Villas: These villas are part of the resort and can be rented on a nightly basis through the resort. The resort will manage and book all reservations for a percentage of the income earned. Along with the resort these properties are located on Tom’s Island.
2. Condos: There are just a few sets of condos that are separate from Hawks Cay near the resort that can be purchased and each has their own association.
3. Residential properties: All of the residential properties are located on Center, Harbour, Indies and Yacht Club Islands. There is a mix of properties that are on a canal, dry lot home and open water properties.
4. Vacant Land: There are still vacant land properties available for sale on Duck Key to possibly build your dream home! (You must go through the Monroe County Building/Planning departments to obtain all necessary permits).