July 15, 2011
Luxury Living in the Heart of the Florida Keys
The Heart of the Florida Keys – Marathon. This quaint, tropical city is located mainly on Vaca Key, Fat Deer Key, and Grassy Key, and is a 10- mile-long family-oriented island community rooted in a heritage of fishing, and reflects the old-Keys lifestyle that residents, snowbirds and visitors enjoy so much.
Though the area has been settled for some time, Marathon is a relatively new city, incorporated in 1999. The city's boundaries extend from the east end of the Seven Mile Bridge (Mile Marker 47) to the west end of Tom's Harbor Bridge (Mile Marker 61), excluding that portion of the area within the city limits of Key Colony Beach.
The name Marathon dates back to the origin of the Florida East Coast Railroad. The name came about by the railroad workers who were working night and day to complete the railway – due to the unrelenting pace and struggle to complete the project, many of the workers complained that "this is getting to be a real Marathon", and was later used to name the local station along the railroad.
Marathon boasts some of the most breathtaking luxury homes in the Keys. From homes located on secluded harbors to direct ocean and bay front estates, even the most discrimination buyer is bound to find something to suit their needs.
Take a look at some of the best homes the area has to offer. If you see something you like, call or email to arrange a private showing.
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