Cudjoe Gardens Homes for Sale-Real Estate

cudjoe gardensCudjoe Gardens is a unique subdivision on Cudjoe Key. It lies to the West of the main part of Cudjoe where a majority of homes are found.(see map below)

Cudjoe Gardens however is quite distinct from not just Cudjoe Key but in fact most of the Lower Keys for the following reasons.

1. It has a Deep Boating draft of 4ft which makes the Canals behind the homes available for up to 45 ft. boats and sailboats.

2. The Canals on the right side of Drost Drive (which runs North and South in the subdivision) are much wider, to accommodate the larger boats.

3. The lots are also larger then the standard size of 60x100.

4. But perhaps the most unique difference in Cudjoe Gardens is that because of the height of the Subdivision, Ground level homes are allowed as opposed to the standard stilt home. Basically the reason is the Flood plain or storm surges will not affect the homes in Cudjoe Gardens.

5. The "Gardens", as they are called also have their own Home Owners association. Which has restrictions on such things as Rentals and signs. If you're considering a Home here, please be sure to look at the HOA documents.

6. There is a Marina in the Gardens, called Cujoe Gardens Marina. Cudjoe Gardens Marina is a friendly family run marina located on Cudjoe Key at the Intracoastal Waterway Mile Marker #21. Offering direct access to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, Cudjoe Gardens Marina has overnight docking, refueling, a fully stocked ship's store offering convenience items and supplies, bait & tackle, plus both kayak and boat rentals. Cudjoe Gardens Marina also features an in-house dive shop where you can book a diving tour or simply get your own tanks refilled. Cudjoe Key is a popular destination for offshore fishermen who come to try their hand at catching deep-water species like wahoo, tarpon, snapper and grouper. If you’d like to relax and stay awhile, Cudjoe Gardens Marina has a 2-bedroom waterfront apartment for rent that sleeps six while offering amazing ocean views.

Since the "Gardens sits on Cudjoe Key, the same businesses, recreational choices, restaurants etc apply.

Whatever its history Cudjoe Key is a quiet and peaceful residential island surrounding its own bay, probably the best bay in the area for water sports.  The island’s fishhook appearance and bay are such distinctive features that they can be seen easily in satellite pictures.

Cudjoe Key provides a wide variety of housing ranging from ocean front executive homes to both Keys standard canal homes and some extraordinary ones, to the upscale gated mobile home park, Venture Out, on Cudjoe's eastern shore.  All waterfront properties on the island, including Venture Out, have increased in value.

Nearly all the homes are on the Atlantic side of the Overseas Highway. Boating access on Cudjoe is excellent , almost no matter where you reside. Boating drafts generally range from 2-4 feet, but some canals on the fishhook are not as wide and have shallower entrances then the Westside in Cudjoe Gardens.  Eastside canals are also not as wide and open onto shallower water, then the Westside. The more expensive Cudjoe Gardens housing area at the west end of the island has much bigger and deeper canals that will accommodate large boats

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