Big Pine Key information
By Ruth Hemp
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt - Florida Keys)
Big Pine Key Big Pine Key is one of the largest and most interesting islands in the Keys. It is home to the Key Deer population. Precautions are taken to preserve as much Key Deer habitat as possible. Big Pine has a population just over 5000 and as April 2008, there were homes starting at about $250,000. (Mobile homes may be less) As you get closer to the water or buy a home on a canal, the prices rise accordingly. But there are quite a few different developments, mostly of single family houses, and some are pricier than others. Water depth affects prices, and some areas have about 15 inches and some have 3-4 feet. Obviously this means you can have a certain kind of boat in some areas that won’t work in other areas. It depends what you’re looking for. There are even a few plugged ca...