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Cedar Key Florida

I wanted to get beyond what I would call an educational post and talk about something that is Real Estate related and could possibly inspire some of you to take some time an investigate Cedar Key Florida. This is one of my favorite places in the world. I’ve been to Italy, Paris, Athens, London and a few other places around the world. But, Cedar Key is part of where I live, its’ northwest of my home a couple of hours drive away.

The first time I took the wife there she was like ” so it’s nice here” . and that was about it. we went down to the dock and squeezed into a small restaurant that was previously destroyed by a hurricane. We both ordered up a fish sandwich hoping that it would be better than the last fish sandwich we got at some fast food place. Trust me when I say the sandwich was huge. It was absolutely wonderful. My wife loves a good fish sandwich. She was instantly converted from “It’s Nice Here” to, I can see where you could fall in love with the lifestyle here.

We walked around a little looking in the shops and simply enjoying the peacefulness of it all. It was a relatively quiet day and not much going on. We sat around watching the seagulls do their thing… mostly beg for scraps or hoping that someone would drop a french fry or maybe even a piece of bread.

As the sun began to set I realized that God had given me another day. But this day was a little special. Just like the other special days that I had previously enjoyed here in Cedar Key.

Throughout this post, I have included some pics of our visit. If you would like a print of any of these, please sent me an email. I will give you permission and a link to a site where you can get it at a very reasonable price. Before I go I want to leave you with some facts about Cedar Key, here they are.

Cedar Key is one of the oldest ports in the state, and when Florida’s first railroad connected it to the east coast, it became a major supplier of seafood and timber products to the northeast.

Today, it has become a haven for artists and writers, who find the unspoiled environment inspirational to their work.

Many people visit each year to walk the historic streets, browse the shops and galleries, explore the back bayous, and enjoy the world-famous restaurants, featuring seafood fresh from local suppliers.

Annually, thousands of visitors come to enjoy the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in April, the Fourth of July Celebration, and the October Seafood Festival.

For the nature lover, besides world-famous fishing and birdwatching, you can find fabulous nature trails to walk in the nearby Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. You can find the directions to those trails below! Guides are available to take parties for off-shore trips to the outer islands.

A public marina with boat docking is available. Federally protected sanctuaries, the Cedar Keys form a chain of barrier islands, ideally suited to a vast range of migratory and shorebirds, including the elusive white pelican, roseate spoonbill, and bald eagle. The variety of natural habitats, from salt marshes to Indian shell mounds, makes this truly a nature lover’s paradise.

With all this in mind, take a trip to Florida’s Nature Coast for some great fun and enjoy what nature has to offer. It will take you back to a time when things were simpler and easier.

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