Upon a visit to Key West, you might notice one specific and interesting member of the population: wild chickens. These beloved creatures roam the streets or find homes near local hotspots. Learn more about the infamous Key West Gypsy Chickens.
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Some facts about Key West are pretty well known, such as the 42 bridges you need to cross to get to Key West, and that it never snows. But here are a few tidbits you may not be aware of. Key West's history is as interesting as it is still relevant today.
Sunsets in Key West are an event. Every night, crowds gather in Mallory Square to enjoy the sunset, watch street performers, buy local crafts, enjoy food carts and of course, a cold libation.
They say key lime pie originated in Key West some time toward the end of the 1800s. As the story goes, William Curry, a prominent Key West resident and Bahamian-born immigrant who became Florida’s first millionaire, had a cook called “Aunt Sally” who concocted the first pie from key limes.
Everyone has something that they feel they just can’t live without, and Key West locals are no different. If you're planning a Key West vacation, try a few things locals love about living on this island.