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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Bascom Grooms is Open for Business!

During these challenging times, please know that Bascom Grooms Real Estate is open for business. We continue to serve the local Keys community using the best technology and our knowledgeable team of experts while adapting to current events. We will continue to safely show properties along with offering videos, Facetime/live stream showings & consultations, continually […]

Watch Bascom on House Hunters

Bascom Grooms Featured in New HGTV House Hunters Episode Watch Bascom at work in a new episode of the HGTV show House Hunters that is scheduled to air January 29, 2020 at 10:30pm EST/9:30 CT. In the show, Bascom helps a Key West family fulfill their dream of home ownership. The episode showcases homes both […]

A Conch Christmas in Key West

Celebrate the Season Island Style! There is certainly no snow on the ground for Christmas in Key West, but you definitely know it’s that most wonderful time of the year. Visitors and locals alike enjoy participating in the unique Conch-style festivities that mark the holiday season in the Southernmost City. It is impossible to miss […]

Key West Lighted Boat Parade

The 29th Annual Key West Lighted Boat Parade Nothing says Christmas in the Islands like partying down on the waterfront in shorts and Hawaiian shirt as holiday-lit boats of every shape and size cruise the harbor in a nautical noel celebration. The 29th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar Lighted Boat Parade weighs anchor at 8 p.m. […]

Halloween Fantasies in Key West

Experience the Key West Fantasy Fest! Besides being one of America’s most haunted cities, Key West is renowned as a free-spirited, party-loving town. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Halloween on the island has been stretched into a ten-day celebration of a scale that easily rivals the New Orleans Mardi Gras. Sport, spectacle, […]

Bird Watching in Key West

Community Event: Fall Migration Mania The Lower Florida Keys have long been recognized as an area rich in both migratory and resident bird life. Native Americans, seafarers, and early explorers in the Keys often harvested birds, eggs, and plumage for use as food and trade items. Famed 19th century naturalist and painter John James Audubon […]

Key West Real Estate: Snowbird Purchases

Snowbird Buyers in Key West Key West has been a winter getaway city for most of its history, attracting celebrities and typical vacationers alike with the promise of relief from severe northern winters. Many winter visitors stay for several months and make up Key West’s yearly population of temporary residents nicknamed “Snowbirds”. As both renters […]

Key West Public Parks

Where are the best Key West public parks? Being a tropical island surrounded by turquoise blue waters, Key West as a whole is like one big beautiful park. But folks looking for grass and a place for the kids to play will not be disappointed. Even though it is a city where space is at […]

Key West Historic Landmarks-Ft. Zachary Taylor Cannon

Key West Historic Landmarks

Historic Key West The island of Key West features a long and very rich history for such a small place. Spanish treasure fleets plied the waters just offshore on the route between Spain and the New World. British-Americans settled the island and the nearby Bahamas during and after the American Revolution. Later, sea-going fortune seekers […]

Key West Public Beaches

Although natural sandy beaches are rare in the Florida Keys, Key West residents are fortunate to have access to six nice public beaches. Most of them are free, all are convenient to any part of the city, and they are open from dawn until late night. None of the Key West public beaches have life […]