Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Islamorada Fun Facts

The name "Islamorada", meaning "purple isle", is thought to come from early Spanish explorers.

Islamorada, "Village of Islands" was incorporated on November 4, 1997 and includes the islands of Lower Matecumbe Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Windley Key and Plantation Key in the Florida Keys.

Prior to this date, Islamorada was only considered to be the little town on the island of Upper Matecumbe Key, which is where our Pines & Palms Resort is located.

As of the 2000 census, the Village had a total population of 6,846. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 7,033.

Islamorada is considered the Sport Fishing Capital of the World due to the number of world records and the number of different species which can be caught within a short boat ride of town.


Julianne said...

Hi, Jim! This blog is a great idea. I'm saving up for a sixth anniversary (long story) trip for my husband and the summer of 2012. I want it to be really special, and I'm considering coming to Islamorada. We love to fish, and I'd really love to find a place with awesome sunsets. I am trying every day to win the HGTV Dream Home, which I've been following since it was first under construction. I've been to Key West on a cruise ship, but Richard isn't too keep to leave the country, so I thought the Keys would be a great place to have a tropical, romantic, and fun anniversary trip. I'll keep checking your blog for more entries, and I'll look up more info on your Pines and Palms Resort in the meantime!

Stephen said...

Man you ought to listen to this song on Myspace by Stephen Monroe!
Its a great island song called, bet this "ISLAMORDA"!!
Check it out at:
..its the first song that pops up......

Guess who!!

Jim said...

Hi Stephen... I like the song and thanks for checking out my blog. Do you ever get down here to play?