Key West’s Famous Residents, Past and Present

Earnest Hemmingway
Ernest Hemingway Key West

Today there are about 25,000 people living in Key West. That is a lot of residents for such a tiny island, but Key West has so much to offer such as a laid back atmosphere, great fishing and diving, agreeable weather most of the year, and beautiful scenery and sunsets. So it is no wonder that so many people call Key West home. Even some celebrities have called our little piece of Paradise home, at least for awhile.

Here is a list of some of Key West’s more famous residents, past and present…

  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Tennessee Williams
  • Kelly McGillis
  • Jimmy Buffet
  • David Allen Coe
  • Calvin Klein
  • Shel Silverstein
  • Judy Blume
  • David Wolkowski
  • Truman Capote
  • John Martini
  • John James Audubon
  • Mel Fisher
  • Harry Truman
  • Winslow Homer
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Robert Frost
  • Stephen Fetchit
  • David Robinson
  • Kenny Chesney

For more information about things to do and see in our island city, go to our Key West Web Site. You can also visit our Key West Events Calendar to see more details on upcoming special events.

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