Grassy Key facts for kids
Aerial view of Grassy Key, October 1987
|Location||Gulf of Mexico|
|Adjacent bodies of water||Florida Straits|
Grassy Key, Florida, is an island in the middle Florida Keys. It is located on U.S. 1 (or the Overseas Highway), near mile markers 57—60, below the Conch Keys. It has an area of 3.65 km², with a population of 974 as of the census 2000.
It is one of the northernmost islands in a chain of islands that comprises the City of Marathon, Florida. The island or "key"—as the islands are called in parts of Florida—hosts many mom-and-pop-type family resorts - oceanside and bayside, as well as many private residences, although the key itself is sparsely populated in comparison to the original City of Marathon "proper" farther south. The entire key was incorporated into the City of Marathon in 1999.
The Dolphin Research Center is a dolphinarium located in Grassy Key at mile marker 59.
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