Surrounded by Florida's clear blue waters and floury sand beaches, boasting brilliant sunlit skies and a mild average annual temperature, Marathon is a living paradise.
Marathon enjoys affordable business and living costs, an able and abundant workforce, excellent educational opportunities, and no state income tax. Abundant local colleges and universities in the area include Florida International University, the University of Miami, Miami Dade College and St. Thomas University. With close proximity to Miami, residents can enjoy one of the country's most exciting cities of culture, entertainment, history and recreation. Marathon maintains a safe, suburban island community, with small-town, laid back character and strong quality of life while offering easy access to city conveniences.
Offering historical significance, the five-acre Pigeon Key served as the hub for workers erecting the Key West extension of the Florida East Coast Railway. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Flagler's Railway made the Keys accessible from mainland Florida, while his Seven-Mile Bridge was considered an engineering feat. A more modern Seven-Mile Bridge served motorists, but is utilized as a fitness path and fishing pier.
Marathon and the surrounding areas offer plenty of great events planned year-round. In Key West, visit the annual Songwriters' Festival, the Annual Cuban American Heritage Festival, the annual Lobsterfest, or the annual Hemingway Days celebration. Looking for the need for speed? Visit the NASCAR Winston Cup series, the Ford Championship Weekend and the Grand Prix of Miami are all held at the Homestead Miami Speedway. Check out a play, film or concert at the historic Seminole Theater. Check out the Island Festival and the Taste of Islamorada to sample the area's best culinary specialties. Make the short trip to Miami for the vibrant, multicultural appeal of gallery openings, sizzling nightlife, and sports excitement from the Miami Dolphins, the Miami Heat or the Florida Marlins. If you are interested in staying in Marathon, annual events are always on the calendar. Check out the Annual International Tarpon Tournament, the Environmental Film Festival, Marathon's Offshore Grand Prix, and Father's Day Dolphin Derby.
Whether it's the widespread cultural and recreational opportunities, the beautiful weather, or the island lifestyle set amongst the beautiful Florida Keys, Marathon affords a quality of life second to none.
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