Comprising the rest of the island, New Town is where you’ll find the Key West International Airport, grocery stores, movie theaters and even a few wayward chickens. However, if you’re looking for a Walmart, you’re out of luck; locals like to boast they’re closer to Cuba than a Wally World.
Old Town: Referring to Key West’s historic district that comprises the western half of the island, Old Town is home to the town’s main attractions, from the seedy dive bars on Duval Street to the haunted Victorian mansions and adrenaline-rousing street performers who congregate for the sunset-watching crowds at Mallory Square.
Just on the other side of the Cow Key Channel Bridge, Stock Island is where the island’s livestock was kept in its early days. Today it’s dotted with marinas, fishing boats, creative event spaces and colorful mobile homes. It maintains its decidedly local feel even as new hotels, such as The Perry Hotel Key West and Oceans Edge Key West Resort, have sprouted up in recent years.