Three Of The Best Things About Truman Annex Key West

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After your first visit to the Island, or perhaps after several more visits, you’ll be able to identify your favorite spot, your favorite place, your favorite Happy Hour place, or your favorite spot to watch the sunset. We have ours. Truman Annex Key West is a favorite. It has everything.

What Are The Three Greatest Things About Truman Annex?


Is what any real estate agent will tell, location, location, location… Truman Annex offers all of that. This location is just blocks away from Duval Street, and only a few minutes’ walk from Mallory Square. It is close to Bahama Village’s famous restaurants, as well as the vibrant nightlife on Duval Street. However, the peaceful location and tree-lined streets offer a tranquil retreat.

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park is just a short bike ride away or walks away. This beautiful park can be found in the Truman annex in Key West. This beach is a great place to relax and take in the views of the ocean. If the tide is high enough, you might see fish swimming in and out of the water.

Truman Annex is located west of Whitehead Street. Southard will lead you straight to Fort Zachary Taylor as well as the Shipyard Condos. You will find Truman’s entrance just a few steps from the Green Parrot.


Truman Annex Key West has a lot of history. This area is both a neighborhood and a military installation.

Its roots can be traced back as far back as 1845 when it was part of Fort Zachary Taylor. To make it a home for submarines, the Navy constructed new docks in 1932. It was then renamed Fort Zachary Taylor Annex. It was then decommissioned in 1974 when the larger nuclear submarines were unable to use it because they were too big.

As the primary installation in the vicinity, the Naval Airstation still operates. The Naval Airstation was moved to Boca Chica Key six miles east of Truman Annex. Today, 17 acres remain in Truman Annex.

The base was closed down after World War I. All personnel was moved or released. Most of the buildings were dismantled or destroyed and moved to different locations. Only occasionally, the base was used for seaplane training from 1920-1930. It was then inactive until 1939. Just before the US entered World War II, the base was reopened to support the Navy.

You will find the Truman White House if you go through the gate just past Margaritaville Resort (next to Mallory Square). This area was named for President Truman, who spent many winters enjoying Key West weather. You can stop in to view the home and take a tour. This is an interesting story about Truman’s time here as well as other dignitaries.

Beautiful Places To Stay

Pritam Sing, a private developer, created the gated community when he purchased the land for $17 million. It takes you back to the past with its tree-lined streets. As you roam the streets, it is impossible to hear or see Duval’s hustle and bustle. There are many options for renting these condos, townhomes, or stately private homes. You can search the Truman Annex for your vacation rental to see what’s currently available.

Each area and each unit has its take on Key West’s lifestyle. These units also include a parking space which I find makes them twice as attractive. Park the car and drive it in.

The Foundry

They are an all-tropical interior with a Bostonian exterior. They are a three-story townhouse that has access to a pool. It is interesting to note that Thomas Edison, who worked in the building for six months in 1918, developed 41 weapons for the US war effort.

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