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20 Signs You’re From Key West

20 Signs You’re From Key West

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Key West isn't just a community, it's a family. Once a Conch, always a Conch. These are 20 the signs you're from Key West!

Living in paradise is living in Key West. People travel for thousands of miles just to have a little taste of the salt life that we locals indulge in every day. From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you’re from Key West.

From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

1. Another day, another sunburn

Living in the keys, it’s inevitable.

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From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

2. The crime report is our daily entertainment

It’s Key West, nothing surprises us anymore.

From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

3. You’ve got Kims on speed dial

If you don’t constantly eat at Kims Kubans, you’re not a Conch. Plain and simple.

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From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

4. Tan lines are the norm

Everyone has them.

From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

5. You’re either a Nole or a Gator

The island is divided when it comes to college football (sorry UCF and the “U”).

From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

6. You’re always on island time

It’s true what they say, you go at your own pace when living on an island.

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From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

7. If it’s 70 or below, break out the Uggs

And the space heaters and the jackets.

From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

8. ‘Kinis and Kinos

It’s a lifestyle.

From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

9. Living on high quality H2O

The water is always perfect.

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From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

10. Buffalo Chicken Pizza. Enough said.

If you’re not out on the boat, you’re probably at Big Johns.

From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

11. Knowing you’re closer to Cuba than to a Walmart

It’s fun having to drive 3+ hours just to leave the Keys and hit some real shops.

From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

12. You grew up around drag queens

Seeing fully grown men in heels and stage makeup is a casual thing.

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From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

13. Constantly having to remind people that the “ch” is silent

If they’re not from Key West, chances are they pronounce the “ch” in “conch” and you have to constantly remind them its said “konk”.

From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

14. Your teacher is your coach (and neighbor and your bartender on Saturday nights)

And probably your third cousin twice removed.

From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

15. Living in bipolar weather

Nothing beats Key West weather…sunny at 3:00…storming at 3:06…sunny at 3:10.

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From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

16. Having to explain to northerners that yes, we have cars

Despite the island life, yes, we do in fact drive on roads with our cars.

From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

17. Conch baseball

Game night is a family affair.

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From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

18. You rarely have a good hair day

And when you do it lasts about 5 minutes thanks to the wonderful humidity.

From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

19. A sunset a day

You have not seen a real sunset until you have seen it from the comfort of Mallory Square.

From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

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20. Conch Pride

Key West isn’t just a community, it’s a family. Once a Conch, always a Conch.

From boat days to song writers festivals, here are 20 signs that you're from Key West.

 

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Do you have any other signs you’re from Key West!? Share in the comments below!

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