New Town is where a lot of the working locals live. In fact, I have lived in New Town myself for over 25 years. You will get the most house for the dollar in New Town. Generally, the lots are larger. Most of the houses offer off-street parking which is a big plus in Key West. The grocery stores, pharmacies, and larger retail stores are also located in New Town. A lot of the larger restaurants and fast food is here too. I find New Town to be quieter than most of Key West.