On the heart of Florida's Treasure Coast lies a hidden gem: Stuart. Situated between Palm Beach to the south and Vero Beach to the north, this beautiful Martin County city is known for its stunning scenery, historic downtown, and amazing fishing... and if you're looking for a home in a peaceful, scenic community, it's an ideal place to call home.
Known as the Sailfish Capital of the World, Stuart is famous for its fishing. Here, you'll find snook and lobster, but the real draw are the spiky Mohawk sailfish that ply the clear blue waters around Stuart. The city is bordered by water: the St. Lucie River, Indian River Lagoon, Intracoastal Waterway, and the Atlantic are all within reach. Stuart residents love spending sunny days at the beach, where the clear water makes it easy to see other residents, like the sea turtles, dolphins and pelicans off the shore at Bathtub Reef Beach.
You can learn more about the region's rich biodiversity at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, home to stingrays and loggerhead turtles. For more outdoor fun, Stuart offers miles of biking and walking trails to explore in Halpatiokee Regional Park, beach combing at Sandsprit Park, Seabranch State Park and Santa Lucea Beach, and boat-watching at Shepard Park and the St. Lucie Lock and Dam. With more than a dozen golf courses within easy driving distance, you can be on the green in no time, too.
For a dash of local culture, head downtown. Stuart's business district is bustling, yet quaint, dotted with local businesses, galleries, shops, and eateries. Take a stroll along the two mile Riverwalk, a wooden boardwalk that offers fishing, restaurants and stunning water views. The Stuart area is a historic treasure; first settled in the 1800s, many buildings retain historic character, and the city goes to great lengths to preserve its charm. You can explore different facets of the region's colorful past at the city's many museums, such as the Stuart Heritage Museum, the House of Refuge Museum, the Eliiot Museum, and the Road to Victory Military Museum.
Today, Stuart serves as the county seat of Martin County. Home to about 16,000 residents, the city is a popular tourist destination, thanks to its gorgeous beaches, many cultural attractions, and pleasant weather. Residents enjoy a lower cost of living than the U.S. average, a low unemployment rate, a stable housing market, and highly rated schools.
Housing options in Stuart runs the gamut, from conveniently located downtown condos to spacious villas. Whether you're seeking a waterfront home with a private beach or dock, a family home in a gated community, a riverfront home with views of the St. Lucie, a Key West-style residence, or a vacation home, you're sure to fall in love with Stuart.
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