According to Men’s Health Magazine, Stuart ranks No. 6 on their list of 58 Charming Towns You Haven’t Heard of but Should Visit ASAP and we couldn’t agree more. This Martin County gem sports a variety of reasons why it should be on your list of places to visit this year!
For a community with a population just under 16,000, the pretty little coastal town of Stuart has made quite a name for itself.
Named the 2008 "Most Beautiful City in America" Stuart came out on top after being evaluated based on the categories of Tidiness, Environmental Awareness, Community Involvement, Heritage Preservation, Urban Forestry, Landscaped Areas, Floral Displays and Turf & Groundcovers.
When it comes to recreation, the Stuart beaches are plentiful and uncrowded. The town has an active community that caters to both families and an active senior population. Annual events feature Stuart Street Dance, Stuart Air Show, Veterans Day Parade, Arts Festival, Christmas and Annual Boat Show, to name just a few. Once promoted as the Sailfish Capital of the World, there is no shortage of seasonal fishing tournaments that include the Swordfish, Mini Lobster and Ladies Fishing competitions.
There is nothing about this city that is ordinary. For a town of its size, the selection of Stuart FL real estate is amazingly diverse and appeals to most lifestyles. There are plenty of choices of gated communities, waterfront homes with private docking facilities to spectacular oceanfront estates ranging to over $10 million. Active residents seek out the many golf and country club communities and even equestrian real estate with both acreage and water access.
For those looking for a more maintenance-free lifestyle, Stuart condos, townhouses and patio homes are also widely available.
Most of the Stuart neighborhoods are laden with amenities catering to active residents that include tennis, clubhouse, golf, and pools. It's common for future Stuart residents to test the waters by leasing in various communities until they find their niche.
There is no doubt that this charming small town has something for everyone!