America’s Happiest Seaside Town of 2016 is on South East Florida’s “Treasure Coast”. Stuart, Florida ranked number #1 of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns according to Coastal Living Magazine on April 6, 2016! The travel and beach living magazine directs subscribers to the United States happiest coastal places to live. The magazine based their criteria on a several fundamental influences including the Gallup Healthways Well Being-Index, number of sunny days, beach excellence, countless educational opportunities, low crime index, and other factors.
The hidden gem of the Town of Stuart is on the Atlantic Ocean’s shoreline and nestled between two flowing rivers. Mayor Jeffrey Krauskopf describes the old-fashioned feel of the town of Stuart as “tidy, landscaped streets, vistas uninterrupted by high-rises, and waterfront in seemingly every direction. The quaint town is 45 minutes north of Palm Beach and has been described as “old Florida style living”. It is one of the most sought after locations in South Florida to call home.
Residents and visitors enjoy the privacy and tranquil setting of the sparkling blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The town shares “its waters with sea turtles, dolphin, and most famously, the sailfish.” The copiousness of sailfish in the local waters has led to the town being nicknamed “the sailfish capital of the world”.
Take “happy” up a notch with a bit of culinary delights and exciting nightlife, nearby Palm Beach, Jupiter and the surrounding area will not disappoint! Stuart is just minutes away a fabulous dining. Dining options range from waterfront happy hour, oceanfront dining, or affordable sports bars. Spot on service, the sound of the waves crashing on the beach or gourmet eats.
Stuart is a quaint, relaxed seaside town with a “flip flop approach” to life. Just like some of the marine life in the area, you will notice some of the same faces return season after season, year after year to enjoy the happiness of this seaside town.