Martin County

The population of Martin County is 158,431, and the county seat is Stuart. Martin County offers more than 100,000 acres of parks and conservation lands. 
Encompassing the communities of Port Salerno, Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Indiantown, Jupiter Island, Hobe Sound, Sewall’s Point, Rio and Hutchinson Island, Martin County serves up beautiful beaches and more than 77 parks – not to mention the most bio-diverse lagoon ecosystem in the Northern hemisphere, the St. Lucie Inlet.

The village of Tequesta is a suburban waterfront community with a population of 6,158 located along Route 1 in the northernmost part of Palm Beach County. Real estate in this riverfront community is predominantly residential offering wide diversity in housing options, including quiet single family residential neighborhoods, luxury properties, golf course communities, riverfront, intracoastal and oceanfront homes. Many retires enjoy the ease of life in secure low maintenance condominiums. 

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Hobe Sound, a city of 13,163 is located at the southern end of environmentally-sensitive Martin County.  It has been stated that at Hobe Sound's front door lies the Gold Coast and that at her back door lies the Treasure Coast. Its proximity to the coast affords immediate access to the Atlantic Ocean and the deep-channeled Intracoastal Waterway.

Johnathan Dickinson State Park, is the largest state park in Southern Florida with 11,500 acres. It offers biking, boating, cabins, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and horse trails.

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Stuart is the seat of Martin County  with a population of 17,425. Its located along the banks of the St. Lucie River just north of Palm Beach County and east of Lake Okeechobee.

Coastal Living Magazine recognized it as “America’s Happiest Seaside Town” describing it as an “Old Florida-style treasure.” Some call it “The Panama Canal of Florida, and of course it’s best known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World.”

 In addition to the Atlantic Ocean and its many beaches there are waterways on two rivers the Saint Lucie and Indian River which are also part of the Intracoastal Waterway.

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All within two hours or less driving time of four international airports: Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Orlando. Florida’s hidden gem, this is a place for unwinding and reconnecting.

In Martin County, you’ll find every kind of family activity to tickle your fancy, from rodeos to high-end shopping, art galleries, and one-of-a-kind museums to eco-friendly sea turtle adventures.

Located just off A1A and accessible by a plethora of scenic avenues, Martin County is 45 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport, 90 minutes from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, almost two hours from Miami International Airport, and two hours from Orlando International Airport.

This is a place for escaping, for making memories that last longer than tan lines.”

Written by Martin County Tourist Division, used with permission.



Palm City

Palm City is located in Martin County and has a 2022 population of 25,548. It’s located 2.2 miles west of Stuart and is surrounded by several waterways including the intracoastal and Atlantic Ocean. It is located near the Turnpike and I-95 and about 35 minutes from West Palm Beach. Vero Beach is less than an hour away and Miami is only about a 90 minute drive.

The community popular with retirees, is well known for being family-oriented and it’s public schools are highly rated.

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Jensen Beach

Jensen Beach has a 2022 population of 12,440. The community has a quaint small-town feel, great beaches and was recently chosen as one of the best places to retire in the Nation.

Real estate ranges from single family to Key West style cottages to condos, townhomes, gated and senior living communities.

Located right next to Jensen Beach on the east coast of Florida is Hutchinson Island. It’s a long, thin barrier island surrounded by miles of sandy beaches including the main public beach known as the Jensen Sea Turtle Beach.

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