Welcome to Martin County
Located on Florida's scenic Treasure Coast, Martin County is the premier destination for beachfront living and total relaxation. Here, you'll discover a number of communities, including scenic Stuart and Hutchinson Island, various smaller coastal towns, as well as Jensen Beach, Jupiter Island, Palm City, Hob Sound, and Port Salerno. In addition to its stunning white-sand beaches, Martin County is home to more than 77 parks, as well as prime ocean, river, and lakefront real estate.
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At a Glance
Major roads: US-1, US-98 I-95, Highway A1A
Airport: Treasure Coast Int'l Airport
Port St. Lucie: 20 minutes
West Palm Beach: 45 minutes
Largest city: Palm City
County seat: Stuart
Median home value: $360,000
Communities of Martin County
As the county seat, Stuart is home to just over 16,000 residents, as well as miles of interrupted shoreline on Hutchinson Island and a quaint downtown. All of these perks have earned Stuart quite a few accolades—it was actually named one of the "20 Best Small Towns to Visit" by the Smithsonian Magazine. Highlights of Stuart include the Stuart Green Market, Stuart Beach, and its various fishing piers.
Palm City is so much more than just the largest city in Martin County—it's also a hub for boaters, anglers, and anyone looking to savor a vibrant lifestyle on the coast. If you want to live like a Palm City local, explore the nearby Atlantic Ridge Preserve State Park, attend the Palm City Fall Fest, or hit the links at one of Palm City's countless public and private golf courses. Residents also enjoy easy access to I-95.
Good seafood, quaint art galleries, and a fun-loving atmosphere make Jensen Beach an amazing place to live. And as its name suggests, this waterfront town has some of the best beaches in all of Martin County. If you want to make the most of life in the "Pineapple Capital of the World," try exploring the scenic downtown on Jensen Beach Boulevard or getting in touch with nature at Savannas Preserve State Park.
Centrally located between Stuart and Jupiter, Hobe Sound is somewhat of a hidden gem on the Treasure Coast. Here, you'll discover a number of parks and recreational opportunities, as well as a host of local businesses. Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Harry and the Natives, and the local beach are just a few Hobe Sound highlights.
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What You'll LOVE in Martin County
Martin County offers so much more than just pristine beaches—this area is home to countless quaint downtowns, exciting local events, and verdant green spaces! Here are a few more perks that come with living in fabulous Martin County.
Thriving downtown districts
Martin County is a hub for small businesses, and just one visit to any of the area's local downtowns is all it takes to see why. Downtown Stuart spans multiple streets and blocks, and it serves as the community's hub for entertainment, dining, and retail. In fact, Coastal Living Magazine even named Downtown Stuart "America's Happiest Seaside Town." Downtown Jensen Beach is known for its laidback vibe with art galleries and restaurants, while nearby Palm City boasts an amazing location on the St. Lucie River.
One of the biggest perks of living in Martin County is being minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean, various rivers and inlets, and the sparkling Lake Okeechobee. This ideal location makes it easy to get out and enjoy a waterfront lifestyle—in fact, it's not uncommon to see locals fishing, boating, paddle boarding, or exploring miles of paved trails along the water. Martin County is also home to a number of public and private golf courses, as well as nature preserves and beaches on Hutchinson Island. Halpatiokee Regional Park, Indian Riverside Park, and Jonathan Dickinson State Park should all be on your must-see list.
Children living in the area are served by Martin County Public Schools, which was rated as the number one school district in the state in 2019. In addition to various elementary, middle, and high schools, the district operates preschool programs, charter schools, virtual school, and other specialty institutions. A majority of students are proficient in both math and reading, and the district boasts a low 17:1 student-teacher ratio, as well as an 87% graduation rate.
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