Stuart, is the only true city in Martin County. It is the home for the City and the County Government of Martin County. In 2007, the census bureau recorded a population of 15,964 for the City of Stuart.
The City of Stuart totals 8.5 square miles of which 2.2 square miles is mainly navigable waterways. Average rainfall is 58 inches per year yet there is also an average of 236 sunny days. The average high temperature in July is 90 degrees while the average low temperature in January is 55 degrees.
The Stuart area was first inhabited by sailors that wrecked during hurricanes in the early 1700's. Through the years Stuart has grown and was a center for citrus and pineapple plantations. Because of the abundance of easily accessible waterways the population soon grew and residential areas are now abundant. Stuart was a part of palm Beach County until 1925 (formerly called Potsdam) at which time the city was incorporated and Martin County was formed.
Now known as the Sailfish capitol of the World, Stuart is the home of many marinas, golf courses and a wonderfully quaint downtown area. A wonderful place to call home. Visitors are also always welcomed.
Central Stuart, Florida - The City of Stuart