There's this town called Stuart, Florida - and man, is it beautiful!

Real Estate Agent with Water Pointe Realty Group SL3145905

Roosevelt Bridge

I moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in July 1996.  Having lived in South Florida for 14 years, I had heard of Stuart, but had never visited.  I made up that it was a small town off I-95, somewhere north of Palm Beach, in the middle of nowhere.

Fast forward to 2010 and I start dating a guy who lives in the Stuart area, which results in me taking a drive.  Holy Cow!!  The first time I drive over one of the four major bridges (soon to be five) it takes my breath away.  It's gorgeous!  Gigantic waterways, painted with private residences along the shoreline.  How come I've never heard of this place?!

Stuart, known as the "Sailfish Capital of the World", is famous for shipwrecks and small town charm.  Though surrounded by miles of water and million dollar homes, you get a heck of a lot of value for the price you pay on a single family home here, compared to Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties.  This, I assert, is one of the reasons I see more people moving here from the south.  Add to it that Martin County has one of the best public school systems in Florida along with a quick 25 minute commute to downtown Palm Beach.

Lots of bank owned property is being scooped up by investors.  You'll also find 3 and 4 bedroom, 3000 sf homes for $250,000 and up - brand new!

I invite you to check out Stuart.




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Comments (6)

Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

Jupiter the sister city gives that same small town feel, along with Juno Beach. It feels like you are on vacation. while living there.

Aug 21, 2012 01:13 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I've lived in Florida all my life and have never heard of Stuart Florida seems like a lovely place to visit one day.

Aug 21, 2012 01:18 AM
David Grbich
Realty One Group - - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Looks like a great find - will put it on my list of retirement cities to check out in the future. Regards Dave

Aug 21, 2012 01:43 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Great invitation to explore your area...I like the "personal spin" on the investment angle.

Aug 21, 2012 01:53 AM
Shelley Gillman
Water Pointe Realty Group - Palm City, FL

Winston, I love Jupiter and Juno Beach.  Thank you for bringing those areas to our attention.  And such short drive from Stuart - 15 minutes.

David, if I can be of service with more information, don't hesitate to ring me.  I grew up in Orange County, California - Mission Viejo.  Attended Los Alisos Middle before moving.

Thank you all for your comments.

Aug 21, 2012 05:07 AM
Marjorie Taylor
Riverside Homes - Saint Augustine, FL
New Homes in St. Augustine Florida

My grandmother moved to Jensen Beach in the 70's -- I remember that area being Boonsville!!  Looks like it is a beautiful place to live still.

Aug 22, 2012 06:09 AM

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