Area Information



Stuart was established in 1895, upon the arrival of the Florida East Coast Railway. At the time of its incorporation in 1914, Stuart was part of Palm Beach County. However, the city received its charter 11 years later and was named the county seat of the newly formed Martin County. In 1715, a fleet of 11 Spanish ships and one French vessel were shipwrecked along the reefs and beaches of coastal Florida, driven off course by the fierce winds of a hurricane they encountered in the Bahamas.

These vessels were loaded with gold, silver and exotic spices, most of which were lost at sea. Valuable coins and other remnants of the disaster continue to wash up on these Florida beaches, thus the area is now known as the Florida Treasure Coast.


Stuart experiences a humid subtropical climate characterized by hot summers and mild, relatively dry winters. June through September is typically the area’s rainy season. High temperatures in July soar to an average of 90 degrees, with January lows settling around 55.


Students in our community are served by the Martin County School District. Students can continue their studies at Indian River State College in nearby Fort Pierce, an innovative institution offering Associate’s Degrees, Bachelor’s Degrees, Technical Certificates and Applied Technology Diplomas in more than 150 disciplines. Martin Health System is a not-for-profit, community-based health care organization providing comprehensive medical services to all of the Treasure Coast.



Known as the Sailfish Capital of the World, Stuart and the rest of the Treasure Coast is a prime spot for freshwater and saltwater fishing, whether you prefer to cast from the shore or your boat. Of course, the warm sands of Treasure Island, Jupiter Island, South Beach and Palm Beach promise endless sunbathing, sand volleyball, surfing, kiteboarding and much more. Golfing and horseback riding are popular pastimes in the Treasure Coast region. Chartered cruises and airboat rides give passengers a unique glimpse of south Florida’s scenic majesty. You can even go on a guided hunt for gators!

History and culture are very much alive in and around Stuart. Built in 1926 as a silent movie house, the Lyric Theatre offers an intimate setting for a variety of concerts, Broadway musicals and other live performances in Stuart. Peruse the designer stores, chic restaurants and coffee shops of Worth Avenue. Cradled among the tropical surroundings of Palm Beach, this high-society district is often referred to as the “Rodeo Drive” of Florida.

Named after prolific inventor Sterling Elliott, the Elliott Museum boasts an eclectic array of antique automobiles and boats. It also houses a collection of baseball memorabilia and artifacts commemorating area history. Built in 1876, the House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar is Martin County’s oldest surviving building. It served as a safe haven for shipwrecked sailors along Florida’s east coast. Located on Hutchinson Island just east of Stuart, it now contains museum exhibits and interpretive information pertaining to coastal life around the turn of the 20th century.

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