Hobe Sound Commerce & Culture
Hobe Sound restaurants aren’t white-tablecloth establishments, but the fish is fresh and the owners are friendly. There are a few local businesses in town, mostly places to grab the basics, though any substantial shopping (as well as any other entertainment) will take place a few minutes away in Jupiter or Stewart. The Palm Beaches are only a bit farther south, and Miami is an easy drive if you’re aching for a metropolitan experience. Hobe Sound, though, is an anti-Miami. It has wild beaches studded with limestone monoliths, and fish-filled snorkeling just off shore. The Loxahatchee River is designated wild and scenic, and kayakers come from around the world to paddle through its prehistoric forests. People bike and walk along tree-shaded sidewalks, and end with their arms tired from waving at all the neighbors. There’s a lot that sparkles along the Treasure Coast, but Hobe Sound is the true hidden gem.