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Get to know Stuart

If Stuart had “Beach” in its name, it might be one of the world’s most famous seaside towns. Instead, it has become one of the world’s most livable. Development regulations in the city have managed to keep building heights low while maintaining a lush and green environment. The downtown is a well-preserved example of small-town Americana, with historic buildings of various styles—Art Deco, Colonial Revival, Spanish Mediterranean, and more. There are also many locally-owned restaurants and shops in a central area near to several wonderful neighborhoods. As the St. Lucie River wraps around all of the city’s edges, water is literally at the center of Stuart. Such an unending waterfront fostered the downtown’s Riverwalk, a two-mile stretch of boardwalk perfect for a leisurely stroll and scenic photographs.

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Due to the immense amounts of sailfish found in the nearby Atlantic, Stuart has appropriately billed itself the “Sailfish Capital of the World.” And thankfully, numerous marinas make access to that ocean’s bounty—as well as beaches and the Intracoastal Waterway—a cinch. In line with the city’s fishing scene and proximity to water, Stuart’s restaurants feature exceptional quantities of fresh seafood and beautiful views. Shops are curated affairs that cater to the people who make Stuart home. However, you can undoubtedly find a souvenir t-shirt or beach towel should you desire one. Stuart has maintained its small-town feel even as other communities along the Treasure Coast have exploded, which suits the place well. It’s the kind of place where people are more than content to enjoy their evenings gathered around the pool under starlit Florida skies.