Welcome to Stuart!
Historic Downtown Stuart is situated along the shores of the St. Lucie River. It led the way to a National Main Street City that restored and revitalized this quaint waterfront community. Today the downtown urban district is thriving. Due to an abundance of unique opportunities for dining, shopping, visiting art galleries, attending a play or concert at the Historic Lyric Theater or the Riverwalk Stage on the boardwalk or simply strolling along the paver lined streets.
April 6, 2016
Stuart named #1 “Happiest Seaside Town” by Coastal Living
Stuart has been selected as #1 in Coastal Living’s fifth-annual, top-ten list of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns.” This is the first time Florida has won the prestigious number one spot.
“This is a huge win for our area, and with our passionate residents and dedicated ambassadors we were able to edge out the competition.” said Stuart Mayor Jeff Krauskopf.
The top 10 finalists were selected by magazine editors’ assessments of each town’s “coastal vibe,” as well as factors including the number of sunny days, air quality, commute times, crime ratings, and standard of living.
“It is a combination of characteristics that makes a place memorable and unique this just validates what we have known all along. Martin County is a very special place, and this is why we work hard to protect and preserve what we have.” said former Martin County Board of Commissioner Chair Anne Scott.
Here is a video a friend of mine made for Eula Clarke.Eula is a friend who fights for the river. Most of the images of mine. Eula wrote this awesome poem.
Gilbert’s Bar-House of Refuge, Stuart, Florida
Gilbert’s Bar -House of Rescue is a Florida icon. It was built in 1876 as a part of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Stuart. As a result, the construction of ten houses of refuge along Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Gilbert’s is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the only one of the original ten houses of refuge still standing on Florida’s coast. Visitors can take guided tours through the building and learn about its fascinating and haunted past. Guests have smelled the aroma of beef stew wafting out of the kitchen, which hasn’t been operational since the 1940s. Apparitions have been spotted walking the rocks on the beach and cold spots have been reported in various areas within the building.
We love Captain Nancy and recommend Sunshine Tours
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