Because of its ocean inlet and the merging of the St Lucie and Indian rivers, Stuart attracts all types of boaters and fisherman.
In the 1940’s, catching sailfish became so popular that Stuart was proclaimed the “Sailfish Capital of the World.” In the 1950’s northern nurseries decided Stuart was ideal for growing cut-flowers. During the next decade, Stuart was known as “The Chrysanthemum Capital of the World.”
Since then, the flower and pineapple growing industry faded, but the fishing, boating and charm of Stuart still endure. The peaceful lifestyle Stuart affords residents and visitors is cherished by all who experience it.
Stuart’s charming historic downtown with its quaint, locally owned shops, restaurants and outdoor dining is a true gem of the Treasure Coast. Sunday farmer’s market and outdoor concerts on the St Lucie River can be enjoyed by all.
Fully pedestrian friendly, it’s a great spot for families. The Evans Crary Bridge connects Stuart to Hutchinson Island and its miles of beautiful beaches.