5 Reasons Why Martin County Has Become a Real Estate Hot Spot

February 10, 2023 | Read Time: 4 minutes

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As the crown jewel of Florida’s Treasure Coast, there’s no doubt that homebuyers feel like they’ve struck gold when discovering life in Martin County. From miles of stunning natural landscapes to a rich coastal history, this cherished Old Florida-style region has become an irresistible destination for buyers seeking a laidback coastal lifestyle. For potential future residents of Storie, Martin County’s newest community concept, the area lifestyle is filled with a myriad of year-round activities. Here are just a few of the reasons why homebuyers are drawn to this stunning region for their new Florida home.

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1. Boating, Beachcombing, and The Bahamas

With miles of pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and year-round sunny weather, every day within Martin County feels like a tropical vacation in a waterfront paradise. Fishing aficionados from every generation can catch sailfish in Stuart, the “Sailfish Capital of the World,” or head to the Gulf Stream to hook mahi mahi, wahoo, and kingfish. Sandbars along the Indian River Lagoon are perfect for days of beachcombing, paddleboarding, and exploration. For even more excitement on the water, the West End of the Bahamas is just 55 nautical miles away, where plentiful dining and entertainment destinations are waiting to be explored.

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2. A Nature Lover’s Playground

On land, 73 state parks tell the rich Storie of generations past, with a unique set of adventures and wildlife that create infinite possibilities for outdoor enthusiasts. Jonathan Dickinson State Park is the largest in Southeast Florida, with hiking and biking trails winding through 16 diverse natural habitats. Seabranch Preserve State Park is the perfect destination for spotting local wildlife, while Atlantic Ridge and Payson Park are both cherished by equestrian lovers for their miles of horseback riding trails. Halpatiokee Regional Park is a thriving spot for any sports enthusiast, with a frisbee golf course, an abundance of tennis and pickleball courts, an open-air roller-hockey rink, and plenty of fields for soccer, baseball, and softball games.

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3. Vibrant Downtowns to Explore

From sunrise to sunset, a never-ending list of entertainment districts ensure there’s always something exciting happening in every corner of Martin County. Stuart Main Street is not only home to boutique shops and a surplus of waterfront dining venues, but also year-round activities for every interest. On Sunday, a green market is the perfect place to find fresh produce, followed by a waterfront concert series where local musicians bring the community together. Downtown Hobe Sound is home to a farmer’s market of its own every weekend, while Chow Down Hobe Sound on the second Friday of each month allows visitors to indulge in a wide range of local flavors. Art festivals, fairs, showcases, and more will surely capture the interest of everyone in the family.

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4. Excellent Schools Inspire the Next Generation

From pre-k to college, Martin County continues to outdo itself with innovative schools that rank among Florida’s Best. The Environmental Learning Center inspires the next generation of environmental stewards, with immersive, hands-on learning experiences along the Indian River Lagoon. High schools are well equipped with magnet programs and connections to local colleges to give teens a head start, including Jensen Beach High School and Clark Advanced Learning Center. Numerous nationally renowned colleges provide options for every career path, including Indian River State College, Florida Atlantic University’s Oceanographic Institute, and Florida State University’s College of Medicine.

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5. Renowned Healthcare Programs

From acute specialists to urgent care, Martin County has become a premier destination for some of the nation’s best healthcare programs. Cleveland Clinic’s Martin Health System comprises of three hospitals, a free-standing emergency center, and numerous clinics to provide a full spectrum of healthcare services. Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists in Palm City provide the finest care for the youngest family members, while Jupiter Medical Center’s urgent care and medical offices in Stuart ensure top-quality care is never too far away.

A New Chapter in Martin County’s Future

As Martin County continues to grow into a world-class destination, a new community concept has placed a high priority on creating spaces that all Martin County residents can enjoy rather than just future residents. Storie is a vision that has yet to be unveiled, but central to its visionary concept is creating a vibrant village center, parks, educational opportunities, and plentiful outdoor activities for all Martin County residents to enjoy. To receive a copy of the Storie Time magazine with more details on the vision for this new community, or to be among the first to see the vision video upon its release, register your interest at StorieFL.com.

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