Stuart is a city on Florida’s Treasure Coast in the United States of America. It is located in Martin County, and has a population of just over 15,000. Stuart has been nicknamed the ‘Sailfish Capital of the World.’ It is part of the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan area. Landmarks in the area include the historic Lyric Theatre, the Elliott Museum, and the House of Refuge.
The economy of Stuart, Florida is based on tourism and the many businesses that cater to tourists. This includes tour companies, fishing and boating charters, as well as SCUBA and snorkeling. Top employers in the area include the Martin government, school system, and the State of Florida. Other employers include iVox Solutions, Winn-Dixie (grocery store) and Florida Power and Light. There are locations for shared offices to rent in Stuart.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Sights in Stuart, Florida include the beaches. The nearest beaches are Stuart Beach, the Bathtub, and Jensen Beaches. You can use boogie boards or surf boards at the beach. Metal detecting is also a popular beach activity along the Treasure Coast due to historical offshore shipwrecks that were carrying coins and jewels. The downtown area of Stuart offers shopping, a historic theater that still hosts live plays, and the Sailfish Fountain. You can also go fishing at Causeway Park, right of the bridge at Jensen Beach. Dining options include several downtown restaurants such as Luna’s pizza – specializing in garlic knots, Sakura Restaurant of Japan, Too Jays, the Clock Family Restaurant, and Wahoos.
The closest major airport to Stuart, Florida is Palm Beach International Airport (PBI/KPBI). This airport is in West Palm Beach, Florida and is 43 miles from the center town. Another option located 87 miles away is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL/KFLL). Stuart is near I-95, a major national interstate highway. The central part of town is compact and easy to walk around.