When Stuart Florida was settled in the 1800's, the community with the natural beauty of the wide St. Lucie River that surrounds it was called Potsdam. Today we simply call it paradise. The modern renaissance of restaurants, shops, boutiques, and Stuart Florida Real Estate make Stuart the mecca of Martin county as well as the Treasure Coast. Across the river to the east is Sewall's Point, the peninsular site of some of the most prestigious homes on Florida's east coast. Across the Indian River is the famous gated community of Sailfish Point, which is where the Atlantic Ocean and rivers meet. Stuart, Florida is known internationally as the "Sailfish Capital of the World", with superb fishing that is readily available from the countless waterfront homes in Stuart.
A very unique feature of Stuart, Florida is that it has minimized crowding by limiting the height of buildings to 4 stories. No High-Rises! Stuart allowed one modest exception, Martin Memorial Hospital, which is 6 stories high in downtown Stuart. It is recognized for excellence in Orthopedic Surgery as well as other specialties. The growth of this regional facility is keeping pace with the popularity of Stuart. The children of greater Stuart enjoy the benefits of a school district that consistently serves as a leader in quality education. The students achieve above average scores on national tests and earn national academic and sports honors. In addition to the public schools, many private schools offer exceptional education opportunities to its students.