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The city of Stuart is located in Martin County at the southern tier of Florida’s popular Treasure Coast and has a population of over 16,000. This quaint area is a dream come true for the devoted water lover. Nestled at the St. Lucie River and Atlantic Ocean, Stuart homes for sale offer picturesque views from every direction. You have to personally see for yourself to believe how Stuart real estate is bursting with water-rich beauty and tranquil settings. With access to the many crystal clear waterways of St. Lucie River and Atlantic Ocean, Stuart is unsurprisingly famous for being known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World”, especially during the months of December and January. In fact, residents of Stuart take great pride in this fame by placing an 18-foot bronze fountain statue of a sailfish at the main strip on Sailfish Circle for all to see.
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Local boaters, fishermen and beach lovers alike are undoubtedly proud of Stuart’s past and future as shown in its thriving cultural atmosphere, how well Stuart real estate is maintained and the gracious hospitality you receive when visiting the area. Stuart real estate is truly a hidden gem as locals boast the inescapable scenery as evidenced on Stuart’s Riverwalk, which borders the St. Lucie River at the historic downtown. Here, you can dock your boat for free and have influx of shops, restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, museums and art galleries all with a beautiful view of the river. Plus, events occur throughout the year consisting of music festivals, art walks, the annual Stuart Air Show and a weekly green market. The homes in Stuart offer a small town charm and calmness, but give locals a familiar feeling that Florida’s reputation and attractions are known for.
But the city of Stuart didn’t stop there. Besides the abundant water attractions, there’s also plenty of golfing, biking, beautiful parks, sports fields, recreational facilities, and community recreation centers to challenge even the most avid outdoor fanatic. If you’re inside, you’re not living in Stuart. But don’t worry if you’re not able to get to the water or it lush parks. The neighborhoods of Stuart homes for sale offer a playground, mini-parks and open space that nature lovers will sure to enjoy.
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Stuart Real Estate – Knowing it’s History
This area was supposedly settled by two brothers that grew pineapples and constructed boats on the St Lucie River. This made it easier for people to travel back and forth without roads or bridges. It soon became accustomed for travelers to enjoy the juicy pineapples and fish that the population grew as more settled in the area.
Way before Henry M. Flagler’s railway reached that far south, today’s Stuart was named “Potsdam”. A number of the area’s first settlers were German and Otto Stypmann who was the first Postmaster submitted the name of Potsdam. When settlers of other nationalities arrived here, such a German sounding name was harsh to their ears. As time went on, Flagler’s railroad eventually was able to make it to Potsdam over a bridge.
This is where the town name became more of a headache to the residents. One such lady was Emma Kitching, whose husband owned land adjoining Stypmann’s land and whose brother-in-law, Broster Kitching succeeded Stypmann as Postmaster. Emma Kitching was particularly annoyed with the name Potsdam. One reason for this, and according to Emma and other outraged women, was railway conductors would shout out and change the name from Potsdam to Dam Pots. Of course, this would never do!
The railroad depot was originally on the north side of the St. Lucie River on land owned by Homer H. Stuart, Jr., the son of a prominent New York attorney. Homer purchased the land in the 1880s and endured the hardships of pioneer life for a few years. He had returned north, married and was living in Philadelphia when Flagler’s lieutenants were negotiating for a right-or-way. His brother Inglis, an attorney, offered land for a railroad depot requesting that it be called “Stuart’s Landing.” Flagler officials left off Landing, naming the railway stop “Stuart.” When the Kitchings complained about the name Potsdam and requested that the depot be moved south of the river, Florida East Coast official settled the matter by transferring the Stuart name along with the depot. Postal authorities changed Potsdam’s name to Stuart, at Broster Kitching’s request, on June 15, 1895.
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