Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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118 P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E – S P R I N G | S U M M E R 2 0 1 6 H O U S I N G & N E I G H B O R H O O D S Extending north from Palm Beach County until reaching the Space Coast in Brevard County, is Florida's magnificent Treasure Coast, comprising Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties. The Treasure Coast has both cities and an abundance of smaller towns, offering that Old Florida feel. Martin County boasts a beautiful natural landscape filled with water from ocean, to river, to lake. Fort Pierce offers some of the best surfing in Florida. The coast offers many kinds of activities for a wide range of interests, from rodeos to high-end shopping, art galleries, and one-of-a-kind museums to eco-friendly sea turtle adventures. Some of the best billfish sport fishing in the world is found along the Treasure Coast. These centrally located counties are highly accessible from both north and south: both Miami and Orlando airports are within two hour drives, and Palm Beach International Airport is even closer. Many people choose the Treasure Coast for its convenience to the cultural and urban life of the Palm Beaches and Miami, while yet retaining a smaller, hometown comfort combined with an appealing sense of privacy and space. Popular towns include Port St. Lucie (the largest), Fort Pierce, Hutchinson Island, Jensen Beach, Stuart and Vero Beach. Stuart and Jensen Beach are known for their exten- sive and beautiful beaches. The towns straddle the Indian River and the barrier island that is also home to Hutchinson Island and continues northward into the town of Fort Pierce. Hobe Sound, just south of Stuart, is one of the most beautiful natural areas in Florida, as well as a location providing the seclusion and privacy many celebrities seek. Medalist Village and Golf Club is an exclusive housing and golf development where one might bump into nearby residents Tiger Woods or Dan Marino on the course. It is also home to several natural preserves including the Blowing Rocks Preserve, the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, and the Hobe Sound Nature Center. Jonathan Dickinson State Park is one of the best outdoor activi- ties areas in Florida, offering a wide range of activities from canoeing to camping. Jensen Beach is nestled into Florida's East Coast between Fort Pierce and West Palm Beach. It was once known as the "Pineapple Capital of the World" and still holds an annual pineapple festival. The pineapple is the worldwide symbol of hospitality, and Jensen Beach lives up to this hallmark. Boasting major shopping centers, plentiful specialty stores and unusual boutiques, the Jensen Beach area is known as the retail shopping center of the Treasure Coast. It has also earned a reputation for its seafood-inten- sive fine dining. Water enthusiasts will find boating, sailing, fishing, skiing, surfing and scuba diving, and the beach itself attracts several species of endangered sea turtles during nesting seasons. Often called Sunrise City, Fort Pierce has a revitalized downtown waterfront area that retains its Old Florida scale and charm. It offers contemporary shopping, dining, great fishing and a range of entertainment and activities such as the Farmers' Market, Bike Night, Friday Fest, Jazz Market and the city-owned and -operated 1,200-seat Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts. Like most of the Treasure Coast towns, Fort Pierce offers amazing beaches, and has both natural and artificial reefs making it a hub of diving and fishing activities. The Indian River Lagoon the Treasure COAST

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