Martin County Unincorporated Communities
With a population of 21,626, Palm City is a carefully planned community with a small town charm and first class schools. Palm City offers immediate access to the major transportation systems in the state. Its residents enjoy a variety of world-class golf courses, equestrian trails, and year-round outdoor activities.
With a population of 10,926 people, Hobe Sound maintains the old Florida appeal. Sport fishing boats ply the waters on their way to offshore catches of sailfish and dolphin. Eclectic shops, art galleries, and retail shops provide shoppers with bargains and one-of-a-kind-purchases. Hobe Sound is also home to the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge.
Port Salerno is said to be where the nation’s sport fishing industry was founded as residents and tourists alike were drawn here to share the fishing experience that is unique to the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf Stream, and the nearby Bahamas island chain. With a population of 9,671, Port Salerno’s sport fishing industry still thrives today. Yacht builders, marine engine specialists, and the prestigious Chapman School of Seamanship call Port Salerno home.
With a population of 5,450 people, Indiantown is located on the St. Lucie Canal, which links the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, through Lake Okeechobee. Indiantown has a diverse population and workforce, and offers a relaxing lifestyle with easy access to major transportations systems and population centers.
Hutchinson Island is a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon. 10,648 residents call Hutchinson Island home and enjoy of miles of pristine sandy beaches. Prestigious Sailfish Point, home to some of America’s wealthiest residents is part of the Hutchinson Island community. Hutchinson Island is home to the world renowned Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center and Florida Oceanographic Society, the Elliott Museum, the House of Refuge, and other attractions enjoyed by all residents in Martin County.
Rio, pronounced “rye-oh”, is located between the City of Stuart and the community of Jensen Beach. With a population of 998, Rio offers a mix of quaint business and old Florida residential charm. Rio is rich in waterfront living and boating. Mangroves and oyster beds are found in the backyards of many homeowners. The town is known for its colorful peacocks and its famed philanthropist Frances Langford. The movie star actress called the Rio area home until her death in 2005. Today, her estate, the Frances Langford Foundation, is known for its many charitable donations to organizations and civic groups.
With its perfect climate, natural beauty and warm hospitality, this town offers lots of things to do - great fishing spots, popular events, challenging golf courses, wonderful dining choices, quality lodging facilities, and unlimited shopping opportunities from a regional mall, to unique boutiques and art galleries.