Stuart FL wins “happiest seaside town” in America


Stuart FL wins “happiest seaside town” in America



Stuart wins “happiest seaside town” in America!

Whether you are looking to make South Florida your permanent home, or are planning a seasonal residency, you will find that we Floridians love the accolades for one of our favorite little towns on the Treasure Coast!

The honors just keep pouring in for Stuart, in Martin County, Florida. Just this past week, Coastal Living® Magazine announced the 2016 winner in their annual online survey. As we had anticipated, Stuart, Florida won as the 2016 Happiest Seaside Town poll. The website describes Stuart as, “The Atlantic coast city of 16,078 on Florida’s Treasure Coast is known as, “The Sailfish Capital of the World.” Fishermen flock here, but so do folks who love its charming, lively downtown and white-sand beaches.”

According to the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce, “The Coastal Living® 2016 Top Ten Happiest Seaside Towns in America, in Ranked Order:

#1 Stuart, Florida

#2 Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

#3 Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

#4 Hilo, Hawaii

#5 Fairhope, Alabama

#6 Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina

#7 Capitola, California

#8 Seaside, Oregon

#9 Portland, Maine

#10 Hermosa Beach, California

“America’s Happiest Seaside Town of 2016 is on Florida’s Treasure Coast, and that location could not be more appropriate,” said Coastal Living® Editor Steele Marcoux. “Stuart is an Old Florida-style treasure that stood out as the top among a special list of dreamy towns by the sea. All ten of these locales truly embody blissful beach life.”

Additionally, the Chamber mentions, “To choose the 2016 finalists for America’s Happiest Seaside Towns, Coastal Living® editors began by reviewing more than 300 destinations that have been lauded in the past as Coastal Living® Dream Towns or were nominated via social media. Coastal Living® then collected each town’s rank on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, percentage of sunny days, air quality, healthiness of beaches, commute times, crime ratings, walkability, standard of living and financial well-being of the locals, geographic diversity, and Coastal Living® editors’ assessment of each town’s “coastal vibe.” A proprietary formula yielded the Coastal Living® Top Ten America’s Happiest Seaside Towns list of finalists. The ranking was then determined by online voting. You can follow the conversation and spread the word on social media with #CLHappyTown.”

Back in February of 2015, we reported right here on our blog that, “In an article by Julianne Lowell from Smarter Travel, posted on the Huffington Post’s® Travel page; we are especially proud that our very own Stuart, Florida made the list of top beach towns in Florida.”

Again in April 2015, we reported, “Although Stuart, Florida has been recognized by several prestigious travel magazines over the years; just recently Bess Lovejoy published an article on® that mentions our very own Stuart, Florida as one of the best small towns in America.”

In August 2015, we were especially excited to announce that in an article posted by Victoria Winkler, on®, that Stuart was mentioned as one of the most charming small towns in Florida. Winkler posts, “These small towns are perfect for anyone looking to explore the history and charm of Old Florida. Find the one closest to you and start planning your next day trip.”

In December 2015 we reported that Stuart was listed in an article by Caroline Picard of House Beautiful® that our fair city made the list of the top 50 most beautiful small towns in America! Picard lists Stuart 9th, and writes, “It neighbors the most bio-diverse lagoon in the Northern hemisphere, so it’s only fitting that Stuart also boasts the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center.”

What are your thoughts South Florida? Leave your comments on our blog!

We here at Water Pointe Realty Group just love to share helpful and interesting information, and assist potential new residents discover that being a Floridian is a unique lifestyle. We are looking forward to communicating with our past, present, and future clients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, and Jupiter waterfront homeowners. Please make sure to visit our Home Buyers Services page to give you some great information about the first steps to becoming a client with Water Pointe Realty Group.

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Soon, you too, could say, #thisisthelife

Article by: Jeannie M. Ferrara

Courtesy: Martin Health System & Steven Martin

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