Stuart, FL 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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    Stuart is a city on the Atlantic Coast and the largest of four municipalities in Martin County, Florida and part of Port St. Lucie. There are multiple beaches to soak in the sun and eat at one of the many restaurants on the riverwalk. The subtropical rainforest climate provides the ideal home for active adults that enjoy warm weather year-round. 

    Climate & Geography 

    Stuart has a tropical rainforest climate with dry winters, humid summers, and frequent rainfall. The wettest months are June through September. The average annual high temperature is in the low 80s and the average annual low temperature is in the mid 60s. The average annual precipitation is about 63 inches of rainfall. 

    The terrain consists of flatlands with rolling hills throughout. The average elevation is 146 feet above sea level.

    Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment

    The Riverwalk located on St. Lucie Avenue is a quaint spot filled with restaurants, farmers markets, and free concerts for residents to leisurely explore. The nights are well lit and boats are often seen throughout. 

    Bathtub Reef Beach has low tides allowing residents to take a stroll on the sand or sit on their beach chair admiring the calm water.

    Shopping centers and museums can be found throughout for indoor activities during the rainy season, as well as in nearby Port St. Lucie.

    Cost of Living & Taxes

    The median home cost in Stuart is right at the national median. 

    Florida is one of the few states with no income tax. Social Security and other retirement income is not taxed. Florida residents aged 65 and older who meet certain income limits can receive an extra homestead exemption equal to the assessed value of their property.

    Health Care

    There are two medical centers and hospitals located in Stuart. They are Martin Medical Center and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital-Martin Health. Martin Medical Center is ranked high performing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure.

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