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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Martin County is located in Florida with a population of 155,719. Martin County is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Martin County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Martin County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Martin County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Martin County are highly rated.
Population
155,719

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$233,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,043
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Martin County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    195.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    60.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    40.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    446.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,534.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    80.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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Martin County Reviews

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Martin County used to be a nice and peaceful place to live. The attraction was the quiet laidback area. It truly was paradise with the beaches so close.
UNFORTUNATELY it has become Palm Beach County North. Every time you drive around there’s a new plaza or a building going up. Within the next 10 years it’ll truly be the same as Palm Beach County. I, along, with many others moved here to escape the headache and congestion of PBC. Very sad! For anyone reading this and who yes considering moving to Martin County I’d strongly suggest reconsidering.
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I love the diversity in peoples, and restaurants. The public schools here are extremely well funded, and well stocked with administrative staff with plenty of resources. The public schools have tons of clubs and sports, INCLUDING sailing and a golf course at South Fork High School. Being liberal myself, this county is a tad conservative and old-fashioned, but lovely for someone looking for old Florida. This county is extremely safe, and has plenty to do, such as Jammin' Jensen, an event every Thursday in which vendors come together in an open-air night market. The art is diverse here as well, in glass merchandise, pottery, and fabrics. The travel time can be a bit much before tax day, but in relation to the rest of South Florida, the travel time is a DREAM (coming from Palm Beach myself).
I love living in Martin County because it provides so many different opportunities in a small town. My favorite trip out of the house is to Downtown Stuart because there are so many different shops to explore. I am so glad that Starstruck Academy and Theatre is in Martin County. It is a place where I can express myself and be with other people who share the same passion as I do for the arts. Starstruck is my second home and I am so grateful for Jennifer and Peter Jones for creating an atmosphere where children just like me can grow up and feel like they can be who they are.