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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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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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Stuart is a town in Florida with a population of 16,240. Stuart is in Martin County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Stuart offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Stuart there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Stuart and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Stuart are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$130,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$989
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Stuart Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    227.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    36
    40.7
  • Robbery
    36
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    335.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,564.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Stuart

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,210
National
$55,322
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Stuart Reviews

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Stuart is a very well-kept small town with access to incredible restaurants, parks, and beaches. Most of the housing communities are gated and within distance to basically everything. These neighborhoods and the town itself is very safe, but as with every community, there are some smaller sub communities in Stuart that are not as developed. However, Stuart is a great town for raising a family and growing up with greats schools, culture, and food around you. The schools of Martin County are also some of the best within the state of Florida with great AP and IB programs. Overall, if you're looking for a beachy, environmentally lush, and small yet diverse town, you'll find it in Stuart!
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I love living in Stuart because it is a beach town and has every lovable aspect of a beach town. There is a warm welcome by the community, lots of ocean-front restaurants, and plenty of local shops to explore. I love the amount of restaurants in the area. This small town is conveniently located to numerous large cities such as Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, and Miami. This makes day trips fun, affordable, and exciting!
Stuart is a little town located off of I-95 near the palm city turnpike exit. It's a place full of friendly people and often very quiet. Everyone seems to know everyone else and its not uncommon to run into somebody you know. The regulations here don't allow for buildings to exceed a certain height, creating the effect of the town being small, since surrounding cities have skyscrapers that tower over the horizon, blocking a clear view of the sky. There are also many cute local shops and an array of beautiful beaches to choose from on a usual clear sunny Stuart day.