Where To Live In Stuart Florida!
Have you been thinking of living in Stuart, Florida, but aren’t sure which neighborhood is best? In this episode of Haigh Haigh Today, I’m going to share my top 3 neighborhoods in Stuart that you’ll want to check out. We’ll look at each area’s location, amenities, and home prices so you can pick the area that’s right for you.
Every day, we have people moving to Stuart, Florida. When people arrive, they usually ask us about the neighborhoods that we suggest they live in. While the answer will depend on price point, these are the top three neighborhoods I recommend.
The first neighborhood that you want to check out when you come to Stuart, Florida—and one of the marquee communities in the area—is Sewall’s Point. This is a peninsula that comes down at the point, surrounded by water on all sides. On the west side of the peninsula, there’s deep water for yachts. You’ll find large mansions, taking advantage of the deep water for the big, big boats.
While it's a little more shallow on the east side, you can get boats in there as well. One of the really cool things about Sewall’s Point is that you have a lot of money and a lot of prestige that surrounds the point. As you move to the interior, you can find smaller single-family homes. The combination of opulence and unassuming single-family homes offer a unique feel as you go through the town.
Amenities And Lifestyle
While there are lots of reasons people love Sewall’s Point, one of the main draws is its close proximity to the beach and downtown Stuart. You're going to be about five to seven minutes from the beach and five to seven minutes to downtown Stuart. This means you can be on the beach within half an hour and in downtown Stuart in half an hour. That's a pretty great reason to live in Sewall’s Point.
Sewall’s Point is also known for how secure it is. It almost feels like you're living in a gated community without living in a gated community. The town has its own little police force and also outsources ambulances and more. Additionally, there’s a downtown City Hall, allowing you to easily ask for building permits and more if you want to have work done on your house.
All of these factors combine to foster a great community feel to Sewall’s Point. This is just another one of the many reasons people love living here.
Now that you know more about Sewall’s Point, you’re probably curious about housing costs. On average, a single-family home is currently about $550,000. This figure also takes McMansions into consideration, so you may be able to find a smaller three-bedroom, two-bath single-family home for around $400,000.
The average two-bedroom home in Sewall’s Point is going to be a little tougher to find—though they are in there. You might find something for around $350,000 to $425,000, depending on how hard you look. While there aren’t a lot of those two-bedroom homes out, you can find them. If you're looking to rent in Sewall’s Point, that's going to be a little bit of a challenge. While rentals are out there, rents can go up into the tens of thousands—as you’re looking at mansions on the water.
On average, though, you’ll find that rental prices in Sewall’s Point range between $3,500 to $4,000. This price also depends on the season, as seasonal rentals are going to be priced higher.
Historic Downtown Stuart
The second neighborhood I recommend checking out if you want to live in Stuart, Florida is Downtown Stuart—or as we call it, Historic Downtown Stuart. The reason that I'm going to recommend checking that out is its close proximity to Downtown Stuart; you’re literally within walking and biking distance.
The Downtown Vibe
The area also has a very cool feel, with a 1929 historic house right next door to a new modern property. This gives the town an interesting architectural vibe, while proper sidewalks and lights on the side of the street make it feel like a neighborhood.
One of the main reasons people love Historic Downtown Stuart is its ease of use. You’ll be able to walk to restaurants, the barbershop, little boutiques, and live music happening every weekend. It allows you to experience the downtown feel without the congestion, as you can walk and bike to everything. There are small streets without a lot of through traffic, making its walkability even better.
If you're thinking about buying in Historic Downtown Stuart, the price point is going to be around $600,000. Of course, you can find something for $400,000, though those will be little, tiny homes. While prices can stretch to $1 million+, it’s really worth checking out Historic Downtown Stuart. No matter what the prices are, you’ll want to see what a beautiful spot it is.
If you're thinking about renting in Downtown Stuart, you can find efficiency apartments come up on occasion—which I myself just rented. You can find an apartment for around $2,000, or $1,500 if you're lucky. The average in Downtown Stuart, though, is going to be around $2,700 to $3,000.
The third neighborhood you’ll want to consider is Rocky Point. This neighborhood has the best of all worlds. Similar to Sewall’s Point, you have a perimeter of water on three sides with ocean access homes. On the interior, there's only one way in and one way out, so you don't have a lot of through traffic.
This limited traffic means your kids can ride their bikes, you can go for walks, you can ride your bike, and you can drive golf carts around the neighborhood.
At the point of entry, you have a lot more access to homes in the median home price range. The average median sale price for a home in Rocky Point is around $425,000—though you can sometimes find some homes for $325,000. Prices go up from there because of the McMansions on the perimeter. These are definitely going to be a little higher in price.
If you're looking to rent in Rocky Point, all of Stuart has entry-level price points for rentals. You're going to be looking at about $2,000 to start, though you might be paying closer to $2,250. It just depends. You might even be able to snag something for $1,800; you’ll simply need to look around if you're thinking of renting in Rocky Point.
Enjoy Florida Living In Stuart
I hope this gave you some great information if you're thinking about moving to Stuart, Florida. If you’d like more information on any of these neighborhoods, feel free to reach out to me and I’ll be happy to help.
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