Stuart Florida Selected as one of the South’s Best Small Towns by SOUTHERN LIVING


STUART (March 14, 2022) –The City of Stuart and the Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing are proud to announce that Stuart, FL, has been selected as one of the South’s Best Small Towns by Southern Living. This Southern Living Best of program celebrates the spectacular sights, inspiring destinations, and cultural institutions that define the South for 2022. The South’s best small towns are known for having a strong sense of place, outstanding hospitality and an exceptional charm that keeps people coming back.  

“Stuart is known for its feeling of community, unique businesses, and commitment to its residents and visitors alike,” said City Manager David Dyess. “We are proud to be listed amongst such unique destinations as Williamsburg, Virginia, Beaufort, North Carolina, and the other vibrant small towns selected.”    

To create the South’s Best list, Southern Living invited their readers to participate in a proprietary survey through Southern Living magazine, email invitations, newsletters, social media, and A third-party research firm-maintained, monitored, and kept the survey website secure, collected and tabulated the responses.    

“A big thank you to all of the readers out there who voted for Stuart, the individuals that appreciate our local businesses, the charm of our area, and all that makes Stuart unique. We think it is pretty special too!” said Nerissa Okiye, with the Martin County Office of Tourism.

Press Contact: Ian Centrone Tourism Public Relations and Community Liaison Office: (772) 320-3157 | Mobile: (772) 361-2276 |   Encompassing the communities of Port Salerno, Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Indiantown, Jupiter Island, Hobe Sound, Sewall’s Point, and Hutchinson Island, this hidden gem is a place for unwinding and reconnecting. The Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing is the official tourism marketing arm of Martin County, Florida, whose goal is to provide information to those interested in Martin County and to spread the word about this one-of-a-kind destination.  
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