Stuart FL

Stuart FL, a dot-on-the-map place on the southeast coast of Florida, they frequently begin through noting what it lacks: as in buildings taller than 4 stories or a downtown rapid-food restaurant.

but all that is meant to exhibit what the metropolis and region — Stuart is the seat of Martin County — truly gives: uncluttered shoreline; a historic downtown with boutiques and sublime eating places; and a former silent-film theater, the Lyric, that has been refashioned right into a jewel of a modern-day performing arts middle.

perhaps maximum essential, even though, is the nearby population, which appreciates Stuart for what it’s miles — and isn’t — and has fought difficult to preserve its quiet, free-spirited character. “There are a whole lot of independent souls here,” said John Loesser, the longtime government director of the 500-seat Lyric.