About Palm City
Palm City is a small town in Martin County, Florida. Known for its excellent schools, Palm City is primarily a residential community. Conveniently situated on the west side of Stuart, Florida, Palm City stretches from the St. Lucie River west to I95.
Like the rest of Martin County, Palm City was a very small community and virtually unknown until the area began to see tremendous growth in 2000. But the growth is relative as the area is still very sparsely populated when compared with Palm Beach County to the South and St. Lucie County to the North.
Palm City Schools
The schools in Martin County, and Palm City in particular are excellent. Almost every school in Palm City is an “A” rated school.
Palm City has three elementary schools – Bessey Creek, Palm City Elementary and Citrus Grove Elementary. All three are consistently “A” rated.
Hidden Oaks Middle School
Hidden Oaks Middle School is the middle school for Palm City and is an “A” rated school as well.
Martin County boasts three high schools, which include Martin County High, Jensen Beach High, and South Fork. Students can choose to attend Jensen Beach High, and in some cases students in special programs can attend South Fork.
Sports and Recreation
Adjacent to the St. Lucie River and just minutes from the beach, Palm City has a large boating community. There are several marinas on the St. Lucie River, which leads directly to the Intercoastal Waterway, the St. Lucie Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean.
Stuart, Florida, which is directly east of Palm City, is the home of several boat manufacturers and other marine related businesses. The area is famous for offshore fishing and is widely known as the Sailfish Capital of the World.
Jock Leighton Park is located a little over 1 mile north on Mapp Road with fields for football, soccer and lacrosse. There is also a playground and skate board park.
There are two Publix shopping centers… The original is located on Martin Downs Boulevard, and the more recently built Publix is at the base of the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge.
A fire station (built in 2005) is located off SW Mapp Road within Palm City.