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Florida's Historic Treasure Coast

The richness of history that cultivates the beginnings of Martin County and the Treasure Coast adds to not only the charm, but also to the stories that can be found here. If you're in downtown Stuart, visit the Stuart Heritage Museum for a glimpse back in time. There you will find the pioneers of Martin County along with how Stuart got its name as The Sailfish Capitol of the World.

Historical landmarks such as the Old Colorado Inn, Lyric Theatre, Mansion at Tuckahoe, and La France populate the downtown district, leaving to the imagination what it was like to have lived here during the 1920s. The Elliot Museum located on Hutchinson Island features local maritime history and vehicles from the past. Showcased at the museum is one of the world's largest collections of historic Ford Model A and Model AA commercial vehicles.

If looking at treasures of the past isn't your thing, but treasure hunting is, then you've come to the right place. There's a reason why they call our coastline the Treasure Coast. In 1715, the Terra Firma Fleet and the New Spain Flota met in Havana, Cuba, to sail together back to Cadiz, Spain. Loaded onto those ships were silver and gold from Mexico, emeralds and gold from Columbia, silks, porcelain, and spices from China, and Peruvian silver.

The ships reached the Bahamas July 24, 1715, well into the hurricane season. The ships were thrown all the way back to our shores by the winds and subsequently pushed into the reefs and beaches along what is now called the Florida Treasure Coast. Some of the vessels crashed along the coast, but five of them were never seen again. Because of the wealth of cargo on the ships, Spaniards and others who heard of the wrecks came to scavenge for the precious items. Not long after news of the wrecks had spread, close to 10,000 people had made the beach their home while hoping to find some of the lost cargo. Today, coins and other fragments of the cargo occasionally wash up on our beaches and are found in the sands and surf following major storms.







 

 

 

Historic Homes on the Treasure Coast

815 S 15th Street Fort Pierce, FL

$84,900 €75,156

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 754 SqFt
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Quiet two bedroom one bath on its own large pond fed by artisan well. Secluded but in the heart of town . All city utilities! Located directly behind 816 south 15th St on the alley.Cute property located in a convenient area of Fort Pierce. O...

RE/MAX of Stuart

510 S 10th Street Fort Pierce, FL

$115,000 €101,801

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 884 SqFt
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Come home to this adorable, old-Florida home. Almost all the original details are intact & lovingly preserved. A comfortable , enclosed porch leads to a light & bright living room with fireplace. Separate dining room creates ample living space,...

Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty

1116 Trinidad Avenue Fort Pierce, FL

$116,000 €102,687

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 1,012 SqFt
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Handyman special! Priced to sell. Large lot great for addition or pool. Ready to be bought fixed and flipped or to redo to your own taste. A lot of potential.

Welcome Home Realty International

1027 Se Hall Street Stuart, FL

$159,900 €141,548

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1,122 SqFt
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Investors Special! This adorable Key West Style Cottage with white picket fence on large corner lot is ready for it's new owner! Seller says bring all offers! Just minutes from Downtown Stuart and the Stuart Beach! Can be sold furnished or unfurni...

RE/MAX of Stuart

661 Sw Cleveland Avenue Stuart, FL

$230,000 €203,603

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,539 SqFt
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Home was once the original Catholic church in Stuart, still has the confessional. Florida cracker style home. Unique and one of a kind.

Bluewater Realty Services LLC

3480 Sw Cornell Avenue Palm City, FL

$275,000 €243,438

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,144 SqFt
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Beautiful newly remodeled pool home in Palm City. 3/2 with a detached one car garage on 1/3 of an acre close to boat ramp. New corian counter tops, stainless Samsung appliances and washer/dryer, new toilets, new interior and exterior paint, new A/...

NextHome Atlantic Coast

603 Se Dolphin Drive Stuart, FL

$347,000 €307,175

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,216 SqFt
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This spacious home with 5 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms has been fully remolded. There are 2 bedrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom and 2 additional bedrooms are on the second level. Plenty of room for a large family. The home has tile an...

Coldwell Banker Real Estate

620 Se 5th Street Stuart, FL

$399,500 €353,649

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,946 SqFt
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Rare chance to own in Historic Downtown Stuart. Charming 1950's CBS home sits on a double lot and is ready for updates. Huge backyard for al fresco entertaining. Plenty of room to add a pool. This property is also available to rent for $1900/month...

Water Pointe Realty Group

4760 Ne Indian River Drive Jensen Beach, FL

$424,000 €375,338

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1,078 SqFt
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OCEAN ACCESS Awe-inspiring sunrises and water-sport fun await you at this riverfront property on the Indian River in Martin County's popular Jensen Beach! Panoramic MILLION DOLLAR views both day & night. Spacious land setting with captivating sun...

Engel & Volkers Stuart
EXCLUSIVE

2017 Sw Bradford Place Palm City, FL

$459,000 €406,321

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,255 SqFt
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CHARMING POOL HOME LOCATED IN MONARCH COUNTRY CLUB.NEW ROOF IS BEING INSTALLED. HOME OFFERS LARGE OPEN FLOOR PLAN THRU-OUT AND SPACIOUS EAT IN KITCHEN OPENING TO FAMILY ROOM AND DINING . TRUE 4 BEDROOMS AND 3 FULL BATHS. OUTDOOR PATIO IS PERFECT F...

RE/MAX of Stuart - Palm City

3121 Old Edwards Road Fort Pierce, FL

$489,900 €433,674

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 1,056 SqFt
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5 BEAUTIFUL ACRES OFF THE BEATEN PATH, BUT STILL CLOSE TO EVERYTHING AND ONLY 15 MINUTES FROM DOWN TOWN FORT PIERCE. THIS AWESOME 191O CRACKER HOUSE NEEDS RESTORATION AND TLC OR BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME ON THIS AMAZING PIECE OF LAND!!! PROPERTY HAS 2...

The Keyes Company - Jensen Beach

301 Se Detroit Avenue Stuart, FL

$500,000 €442,615

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 1,564 SqFt
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The Keyes Company - Jensen Beach