Hobe Sound, FL

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Hobe Sound, FL

About Hobe Sound, FL

Hobe Sound is an incorporated town located in Martin County, Florida offering plenty of attractions such as exploring its multiple trails ideal for biking or jogging plus nearby Jonathan Dickinson State Park provides amazing views close by. There are also numerous shops and eateries providing unique itemsor delicious cuisine perfectfor anyone looking to have a meal out during their visit here! Beach-city complex - Central Atlantic coast between Melbourne and West Palm Beach, 125 miles north of Miami.

State: Florida
County: Martin County
Metro Area: Port St. Lucie Metro Area
City: Hobe Sound
Zip Codes: 33455
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 11 ft above sea level

The towns of Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce are among several that make up the south end of the so-called “Treasure Coast,” named for old Spanish shipwrecks lying off the coast. These are smaller, comfortable, more laid-back residential communities than the bustling beach cities farther south. Port St. Lucie is a small, business-friendly but largely nondescript community just south and inland from Fort Pierce along U.S. 1.

Growth is rapid, as is redevelopment as the town makes the transition from a sleepy backwater to a preferred small town destination. Employers include QVC, Tropicana and a Wal-Mart distribution center, but the area in general doesn’t have a lot of high paying jobs. Fort Pierce shares the story with a little more historic interest and typical beachfront amenities. Entertainment is provided by baseball spring-training camps, golf, water sports and the study and viewing of wildlife. The area is still less crowded and affected by sprawl problems than those areas to the south, but it’s also far from services such as healthcare and air transportation. The long commute times reflect distances from jobs rather than congestion.

The landscape consists of a barrier island and coastal plain—topography typical of Florida’s coastal cities. There is extensive agriculture, tropical trees, and vegetation inland. Lake Okeechobee is 40 miles to the southwest. The subtropical coastal climate is pleasant year-round. Summer temperatures are tempered by ocean breezes and by the frequent formation of afternoon cumulus clouds and showers. Temperatures of 90 degrees have occurred in all months but seldom reach 100. There is some hurricane risk, but the area is north of the major hurricane tracks.

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Hobe Sound Cost of Living

Attractive setting, strong job growth, and water recreation make Hobe Sound a great place to live.

+31.2% higher than avg
-21.9% lower than avg
$1,010 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-13.7% lower than avg
Hobe Sound Crime
53 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Having lived in S Florida since 1980s Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach in Broward County moved north into Palm Beach County 1990s (Lake Worth Area, The  More

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Over 7 years ago

boring as  More

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Over 10 years ago

We have lived in Hobe Sound just over 2 years at this point and have not regretted the decision. Hobe Sound is a quieter town that other towns that surround it such as  More

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