Shopping and Downtown

Specialty shops, department stores and small retailers are plentiful in Stuart/Martin County, making any shopping excursion an exciting experience. Visitors and residents alike will find everything they need, from basic necessities to fun beach and surf-wear to beautiful pieces of artwork.

Shopping in Martin County is vast. From downtown boutiques to the sprawling Treasure Coast Square mall, from Walmart to Island Shopping and several open-air plazas, you can find an extensive list of retailers in our Buyers Guide. Also, retail plazas like Regency Square offer more shopping options or an escape from those endeavors with the Regal Cinemas Regency Square 8, offering the latest Hollywood releases. Martin County also offers a plethora of thrift stores featuring everything from vintage and gently worn clothing to furniture and home accessories. Many of these thrift stores are owned and operated by local non-profit agencies.

Hobe Sound Farmer’s Market

Hobe Sound Farmer’s Market was established in 2020 on 126 acres, just off of I-95 on Bridge Road, Hobe Sound. The market offers a variety of local goods and farm fresh produce, pasture-raised meat and eggs, natural honey and preserves along with beautiful plants and flowers.

The market is open Saturdays and Sundays 9 am-2 pm. Call (772) 341-2421 or visit their website at

Market on Main

In the heart of Martin County, in downtown Stuart is ‘Market on Main’, operated by Stuart Main Street. Market on Main is a community-based market for local farmers, artists, crafters, and other artisans. It’s the place to find quality selections of locally grown fruits and vegetables, herbs, tropical plants and fresh cut flowers, grass-fed beef, poultry, eggs and cheeses, organic spice blends, homemade pickles and sauces, fresh baked breads, and pastries, as well as handcrafted soaps, candles, skincare, and handmade leather goods, jewelry, and crafts and even homemade treats and accessories for your pets. The market also features a section of vendors under the age of 15 dedicated to nurturing young entrepreneurs also selling their handmade goods.

Market on Main is held every Sunday, year-round at Flagler Park along the St. Lucie River located at 201 SW Flagler Ave in Stuart and operates rain or shine with live musicians performing each week.

Downtown Stuart

Downtown Stuart is the setting of the city’s historic district, the original village settled by the first visitors to Martin County. Step back in time to a Stuart of yesteryear when the Post Office Arcade was the gathering place for local residents. Stroll along Osceola and Flagler Streets and browse in the shops. Stop for a bite at an outdoor café. Enter the lobby of the Lyric Theatre and reminisce about the many performers who’ve appeared on stage.

It may be a scene from yesteryear in your mind, but it’s real today in a renovated, revitalized downtown Stuart. It’s all thanks to Stuart Main Street, the City of Stuart and the downtown merchants.

With soft pink sidewalks cushioning your every step, shoppers and business clients can enjoy the cozy atmosphere created by the improvements. Victorian style lampposts dot the landscape every few feet. Trees and shrubs along the Florida East Coast Railway and the sidewalks breakup any indication that concrete and asphalt exist.

The improvements kicked off years ago when a half million dollar Main Street grant was obtained for the downtown area. An 18-block area east and west of the Florida East Coast Railway tracks was designated as the Main Street district.

The grant was designed to stimulate business growth in the downtown area, to provide loans for new construction and façade renovations and to encourage an overall marketing program to bring shoppers back to the downtown area.

The renovation of the historic 1937 Martin County Courthouse and the construction of an outdoor bandstand contribute to the overall atmosphere. In addition, the City of Stuart built a Riverwalk along the banks of the St. Lucie River and there is a boat dock for mariners who wish to tie up on the river while shopping or dining. Visitors can enjoy live entertainment on the river every Sunday afternoon.
Downtown Stuart offers a variety of shopping options, including antiques and collectibles, fashion boutiques, home accessories, fine arts and crafts, bohemian and spiritual shops. A nearby waterfront walkway allow visitors to “Enjoy our Good Nature” while enjoying the hospitality of our shopkeepers.
Downtown Stuart is a destination for a vast variety of restaurants and lounges from waterfront and fine dining to friendly pubs and pet-friendly outdoor cafés. Several lawyers, engineers and accountants opted for a downtown location because of the proximity to the Martin County Courthouse. Popular arts and crafts festivals, the annual Christmas parade, Independence Day fireworks displays add to the popularity of the downtown area.
Established in 2019, the Creek District is Stuart’s officially designated arts and entertainment district. Located just south of Confusion Corner and encompassing Colorado Avenue and surrounding streets, this charming section of Stuart is home to a lively music scene, monthly art walks and a wonderful selection of shops and eateries.

With Colorado Avenue as the main corridor, The Creek District is easily-walkable. Frazier Creek (our namesake), with its plentiful mangroves, as well as scenic Bruner Pond, are a quick stroll or tram ride from Downtown Stuart. The area is peppered with fine art sculptures, a growing collection of murals, and more to come!