Southern Living Ranks Stuart One of the South’s Best Small Towns of 2022

There’s nothing quite like a small town. With plenty of sidewalks to meander, smiling faces to say hello to, and local shops to browse, everyone who visits these spots soon learns exactly what makes them sparkle—and what keeps people visiting year after year.

Stay awhile: The South’s best small towns may seem quaint at first glance (or too quiet to keep you entertained for a whole weekend), but you needn’t be worried about filling the hours. These places are reinventing themselves all the time while still celebrating what makes them unique. They’re spots where you can choose your own adventure: Relax and recharge or get out and explore. They’re filled with vibrant communities, dynamic businesses, and long-lived traditions that combine the creative and charming to irresistible effect.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxed location for a weekend getaway or an inviting spot to put down roots, these spots are great places to start. Set your sights on the South’s small towns this season. You’re sure to receive a warm welcome.

Stuart, Florida

Tucked between Vero Beach and Palm Beach, this quaint Intracoastal town [of Stuart] is a hidden gem along the coast, with Old Florida vibes and a reputation as the “sailfish capital of the world.” The laid-back feel and colorful boutique-lined downtown are draws for seniors, who make up more than a quarter of the town’s population.


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Original content from Southern Living.