Bits and Bobs – Musings About Palm City, Florida

Palm City - View of the Saint Lucie RiverThe first time I drove through Palm City nearly ten years ago I knew it was where I wanted to buy my Florida home. As a transplant from suburban New Jersey I was seeking a family friendly town with tree lined streets, sidewalks, parks and the sense of community I enjoyed back home. I have not given it much thought since my move to Palm City in 2002, but was reminded of these qualities this week after several buyers made nearly identical comments while I showed them area homes and neighborhoods.

As we pulled into town off the I95 interchange, the first thing my clients saw was children playing and riding bikes. They were pleasantly surprised to see this and were excited to discover our little town. The scene was repeated later that day with my next clients. We arrived about 3PM and on queue kids poured out of the Hidden Oaks middle school (“A” rated, as are the nearby Palm City and Bessey Creek elementary schools). They gathered in groups for their walk home, which is not a common site in Florida as children are mostly bussed to school. My clients were further impressed to see people strolling, shopping and enjoying a snack at our local Panera Bread.

While touring Palm City’s homes and leafy neighborhoods both couples decided this was where they wanted to raise their family. Each chose four bedroom pool homes within walking distance of the middle school and minutes to I95.


This post has been authored by Eric Slifkin, REALTOR® serving South Florida’s Treasure Coast. You can reach me at 888-288-1765, or visit my Web site at As your resource for information on new or resale homes throughout the Treasure Coast, please be sure to contact me about any home you may find on the Web, yard sign or ad and I will research the property, arrange showings and handle all the details.

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