In 1912, Palm City was purchased and advertised as a demonstration farm location. With citrus fruits and pineapples, the idea was to show farmers what they could expect if they settled in Palm City. The developer, Charles Chillingworth, provided boats, mule-teams and covered wagons to take the prospective clients around the undeveloped countryside, while offering special deals on tracts, free lots, free dinners and discounted train tickets to prospective buyers.
As a peaceful community, Palm City is a legendary fishing spot, while golf and tennis continue to be common pastimes. In the fertile waters of Palm City, one can spend the day fishing from the docks or offshore for snook, sea trout, kings, mackerel, grouper, dolphin, snapper and wahoo. If you prefer a day on the green, championship golf courses surround the community.
Outdoor recreation opportunities are abound with horseback riding, bike riding, hiking and river access. Residents can drive the two-hour trip to the fun spots of Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios, or just make the short drive to Lion Country Safari, located in West Palm Beach.
There are also several museums in the surrounding communities. The Elliott Museum displays classic automobiles; the Gilbert's Bar House and Refuge Museum is host to sea turtles and the story of the early U.S. Life-Saving Service; the Keepers House is furnished with historic furnishings of the 1890s; and the Environmental Studies Center brings you face to face with aquatic and marine life. Downtown Stuart has the Lyric Theatre and West Palm Beach features the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, which hosts major entertainers and famous musicals.
Whether it's the diverse cultural and recreational opportunities or the beautiful weather, Palm City and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. Palm City offers a pristine environment where you can escape the crowds and relax in the peace and quiet of nature, with all the conveniences of home.
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