Hobe Sound – Casual Coastal Living
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Hobe Sound is an unincorporated community in Martin County near Jupiter Island. Its name comes from the “Jove” or “Jobe” Indians – a Native American group that inhabited the area before European Settlement. In the early 20th century, Henry Flagler built his railroad along the east coast of Florida, and it passed through Hobe Sound. This created jobs, tourism and other economically significant industries. During the land boom in the 1920s, the Olympia Improvement Company wanted to create a Greek-style town where movies could be produced. They changed the name of Hobe Sound to “Picture City” and named the streets such names as “Zeus,” “Saturn,” “Mercury,” “Mars” and “Athena.” When the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane hit, the plan collapsed and the original name was restored. Street names and the cement streetlights on Dixie Highway are all that remain of the Greek life of that time.
Today, Hobe Sound is a tight-knit community which is home to ‘A’ rated schools, family-owned businesses, beautiful beaches and outstanding golf and fishing. It is an ideal community whether you are raising a family or planning your retirement.
Kim Spears would love to show you all that Hobe Sound has to offer!